Rodrigo Pedraza, MD

503-281-0561
Areas of Focus: 
Minimally Invasive Surgery, including Laparoscopic and Robotic Procedures
Colorectal Cancer & Anal Cancer
Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
Diverticulitis
Hemorrhoids & Anal Fissures

About Me

I believe in patient-centered care. My philosophy is to provide exceptional colorectal surgical treatment through excellent clinical judgment while delivering individualized care according to patient and family-specific needs.

- Rodrigo Pedraza, MD

As a trained colorectal surgeon with extensive training in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, Dr. Pedraza offers specialized colorectal surgical care utilizing innovative minimally invasive techniques that adhere to the current best practices.

Dr. Pedraza believes it is a unique privilege to help patients and their families during a difficult situation.

Outside of work, Dr. Pedraza enjoys spending time with his family.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 
Areas of Focus: 
Minimally Invasive Surgery, including Laparoscopic and Robotic Procedures
Colorectal Cancer & Anal Cancer
Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
Diverticulitis
Hemorrhoids & Anal Fissures
Anal Abscess, Fistula, & Fissures

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
  • Board Certified - General Surgery
  • Board Certified - Colon & Rectal Surgery
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2020
  • Residency, General Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Department of Surgery, Houston, TX, 2019
  • Internship, General Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 2015
  • MD, Facultad de Medicina Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, Mexico, 2010
Honors: 
  • Resident of the Year Award, Department of Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, 2018-2019
  • Senior Resident ABSITE Award, Department of Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, 2018-2019
  • Raleigh Ross Scholarship Award, Texas Surgical Society, Fort Worth, TX, 2017-2018
  • Senior Resident ABSITE Award, Department of Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, 2017-2018
  • Awarded for Intern Class Highest Score of the American Board of Surgery In-Service Exam (ABSITE), The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, General Surgery Residency Program, 2014-2015
  • Surgical Intern of the Year Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, General Surgery Residency Program, 2014-2015
Publications: 
  • Pedraza R, Muniz-Castro J, Snyder MJ, Bailey HR. The Effect on Surgical Specialty on Elective Colectomy Outcomes: Single-Institution National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) Analysis. Rev Mex de Cirugia Colorrectal, 1(2).
  • Pedraza R, Siddhartan R. Resident's Corner. Management of Malignant Colon Polyps. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 March; 3: 262-266 (PMID: 33337601)
  • Keller DS, Pedraza R, Tahilramani RN, Flores-Gonzalez JR, Ibarra S, Haas EM. Impact of Long-acting Local Anesthesia on clinical and Financial Outcomes in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. Am J Surg. 2017 Jul; 214 (1): 53-58 (PMID: 28624028)
  • Keller DS, Pedraza R, Flores-Gonzalez JR, LeFave JP, Mahmood A, Haas EM. The Current Status of Emergent Laparoscopic Colectomy: A Population-Based Study of Clinical and Financial Outcomes. Surg Endosc. 2016 Aug; 30(8):3321-3326 (PMID: 26490770)
  • Haas EM, Pedraza R, Nieto J, Malave V. Single-incision Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy: Inferior-to-Superior Approach With Intracorporeal Anastomosis. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2014; 24(6): 226-227 (PMID: 24710251)
  • Pedraza R, Nieto J, Ibarra S, Haas EM. Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation: A Standardized Protocol for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Adv Urol. 2013 (PMID: 23736897)
  • Haas EM, Aminian A, Nieto J, Pedraza R, Martinez C, Patel CB, Pickron TB. Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery in the Morbidly Obese: Does High Body Mass Index Lead to Poorer Outcomes? Surgery Curr Res. 2013. 3:149. (doi: 10.4172/2161-1076.1000149)
  • Pedraza R, Aminian A, Nieto J, Faraj C, Pickron TB, Haas EM. Single-Incision Laparoscopic Colectomy for Cancer: Short-Term Outcomes and Comparative Analysis. Minim Invasive Surg. 2013. (PMID: 23766897)
  • Haas EM, Pedraza R. Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Surgery: A Comparison and Contrast. Semin Colon Rectal Surg. 2013;24:19-23. (doi:10.1053/j.scrs.2912.10.006)
  • Haas EM, Pedraza R, Ragupathi M, Mahmood A, Pickron TB. Laparoscopic Primary Colorrhaphy for Acute Iatrogenic Perforations During Colonoscopy. Minim Invasive Surg. 2012. (PMID: 23476761)
  • Pedraza R, Ragupathi M, Martinez T, Haas EM. Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Primary Repair of Acute Iatrogenic Colonic Perforation: Case Report. Int J Med Rob. 2012; 8(3): 375-378. (PMID: 22736571)
  • Pedraza R, Haas EM. Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery. Cir Cir. 2012;80:1-2 (PMID: 22472145)
  • Pedraza R, Ramos-Valadez DI, Haas EM. Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery of the Colon and Rectum: Literature Review. Cir Cir 2011;79:384-391 (PMID: 21951893)
  • Cruz RA, Ragupathi M, Pedraza R, Pickron TB, Le AT, Haas EM. Minimally Invasive Approaches for the Management of ‘Difficult’ Colonic Polyps. Diagn Ther Endosc 2011 (PMID: 21747655)
  • Pedraza R, Patel CB, Ramos-Valadez DI, Haas EM. Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery for Restorative Proctocolectomy with Ileal J Pouch-Anal Anastomosis. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2011; 20(4): 234-239 (PMID: 21417830)
  • Ragupathi M, Ramos-Valadez DI, Pedraza R, Haas EM. Robotic-Assisted Single-Incision Laparoscopic Partial Cecectomy. Int J Med Robot 2010;6:362-367 (PMID: 20665713)
  • Book Chapters:
  • Haas EM, Pedraza R: Robotic Hybrid Low Anterior Resection. In: Keith KC et al, Robotics in General Surgery. Springer 2014. ISBN 9781461487388
  • Pedraza R, Haas EM: Sigmoid Colectomy: Single Incision Laparoscopic Technique. In: Mulholland MW et al, Operative Techniques in Surgery. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2014. ISBN 9781451186314
  • Pedraza R, Haas EM. Abdominoperineal Resection: Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Technique. In: Mulholland MW et al, Operative Techniques in Surgery. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2014. ISBN 9781451186314.
  • Pedraza R, Keller DS, Haas EM. Emergent Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. In Ross H et al, Minimally Invasive Approaches for Colon and Rectal Disease: Techniques and Best Practices. Springer 2014. ISBN 9781493915804
  • Pedraza R, Faraj C, Haas EM. Sigmoid Colectomy and Left Hemicolectomy: Single-Port Laparoscopic Approach. In Bardakcioglu O et al, Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery. ISBN 9781489975300
  • Pedraza R, Haas EM. Sigmoid Colectomy and Left Hemicolectomy: Robotic Approach. In Bardakcioglu O et al, Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery. ISBN 9781489975300
Other Activities: 
  • Member, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Member, Association for Academic Surgery