Dr. Thiru Lakshman, MD

Dr. Thiru Lakshman, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 44

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(512) 894-9887

Dr. Thiru Lakshman, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. David's Medical Center and St. David's North Austin Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lakshman to book an appointment.

Locations

Central Texas Colon & Rectal Surgeons

Central Texas Colon & Rectal Surgeons13915 N Mopac Expy Ste 100 Austin, TX 78728
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Lakshman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lakshman

4.1

Based on 51 ratings

5 Stars
72.54901960784314%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.9215686274509802%
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1 Star
17.647058823529413%
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (35)
  • Listened & answered questions (35)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (34)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (15)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (12)
  • Appointment was rushed (11)
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This doctor is fabulous. He is very knowledgeable in his speciality. I had surgery with him and found him to be very warm, caring, and easy to talk to. Even my friends waiting for me through the surgery found him to be very nice and thoughtful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Dr. Darlene Cravens in Buda, TX – Dec 31, 2019
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Although I found Dr. Lakshman to be an excellent surgeon I did not find his office staff to hold the same standard. Many times I called the office and no one ever answered the phones nor did a recording come on to leave a message. I had surgery three weeks ago and still haven’t been able to make my follow up appointment. Before surgery I called multiple time to address some presurgery questions and the same thing occurred. I think it was three days before I was able to get someone. I find this to be unacceptable.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Kerri Allison – Nov 20, 2019
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Dr. Laksman has an incredible bedside manner. He is so knowledgeable, informative, and shows true concern for the patient
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 18, 2019
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Dr Lakshman and his staff have been very professional and great at keeping me in the loop every step of the way. He is very receptive to all my questions and I never felt rushed during our visits!
What went well
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What could be improved
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Nov 14, 2019
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Excellent explanation on how certain things work in our anatomy when it comes to our GI system and colo-rectal system,he explains on how we should be in taking daily fiber and drinking plenty of water, he is the best at what he does for all his patient's, he's a colo-rectal surgeon and like any surgeon their schedules are hectic, he tends to keep it all together the best way possible to accommodate his patient's with the help of his staff. I will wait for him as long as possible, he's timing is priceless when it comes to my health.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Nov 04, 2019
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Good explanation and consultation
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Sheila Schwab – Oct 31, 2019
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Dr. Lakshman is the perfect combination of knowledge in his field as well as having an outstanding bedside manner. He makes you feel extremely comfortable during your office visit in what can be an uncomfortable situation. I was extremely fortunate to find what I consider to be the best Colorectal doctor in all of Central Texas. I highly recommend him to all of my friends and family. He is quite simply the best in his field.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anne Elizabeth Hall – Oct 31, 2019
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Always helpful and informative
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 11, 2019
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Every visit has been pleasant and thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 11, 2019
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he is great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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kaye – Oct 04, 2019
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Great "bedside" manner. Patient, friendly. Puts you completely at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 20, 2019
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Follow-up after surgery; very thorough; all questions answered! Best surgeon in town!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Janet Waldeier – Sep 16, 2019
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Dr. Lakshman is very thorough. He is patient and answers all questions. Definitely recommend him.
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What could be improved
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Sep 11, 2019
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Got Lower Anterior Resection done 2 months back by Dr. Lakshman. He is is a great surgeon. Very straightforward and nice person. He is very approachable and responsive. I was getting responses within 30 minutes for any questions I had for him pre-surgery. Surgery and recovery process was much quicker and smoother than I expected. Thanks Doc.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sanjeev in Austin, TX – Mar 15, 2019
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Dr. Lakshman is indeed the BEST Colon & Rectal Surgeon there is. If you are facing this type surgery, this is your doctor. HE is outstanding, has great bedside manners, explains things in a down to earth way so easy to understand. I had my surgery on 2/6/18 at North Austin Medical Center (what a great facility with the most caring staff) and am so pleased with how everything went. Thank you again Dr. Lakshman!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Wanette in Georgetown – Feb 08, 2018
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Dr. Lakshman is a fantastic doctor. He explained every step of my surgery prior to going into the hospital so there were no surprises. He listened to all of my concerns and patiently answered my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Shannon Q in Austin, TX – Dec 09, 2016
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Dr. Lakshman and his assistant Christina are very very professional, caring providers. Dr. Lakshman explained in detail my medical condition and what to expect after surgery. Also has an excellent bedside manner! I highly recommend Dr. Lakshman.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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R. Hale in Hutto, TX – Sep 01, 2016
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Dr. Lakshman was my surgeon for the removal of a rectal tumor using the davinci system. At every appointment he was very thorough in explaining my condition and the steps I would be going through to get disease/cancer free. I never felt rushed when asking questions and his staff was always quick to reply to my calls. I would recommend Dr. Lakshman to anyone who needs colon or rectal surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Gil H in Austin, Tx – Jan 30, 2016
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Background

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lakshman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lakshman performs Colectomy more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Lakshman performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lakshman performs Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Lakshman performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Crohn's Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lakshman treats Crohn's Disease more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Lakshman treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Lakshman's conditions and procedures:

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendicitis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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(737) 276-4168

Dr. Lakshman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Tricare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS
Texas True Choice
Texas True Choice PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

Central Texas Colon and Rectal Surgeons is a single specialty practice of seven surgeons in three locations serving the greater Central Texas region. We...Read more

Biography

Dr. Lakshman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and then went on to obtain his medical degree with distinction from the University of Kentucky....Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2010
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Thomas Jefferson University
Residency Hospital
2003
2003
Internship Hospital
1998
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Tamil

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Thiru Lakshman, MD?

Call (512) 894-9887 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Thiru Lakshman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lakshman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Thiru Lakshman, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Thiru Lakshman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lakshman frequently treats Colectomy, Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance, and Crohn's Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lakshman treats.

Where is Dr. Thiru Lakshman, MD's office located?

Dr. Lakshman's office is located at 13915 N Mopac Expy Ste 100, Austin, TX 78728. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Thiru Lakshman, MD speak?

Dr. Lakshman speaks Tamil and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lakshman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. David's Medical Center

Austin, TX

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. David's North Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. David's Round Rock Medical Center

Round Rock, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

St. David's South Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Austin, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average