Jean Knapps, M.D.


Providing colorectal care to patients throughout North Houston, TX, Dr. Jean Knapps is a double board-certified colorectal specialist who sees men and women at our esteemed practice. His patient philosophy is centered around establishing a solid foundation for communication and trust, which allows his patients to be open about their concerns and symptoms. Dr. Knapps works closely with the men and women in his care to ensure that they understand their treatment options and are actively involved in the decision-making process of their treatment.


After attending the National University of Asuncion in Asuncion, Paraguay where he earned his medical degree, Dr. Knapps went on to complete his residency at Central Michigan University in Saginaw, MI. He then attended an internship in general surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY before fulfilling his colon and rectal fellowship at the University of Miami's Jackson Hospital. Throughout his extensive education, Dr. Knapps learned and developed a wide breadth of surgical and colorectal skills and received board certifications in both general and colorectal surgery.


Dr. Knapps has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and has authored several research papers, including a chapter on minimally invasive laparoscopic colon surgery. He is highly trained in performing the minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery technique to treat cancer and benign diseases (like diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease, to name a few). Along with comprehensive colorectal surgery, Dr. Knapps specializes in treatment for anorectal diseases, such as hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, and abscesses.


A worldly man who enjoys traveling and venturing to new corners of the world, Dr. Knapps is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and German. When he's not hard at work in our North Houston, TX office, he likes to spend his free time with his family, participating in outdoor activities, and playing soccer.


"Doc was amazing, heard all my concerns, explained the problem in plain and simple language, offered multiple choices, staff was awesome as well, highly recommend"



"Fantastic doctor who takes exceptional care of his patients "



"I had several surgeries and two surgeries with Dr. Knapps. He’s the best overall and Memoral Herman’s outpatient facility was overall excellent."



"Dr. Knapp was very friendly and made me feel at ease. It was a pleasant, comfortable visit. He showed exceptional care for my reason for the visit. "



"Dr. Knapps is giving my husband his life back! - Dr. Knapps is amazing! He was professional, sincere and personable. He was realistic about what we could expect. He achieved beyond our expectations. After a six-hour surgery and five days in the hospital, my husband was able to come home and have a meal. Dr. Knapps has put him on the proper healing track, and he improves daily. I’d recommend Dr. Knapps in a heartbeat!"



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