MEET DR. KNAPPS
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.
EDUCATION and TRAINING
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.
SPECIALTIES and EXPERTISE
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.
"I recommend Dr. Knapps. My wife and I are his patients and we both received excellent service."
"Excellent physician, very caring and knowledgeable"
"I was very impressed with Dr. Knapps and his staff. They were very professional and I'm glad I went to Dr. Knapps for my problem. I feel like he sincerely offered advice and appreciated his friendly disposition. I will definitely return if needed."
"DOCTOR IS ALWAYS RECEPTIVE TO MY QUESTIONS AND HONEST ABOUT HIS OBSERVATION. "
"I suffered for nearly a year before I was referred to Dr. Knapps. What a difference he made! He performed surgery on me two weeks ago and now the pain from my sphincter muscle is totally gone. I kept delaying getting a colonoscopy from my intestinal doctor, entirely my fault. I am so thankful that my intestinal doctor referred me to Dr. Knapps. My pain totally disappeared overnight. I was amazed. I encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Knapps and see what he can do for you."
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