Khawaja Azimuddin, M.D., F.A.C.S., FASCRS

MEET DR. AZIMUDDIN

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin is one of the few board-certified colon and rectal surgeons currently practicing in North Houston, TX. Affectionately called "Dr. Azi" by his many patients, he is board certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery. With two decades of experience and training under his belt, Dr. Azi is proud to serve the Greater Houston area at Houston Colon and Rectal Surgery and their many locations alongside his equally skilled peers.

EDUCATION and PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Azimuddin earned his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. After this, he received general surgery training at the New York Medical College and went on to complete his fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at Penn State University and Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. Throughout his longstanding career, Dr. Azi has lectured and published extensively. He is an editorial reviewer for the Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (the official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons) and the International Journal of Surgery. He has authored 21 research articles in scientific journals and has delivered numerous lectures in regional, national, and international colorectal conferences.

Specialties and Expertise

At Houston Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Azimuddin specializes in providing treatments for a range of colorectal conditions and diseases, including colon and rectal cancer, hemorrhoids, colitis, anal fissures, fistulas, diverticulitis, fecal incontinence, and many others. Over the years, he has learned and perfected a number of advanced techniques, including robotic surgery and minimally invasive colon surgery.

Along with being double board-certified in general and colon and rectal surgery, Dr. Azi is a member of numerous surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

PERSONAL

As an award-winning surgeon and an active member of his Houston, TX community, Dr. Azi believes in the well-known proverb "service above self." He is a member of Rotary International and has even been named a Paul Harris Fellow. Of the many notable recognition he has received, he is most proud of the Distinguished Service Award, which is one of the highest honors bequeathed by Rotary International.

Dr. Azimuddin is also a published author and his autobiography "The Boy Refugee: A Memoir from a Long-Forgotten War" has received widespread acclaim around the world. It is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all other major bookstores. To check out his story please visit https://theboyrefugee.com/

Dr. Azimuddin is also an accomplished ceramic tile artist and many of his large scale ceramic murals are installed in public places. He believes there is a deep connection between creating intricate ceramic art and the art of surgery. Being a Colon-Rectal Surgeon he naturally loves to dissect, carve and create with his hands. After a day’s work with the scalpel & forceps, he relaxes with the brush and glaze to create calligraphy on ceramic tiles in the evenings. In doing so, he finds peace and tranquility and this is his spiritual escape. This is his hobby and his passion! Dr. Azimuddi invites you to take a look at his art: https://theboyrefugee.com/my-art/

Reviews

"I visited Dr. Azmuddin for a routine colonoscopy, and he did an excellent job. He is very competent, intelligent, and friendly. For the first time, I experienced almost no recovery time from the procedure. After a short stay in the hospital, I walked out with my husband to enjoy a large breakfast. I am also pleased that Dr Azmuddin gave me a choice of 2 good hospitals: Houston Methodist-Willowbrook and St. Lukes. I chose Houston Methodist, and was very happy with all of their services."

H.

Healthgrades

"After 2 surgeries from an ER doctor and one from another doctor, my fistula kept flaring up. I decided to get a second opinion from Dr Azimuddhin, and I was convinced to go for a third surgery. Right after the surgery I felt this time it would be all fixed. Because he did the procedure so clean and the incision was thoroughly stitched. I have never given any reviews, but the pain and the procedures I went through last year literally took a toll on me. Thanks to Dr. Azimuddhin, he treated me and solved my issue in merely couple of weeks. Please don’t wait or be scared to get help if you have any colon issues, go to him and get his expert opinion. "

Anonymous

Healthgrades

"Dr. Azi is not only professional but very caring toward his patients and staff. While maintaining a high level of professionalism toward me, I also witnessed his playful side with his staff while they were working on my file/insurance. Such a breath of fresh air to see a doctor treat his staff like family. He is extremely gentle during the exam, and explained everything in detail, including my options. I had an emergency visit and he and his staff were able to schedule surgery the next day. I have already given is name to a colleague, so when she is ready to have surgery she knows who to contact."

C.N.

Google

"Dr. Azi is not only professional but very caring toward his patients and staff. While maintaining a high level of professionalism toward me, I also witnessed his playful side with his staff while they were working on my file/insurance. Such a breath of fresh air to see a doctor treat his staff like family. He is extremely gentle during the exam, and explained everything in detail, including my options. I had an emergency visit and he and his staff were able to schedule surgery the next day. I have already given is name to a colleague, so when she is ready to have surgery she knows who to contact."

C.N.

Healthgrades

"He listens and is concerned about my son’s care. He explained everything to my satisfaction and answered all our questions. Thank you Dr. Azimuddin."

K.

Healthgrades

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