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About Dr. Howton

E46A3690Dr. Howton attended University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas where he received his M.D. in 1990. He then went to Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas and completed his Internship in 1991 and Residency in 1995. Fellowship training was completed in 1996 at Baylor University Dallas, Texas.   He is Board Certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. He has a special interest in colonoscopy for the prevention of colon cancer, laparoscopic colon surgery, colon and rectal cancer. He also has a special interest and training in the treatment for hemorrhoids, including methods of treatment completed in the medical office setting.

Dr. Howton takes special interest in the treatment for fecal incontinence. Many patients with fecal incontinence are sometimes embarrassed by this problem and their quality of life is affected in a negative way. He has received certification and training in the Sacral Nervous System treatment used to control fecal incontinence. Patients who have had this procedure are very happy with change it has made in their lives. When not seeing patients, Dr. Howton enjoys spending time with his family, watching his sons play sports, and following Baylor athletics.


Dr. Howton is a Fellow with The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (FASCRS) and a Fellow with The American College of Surgeons (FACS).


Fellowship: Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas   Colon & Rectal Surgery July 1995- June 1995

Residency: Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas     General Surgery July 1991- June 1995

Internship: Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas     General Surgery July 1990- June 1991

Medical School: University of Texas- Southwestern Dallas, Texas   Medical Doctor August 1986- June 1990

College: Baylor University Waco, Texas   Finance, Economics, and Accounting August 1980- May 1985

Professional Societies: American College of Surgeons, Texas Medical Association, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Texas Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, McLennan County Medical Society, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Honors & Awards

Top half- University of Texas at Southwestern

Medical School, Class of 1990

Outstanding Young Men of America – 1988

Outstanding Young Men of America – 1990

America’s Top Surgeons – 2004 – 2014

Certificate of Achievement From Commission on Cancer

Aynesworth Award for Teaching – Outstanding Faculty Member (Presented by Family Practice Clinic Residents – 2004)

Dedication and Service as Board Member of the McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation

Research Activities

Review of Nissen Fundoplications in Children

Review of J-Pouch ileal-anal anastomosis and management of complications at Baylor University Medical Center

Review management of Peristomal complications at Baylor University Medical Center

Presentation & Abstracts

North Texas Meeting of American College of Surgeons, 1994

Texas Surgical, 1994

Texas Medical Association, 1996

Fellow American College of Surgeons, 2001


Texas State Representative for the Commission on Cancer 2005-2008

Chairman of Cancer Committee Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Waco, Texas 2005-2015

Cancer Liaison Providence Medical Center Waco, TX January 1999-2007

Chief of Surgery Providence Medical Center Waco, Texas January 1999- December 2001

Extra-curricular Activities

Jogging, racquetball, horseback riding and fishing

Community Service

Teaches family practice medical residents in surgical procedures in the operation room, endoscopy procedures and caring for hospital and clinic patients

College Sunday school teachers

Served as Deacon

Volunteers service as physician for school activities

Volunteers time coaching young boys in sports

Why Central Texas Colorectal and General Surgery?

As a part of Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Scott & White Healthcare, Central Texas Colorectal and General Surgery strives to provide excellence in patient care through providing comprehensive Colorectal and General Surgery services in the Central Texas Area.