Colon and Rectal Surgery

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery - Colon and Rectal

Accepting New Patients


Houston Methodist Department of Surgery - Colon and Rectal

About Me

“I am committed to providing dedicated patient-centered surgical care while utilizing the most advanced surgical treatments for colorectal disease. My role as a colorectal surgeon and specialist is to help my patients understand their disease and navigate surgical treatment in a compassionate and safe manner with excellent outcomes.”

Dr. Tareq Kamal is a board certified and fellowship trained colon & rectal surgeon. He specializes in the surgical treatment of colorectal disease.

Dr. Kamal earned his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland.  He completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals Program in Chicago, Illinois and completed his Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Kamal’s clinical interests include Minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic colorectal surgery, anorectal surgery, colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening and polypectomy, transanal minimally-invasive surgery for rectal tumors (Robotic TAMIS), benign and malignant colorectal disease, colon and rectal cancer with sphincter preservation surgeries, diverticulitis, IBD (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), rectal prolapse, anorectal disease (hemorrhoids, anal fistula, fissure, anorectal abscess, anal cancer) and pilonidal disease.

Clinical Interests


Conditions treated

  • Advanced colon and rectal polyps
  • Anal fissures
  • Anal fistulas
  • Anal sphincter trauma
  • Appendiceal tumors
  • Colon cancer
  • Colorectal diseases
  • Colovesival and colovaginal fistula
  • Crohn’s disease, stricture, fistula, perforation
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Lower-gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Ostomy complications
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Pelvic tumors
  • Perirectal abscess
  • Polyposis syndromes
  • Pouchitis and ileal pouch complications
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectovaginal fistula
  • Severe constipation refractory to medical management
  • Small bowel cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
ProCare Medicare Advantage
Provider Select PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland | 2007
Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons UK & Ireland | 2009
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons | 2018
Fellow of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons | 2019
  • Houston Methodist West Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Dr. Mary and Ron Neal Cancer Center


  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Where is Dr. Tareq Kamal located?
    Dr. Tareq Kamal sees patients at the following locations:
    • Medical Office Building 1, 18400 Katy Fwy., Ste 560, Houston, TX 77094
  • What languages do Dr. Tareq Kamal and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Tareq Kamal and/or office staff speak English