Steven Carter, MD,FACS

Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgeon

About Steven Carter

Steven N. Carter, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is board-certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery, as well as General Surgery.

Dr. Carter moved to Lawton when he was three and graduated from Lawton – Eisenhower. He then attended the University of Oklahoma graduating Summa Cum Laude. He then pursued a medical degree followed by a general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

He was one of the first to leave OU and pursue advanced training in colon and rectal surgery. He saw how many people in this area were undergoing surgeries by general surgeons who only perform a few of these cases a year. This was radically different than the patient experiences in other metropolitan areas. He competed the Colon and Rectal Residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Following that training, he went in to practice at OU Health. He quickly adopted robotic surgery to assist with the difficult anatomy of the pelvis in rectal cancer surgeries.

Dr. Carter is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and a member of the American Medical Association. He is an Instructor for Advanced Trauma Courses​ and volunteers his time to prepare general surgery residents for oral boards. He also participates with support groups for ostomy patients and colitis patients. His areas of interest include rectal cancer, anorectal disease (hemorrhoids, pilonidal disease, etc.) and inflammatory bowel disease. He is one of the few physicians in OKC trained in ileoanal anastomosis (i.e. J-pouch).

Affiliations OU Health Physicians – General Surgery Clinic, OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City, OU Health Physicians Fountain Lake, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center – Colon & Rectal Cancer Clinic, OU Health – University of Oklahoma Medical Center Clinics (Professional Office Building) – Adult Services, OU Health – University of Oklahoma Medical Center Clinics (Professional Office Building), OU Health Edmond Medical Center (Medical Office Building) — Multispecialty Clinic
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Fellowship
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Baylor University Medical Center
    Dallas, TX
  • Residency
  • General Surgery University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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