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Steven Carter, MD,FACS

Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgeon
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Member of OU Health Physicians

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 Physicians Fountain Lake – Multispecialty Clinic, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center – Colon & Rectal Cancer Clinic
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residency
  • General Surgery University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Fellowship
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Baylor University Medical Center
    Dallas, TX
  • 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
Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
( 254 Ratings
117 Comments )
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Comments
  • Nov 17, 2020
    Dr.Carter is an amazing surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He took great care of me with my surgery and afterwards to. Awesome Dr.
  • Nov 10, 2020
    Only issue I had was when the initial pain set in it was still a week and a half before I could be seen.
  • Nov 3, 2020
    Dr. Carter listened to my health concerns and gave me a plan of care with steps that were followed up with scheduled exams already in place in less than 1 week. Great patient care with staff that were friendly and not the typical cold feeling that you can get when visiting a doctor's office for the first time. Thank You! :)
  • Oct 20, 2020
    Professional and knowledgeable yet very warm friendly and efficient. I like how relaxed it made me feel.
  • Oct 7, 2020
    Very knowledgeable and compassionate about my condition.
  • Sep 29, 2020
    I liked that I received several phone calls concerning my surgery.
  • Sep 29, 2020
    Dr.Carter cares about his patients. He takes time to explain the procedure and how things are going.
  • Sep 22, 2020
    Very courteous and considerate. Very professional.
  • Sep 15, 2020
    I am a new patient of Dr. Carter's. I have had one appointment in the Edmond office for an urgent visit. He came very highly recommended from a friend of mine. She was correct, he is a fabulous and caring doctor. I had a procedure done at OU Surgery Center downtown and had a followup appointment with Dr. Carter. I have nothing but praises for Dr. Carter and his staff. I have now referred two of my family members to him.
  • Sep 1, 2020
    Very informative. And took time to answer my question
  • Sep 1, 2020
    He was very professional. He answered all my questions.
  • Sep 1, 2020
    Dr. Carter is very knowledgeable in colorectal issues. He explains his diagnosis in a way it is easily understood. He is also clear with treatment options and procedures used for patient care.
  • Aug 26, 2020
    Dr Carter is the best. I feel fortunate to have found him for my surgery and care.
  • Aug 19, 2020
    Thumbs up
  • Aug 18, 2020
    He was Very nice he explained things to me that I could understand. He got straight to the point which I like that , he told me what was the best suggestion an option which I like that, He is a very nice doctor and he seems to care for his patients.
  • Aug 12, 2020
    Very courteous and helpful doctor.gave seen him for my cancer treatment for years and gas the upmost respect for Dr Carter and his staff.he has always treated myself and family with respect
  • Jul 29, 2020
    He is very knowledgeable of the J-pouch and it's maintenance. I had doubts about the outcome of surgery but he was confident it would be a success. He basically rebuilt a 38 year pouch.
  • Jul 28, 2020
    Excellent doctor!!!! Positive attitude, caring, and answers all questions. Glad I found him!!!
  • Jul 28, 2020
    I liked him! Very nice and friendly. We talked about doing a procedure but didn't give me any litature on it or tell me how to look it up!
  • Jul 28, 2020
    I'm not big on the telemedicine appointments. They feel more rushed.
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