Meet the Doctors
Dr. Deborah Keller MD
A native of the Philadelphia area, Dr. Keller completed medical school at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School and her General Surgery Residency at Temple University Hospital. Following residency, Dr. Keller completed a Colorectal Surgery research fellowship in Cleveland under Dr. Conor Delaney. She then completed her clinical fellowship at Saint Vincent Medical Center under Dr. Daniel Geisler. After fellowship, Dr. Keller joined Colorectal Surgical Associates in Houston, Texas, where her practice focused on minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease. She also served as the Director of Research and Education, where her research focused on enhanced recovery and optimizing surgical outcomes. Dr. Keller then completed additional focused colorectal surgery training at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas under Dr. James Fleshman. She joins Colon & and Rectal Surgeons of Central New Jersey, expanding the practice’s breadth and diversity.
Dr. Keller is a board-certified in General Surgery and board-eligible Colorectal Surgeon. She specializes in robotic and laparoscopic surgery, as well as minimally invasive transanal procedures. She has clinical interests in the multidisciplinary treatment of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. She performs specialized testing and treatment for pelvic floor disorders, including constipation and fecal incontinence. Dr. Keller remains an active researcher, with interests in enhanced recovery, measuring surgical quality, new technology value assessment, and rectal cancer biomarkers. Dr. Keller is also active in several surgical societies, serving on the SAGES Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (SMART, Robotics, and Colon Task Force Committees, the ASCRS Young Surgeons Committee, and the SSAT Healthcare Outcomes and Quality Assessment Committee.
Publications, Interviews, Media, and Resources
- Click Here for Dr. Keller’s Publications on PubMed
- Healio.com “Outcomes superior with laparoscopic vs. open colorectal surgery”. January 29, 2016. Available online at: http://www.healio.com/gastroenterology/intestinal-disorders/news/online/%7B0408f49f-5b61-4376-909b-3360efcae44c%7D/outcomes-superior-with-laparoscopic-vs-open-colorectal-surgery
- Becker’s GI E-Weekly Review. “Doing right by your patients — Dr. Deborah Keller sheds light on laparoscopic colectomy's cost savings & clinical benefits”. February 18, 2016. Available online at: http://www.beckersasc.com/gastroenterology-and-endoscopy/doing-right-by-your-patients-dr-deborah-keller-sheds-light-on-laparoscopic-colectomy-s-cost-savings-clinical-benefits.html
- FierceHealthcare.com. News of Note “Minimally invasive surgery for colectomies can be more cost-effective for patients, payers and providers, according to findings published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy”. November 11, 2016.
- Outpatient Surgery Magazine. E-Weekly Bulletin. News & Notes. “MIS colectomies save thousands”. November 15, 2016. https://www.outpatientsurgery.net/newsletter/eweekly/
- Surgical Products Magazine. “Shifting Research To Include Cost Considerations Alongside Medical Outcomes”. December 15, 2016. http://www.surgicalproductsmag.com/article/2016/12/shifting-research-include-cost-considerations-alongside-medical-outcomes