“I always wanted to help people and I feel I can best accomplish this by being a colon and rectal surgeon. People still look up to their doctor and I do not want to disappoint them. The best feeling in the world is when a patient tells me thank you for helping them. All patients deserve the best possible care and my goal is to give it to them.”

Board Certifications

  • Colon Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Colonoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery

Education

Internship and Residency

Baylor University Medical Center
General Surgery, Colon Rectal Surgery
Dallas, TX
1987 and 1989

Medical School

University of Texas Health Science Center
Doctor of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha
San Antonio, TX
1982

Undergraduate School

University of Dallas
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Dallas, TX
1977

Professional Associations

American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Fellow
Fort Worth Surgical Society
Society of Baylor Surgeons
Tarrant County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Texas Surgical Society, Senior Member

Publications

“Using creation science to demonstrate evolution 2: morphological continuity within Dinosauria.” Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2011): Senter, P.

“Using creation science to demonstrate evolution: application of a creationist method for visualizing gaps in the fossil record to a phylogenetic study of coelurosauria…” Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2010): Senter, P.

Biography

Dr. Senter started his practice in Colon and Rectal surgery in Fort Worth in 1988, after completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. With over 26 years of experience, Dr. Senter is recognized as an expert in laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery, anorectal surgery and screening and therapeutic colonoscopy and has consistently been named a ‘Top Doc’.

Through his years in practice, Dr. Senter has developed a unique approach to caring for his patients. “I enjoy assisting patients from diagnosis throughout the entire treatment process. I respect the trust and loyalty patients give to me,” maintains Dr. Senter. “I feel patients need to believe and trust in me before I can provide care to them. My patients all know they are going to receive the best possible care. Once a patient believes in the treatment plan, then they can relax and know they are receiving the best possible care I can provide.”

Dr. Senter’s clinical specialties include minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and colonoscopy, both of significant importance to those experiencing colon rectal issues. With minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Senter is able to provide his patients with an option to traditional open surgical procedures. By utilizing a minimally invasive surgical approach, Dr. Senter’s patients experience faster recovery times, less postoperative pain, and less scarring due to the small incision. With advanced techniques applied to colonoscopy, Dr. Senter is able to remove colon polyps reducing the risks of colon cancer. Colon cancer, the third most common cancer in men and women, has a 90% cure rate if caught early. Dr. Senter believes every patient deserves the best care available. “I truly care about my patients. I treat my patients the same way that I want to be treated,” states Dr. Senter.

Dr. Senter is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. His maintenance of certification is current by both boards. He has achieved the status of Fellow by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Senter is a senior member of the Texas Surgical Society. In addition, he is a member of the Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Fort Worth Surgical Society, the Society of Baylor Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association and the Tarrant County Medical Society.

Dr. Senter is married to Jamie. They have three children, Casey, Courtney, and JP.

Services

Anal Fissure
Bowel Incontinence/Accidental Bowel Leakage
Colon Cancer
Colonoscopy
Diverticulitis
Hemorrhoids
Perirectal Abscesses and Fistula
Pilonidal Disease
Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease