DHR

Gastroenterology

DHR Health Gastroenterology is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to patients in the Rio Grande Valley who have digestive health problems or concerns. With over 100 years of combined experience, our board-certified physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. If you require a procedure, rest assured you are receiving care in the best setting – DHR Health has been certified for its quality and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy since 2009. From common to complex diseases, we provide comprehensive evaluation, education, and care for everyone.

 
Gastroenterology

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Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy

A capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a small, wireless camera in the shape of a vitamin to take pictures of your digestive tract. The photos are transmitted to a belt around your waist, so your gastroenterologist can see areas that aren't easily accessible during a traditional endoscopy. Capsule endoscopy can help identify gastrointestinal bleeding, Chron's disease, cancer, celiac disease, or polyps.

Chronic Constipation

Chronic Constipation

Occasional constipation occurs in many people, but some may experience chronic constipation. Chronic constipation is defined as constipation lasting several weeks or longer. If you suffer from chronic constipation, your doctor will treat according to the cause, and may recommend methods to prevent constipation from happening in the future.

Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the cancer of the colon, or large intestine, the final segment of your digestive tract. Talk to your doctor about the best options to help prevent colon cancer, such as screenings and lifestyle changes.

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is an exam used to identify intestinal problems, screen for colon cancer, and look for polyps. Your doctor will use a tiny video camera at the end of a long, flexible tube to see inside your colon. During this procedure, polyps or tissues can be removed through the scope.

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease

Chron's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in your digestive tract. While the inflammation and symptoms of Chron's Disease can be painful and prohibiting, our team of gastroenterologists will work to get you back to living your everyday life.

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is the inflammation of the diverticula, small bulging pouches that can form on the lining of your digestive tract. They are most commonly located on the lower part of the large intestine, or colon.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic ultrasound is a minimally invasive procedure to assess the digestive tract. Using high-frequency sound waves, the procedure produces detailed images of the lining of the digestive tract and nearby organs such as the pancreas and liver. Your physician may combine an endoscopic ultrasound with a fine-needle aspiration to take a biopsy of fluid and tissue in the abdomen.

Gastritis

Gastritis

There are many conditions that fall under the term gastritis. They are all defined as inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Acute gastritis has sudden onset, while chronic gastritis appears over time. In most cases, gastritis is not serious and can be treated rapidly by your doctor.  

Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD) is when stomach acid, or acid reflux, flows back up into the stomach or esophagus. Most people experience mild symptoms and can manage them with over-the-counter medication and lifestyle changes. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call your doctor to make an appointment.

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are inflamed or swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum. Hemorrhoids are very common among adults - 3 in 4 adults will have or have had hemorrhoids. There are plenty of effective options available to treat hemorrhoids, but if your symptoms persist, contact your doctor to rule out any other conditions.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a group of viral diseases that affect the liver. Hepatitis is categorized into three different types: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Each type has different symptoms and treatments. Although the three types of Hepatitis are distinctly different, there are ways to prevent the disease from happening. For Hepatitis A and B, the best form of prevention is vaccination. For Hepatitis C, hygiene and lifestyle practices are the best forms of prevention.

Peptic Ulcers

Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcers are sores that form on the lining of your stomach and top portion of your small intestine. Peptic ulcers include gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers. Gastric ulcers are in the stomach, and gastric ulcers are on the top portion of the duodenum, or small intestine. The most common causes for peptic ulcers are the long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs (ex: Advil, Motrin), naproxen (ex: Aleve, Anaprox), asprin, or the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).

Rectal Bleeding

Rectal Bleeding

Rectal bleeding refers to any bleeding that passes through the rectum. Blood color varies from bright red to dark maroon. If you are experiencing rectal bleeding, you should consult with your doctor right away.

Therapeutic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Therapeutic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Therapeutic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a method of therapeutic endoscopy that combines images with X-ray. It allows your doctor to detect any issues with the tubes that drain the liver, gallbladder, or pancreas, and provide treatment.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that results in inflammation and ulcers of the digestive tract. This condition affects the lining of your large intestine, or colon, and rectum. This condition develops over time, rather than sudden onset.

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Edinburg

DHR Health Gastroenterology

5520 Leonardo da Vinci Drive, Suite 100
Edinburg, TX, 78539

Phone: (956) 362-3636

Hours: Mon - Fri | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

McAllen

DHR Health Gastroenterology

1200 E. Savannah Ave., Suite 10
McAllen, TX, 78503

Phone: (956) 362-3636

Hours: Mon - Fri | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Mission

DHR Health Gastroenterology

2121 E. Griffin Parkway, Suite 14
Mission, TX, 78572

Phone: (956) 362-3636

Hours: Monday - Wednesday | 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Rio Grande City

DHR Health Specialty Clinic

201 N. FM 3167, Suite 106
Rio Grande City, TX , 78582

Phone: (956) 362-3920

Hours: Mon - Fri | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Weslaco

DHR Health Gastroenterology

902 S. Airport Drive, Suite 6
Weslaco, TX, 78596

Phone: (956) 362-8700

Hours: Monday - Wednesday | 8:00am - 4:00pm

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