Texas Digestive Disease Consultants-Mesquite
2694 N Galloway Ave
Mesquite, TX 75150
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
It’s one of the fields that is very challenging because we work with multiple organ systems. Here, we deal with esophageal pathology, gastro pathology, liver pathology, pancreatic pathology—it’s among the most all-encompassing subspecialties of internal medicine. There is a lot of variety in the day to day work. I love talking to my patients, listening to them, getting to know them and helping them live the best quality of life possible.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
Areas of interest include GERD and colon cancer screening.
Where did you study?
Undergrad: The University of Puerto Rico (Magna Cum Laude) and Internship, Residency and Fellowship in Gastroenterology: Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy traveling and have toured 75 countries, including all of Asia and Africa. I also enjoy the opera and spending time with my wife and two children.
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
I received the Physicians in Training Research Award at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center. I have published research in various gastroenterology journals.
Do you fluently speak any other languages in addition to English?
Please list your professional affiliations.
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Gastroenterology, Member, American College of Physicians, Member, American Gastroenterological Association, Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux, Bleeding or Blood in the Stool, Bloating, Celiac Disease, Colitis, Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Polyps, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, Diverticulosis, Diarrhea, Dysphagia, GERD, EGD, Endoscopy, IBD, IBS, Lactose Intolerance, Peptic Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis