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About Dr. Carlos J Cardenas

Dr. Carlos J Cardenas, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Edinburg, TX, with another office in Edinburg, TX. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Carlos J Cardenas is Great. Dr. Carlos J Cardenas has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Carlos J Cardenas is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

South Texas Gastroenterology Associates Pa

5423 S McColl Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
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Renaissance Gastroenterology

5520 Leonardo Da Vinci Ste 100
Edinburg, TX 78539
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Dr. Carlos J Cardenas has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Celiac Disease
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Constipation
  • Colonoscopy

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Has Cost Me My Health and Agility

Like most surgeons today, Dr. Cardenas was too busy performing surgery to see me for the pre-surgery evaluation. That job is left for underlings and was a big mistake because his gastroenterology office didn't get the facts correct. Neither did he or his hospital get anything right. I told the facts as needed for the colonoscopy. They were not passed along. I can only think that since I was holding up the surgery line because Dr. Cardenas was not prepared for my sedation needs, he called in an anesthesiologist, whom I had never met. No questions were asked. I told the doctors I would rather have Versed with the Hallucinations instead of something new. I trusted them to do what was right. I was given Propofol even though I had many contra-indicators for its use.(I discovered this after the procedure from much research on Versed and Propofol.) If my charts had been read, they should have known not to use it. Instead I have suffered from the horrible side effects that come with the administration of Propofol. This hospital group gets an "F." Dr. Cardenas should be investigated by the Texas Medical Board along with the anesthesiologist. Doctors can't run hospitals and do the great work needed as doctors. I will never go back to a doctors owned hospital group again and truly believe they are not as safe because of my experience and of the experiences shared with me by others who have had miserable hospital events of their own. Check this group out carefully online and by asking others who have been at DHR in Edinburg.

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Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Scott & White Memorial Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Carlos J Cardenas accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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