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Dr. Hashem B El-Serag Is this you?

About Dr. Hashem B El-Serag

Dr. Hashem B El-Serag, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. El-Serag is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. El-Serag has received 7 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Hashem B El-Serag is Great. Dr. Hashem B El-Serag has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Hashem B El-Serag is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Michael E Debakey Va Medical Center Texas

2002 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
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Specialties

Dr. Hashem B El-Serag 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

    37 Expertise

  • Digestive System Endoscopy (EGD)
  • Gastroscopy
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Esophageal Stenosis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Gastroparesis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • H. Pylori bacteria (Helicobacter Infections)
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders (Dysmotilities)
  • Dyspepsia
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Chronic Hepatitis C
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Barrett Esophagus
  • Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
  • Metaplasia
  • Liver Diseases
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Reviews

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Three Stars

Difficult to get appointment with. Pushes IBS program for non IBS patients. Rushes off toward end of appt. Doesn't advise if you need follow up appt or give you the chance to ask questions. Nurse comes in and tells you that you can go and has no idea whether a follow up should be scheduled or when

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Five Stars

He listens, is diligent and comes up with a plan to help you when no other dr seems to even try. He is what you hope for in a Doctor,and is highly knowledgeable.

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One Star

Arrogant, uncaring, callous. Would not recommend this doctor.

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Dr. El-Serag's Exceptional Care

I had been struggling with gastro-intestinal issues for approximately two years and was ultimately directed to Dr. El-Serag at the Baylor Clinic. During our first visit, Dr. El-Serag listened patiently as I repeated a 2-year history of emergency room visits, multiple scans and testing, and my most recent hospital stay involving vocal chord spasms brought on by what the emergency room physicians described as uncontrolled acid reflux. Dr. El-Serag understood my sense of urgency and, within five calendar days of my first visit, performed a very thorough endoscopy, and two calendar days later, scheduled me at the St. Luke's gastro-intestinal clinic for an esophogeal motility test and a 24-hour impedance ph-monitoring test. Anyone who has had any experience with these kinds of tests knows that there is usually a 3-week to 6-week delay in scheduling this difficult but important testing, yet Dr. El-Serag ensured I got these tests done within 7 calendar days of our first visit. Once the test results were available, he contacted me on my cell phone beyond his office hours to check on me; we scheduled a follow-up visit within 2 weeks at which point he advised that my condition was not reflux related but rather related to an extra-sensitive upper GI condition brought on by anxiety, stress and/or heightened levels of nervousness. Dr. El-Serag spent considerable time explaining the basis for his opinion and, after listening to the logic in his arguments, I agreed. Since that time, my condition has improved considerably and I am forever grateful to Dr. El-Serag for listening to my concerns and sensing my urgency, expediting the necessary testing, and helping me understand the true nature of my health issues. Dr. El-Serag is quite clearly an expert in his field and assumes very important roles in his profession. He is also kind and patient; he is one of the very best doctors I have ever known.

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Very impressed

I went to Dr. El-Serag for a second opinion. He explained thorougly the diagnosis, my options and the procedures. I would highly recommend him.

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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2014, 2015, 2010)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2012, 2009, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2008)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. El-Serag is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • University Of Al Fateh

    Graduated in 1991

  • Greenwich Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Hashem B El-Serag accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
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Locations & Directions

Michael E Debakey Va Medical Center Texas, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX

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