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Ertan Digestive Disease Center

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The Gastroenterology Center of Excellence
The Texas Liver Center

The Ertan Digestive Disease Center at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (McGovern Medical at UTHealth) Medical School provides comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for patients with diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, pancreas, biliary tract and liver.

We offer patients access to the leading treatment options available, and if patients require additional care they have the full support of a top-ranked comprehensive hospital in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

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Under the care of our affiliated physicians, patients receive innovative and effective multidisciplinary gastroenterology treatments. Our goal is to provide excellence in clinical care and research, delivering outstanding patient care with compassion and a strong background of cutting-edge clinical research in gastroenterology and hepatology.

We provide expert management, up-to-date treatment and innovative solutions for patients with all forms of digestive disorders, and continually work to enhance patient quality of care as well as improve quality of life for our patient population.

Scope of Expertise


  • Gastroesophageal reflux disorders, especially Barrett's metaplasia and dysplasia
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn's disease, chronic ulcerative colitis and other colitides
  • GI bleeding obscure in origin
  • Gastrointestinal and liver cancers
  • Biliary-pancreatic disorders, benign and malignant
  • Celiac disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and other GI motility disorders
  • Biliary or pancreatic stones
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Biliary-pancreatic benign and malignant diseases
  • Short gut syndrome
  • Peptic ulcers and hypergastrinemic conditions
  • A variety of advanced GI endoscopic therapies


  • Chronic and acute liver diseases
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Biliary-pancreatic disorders
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Intestinal failure
  • Acute liver failure
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Liver cancer
  • Fatty liver disease

In 2012, the Ertan Digestive Disease Center formed with the Texas Liver Center and the Gastroenterology Center of Excellence, which broadens our service offering and furthers our collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to caring for our patients.

Treatment Options

We are committed to advancing the treatment of difficult gastroenterological problems and focused on close collaboration with referring physicians. Once a diagnosis has been made, we have at our disposal the most advanced treatment options available, including state-of-the-art medical therapy and surgery, using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

The Center's unique depth and breadth allows for the most comprehensive gastrointestinal and hepatological treatment in Houston, managing complex tertiary conditions.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Services

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (PEJ)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy and ileoscopy
  • SmartPill Wireless Motility Capsule
  • Single and double balloon enteroscopy
  • Endosonography and FNA with therapeutic implications
  • Endoscopic sclerotherapy
  • Endoscopic band ligation
  • Endoscopic diathermy
  • Balloon dilation of gastrointestinal strictures
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • PillCam small bowel capsule endoscopy
  • Bariatric gastroenterology
  • Radiofrequency Ablation with HALO-360 & HALO-90
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography
  • Endoscopic biliary and pancreatic stenting for major or minor papilla
  • Endoscopic biliary and pancreatic papilla and stricture dilation
  • Endoscopic sphincterotomy for biliary and pancreatic papilla
  • Biliary and pancreatic stone removal
  • Biliary and pancreatic stones mechanical lithotripsy
  • Spyglass
  • ERCP with ampullectomy
  • Liver transplantation
  • Medical management for Hepatitis B and C
  • Bile duct surgery
  • Liver surgery
  • Intestinal rehabilitation

The Ertan Digestive Disease Center and Gastroenterology Center of Excellence will integrate other various multidisciplinary centers such as:

  • Gastrointestinal Motility and Physiology Center
  • Barrett’s Esophagus/Dysplasia & Radiofrequency Ablation Center
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center
  • Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Center
  • Bariatric Gastroenterology Center
  • Nutrition Center
  • Women Health Center
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology Outcomes Center
  • Texas Liver Center
  • Liver/Pancreas Transplant & Advanced Liver-Pancreas Surgery Center


ASGE Quality Recognition Program

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), has recognized the Ertan Digestive Disease Center at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that have demonstrated a commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy as evidenced by meeting the program’s rigorous criteria.

Our Location

Ertan Digestive Disease Center-Texas Medical Center

6400 Fannin Street, #1400
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 1 (800) 985-4837   |  (713) 704-3450
Fax: (713) 704-9938
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Texas Liver Center

Phone: (713) 704-5200
1 (800) 985-4837

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