April 15, 2024

iGUT Surgeons Named Among Top 1% of GI Surgeons Nationally

We are thrilled to announce that two of our distinguished surgeons, Nirav C. Thosani, MD, MHA, Atilla Ertan, MD, Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology and Professor in the Department of Surgery, along with Vaibhav Wadhwa, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department…

December 1, 2023

Welcome Dr. Pallav

We are pleased to officially announce the esteemed addition of Dr. Pallav to our Interventional Gastroenterology team at UTHealth Houston. Commencing his tenure today, Dr. Pallav will actively engage in case observations within the GI lab, collaborating closely with Dr….

October 12, 2023

At the Bedside: Pancreatic cancer patient ‘back on track’ after UTHealth Houston clinical trial therapy shrinks tumor

Demetrios Stroubakis, 55, thought he was having a gallbladder attack when he arrived at the emergency room in August 2021 with jaundice. Instead, he was shocked to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. “I was floored. I consider myself to be…

October 2, 2023

Expanded services now available in Greater Heights

As part of the UT Physicians mission to expand specialty care outside of the Texas Medical Center, a new clinic has opened in Greater Heights that will focus on obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and gastroenterology. Schedule your appointment today…

October 2, 2023

Welcome Dr. Puchakayala!

We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our world-class healthcare family at UTHealth Houston. Dr. Bharat Puchakayala brings a wealth of expertise and passion to our Interventional Gastroenterology team, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him…

June 23, 2023

Innovative gastric procedure at UT Physicians gives patient a new lease on life

Tyrone Dallas can now lay his head on a pillow and have a good night’s rest — something so ordinary, but he doesn’t take it for granted. Before meeting Pritesh Mutha, MD, gastroenterologist with UT Physicians, Dallas couldn’t do a lot of…

June 23, 2023

UTHealth Houston study on repeated radiofrequency ablation in combination with chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer supported with $3.3M HHS grant

A combination strategy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (EUS-RFA) with chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer will be studied at UTHealth Houston through a $3.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The…

May 19, 2023

Innovative endoscopy procedure at UT Physicians is game-changer for Houston man

TJ Giden’s journey started with a bleak diagnosis of esophageal cancer. At age 75 and with several underlying conditions, Giden was told he most likely would not survive. “When I heard the word ‘cancer,’ I figured it was all over,”…

May 19, 2023

ASGE Appoints Thosani Chair of Standards of Practice Committee

Nirav C. Thosani, MD, MHA, has been appointed as the Chair of the Standards of Practice Committee for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for a term of three years. Dr. Thosani is a professor in the Department of…

December 13, 2022

Acid Reflux

Overeating can trigger holiday heartburn, but those with frequent symptoms should get checked to prevent more serious problems Almost everyone gets heartburn once in a while. That burning sensation in the middle of your chest is most commonly caused by…