lisa_alvarez
Board Certified : Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
Fellowship : Gastroenterology, University of Texas Southwestern Dallas, TX
Residency : Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Chicago, IL
M.D. : University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, TX
B.S. : Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

CURRENTLY

In private practice in Dallas and Rowlett

Professional Affiliations

American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterology Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Medical Association
Dallas County Medical Association

Areas of Clinical Interest

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Surveillance
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Liver Diseases


drsidq
Board Certified : Internal Medicine, Board Eligible Gastroenterology
Fellowship : Gastroenterology, Midwestern University Kankakee, IL
Residency : Internal Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Wellington, FL
Internship : University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Stratford, NJ
D.O. : Nova-Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
M.P.H. : University of Alabama Birmingham, AL
BA : Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, AL

CURRENTLY

In private practice since 2014.
Born in Pakistan, and living in the Middle East, Dr. Siddiqui grew up in Birmingham, AL. He has since lived in various parts of the country for his education and training, which has given him a sense of understanding for different people. This has allowed Dr. Siddiqui to take care of individuals from all walks of life.
Dr. Siddiqui currently performs a variety of endoscopic procedures, including EGD, Colonoscopy, and ERCP. He is adept at taking care of a variety of liver diseases, including Hepatitis C.
Dr. Siddiqui is married. He enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and staying healthy. He even completed the Chicago Triathlon in 2013.

Professional Affiliations

American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society of Gastroenterological Endoscopy
American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Internists
Dallas County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy


dr_ong
Board Certified : Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Fellowship : Gastroenterology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City
Residency : Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
M.D. : University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
B.S. : Duke University, Durham, NC

CURRENTLY

In private practice in Northeast Tarrant County and Alliance areas

Professional Affiliations

American Gastroenterological Association
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Medical Association
Tarrant County Medical Society

Former Appointments

Academic Staff Physician, Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs North Texas Hospital, Dallas, TX., 2010-2011

Honors

Dr. Richard Harty Most Outstanding Gastroenterology Fellow Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2014
Chief Gastroenterology Fellow, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2013-2014
Endocrine Society Medical Student Achievement Award 2007
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship Grant for Medical Students 2005-2006
Selected Speaker, 42nd Medical Student Research Forum, UT Southwestern 2004

Publications

Ong B, Rockey DC. The Syndrome of a Large Drop in Hematocrit in Hospitalized Patients: Clinical Features and Gastrointestinal Bleeding Outcomes. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2014 Sep 10.
Ong B, Vega KJ, Houchen CW. WJG 20th Anniversary Special Issues (5): Colorectal cancer: Intestinal stem cells and the colorectal cancer microenvironment. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2014 Feb 28;20(8): 1898-1909.
Chen L, Ong B, Bennett V. LAD-1, the Caenorhabditis elegans L1CAM homologue, participates in embryonic and gonadal morphogenesis and is a substrate for fibroblast growth factor receptor pathway-dependent phosphotyrosine-based signaling. Journal of Cell Biology. 2001 Aug 20;154(4):841-55.

Selected Presentations

Ong B. Arkansas-Oklahoma Endoscopic Society 2014 Annual Meeting, “Primary Prevention of Gastro-Esophageal Varices.” Selected Oral Presentation, AOES Dallas, TX. Jun. 21, 2014. (CME Accredited)
Ong B. Arkansas-Oklahoma Endoscopic Society 2012 Annual Meeting, “Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy.” Selected Oral Presentation, AOES Dallas, TX. Jun. 23, 2012. (CME Accredited)
Ong B, Moschetta A, Mangelsdorf DJ. UT Southwestern 42nd Annual Medical Student Research Forum, ?Liver X Receptors: A Novel Role in Androgenetic Alopecia.? Selected Oral Presentation. UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas. January 2004.

Areas of Clinical Interest

Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Esophageal Motility and Swallowing Disorders
Celiac Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis)

Languages Spoken

English


dam
Board Certified : Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Fellowship : Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
Residency : Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
B.A: Biology and Business from Austin College

CURRENTLY

Private Practice in the Plano area

Professional Affiliations

American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterology Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Texas Medical Association
Dallas County Medical Society

Honors

Alpha Chi – National Honor Scholastic Honor Society
Phi Gamma Mu – International Honor Society in Social Sciences and History
Beta Beta Beta – National Biology Honor Society
Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Erwin Fellowship – Recognizes outstanding students in pre-medical studies
Grace Collins Scholarship in Business/Economics- Recognizes outstanding leadership and academic performance in Business and Economics
Dean’s Honor Scholarship – Recognizes outstanding talent, academic performance and contribution to the community

Areas of Clinical Interest

Colon Cancer Screening
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Biliary & Therapeutic Endoscopy


dsg
Board Certified : Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
Fellowship : Gastroenterology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Residency : Internal Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago
MD: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Texas
B.A: University of Texas, Austin, TX

CURRENTLY

In private practice in the Dallas area

Professional Affiliations

American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterology Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Medical Association
Dallas County Medical Association

Honors

Cum Laude – University of Texas, Austin, TX
Phi Beta Kappa

Areas of Clinical Interest

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Surveillance
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Women’s Health


drkale
Board Certified : Gastroenterology
Fellowship : Gastroenterology, Metro Health Medical Center
Residency : Internal Medicine, Metro Health Medical Center
Fellowship emphasizing ERCP & GI Motility: Metro Health Medical Center
Fellowship for Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS): University of California-Davis

CURRENTLY

In private practice more than 12 years
Member, Board of Directors, Digestive Health Associates of Texas
Clinical Associate, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Scientific Reviewer for Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy journals

Professional Affiliations

American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
American Society of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy (ASGE)

Areas of Clinical Interest

Biliary & Pancreatic Disease
Advanced Endoscopy-ERCP & EUS Reflux
Motility Disorders, constipation & incontinence
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS)
Women’s Health


dpk
Board Certified : Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
Fellowship : Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – New York, NY
Fellowship : Advanced Endoscopy, Weill Cornell Medical Center – New York, NY
Residency : University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
M.D. : University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

CURRENTLY

In private practice in Dallas
Medical Director of Innovative Interventional Endoscopy, Methodist Dallas Medical Center
A native of New Orleans, Dr. Kedia has enjoyed the opportunity to train at multiple centers around the country. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his internship/residency in internal medicine in Philadelphia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He then finished his training in New York City by completing a general gastroenterology fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an advanced endoscopy fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Kedia is credentialed in performing ERCP, EUS, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), endoscopic suturing and transoral incisionless fundoplication. He has a passion for advanced endoscopic procedures, therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound, and endoscopic treatment of acid reflux and obesity. He has published numerous manuscripts on these topics and is very committed to teaching and engaging in clinical research. He currently serves at the Medical Director of Innovative Interventional Endoscopy at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
Dr. Kedia is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is an active member of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (TSGE).
Dr. Kedia is married and has a son. He is an avid football fan. In his free time he enjoys travel and photography.


upper_endoscopy

UPPER ENDOSCOPY

EGD (Esophogastroduoendoscopy) is a procedure in which a flexible lighted tube is slowly passed through the mouth into the esophagus, stomach and upper portion of the small intestine for direct examination of those parts of the GI system.

What to expect:
At the beginning of the procedure, a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) may be applied to your throat, and your doctor may give you medication through a vein to help you relax and better tolerate any discomfort from the procedure. The procedure will begin with you lying on your left side. The scope will be passed through your mouth into the throat, stomach and small intestine. The procedure usually takes 30-45 minutes. If something abnormal is found, the physician may take a biopsy specimen or may use medication or heat treatment to stop any bleeding. Remember that biopsies are taken for many reasons and do not necessarily mean that cancer is suspected. The instrument used for the procedure will not interfere with your breathing. Because air is introduced through the tube, you may feel some bloating during and after the procedure. You may resume your usual diet uncell instructed otherwise. Your throat may feel scratchy or sore after the procedure.

Preparation:
For the best possible examination, you need to have a completely empty stomach. This means you will need to have nothing by mouth for at least 6-8 hours and preferably overnight before the procedure. Be sure to inform your doctor about any medication you take and the physician can direct you about which medicines you should take. You will also need to refrain from taking blood thinners or any medication containing aspirin or ibuprofen for 5 days before your procedure. If you receive any sedation, you will need for someone to take you home since it would not be safe for you to drive.

For more information, please visit the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy website: Understanding Upper Endoscopy



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