DHAT (Digestive Health Associates of Texas), a chain of digestive health clinics in Dallas, Texas, are offering quality services for digestive issues including upper endoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. These procedures are only mildly uncomfortable, take a short time and use technology to look into any digestive issues in patients and suggest an appropriate way forward. Having been in operation since 1996, patients can relax knowing that their digestive health is in good hands and should expect high quality yet cost-effective care from DHAT doctors.

The President, James Hakert, reiterated their commitment to quality and compassionate healthcare for their patients when asked about their most outstanding feature. “We know that our patients need quality healthcare but we also understand that they are human and need some empathy too. It can be unnerving for a patient and so we strive to educate our patients on the procedure, what they should expect and the different treatment options. It allows the patient a more productive involvement in the process and improves the outcome.”

The procedures we offer may seem minor but require a little preparation on the patient's side too. We make sure to properly advise patients on how to prepare for procedures and confirm that they did as asked so as to enable us provide better services. Our patients know that we wouldn't ask anything preposterous of them because of the reputation we have built over the years and this makes it easier to properly prepare them for procedures.

Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT)

The esophogastroduoendoscopy or upper endoscopy allows for direct examination of the gastrointestinal system starting from the esophagus, stomach and all the way to the upper part of the small intestine. It starts with the doctor numbing the throat and then passing a flexible lighted tube through the mouth and down the patient’s throat to the small intestine. The doctor looks for any abnormalities and will take a biopsy specimen where necessary, although this isn’t a confirmation for cancer. Patients need not worry about choking because the tube doesn’t interfere with breathing. The throat may feel sore but won’t require a change in diet. In total, the procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes and poses no harm to patients.

Responding to a query about patient preparedness for procedures, one of the physicians said, “The procedures we offer may seem minor but require a little preparation on the patient’s side too. We make sure to properly advise patients on how to prepare for procedures and confirm that they did as asked so as to enable us provide better services. Our patients know that we wouldn’t ask anything preposterous of them because of the reputation we have built over the years and this makes it easier to properly prepare them for procedures.”

Those looking for flexible sigmoidoscopy can trust DHAT to carry it out. It involves passing a flexible lighted tube through the anus so as to examine the rectum and colon. The patient may feel a little pressure but other than that the procedure is well tolerated. It takes about 10 minutes. These procedures may seem costly for some and they have partnered with several insurance companies to ensure every patient gets treatment.

About DHAT

They have been in the healthcare business for over 20 years offering colon cancer screening, ERCP, polyp removal, endoscopic ultrasonography, liver biopsy, flex sig and upper endoscopy. Patients can easily make appointments and payments online and DHAT promises to offer quality treatment and offer a compassionate ear. With over 30 office locations serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area, patients can get an upper endoscopy procedure within a hundred mile radius.

Source: Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT)