The people of West Texas are my people. I want to care for them and help them be well. My driving force is to give the best medical care I can give, hands down. My goal is not to just be the best gastroenterologist I can be, but the best physician.–
Dr. Sameer Islam
At our practice we try to have fun, but we don't ever take your health lightly. When you come to our office, we understand you are concerned - maybe even worried - about your health. If we can help you relax and freely discuss your symptoms, then we can get a diagnosis and start you on the way to feeling better faster.
Why Choose Dr. Sameer Islam?
We may be a single doctor practice, but our network ranges across the country to some of the most prestigious hospitals in the US. Dr. Islam trained at the Mayo Clinic and has maintained a network of physicians, both across Texas and at the Mayo Clinic, who are available to consult on difficult cases.
During a colonoscopy, doctors are looking for polyps. These polyps, if left alone, can become cancerous. Removing the polyps prevents the development of colon cancer. Recommendations are to find a physician with a 15% detection rate in women and a 25% detection rate in men. Dr. Islam's detection rate is 45%. That means you are more likely to have small polyps discovered and removed! And after all, that is the point of a screening colonoscopy.
Why is it important to have a friendly gastroenterologist? It's simple. It is human nature to feel uncomfortable talking to a stranger about very personal topics. The topics we handle are even more uncomfortable and somewhat taboo; you've probably been told your whole life not to talk about poop! Well, we encourage that conversation and it is more easily approached when you feel relaxed and at ease.
It is important to always be growing and learning new things. That is true in life, but is especially true in medicine. There are always new studies coming out, new procedures being pioneered, and new treatments changing the lives of patients across the country.
We are proud to offer cutting edge procedures that are unique and found in large city teaching hospitals, all right here in West Texas. It's about being ahead of the curve. Recently, report after report has been issued warning of the dangers of chronic use of PPIs, the medicines used to treat chronic heartburn. Suffering through it is not an option either. So what can you do if you decide to avoid medications? Untreated heartburn can lead to permanent scarring in the esophagus and even cancer. There is an incisionless solution (TIF) to ending chronic heartburn and you don't have to travel to have it done.
Always learning, always advancing.
Learn more about Dr. Sameer Islam here.