Dr. Houssam Al Kharrat, MD

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Specializes in Gastroenterology • Male • Age 44

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Dr. Al Kharrat's Offices

West Texas Digestive Disease Center
West Texas Digestive Disease Center
5115 80th St
Lubbock, TX 79424
2424 50th St Rm 300
Lubbock, TX 79412
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Dr. Al Kharrat's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Covenant Medical Center - 19th Street
3615 19th St
Lubbock, TX 79410
Lubbock Heart Hospital
4810 N Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416

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    West Texas Digestive Disease Center
    5115 80th St
    Lubbock, TX 79424
    (806) 370-5909
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    (806) 788-4368 (Office)
    (806) 788-4369 (Fax)
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    2424 50th St Rm 300
    Lubbock, TX 79412
    (806) 370-5909
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    (806) 788-4369 (Fax)
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    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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    • Molina Healthcare
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    • Planned Administration Inc
    • Principal Life
    • Pyramid Life
    • State Farm
    • UnitedHealthCare
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  2. Dr. Al Kharrat's Experience

    Dr. Al Kharrat's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology
    • Liver Disorders

    Board Certifications

    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
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    • Bile Duct Procedure
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Colon Cancer Screening
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening
    • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
    • Endoscopic Polypectomy
    • Endoscopic Ultrasound
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
    • ERCP With Spincterotomy
    • Esophageal pH Monitoring
    • Esophageal Stenting
    • Esophagoscopy
    • Fecal Impaction Removal
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Hemorrhoid Treatment
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Manometry
    • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Screening Colonoscopy
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
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    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • All Types of Food Poisoning
    • Anemia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Benign Tumor
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Celiac Disease
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colitis
    • Colon Cancer
    • Colon Polyp
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diarrhea
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Duodenal Ulcer
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysentery
    • Dysphagia
    • Enteritis
    • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
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    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Dilation
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Ulcer
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Esophagitis
    • Food Poisoning
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
    • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heartburn
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hernia
    • Ileus
    • Indigestion
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Malnutrition
    • Megacolon
    • Mesenteric Panniculitis
    • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Salmonella Food Poisoning
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
    • Viral Hepatitis
    • Vomiting Disorders
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    Background Check for Dr. Al Kharrat

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Texas.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1995

    Internship Hospital

    Researcher At Thomas Jefferson University
    Complete in 1996

    Residency Hospital

    Bon Secour Hospital
    Complete in 1999

    Fellowship Hospital

    Bridgeport Hosp, Yale New Haven Hlth
    Complete in 2003
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Al Kharrat & Staff

    • English
    • Arabic
    • Spanish
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  3. Dr. Al Kharrat's Hospital Quality

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    • Lubbock Heart Hospital

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  4. Patient Satisfaction

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    • 10 reviews

    4.1 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
    - in Lubbock, TX |

    Dr Al Kharrat is one of the most compassionate doctors we have ever had. Him and his staff have been kind and understanding during a very difficult diagnosis. He is always willing to listen and we never feel rushed. He has gone above and beyond to help my husband and our family during my husband's treatment.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Lubbock, TX |

    Dr. Kharrat has been amazing with my husband.. Very thorough,very patient, and honest. He is a great resource. He has been a true asset in this long journey of liver problems and processes. Always a 5 star to us!!!

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    5 out of 5
    - in Lubbock, TX |

    I initially consulted Dr. Kharrat for bloody vomitting. His concern and sense of urgency to perform endoscopy led to a discovery of cancerous tumor in my stomach which I would've ignored. He gives you his complete attention and probes with questions to make sure he recommends the best course of action. Dr. Kharrat is a compassionate and is always available for questions over the phone. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a good doctor.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Brownfield, TX |

    Dr. Kharrat is very understanding. He listens to you and is very compassionate about the care you need. His staff is very nice and always pleasant.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Tahoka, TX |

    Amazing doctor with great environment! The only down side is there is a huge time difference in appointment and when you see the doctor due to how busy he is. He will sit there and talk to you to figure out what is going on and explain everything. My mom is a fellow patient and he always ask how she is doing.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Midland, TX |

    Dr. Al Kharrat is an excellent gastroenterologist. He gave me his total attention while I described my symptoms and recommended an upper GI endoscopy for my hiatal hernia. His procedure was able to locate a stricture in my esophagus (that I was unaware of) and treat the hiatal hernia as well. Dr. Al Kharrat and his staff, especially Gabe and Hilda, form a great team!

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    5 out of 5
    - in Lubbock, TX |

    Dr Kharrat is the best Dr I have ever been too. He listens, cares, and does not give up. You will be very happy seeing Dr Kharrat. Not only is he a fantastic Dr but his team Gabe, Hilda the entire staff is wonderful. Thanks for everything you have done for me.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Ropesville, TX |

    This was my 1st time using Dr. Kharrat. I wad an issue with blood in my stool. My 1st meeting with him I felt warm and confident in him. Pretty good feeling for me since I don't see doctors as often as I wish I could, especially at my age of 54. He was genuinely concerned about me. I had to under go a colonoscopy. I very uncomfortable procedure for me but he was able to put me at ease.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Lubbock, TX |

    Wait times are short. Works well with cash paying patients.

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    1 out of 5
    - in Lubbock, TX |

    I would not recommend Dr. kharrat based on the fact he did not listen to me when I had questions about my diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis, he never responded to phone calls about my biopsy, and he was in and out of the exam room in 2 minutes.

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