Dr. Dominique Vande Maele, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 59

  

Dr. Dominique Vande Maele, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Brownsville, TX and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.


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My visit was on time as scheduled, the doctor listened to my issue, and scheduled the appropriate test. I was able to have the test two days later. Excellent service. I get the report next week. I was referred to Dr. Vande Maele by my cardiologist who has known him for over 20 years. I was very impressed, and hope to use Dr. Vande Maele for many years to come.
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My wife and I went to see Dr. Vande Maele back in September, after I was diagnosed with colon cancer. My surgery was done with robotics, i have 4 tiny incisions. Minimal pain, out of the hospital quickly and, back at work after two weeks. He was at the hospital early to visit and always had the answers we needed. No long wait in his office, and the staff was so kind. THANK YOU ALL!!
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Dr. Vande Meale is very professional. I like that both of my appointments have been a good experience. My first appointment I went in about 15 minute wait. My second appointment was about a 10 minute wait. Once inside the patient room I only waited for about 5 minutes and the Dr. came in. The only complaint is that he seems very busy and rushes out before I had a chance to ask more questions.
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I would definitely recommend Dr Vande Maele. He is very professional, courteous and genuinely interested in your health. His office staff are also the best at what they do.
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Great Doc very thorough! Good bedside manner!
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Dr. Maela and his staff were very friendly and kind also very professional.
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My appointment with Dr. Vande Maele was great . He understood that I had been waiting for a long time for my problem to be answered.
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The staff at Dr. Vande Meale was courteous and professional. They listened to my needs and explained everything throughly. I was very happy. I will recommend my friends and family members to this facility. Keep up the good work!!! Thank you Linda for your excellent service.
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Excellent experience with Dr Vande Maele, would recommend him to anyone. He was very good about explaining my condition, what treatment and procedures he thought appropriate, and why. He answered all of my questions truthfully and patiently. He came to the hospital every day to check on me, asked how I was feeling, and tell me what was next. He never seemed to be in a rush, took the time to listen to my concerns. I highly recommend him.
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Scheduled me 5 days earlier than the next available appt. Due to a cancellation. Then forgot to cancel my may 1 appt. As I had come in early. Still gave me notice of that appointment.
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(956) 465-1222

Dr. Vande Maele accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Vande Maele's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Constipation
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Dr. Vande Maele treats Constipation more than 100% of his peers

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Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Vande Maele treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vande Maele treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vande Maele treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vande Maele treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vande Maele's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

We develop a dialogue, through which our patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. We believe the most important aspects of providing quality care are listening to the nee...

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2012
University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
1996
St. Vincent Healthcare Center
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Beth Israel Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1987
Universite Catholique De Louvain, Faculte De Medecine
Medical School
1987
Universite Catholique De Louvain, Faculte De Medecine
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)