Dr. Hector Allende, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 74

Gastroenterology

Dr. Hector Allende, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in San Antonio, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Medical Center and Methodist Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Hector Allende, MD

Digestive Diseases Center

621 Camden St Ste 202 San Antonio, TX 78215 ()
Accepting new patients

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(210) 227-2797

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Dr. Allende is affiliated with Methodist Hospital San Antonio, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Allende's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Liver Damage from Alcohol
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allende treats Liver Damage from Alcohol more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Allende treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Gastroparesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allende treats Gastroparesis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Allende treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Diverticulitis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allende treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Allende treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Allende's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Allende accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Allende's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Allende

4.5

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
85.71428571428571%
(24)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
1 Star
10.714285714285714%
(3)
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Treatment with Dr Allende
Was awesome from the time I got there with all the staff,and the anesthesia Dr. And Dr Allende . It was the best care possible. Thank you all Linda Daugherty
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Daugherty – May 21, 2022
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Dr. Allende is very attentive to your needs and concerns. I have been a patient of his for many years way over 10 years. I have Crohns Disease and I am so thankful for him. I would recommend this doctor 100%. His nurse Allyna is also amazing she is a beauty to the patients as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cindy Short – May 16, 2022
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staff are pt oriented from scheduling to the procedure proper… happy pt
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 12, 2022
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My experience during my procedure was excellent. Every staff member were so professional, kind, and kept me calm during the whole duration . Excellent staffing.They sure hired the right employees at this facility
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Janie Penalver – Feb 20, 2022
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Great Doctor and staff . I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family ??????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Martha Davila – Dec 16, 2021
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The doctor was great, very professional and showed a lot of concern for me as a person and as a patient. Took the time to visit with me after the procedure and explain all findings. The staff was just as great and professional as the doctor. Would not hesitate to return or recommend to my family and friends….
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jerry s Arocha ( retired surgical nurse) – Sep 16, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Allende for many years. He is very thorough in explaining the procedures he has done, answers questions clearly. His bedside manners makes a person feel comfortable and secure and that the safety of his patient is his top priority.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 20, 2021
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Everyone was professional and courteous
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 12, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr.Allende since 2015
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 27, 2021
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I’ve always taken care of myself with a healthy diet, regular exercise, and little to no alcohol. Several years ago, I had a cascade of traumatic events that hit me like a ton of bricks. I had chronic and acute stomach pain, no appetite, and excessive weight loss. Dr. Allende helped me to make sense of it all with the knowledge, attention, and holistic approach he brings to each of his patients. I’m working hard to make some lifestyle changes with good results and feel very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Allende.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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TMP – May 02, 2021
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Dr Allende and his staff were very caring and professional, my experience with the whole procedure was great. I would recommend Dr Allende and his staff without any hesitation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 02, 2021
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Dr. Allende and his staff is so compassionate and will find every possible solution so that you will have the highest quality of care! He is very knowledgeable, explains in a manner that you will understand everything he is saying, he takes his time because you and tour health are important to him as a patient.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Mar 28, 2021
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Everyone was nice and courteous! They explain everything to you! The Dr. Was so nice worked in a professional way talks to you to you to understand the procedures they doing to you and everything they going to do to you! Very clean surroundings!
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 01, 2019
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Dr Allende takes the time to listen to you as well to give you his recommendation for whatever condition you might have. I would recommend Dr Allende without any reservation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 10, 2019
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Excellent Gastroenterology Doctor!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eduardo Barbera – Jul 20, 2019
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Dr. Allende was informative, professional and took time to clarify any questions about planned procedures. Very caring, professional and high caliber medical care with excellent support staff. Puts patients at ease and addresses any concerns patients might have. Highly recommend.
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May 30, 2019
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Dr. Allende is very attentive to your needs and concerns. The follow-up was with Dr. Allende and not a nurse practitioner. any questions I had he answered. He told me what to worry about, I told him I felt better after the procedure. He is a great doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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San Antonio, TX – Jan 27, 2019
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Dr Allende and his entire staff made my visit easy and comfortable, every one was professional and attentive. I would highly recommend this office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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George Prado in San Antonio – Jan 25, 2019
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My husband and I are retired RN's and have not only worked with Dr. Allende but are also patients. He is a very skilled doctor and very easy to talk with. His staff and office personnel are also great. Linda Bitter RN Oct. 2018
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 07, 2018
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My husband and I have been going to Dr Allende for about 10 years. He is good at explaining the procedures and also very personable( down to earth and easy to talk with! Great doctor!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Bonnie Thorman in Floresville, Tx – Mar 30, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

compassionate, patient centered approach care with close adherence to evidence based clinical guidelines 

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Biography

Born and raised in Argentina. Grew up in the region of Patagonia. Premed and medical school completed in Argentina. Post graduate education in the USA. Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

1982
Niadkd Nih
Fellowship Hospital
1981
U Rochester
Residency Hospital
1976
SUNY Stony Brook
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Hector Allende, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Allende frequently treats Liver Damage from Alcohol, Gastroparesis, and Diverticulitis, Intestinal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Allende treats.

Where is Dr. Hector Allende, MD's office located?

Dr. Allende's office is located at 621 Camden St Ste 202, San Antonio, TX 78215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Allende speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Digestive Diseases Center621 Camden St Ste 202 San Antonio, TX 78215
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Tamara J Merchant-mccambry MD Pllc621 Camden St San Antonio, TX 78215
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