Dr. Howard Hamat, MD

Dr. Howard Hamat, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 55

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(281) 317-4729

Dr. Howard Hamat, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hca Houston Healthcare Northwest and HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hamat to book an appointment.

Office Hours

275 Lantern Bend Dr Houston, TX 77090

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8 am
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Thu

8 am
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8 am
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8 am
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Humble/Kingwood18955 N Memorial Dr Ste 500 Humble, TX 77338
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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The Woodlands/Conroe920 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 550 Shenandoah, TX 77380
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Hamat is affiliated with Hca Houston Healthcare Northwest Houston, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Quiet Hospital Patients said the hospital this doctor practices at is quiet. See hospitals

Dr. Hamat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hamat

4.7

Based on 115 ratings

5 Stars
89.56521739130434%
(103)
4 Stars
3.4782608695652173%
(4)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.7391304347826086%
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1 Star
5.217391304347826%
(6)
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Nice and knowledgeable Dr. I was billed (and double billed) for over $15000 for an upper gi endoscopy. The Dr. assistant is terrible and will not pick up the phone. Your voicemail won't be answered withing 2 days unless your message is deemed important by her. Getting your results is hit or miss and according to her my results were, "You're fine. it's just some chronic inflammation." For $15000 I expect more than a 2 sentence verbal and 1 word e-mail responses. The front office staff helped try to reset the Healow access 5 times before I was able to sign in myself and read the doctor-speak that really didn't indicate any good direction for my path towards better health. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
3 people found this helpful
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S.BARKER – Apr 16, 2020
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Furst time having a colonoscopy by Dr Hamat. The procedure started at 10 am and was over at 10:25. Best Dr and his nursing staff was wonderful. I recommend him completely.
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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Shirley Curlee – Nov 13, 2019
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Listens to your concerns, gives YOU the choice of several ways that treatment can progress and the associated information so you can make a decision that you will be happy with, you control and are a part of the process to get your problem diagnosed and taken care of, the office personel at the Humble location were very nice, everything went smoothly on my first visit, getting initial appt procedure could be greatly improved.
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
2 people found this helpful
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C A Johnson in Houston, TX – May 01, 2019
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I went to Dr Hamat for a second opinion and he was very thorough and investigative. I was pleased because my first doctor just made assumptions. 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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Livingston – Mar 09, 2019
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I had a gastric bypass 5 years ago and recently, sever stomach pain caused me to be hospitalized. I am new to the Houston area and had not yet explored my options for a digestive health physician. Dr. Hamat was the doctor assigned to diagnose and treat me during my hospital stay. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent bedside manner. Dr. Hamat will be my permanent digestive
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
8 people found this helpful
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Christy Mills in Center – Mar 09, 2019
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I wish I could clone the doctors and staff of the surgery center. I would gift them to every surgery center in Texas. Their professional and intuitive care made my day surgery experience the best it could have been. You can patronize them with confidence.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Spring, TX – Jan 19, 2019
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Dr. Hamat was very professional and informative is handling my procedure. He answered all of my questions and his bedside manner was excellent!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Jan 02, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Hamat's for over 20 years, excellent Gastrointestinal doctor. Very knowledgeable and caring doctor, he always makes sure your concerns are addressed and never rushes you to get to the next patient. excellent doctor and practice.
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
1 person found this helpful
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C Cunningham in The Woodlands, TX – Jan 01, 2019
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I SPENT MORE TIME IN THE WAITING ROOM (PASSED MY APPT TIME BY 45 MINUTES). ONCE I FINALLY SAW THE DOCTOR I FELT LIKE SINCE IT WAS NOW THE END OF THE DAY HE JUST WANTED TO GET ME QUICKLY OUT THE DOOR. HE DID NOT SOLVE ME HEALTH PROBLEM.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Nov 15, 2018
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I have been very pleased with his care and the results concerning my issues. It is still a learning curve for me, but his help and knowledge are getting me on the right path to health.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Carol in Kingwood – Oct 20, 2018
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My esophageal endoscopy was performed painlessly, and all my pre and post op questions were answered by my nurses and my Doctor. I was home in time for a late breakfast. I would definitely recommend Doctor Hamat!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Dan Williamson in TX, TX – Aug 25, 2018
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Dr. Hamat is an excellent practitioner who displays concern for his patients. He is a good listener and works to resolve your concerns in a way that educates you about your condition so you feel empowered and involved in your care.
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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Alexandria – Aug 16, 2018
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Dr. Hamat is very nice and took the time to answer all my questions. The entire staff was terrific.
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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Mary Ann N. – Aug 15, 2018
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Dr Hamat is friendly, smart & care
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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Tina D. in Houston, TX – Aug 14, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. Hamat. Very professional and easy to talk with about your health concerns. Very thorough and explained what needed to be done for my issue. The staff is very nice and courteous for your needs.
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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G. Wooten in Houston, TX – Aug 12, 2018
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Thankful for the care of Dr Hamat. He’s been my doctor for many years and has always been kind, concerned and professional.
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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Lynne johnson in Spring, TX – Aug 11, 2018
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Great physician. Considerate, competent and considerate.
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
1 person found this helpful
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JO in Humble, TX – Aug 10, 2018
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Dr Hamat is excellent in his field, I have referred several friends to him. No complaints here. Five stars for sure.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Patricia Black in Houston – Aug 09, 2018
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I am a new patient to Dr. Hamat, but an old patient to the practice. Dr. Hamat was an excellent listener while I related my history. He had a few suggestions to help my problems, and I see him again for results to my test. The ladies in the office are polite and professional.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Mary in Kingwood, TX – Aug 09, 2018
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Dr. Hamat has been my physician for several years and he is always attentive and thorough. I have confidence in him and recommend him highly.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Sharon – Jul 25, 2018
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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. Hamat's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamat treats Constipation more than 100% of his peers

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

Gastritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamat treats Gastritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hamat treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamat treats Abdominal Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hamat treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hamat's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • 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
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • 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
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Varices
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPc)

Member, American College of Physicians (ACP)

Member, American College of...
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Biography

Dr. Hamat has been with DLDC since 1997.

Having completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Toronto, he did an additional...
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

1993
U Toronto
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Howard Hamat, MD?

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What are Dr. Howard Hamat, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hamat frequently treats Constipation, Gastritis, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hamat treats.

Where is Dr. Howard Hamat, MD's office located?

Dr. Hamat's office is located at 275 Lantern Bend Dr, Houston, TX 77090. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Howard Hamat, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Hamat has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Hamat is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Hca Houston Healthcare Northwest

Houston, TX

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood

Kingwood, TX

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital

Humble, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)