Dr. Howard Hamat, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 53

  113 Reviews

Dr. Howard Hamat, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and more.


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Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants

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    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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    • 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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Dr. Hamat accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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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
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamat treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 98% of his peers

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

Stomach Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamat treats Stomach Diseases more than 98% of his peers

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

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamat treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 97% of his peers

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

Dr. Hamat's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Varices
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPc)

Member, American College of Physicians (ACP)

Member, American College of Gastrointerology (ACG)

Member, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1995
University Toronto
Residency Hospital
1990
University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Hamat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hamat

4.7

Based on 113 reviews

5 Stars
90.26548672566372%
(102)
4 Stars
3.5398230088495577%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
1.7699115044247788%
(2)
1 Star
4.424778761061947%
(5)

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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2017)