Dr. Howard Hamat, MD

Dr. Howard Hamat, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 54

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Howard Hamat, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Hamat has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood and HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hamat to book an appointment.


Locations

Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants

New Patient?
(281) 440-0101
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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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Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants

New Patient?
(281) 440-0101
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
  • Directions
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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Dr. Hamat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hamat

4.7

Based on 115 ratings

5 Stars
89.56521739130434%
(103)
4 Stars
3.4782608695652173%
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
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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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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
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No results
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sharon – Jul 25, 2018
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Dr. Hamat 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
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Hamat

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Hamat treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Hamat treats other conditions, please contact the office at (281) 440-0101.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamat treats Esophageal Diseases more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Hamat treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Barrett's Esophagus
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamat treats Barrett's Esophagus more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Hamat treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Dysphagia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamat treats Dysphagia more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Hamat treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 31 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamat treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 97% of their peers

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

Check Dr. Hamat's experience treating your condition or procedure

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
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • 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
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • 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
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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

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Affiliated Hospitals

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HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood

Kingwood, TX

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest

Houston, TX

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital

Humble, TX

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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