Dr. Ralph Alhalel, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Alhalel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rio Grande Gastroenterology Cns

1200 E Ridge Rd Ste 5 McAllen, TX 78503

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(956) 992-8745

Dr. Ralph Alhalel, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in McAllen, TX and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alhalel has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Anal & Rectal Surgery, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos, Facultad De Medicina medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cornerstone Regional Hospital and Doctors Hospital At Renaissance. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alhalel to book an appointment.


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(956) 992-8745

Dr. Alhalel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
NGS CoreSource
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Practice Areas

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 89% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alhalel treats Esophageal Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Alhalel treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Indigestion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alhalel treats Indigestion more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Alhalel treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Barrett's Esophagus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alhalel treats Barrett's Esophagus more than 98% of their peers

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

Anal & Rectal Surgery

Compare with other Anal & Rectal Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alhalel performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Alhalel performs this procedure 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 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 35 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alhalel treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Alhalel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alhalel treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Alhalel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alhalel treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Alhalel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Alhalel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Alhalel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alhalel

3.7

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
63.1578947368421%
(12)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
26.31578947368421%
(5)
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  • Appointment scheduling (13)
  • Listened & answered questions (13)
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  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ralph Alhalel, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in McAllen, TX and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alhalel has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Anal & Rectal Surgery, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than oth...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1995
Wellesley Hosp/U Toronto
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Baylor
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1990
Saint Agnes Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos, Facultad De Medicina
Medical School

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Locations

Rio Grande Gastroenterology Cns

Digestive Disease Specialists1200 E Ridge Rd Ste 5 McAllen, TX 78503
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Cornerstone Regional Hospital

Edinburg, TX

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Doctors Hospital At Renaissance

Edinburg, TX

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020)

McAllen Medical Center

McAllen, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Rio Grande Regional Hospital

McAllen, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

South Texas Health System Edinburg

Edinburg, TX

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)