Dr. Ryan Barrientos, MD

Dr. Ryan Barrientos, MD

GastroenterologyMale

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(832) 323-9363

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Dr. Ryan Barrientos, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Barrientos has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Liver Disease, and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barrientos to book an appointment.

Locations

Park Plaza Gastroenterology

Christopher Medical Clinic1200 Binz St Ste 1025 Houston, TX 77004
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Houston Heart - Hermann Dr

Houston Heart - Hermann Dr1213 Hermann Dr Ste 278 Houston, TX 77004
2

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Barrientos is affiliated with HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center Houston, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Barrientos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barrientos

4.4

Based on 97 ratings

5 Stars
78.35051546391753%
(76)
4 Stars
7.216494845360825%
(7)
3 Stars
1.0309278350515463%
(1)
2 Stars
2.0618556701030926%
(2)
1 Star
11.34020618556701%
(11)
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Really appreciated the thorough consultation and completely aligned to the direction we are going in.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JoAnne – Jul 28, 2021
I saw Dr. Barrientos to schedule a colonoscopy. He was professional although the wait time was excessive. The office scheduled my colonoscopy but for some reason they could not do what they needed to do to get the prep solution to me. I called repeatedly, my pharmacists sent them messages, my insurance company tried to reach them. They would not submit the necessary paperwork to get the prep they insisted on using approved. My previous colonoscopy with another doc 14 yrs. ago was not like this at all. The staff doesn't seem to know what they are doing. I ended up cancelling my procedure due to their lack of follow through. Before cancelling, I asked to speak to doctor because he needs to be aware of this and they said that the doctor doesn't speak to patients about this. Mmm. Interesting. Well doc, I hope you read this
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Staff issues – Jun 16, 2021
I’ve been seeing dr Barrientos for 3 years now after having an emergency abdominal surgery. He explains things well and helps narrow down symptoms better than any other doctor I’ve had.
What went well
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Jun 26, 2020
Dr. Barrientos listened to my concerns and put my mind at ease with a plan to move forward. He is caring. Would 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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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crr_alr – Jun 01, 2020
After seeing numerous gastro doctors with no diagnosis, Dr. Barrientos sent me for a test and quickly identified my problem. He spent time going over the test results and his plan of treatment. I highly recommend him.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Linda – Mar 12, 2020
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I switched to Dr. Barrientos a couple of years ago. I was immediately impressed with him. From the very first visit he was very personable and had a good bedside manner. I trust him with my 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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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James B. – Feb 28, 2020
Very good, professional and courteous Dr. and staff. Very highly impressed every step of the way.
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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Pitt59 – Jan 27, 2020
Staff is really pleasant and quick,everytime I call the office I get fast action. Doctor is knowledgeable and to the point.
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Jan 22, 2020
The staff for the procedure were knowledgeable and so kind. They made me and my mom feel very comfortable
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Dec 30, 2019
Waste of my time. I set up my appointment with enough cushion room (I thought) before I had to go leave for work but nope. I paid for the expensive parking and filled out the paperwork for no reason. My appointment was at 3:30 and I left at 4:50 without being seen. Only come here if you have no plans for the day. Ridiculous.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Waste of Time – Dec 19, 2019
He was very attentive and answered all our questions. We are delighted to know him.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Linda Schneider – Nov 20, 2019
Dr. B and his staff are kind and wonderful. Rarely have to wait. Also Dr B is very knowledgeable.
2 people found this helpful
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Bren – Sep 25, 2019
Dr. Barrientos is one of the kindest most caring doctors I've ever been to. He took care of my father so well that I decided to use him as my gastro. He answers every question thoroughly and is very knowledgeable. He loves what he does and it shows. He is what every doctor should aim to be. He genuinely has your best interest in mind and is more concerned with your wellbeing than anything else. I couldn't recommend a better doctor. If you're reading this right now, don't 2nd guess just go to him, you'll be in great hands. His staff especially Nitza (sp. ?) is amazing 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
1 person found this helpful
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Tay – Aug 09, 2019
I was referred to Dr. Barrientos by another doctor for my gastro issues. I was brought back into the patient room and waited over an hour to be seen - all the while listening to him discuss margaritas and sanchos with his staff the entire time (the walls are thin). Then when he did come into the room, he rudely asked me why I was there. He spent less that 5 minutes with me and ordered a scan. I have since contacted my referring doctor and advised he be removed from their referral list.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
4 people found this helpful
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Natalie M. – Aug 01, 2019
I was very pleased with my new patient appointment with Dr. Barrientos. He took his time ,explained everything thoroughly and answered all my questions. He was very personable. I have been having an issue with a cough and chest pain, Dr. Barrientos finally gave me a diagnosis for my symptoms. I appreciate the prompt, friendly, and caring attitude of both Dr. Barrientos and his staff. I highly recommend them.
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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Rita Ellis – Jul 23, 2019
The doctor and office staff are cordial, however, their installations and workflow are not equipped to handle a lot of patients. Due to their limited capacity, they also use a 3rd party service for referrals which adds an extra step and time to the process. So if you have an alternative chose another provider. Having said this, they accommodated my last-minute request for an appointment so I am grateful for that.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Houston, TX – May 09, 2019
I saw Dr Barrientos quite a few months ago. I was looking for a new GI doc and he had good rating on Healthgrades. I waited at least 1.5 hours passed my appointment time to see him and when I finally saw him, he was not at all friendly. I left with the feeling that I was wasting his time. I’m not sure who is receiving such great treatment, but it was not me. Also, his office didn’t send in my insurance paperwork so I had to figure out why I received such a large bill and get it corrected.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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, – Apr 18, 2019
knowledgeable and very caring. Takes the time to answer all questions and concerns, I never feel rushed. Recently has second colonoscopy with him.
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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Houston, TX – Apr 04, 2019
Everything was exelent, thanks.
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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Houston, TX – Mar 25, 2019
Dr Barrientos is good doctor, but he treats you like a procedure and not a person. He was never versed on my case from one visit to another. His visit summary contains little to no information nor does it match what he says in the actual office visit. His lack of care and concern is very obvious. However, when you can get him to listen to you, he then becomes a great doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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FB in Houston, TX – Mar 07, 2019

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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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Barrientos

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Barrientos treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Barrientos treats other conditions, please contact the office at (713) 526-4263.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Barrientos is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Barrientos is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Barrientos
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Viral Hepatitis
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Hepatitis C
Liver Function Test
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.

Dr. Barrientos is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Barrientos
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Heartburn
Hiatal Hernia
Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.

Dr. Barrientos is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 52 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Barrientos
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Gastritis
Constipation
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Check Dr. Barrientos' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Barrientos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • 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 Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Barrientos accepts the following insurance:

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LocalPlus
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Humana
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Preferred PPO

About Me

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits.Ryan Barrientos, M.D., is a Gastroenterologist with HCA Houston Gastroenterology in Houston, Texas. Dr. Barrientos...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
University of Texas Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
University of Texas Health Science Center
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ryan Barrientos, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (832) 323-9363.

Does Dr. Ryan Barrientos, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Barrientos has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Ryan Barrientos, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Ryan Barrientos, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Barrientos' profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Ryan Barrientos, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Ryan Barrientos, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Barrientos frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Liver Disease, and Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Barrientos specializes.

Where is Dr. Ryan Barrientos, MD's office located?

Dr. Barrientos' office is located at 1200 Binz St Ste 1025, Houston, TX 77004. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ryan Barrientos, MD speak?

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

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Barrientos is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center

Houston, TX

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

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)