“My goal is to provide unparalleled digestive health care for my patients by utilizing current medical knowledge and the latest technology.”
Viralkumar Patel, M.D. became a doctor because he wanted to help people. His mother and father were doctors, and they loved to volunteer and give back to the community. He chose gastroenterology as his specialty because “it is one of the few specialties that has an immediate impact on the patient, and I can help to provide positive change and outcomes.”
Dr. Patel cares for patients with a variety of digestive conditions, including acid reflux (GERD), abdominal pain, pancreas/gallstone problems, and colon cancer screening. He routinely performs upper and lower endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, and advanced therapeutic ERCP procedures. Additionally, he has a special interest in Barrett’s esophagus and is trained in the Barryx ablative procedure.
Dr. Patel recommends Digestive Health Associates of Texas because they have the highest quality personnel, the latest technology, and a high standard of care.
Dr. Patel has been recognized as a “Best Doctor” in D magazine, and has also received the “Top Physician” award at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas.
Dr. Patel strives to create a partnership with his patients to create the best healing environment.
When he isn’t at work, he enjoys running, as well as donating his time and money to the Red Cross. He has volunteered in Africa and India, assisting with indigent care.
Education, Memberships, Awards, and Affiliations
- Medical School: Texas Tech – Lubbock, TX
- Residency: Baylor Medical Center – Dallas, TX
- Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy, Baylor Medical Center – Dallas, TX
- American College of Gastroenterology
- American Gastroenterological Association
- Dallas County Medical Society
- American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Texas Medical Association