Ali Raza, MD

Interventional Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology

Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates

Accepting New Patients
Accepting Video Visits

Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates

About Me

"My medical philosophy is to focus on providing specialized care to meet each patient's needs, which could range from general gastrointestinal issues to more complicated gastrointestinal issues. I believe in the importance of spending dedicated time with my patients to take an in-depth look at their information and discuss various treatment modalities for the best possible outcome." 

Clinical Interests

Screening colonoscopy
Dysphagia or difficulty swallowing
Pancreatitis
Gallstones and biliary stones
Pancreas cancer
Gastric cancer
Esophageal cancer
Colon cancer
Abnormal liver enzymes 
Liver Biopsy
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Endoscopic ultrasound, diagnostic and therapeutic 
Endoscopic mucosal resection 
GERD
Reflux
Luminal stenting
Biliary stenting 
Pancreatic lesions, radiofrequency ablation
Barrett's esophagus, radiofrequency ablation
Transoral incisionless fundoplication
Direct cholangioscopy 

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON PRIME HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
INTERPLAN
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
MDCR EFF DATE BRAZORIA: GROUP
MDCR EFF DATE HARRIS: GROUP
MEDCORP
Medicare
Medicare Railroad
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
PPO NEXT
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Gastroenterology | American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine | American Board of Internal Medicine
FELLOWSHIP
Interventional Gastroenterology | The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Gastroenterology | Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
Transplant Hepatology | Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine | The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
BACHELOR OF MEDICINE, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (MBBS)
The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
UNDERGRADUATE
Government College Faisalabad, Pakistan
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist Lynda K. & David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders
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