Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders

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Specialists at Houston Methodist Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders provide a patient-centric, comprehensive approach to the evaluation and management of gastrointestinal conditions. 


Patients travel from Texas and around the country for nationally known, top-rated gastroenterology and GI surgery expertise at Houston Methodist.


Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery. U.S. News & World Report has also named Houston Methodist Hospital as the No. 1 hospital in Texas every year since the award began and one of the nation’s best as a nationally ranked Honor Roll hospital.


Our staff — including gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, oncologists, pathologists and radiologists together with other medical specialists — provide the most current and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options for all gastroenterological conditions. 

Life-Changing GI Expertise

Specialists at the Underwood Center develop comprehensive treatment programs for each individual patient. These plans range from simple lifestyle changes to advanced procedures and complex surgeries 


The center emphasizes medical care, research, innovation and education. These elements combine to advance the future of health care. Our expansive network of top doctors and specialists represents a wide spectrum of expertise with unique healing regimens to offer.

Leading Digestive Conditions & Treatments

Our experts use sophisticated, state-of-the-art imaging and other technologies to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract, accurately diagnose its disorders, and provide the most effective way forward for each patient. We offer a wide range of tests and services for conditions of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, biliary tract, gall bladder, liver and pancreas.   

About the Underwood Center

David M. Underwood, Houston Methodist Hospital’s longest-serving board member and a longtime board member of the Texas Medical Center, and his wife, Lynda, designated a multi-million dollar gift to create the Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders in the Texas Medical Center.  Learn more >>

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    Leading Digestive Disorder Programs

    We offer the following programs dedicated to the management of specific digestive disorders:

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