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For Digestive Health Professionals

Academic medical experts at Houston Methodist Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders provide the full range of testing capabilities, comprehensive clinical care, and leading-edge research.


If you are a health professional in the field of gastroenterology, surgery, allergy and immunology, oncology, otolaryngology or pulmonology, the Underwood Center provides extensive laboratory assessment capabilities to evaluate your patient suspected of having an underlying GI problem. 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 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.


Doctors who collaborate at the Underwood Center provide efficient analysis of your patient’s condition(s). Thus, we aim to empower you with only the most critical and clinically useful information from our findings.

All-Inclusive Treatments

Through expert interpretation of test results, our gastroenterologists are prepared to work with you and your patient to determine the best plan forward. Houston Methodist Diagnostic Laboratories (HMDL) provides clinical and anatomic pathology testing for hospital clients nationwide.

Get Started As a GI Health Professional

How can I order a test for my patient?

Our facilities are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic tools available today. Physicians who want to order gastroenterology testing for their patients should complete this order form.

Are there any available clinical trials?

Our physicians are active in some of the nation’s most important studies and clinical trials concerning the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders. View Houston Methodist’s active and enrolling clinical trials on digestive diseases.

Are there any hands-on training opportunities?

Houston Methodist offers three fellowships each year in digestive disorders (gastroenterology, transplant hepatology and inflammatory bowel disease), a minimally invasive surgery fellowship and continuing education and hands-on training opportunities for physicians from around the world at the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE)

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