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About Us: Gastroenterology

The division has an active program for colon cancer screening and follow up. Among the many procedures and tests that we perform are:

  • upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (EGD)
  • colonoscopy
  • liver biopsy
  • endoscopic cholangiography and pancreatography (ERCP)
  • endoscopic ultrasonography
  • abdominal paracentesis
  • esophageal manometry
  • anorectal manometry
  • esophageal and gastric pH (acid) testing
  • breath hydrogen testing for lactose intolerance and small bowel bacterial overgrowth


Patient Resources:

American college of Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterological Association

The Gastroenterology Division faculty members provide comprehensive care to patients with digestive disorders, including diseases of the entire intestinal tract, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Among the common gastrointestinal disorders we treat are reflux disease or heartburn, swallowing disorders, ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), gallstones, jaundice, acute and chronic liver diseases including viral hepatitis, and pancreatitis.

To Make An Appointment:
You may be referred for an appointment by your primary care physician, or make a self referral based upon your insurance conditions.

Payment Options:

  • TTUHSC accepts all major insurances
  • All major credit cards
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Financial screening is available for those needing assistance


Clinics Available: Numbers: Hours: Map:
Texas Tech Physicians Gasteroenterology
Texas Tech Medical Pavilion
3601 4th St. 2nd Floor
Lubbock, TX 79430
call for appointment:

Monday-Friday /

All clinics are Handicapped accessible; Bi-lingual English and Spanish; All major insurances and credit cards accepted; Medicare and Medicare; Financial screening available based on need.


Faculty Listing

Name                                         Position                                       Specialty                      
Rakvit, Ariwan Associate Professor  Gastroenenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition
Woreta, Tinsay Assistant Professor  Gastroenterology