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General Surgery

With the Rio Grande Valley's largest and most comprehensive surgical team, the DHR Health Surgery Institute offers the latest in surgical treatment and technology to provide the best outcomes possible. We cover the full spectrum of surgical care, with many minimally invasive options available. DHR Health is the first to be functioning as a Level I Trauma Center in the region, providing expert level care 24/7. We have a long-standing reputation for quality care and the medical team you can trust.

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

This minimally invasive technique uses a thin, lighted tube with a camera called a laparoscope. Placed through small incisions, the surgeon uses the laparoscope to perform many different procedures, such as gallbladder removal, hernia repair, or abdominal surgery.

Breast Surgery

We provide surgical care for people with non-cancerous breast conditions and those who have or are at a high risk of getting breast cancer. Areas of expertise include mastectomy, lumpectomy, surgical biopsy, and lymph node dissection. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, we will work closely with your oncologist and reconstructive surgeon to coordinate procedures and minimize the number of operations needed.

Center of Excellence - Hernia Surgery

DHR Health is the only accredited COEHS center in the State of Texas. The Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery (COEHS) program ensures that the safest, highest quality of care is delivered to hernia surgery patients. We hold ourself to higher standards and goes above and beyond standard practices to produce better treatments, better techniques and better outcomes.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Our surgeons treat the full-spectrum of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. We specialize in both open and laparoscopic surgery for conditions such as anal fissures, anal fistulas, colon cancer, rectal cancer, incontinence, and others. Through our team approach, we will develop a treatment plan to help you regain a healthy, active life.

Gallbladder Removal

Your gallbladder is the organ located on the upper right side of your abdomen, just behind your liver. Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder wall, which is usually caused by a gallstone. A cholecystectomy is the procedure to remove your gallbladder. The procedure requires laparoscopic surgery, meaning you will have 4 small incisions in which special surgical tools and a camera are inserted. By using a minimally invasive technique, you will recover faster and easier.

Hernia Repair

A hernia occurs when the inner layers of the abdominal wall become weakened, causing tissue to protrude through the abdomen. Hernia repair requires surgery, either by hand (open surgery) or a minimally invasive technique using the da Vinci Surgical System. Our surgeons have earned the Surgical Review Corporation Center of Excellence Hernia Surgery (COEHS). DHR Health is the first accredited COEHS center in the State of Texas.

Hidden Scar Breast Surgery

Breast cancer can be surgically removed with a mastectomy procedure (your surgeon will remove all of your breast tissue) or a lumpectomy procedure (your surgeon will remove only part of your breast tissue). With a Hidden Scar approach, your surgeon will place your incision in a location that is hard to see, so that the scar is not visible when your incision heals. As a result, you have little to no visible reminder of the surgery or your cancer.

Robotic Surgery

Our surgeons use the da Vinci Si Surgical System to perform minimally invasive surgery. This system allows our surgeons to operate with even more precision, efficiency, and control, which means you can recover and get back to your life faster.

Trauma Surgery

Trauma surgery is the surgical treatment of severe, life-threatening injuries. As a Level III Trauma Center, at DHR Health there is always a trauma surgeon available to meet the needs of our community. With our life-saving expertise and state-of-the-art technology, we are ensure the best possible outcome for patients.

Vascular Surgery

We specialize in general and peripheral vascular surgery using the most advanced technological treatment methods possible, including minimally invasive procedures when appropriate. We provide evaluation and treatment of conditions such as lower extremity arterial disorders, aneurysms, carotid artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and varicose veins.

Vein Insitute

The DHR Health Vein Institute is South Texas’ premier treatment center for spider, reticular (blue), and varicose veins. Our specialty physicians use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to treat vein problems in a comfortable office setting. We specialize in minimally invasive techniques that minimize patient down time, including endovenous laser ablation, sclerotherapy, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, and microphlebectomy.

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Our Physicians

Raul Barreda, Jr., MD, FACS

General Surgery
Locations
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
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Edgar Cruz-Gonzalez, MD, FACS

General Surgery
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
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505 Angelita Dr.
Suite 14
Weslaco, TX 78596

(956) 362-3720
(956) 854-4557
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R. Dewayne Edwards, DO, FACS

General Surgery
Locations
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
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J. Andres Gonzalez, MD, FACS

Vascular Surgery
Locations
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
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Victor Haddad, MD, FACS, FRCS, (C) RVT

Breast Center of Excellence
Locations
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
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Ricardo D. Martinez, MD, FACS, MHA

Breast Center of Excellence
Locations
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
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John G. Orfanos, MD, FACS

General Surgery
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
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2795 Pharmacy Road
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

(956) 362-3930
(956) 362-3939
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1100 E. Dove Avenue
Suite 301
Mcallen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8690
N/A
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Jeffrey James Skubic, DO

Critical Care & Trauma Surgery
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
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5321 S. McColl Road
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-3501
N/A
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Alberto Peña, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Colon & Rectal Surgery
Locations
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
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Carlos Garcia-Cantu, MD, FACS

Breast Center of Excellence
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
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1100 E. Dove Avenue
Suite 301
Mcallen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8690
N/A
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Alejandro Garza, MD

General Surgery
Locations
1100 E. Dove Ave
Suite 200
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
N/A
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Lisa Chapa, MD

Breast Surgical Oncologist
Locations
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
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Cera Kroenke, DO

General Surgery
Locations
1100 E. Dove Ave
Suite 200
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8170
N/A
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Our Locations

McAllen

DHR Health Surgery Institute
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 300
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 362-8170
(956) 362-8168
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Brownsville

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Brownsville)
4770 N. Expressway 77-83
Suite 303
Brownsville, TX 78526
(956) 362-3980
(956) 362-3979
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Edinburg

UTRGV DHR Health General Surgery & Endocrine Center
5321 S. McColl Road
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-3501
Hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm

McAllen

DHR Health Surgery Institute
1100 E. Dove Ave
Suite 200
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 362-8170
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Mcallen

DHR Health Vein Institute
1100 E. Dove Avenue
Suite 301
Mcallen, TX 78504
(956) 362-8690
Hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 5:30pm

Rio Grande City

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Rio Grande City)
2795 Pharmacy Road
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
(956) 362-3930
(956) 362-3939
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Patient-Centered Care

What our patients are saying

Dr. Barreda has excellent bedside manners. He was able to explain medical terminology into layman’s term. Thank you, Dr. Barreda for making comfortable and answering my many questions.
DHR Health Patient Sep 18, 2020
Our community is very fortunate to have such an outstanding physician as Dr. Chapa. She is very knowledgeable and advocates for her patients. I have referred several people to see her. I am very happy with my coordinated care at DHR.
DHR Health Patient Aug 24, 2020
It was my first time, but was very satisfied with the service… Dr. Haddad explained everything very clearly, would definitely recommend to my family and friends.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Very pleased with all, if need arises I will choose this specialty clinic for any medical needs in the future.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
I was amazed at each step in our process that everyone was so knowledgeable, pleasant, and helpful. Thank you!!.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Great doctor and staff. They were kind and they provide a great service.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Gonzalez is the best doctor.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Chapa and her staff were very helpful, caring and professional.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
I really like Dr. Cruz. Very informative.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
This doctor is so professional and explains extremely well. He listens also to patient’s chief complaints.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Pena is an excellent doctor. He is very thorough and explains everything in detail.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Chapa was very welcoming and took her time to explain so many concerns I had.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Chapa and her staff were very helpful, caring and professional.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020

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