The best care for our smallest patients.

Pediatric Specialties

DHR Health Pediatric Services brings a new level of pediatric care to the Rio Grande Valley. We are committed to helping families keep kids healthy and happy while staying close to home. Kids' healthcare needs require special care from specially trained physicians and staff, who experienced in treating acute illness, chronic disease management, and injury to provide comprehensive care.

Board Certified Care

All of the physicians in the Pediatric ER are board certified and have extensive experience providing emergency care for young patients. We offer round-the-clock access to DHR experts in more than 15 pediatric specialties and to the full facilities of our hospital. Some of the additional pediatric specialty services include gastroenterology, neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology, trauma and urology.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

A child or adolescent who may be experiencing disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior can benefit from visiting our behavioral hospital. Our psychiatrists use knowledge of biological, psychological and social factors to provide the best treatments possible. Therapy and treatments are held in a safe and welcoming environment to ensure that our young patients are comfortable. We treat children ages 3 to 12 and adolescents ages 13 to 17 whose acute symptoms require a safe and therapeutic environment.

Treatment plans include comprehensive psychiatric and medical assessments, group therapy, medication management, and family involvement. Therapeutic interventions include evidence-based theoretical approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Discharge planning is initiated at the time of admission and revised throughout the hospitalization. A written aftercare plan is developed with the participation of the child/adolescent and family. It includes recommendations for further treatment, and follow-up appointments are scheduled as needed.

Congential Malformations

Congenital malformations of the brain and neural tube are some of the most common anomalies that babies are born with. At the Pediatric Neurosurgery Institute, our team is equipped to treat malformations such as Arachnoid cysts, Chiari malformation, craniosynostosis, neural tube defects, Moya Moya Disease, Spina Bifida, Syringomyelia and Tethered Cord Syndrome.

Convenient Location

The Pediatric ER is conveniently located on the main DHR Health campus, and has it's own entrance and waiting area, separate from the main ER. The Pediatric ER is within close proximity to diagnostic imaging and laboratory services.

Diabetes and Endocrinology

The Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with diabetes and endocrine disorders. Our team of physicians, nutritionists, educators and counselors collaborate to provide age-appropriate care through growth and development.

Emergency Services

Our Pediatric Emergency Room provides care 7 days a week by board-certified physicians specially trained in emergency medicine. The ER is equipped to meet the special needs of our pediatric patients, ranging from minor injuries and illnesses to trauma. Our team is specially trained to be attentive and sensitive to the needs of children and their families.

Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy surgery can reduce or eliminate seizure activity by treating or removing the area of the brain the seizures originate. The surgery works best for those whose seizures always originate in the same place in the brain. Depending on the type of seizure and where they originate, treatment options include removing a portion of the brain, severing the connection between hemispheres, or removing half of the brain in a procedure called hemispherectomy.

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is the most common cause for brain surgery in children. This occurs when an excess of cerebrospinal fluid accumulates on top of the brain. The excess fluid causes the ventricles in the brain to become enlarges and increases the pressure in the head. Our team specializes in treating hydrocephalus with less invasive treatments that provide for a quicker recovery.

Nephrology and Hypertension

The DHR Health Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension Institute cares for children and their families who are affected by a kidney disorder or high blood pressure, with a goal to improve quality of life. We aim to educate patients about their condition, possible treatments, and the skills needed to manage their condition. Our team is skilled in treating a variety of kidney and high blood pressure disorders, including chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, inflammation of the kidney, nephrotic syndrome and more!

Neurosurgery

The DHR Health Pediatric Neurosurgery Institute offers comprehensice care for brain, spine and spinal cord. Utilizing the most advanced technology and surgical techniques, we are able to fully examine any abnormalities of the nervous system and intervene with a minimally invasive approach to ensure the best outcome and shortest hospital stay for patients.

Orthopedic Surgery

DHR Health Pediatric Orthopedics specializes in evaluating and treating musculoskeletal problems in infants through adolescents. Our certified medical professionals specialize in treating spine and limb deformities, broken bones, limping, and bone infections. Our team is dedicated to providing all patients with personalized care to get them back in action.

Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

The physicians at the DHR Health Orthopedic Institute offer the best in orthopedic care with a wide range of services, including general orthopedic medicine, total joint replacement, sports medicine, reconstructive surgery of the hands and joints, and arthroscopy. From chronic conditions and simple sprains to traumatic injury and complex surgery, the DHR Health Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute provides care for the complete musculoskeletal system. Our multispecialty diagnostic, surgical, and rehabilitation programs help you return to the highest level of performance and enjoy a healthy, active life.

Pediatric Hospitalists

Based on your child's diagnosis and treatment plan, they may need to be admitted to the Children's Hospital at Renaissance. Our pediatric hospitalists help to make your child's transition from the emergency room to the pediatric unit more smooth. The pediatric hospitalist will be your child's physician while they are in the hospital and will coordinate care with our emergency medicine physicians when admitted and your child's pediatrician upon discharge.

Pulmonology

DHR Health Pediatric Pulmonology provides comprehensive and compassionate care for infants and children with diseases of the lungs and the respiratory system. We treat a wide range of disorders, including allergies, asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, sleep apnea, and chronic lung disease.

Rehabilitation Services

DHR Health Rehabilitation Services has highly experienced pediatric rehabilitation specialist. These include board- certified pediatric physical therapist as well as pediatric physical therapist assistants

Tumors

The DHR Health Pediatric Neurosurgery Institute uses advanced imaging and diagnostic tools to identify tumors in the brain and spinal cord. Our team of neurosurgeons utilize the latest surgical technology to optimize tumor removal. Following surgery, our neurosurgeons collaborate with oncologists and radiation oncologists to determine additional treatments to remove any residual tumor cells that remain after surgery.

Urgent Care

DHR Health Urgent Care provides affordable care for people on the go. We are the fast emergency room alternative without the wait. With in-house diagnostic testing and x-ray imaging capabilities, DHR Health Urgent Care is ideal for most injuries and illnesses that occur during inconvenient hours. All insurance plans are accepted, and we are located close to the DHR Health Emergency Room should the need for more emergent care arise. Just walk right in, no appointment is necessary.

Urology

The DHR Health Pediatric Urology Institute provides patients and their families treatment, education and counseling for patients with urinary or genital tract conditions. Our team of physicians work with patients and their parents to create a treatment plan that addresses their health needs, personal development and quality of life.

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Our Physicians

Jose David Gamez Godoy, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology
2121 E. Griffin Parkway
Suite 17
Mission, TX 78572

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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2609 Michael Angelo Dr
Suite 102B
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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Surya Narayan Mulukutla, MD

Adult & Pediatric Endocrinology
505 Angelita Dr.
Suite 14
Weslaco, TX 78596

(956) 362-3720
(956) 854-4557
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2609 Michael Angelo Dr
Suite 102B
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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Manish Lambat, MD

Pediatric Orthopedics
Locations
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 102
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-8205
(956) 362-8209
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Roberto Ayres, MD

Pediatric Specialty
5501 S. McColl Road
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-8677
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2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 303
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-8275
(956) 362-8281
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Jeffrey A. Leslie, MD

Pediatric Urology
Locations
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 203
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-2517
(956) 362-2612
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Andrew J. Marks, MD

Pediatric Urology
Locations
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 203
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-2517
(956) 362-2612
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Juan C. Prieto, MD

Pediatric Urology
Locations
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 203
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-2517
(956) 362-2612
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Gaayana A. Raju, MD

Pediatric Urology
Locations
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 203
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-2517
(956) 362-2612
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Our Locations

Edinburg

DHR Health Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 101
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-8200
(956) 362-8204
Hours:

Mon-Fri | 8 am - 5 pm

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Edinburg

DHR Health Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 102
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-8205
(956) 362-8209
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Pediatric Pulmonology
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 303
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-8275
(956) 362-8281
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Pediatric Urology Institute
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 203
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-2517
(956) 362-2612
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Neurology Institute
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 302
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-8300
(956) 362-8306
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

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McAllen

DHR Health Urgent Care
1421 N. Col. Rowe Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 362-5030
(956) 362-5035
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 7am -10pm

Sat - Sun | 10am - 10pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Diabetes & Endocrinology Institute Pediatric and Adult Clinic
2609 Michael Angelo Dr
Suite 102B
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
Hours:

Mon-Fri | 8 am - 5 pm

McAllen

DHR Health Pediatric Nephrology
2001 S Cynthia St
Suite B
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 362-8200
(956) 362-8204
Hours:

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

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Patient-Centered Care

What our patients are saying

Keep up the Awesome work. Very courteous and attentive. Awesome care of patient.
DHR Health Patient Sep 18, 2020
He was very caring from the beginning and reassured us that our son would be getting the best care possible. Dr. Ayres is very knowledgeable and we have no doubt that it is because of him that our son is doing so well.
DHR Health Patient Aug 20, 2020
Dr. Surya Mulukutla is awesome! He is great with my kids and is extremely informative and friendly.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Lambat was awesome! My son broke his ankle at a game and I was able to set an appointment and get into see the doctor the very next morning! Highly recommend.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
He literally saved my daughter’s life; we are forever grateful. He takes his job and invests so much of his time to not only improve the health of his patients but builds a relationship with them.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
I really like how he’s concerned for my daughter and is helpful always answering my questions. He always reassures me she will be fine.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020

Videos

AskDHR • What Causes Diabetes in Kids?

This National Diabetes Awareness Month, we encourage you to take steps to improve your family's health. Pediatric Endocrinologist, Dr. Jose Gamez, reviews the main causes, symptoms, and preventive steps to be aware of when it comes to type 2 diabetes in kids.

Patient Testimonial • Lauren Grace, Hirschsprung Disease

Grace is no stranger to DHR Health. She's been through the NICU, in the OR, and in and out of the hospital since birth as she battles a rare birth defect called Hirschsprung Disease. Lacking the proper intestinal nerve cells for her colon to function properly, Grace needs ongoing care to monitor her condition. Learn more about her family's story in our latest video.
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