Dr. Ralph Alhalel MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Ralph Alhalel is a gastroenterologist in McAllen, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including McAllen Medical Center and Rio Grande Regional Hospital. He received his medical degree from National University of San Marcos and has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Alhalel accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at McAllen Medical Center and one of 9 at Rio Grande Regional Hospital who specialize in Gastroenterology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliation

South Texas Health System

McAllen Medical Center

Rio Grande Regional Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1992–1994

National University of San Marcos
Class of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 22 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 17 years in Gastroenterology

TX State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Sphincterotomy-associated biliary strictures: features and endoscopic management.
Bourke, M. J., Elfant, A. B., Alhalel, R., Scheider, D., Kortan, P., Haber, G. B.

A prospective study of the safety of endoscopic therapy for choledocholithiasis in an outpatient population.
Elfant, A. B., Bourke, M. J., Alhalel, R., Kortan, P. P., Haber, G. B.

An unusual cause of acute renal failure: bilateral ureteral obstruction due to Candida tropicalis fungus balls.
Scerpella, E. G., Alhalel, R.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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