Dr. Raul Ramos welcomes you to the Digestive Surgery Center in San Antonio, Texas, a personalized remote consultation service for the prevention, treatment and cure of colon and rectal disorders.
With over 47 years of medical practice experience, Dr. Ramos is considered one of the most experienced surgeons in the United States and Mexico specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum.
Being the fourth most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of death, colorectal cancer is also one of the most preventable and curable cancer when early detected.
Colonoscopy is the prevention procedure that saves millions of lives each year. It is recommended to get the first colonoscopy done at age 45, and once very ten years. To schedule your colonoscopy today, please call us at 210-614-1600.
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM DR. RAMOS
"There's nothing more rewarding than saving lives. A screening made on time can save a life. Unfortunately, some people let fear and embarrassment invade their minds and do nothing to prevent colorectal cancer from invading their body, not being aware that a silent killer is hidden in their colon, sometimes not showing any symptom. A simple ambulatory procedure can detect and remove a polyp before it becomes a cancer with a 90% probability of success. So if you are over 45 years of age and you haven't been screened, I strongly recommend you to schedule a visit with me today by calling at 210-614-1600. Remember, don't let fear and embarrassment invade your mind before cancer invades your body. Believe me when I say that embarrassment kills."
Saving lives through the prevention and cure of the diseases of the colon and rectum is our core mission.
The goal of Dr. Ramos and staff is to provide quality, comprehensive care to patients afflicted with problems of the colon and rectum. The patient is the focus for all decisions-medical and economical- because restoring and maintaining your health and well-being is our common goal.
In keeping with our mission of patient-centered care, Dr. Ramos places prime importance on the physician-patient relationship. We encourage open communication about your medical care to allow changes and to improve results.
A LETTER TO PATIENTS
It is with mixed feelings of sadness and joy that I am writing to let you know that I closed my office for the practice of surgery as of May 29, 2020.
I continue to provide remote consultation services by phone, video conference and email. I also provide consultation in colorectal surgery by appointment only at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Methodist Health System and University Hospital. To schedule a consultation, please call (210) 614-1600.
I would recommend you start looking now for a physician to take care of your needs. Your medical records are confidential and will remain in my possession. If you want to have your medical records released to you or to another physician of you choice, notify me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to sign an authorization form before I can release your medical records. Please note that I cannot share your medical information without your written consent.
Please download, print, fill out and sign the Authorization to Release Health Information form below, and email it to me.
It has been an honor and pleasure meeting you and caring for all of you. I wish you the best of health in the coming years.
Raul Ramos, MD FACS
Raul Ramos, M.D. is a nationally and internationally recognized physician dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum.
Surgeons from all over the world come to work in conjunction with Dr. Ramos in learning the most advanced surgical techniques and procedures.
Dr. Raul Ramos welcomes you. We are dedicated to providing you with quality care and to assisting you in any way.
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Being the third most common cancer in the United States, colorectal cancer is also one of the most preventable and curable cancers when early detected. Colorectal cancer can be prevented or even cured when detected at an early stage by doing simple ambulatory procedures which do not require hospitalization. Learn more.
Please be aware that only through preventive ambulatory checkouts Dr. Ramos can detect the existence of polyps, and therefore remove them before they become cancers. Do not hesitate to schedule an appointment today if you are 45 y.o. or older and you haven't been checked.
Call 210-614-1600 to schedule a remote consultation.
Ambulatory procedures also known as outpatient procedures or same day medical procedures, are health care procedures not requiring an overnight hospital stay.
Such procedures -including surgery- are commonly less complicated than those requiring hospitalization.
On May, 29 2020 Dr. Ramos closed his surgery practice in San Antonio and now offers Remote Consultation Services by phone, email or video conference.
Dr. Ramos also provides consultation in colorectal surgery by appointment only at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Methodist Health System and University Hospital.
In addition, Dr. Raul Ramos provides support to other surgeons through video conference during surgery, bringing in the surgery room his experience of more than 47 years saving lives.
To schedule a consultation, please call (210) 614-1600
Calls from outside the U.S.: 1 (210) 614-1600