Digestive Disease

at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Park Cities

8611 Hillcrest Road, 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75225 (Directions)

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The digestive disease specialists at UT Southwestern's Park Cities' location aim to help patients feel “normal” again and reduce hospital admissions and complications. We offer a multi-dis­ciplinary approach to diseases and work closely with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and surgery, oncology, and radiology teams.

Patients who see a specialist early in the course of their disease have the best chance of successfully managing their disease and resuming an active lifestyle.

What We Treat

Our specialists treat a variety of digestive diseases, including:

Our Services

  • Access to the latest therapies through clinical trials
  • Advanced and minimally invasive procedures
  • Advanced endoscopy procedures
  • Specialized care for women facing high-risk pregnancies
  • Patient support groups for Crohn’s and colitis
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery

Get to know our Park Cities digestive disease specialists

Meet Dr. Ioana Smith

Ioana Smith, M.D., is the first UT Southwestern general gastroenterologist at Park Cities, and she specializes in digestive and liver diseases. Dr. Smith is a board member for the Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy and she speaks English, Spanish, and Romanian.

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Meet Deepa Patel, M.S.N., APRN, ANP-BC

Deepa Patel, M.S.N., APRN, ANP-BC, is an advanced practice provider who specializes in gastroenterology and hepatology.

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Appointment Information

New Patients

All new patients must complete the Digestive New Patient Package

Please review the Initial Visit Checklist to ensure you bring what's needed to your first appointment, including your driver's license, current insurance card, completed questionnaire, and any additional paperwork you received in the mail. Medical records and a list of current medications are also important, so please bring those. 

Canceling an Appointment

If it’s necessary to cancel your appointment, please notify the Patient and Physician Referral Service at 214-645-8300 or the clinic at least 48 hours in advance so we can accommodate others waiting to schedule an appointment. 

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