UT Southwestern Digestive and Liver Diseases at Texas Health Dallas

at Professional Building 1

8210 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 306
Dallas, Texas 75231 (Directions)
(214) 645-7408

Appointment New Patient Appointment or 214-645-8300

At UT Southwestern Digestive and Liver Diseases at Texas Health Dallas, our digestive and liver specialists are experts at diagnosing gastrointestinal and liver problems. We offer the most advanced treatments for a variety of chronic and acute diseases.

Our goal is to truly improve our patients’ health and quality of life.

We offer a multidis­ciplinary approach to diseases and work closely with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and surgery, oncology, and radiology teams.

Conditions We Treat

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Primary biliary cholangitis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Viral hepatitis

Meet our digestive disease specialists

Dr. M. Rita Lepe

Maria Rita Lepe-Suastegui, M.D., specializes in liver transplantation; autoimmune liver disease; liver disease in young adults; fatty liver disease; and health care disparities in liver disease among minority populations, particularly Latino patients.

Schedule an Appointment

Appointment Information

New Patients

All new patients must complete the Digestive and Liver 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.

Test Preparations and Instructions

Before a test related to a digestive disease, patients may need to take some steps to prepare. View preparation instructions for tests.