Clinical Care:

I have a special interest and experience in the management of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn’s disease and chronic ulcerative colitis; biliary-pancreatic disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disorders, especially Barrett’s metaplasia and dysplasia plus these patients’ need for various GI endoscopic therapeutic modalities in a tertiary care set-up.

The mission of Dr. Atilla Ertan is to provide excellence in clinical care and research. The multifaceted goals are to deliver outstanding patient care with compassion and a strong background of cutting-edge basic and clinical research in gastroenterology. Dr. Ertan can provide the expert management, up-to-date treatment and innovative solutions for his patients with all forms of digestive disorders. He continually works to enhance patient quality of care as well as improvement quality of life for his patient population.


You will receive one of the best gastroenterology treatments anywhere.  Dr. Ertan has received “Master of Gastroenterology” title from the American College of Gastroenterology and “Distinguished Clinician Award” from the American Gastroenterological Association. These awards are among the most respected in gastroenterology.  He is Professor of Medicine since 1975 and former Chief of Gastroenterology Sections at The Methodist Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine and the Tulane University Medical School.

Services provided: 

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Flexible sigmoidoscopy   

Colonoscopy and ileoscopy  

Endoscopic sclerotherapy

Endoscopic band ligation

Endoscopic polypectomy
Endoscopic diathermy
Balloon dilation of gastrointestinal strictures

PillCam small bowel capsule endoscopy
Laser therapy for gastrointestinal malignancy

Photodynamic therapy

Radiofrequency Ablation with HALO-360 & HALO-90

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography
Endoscopic biliary and pancreatic stenting for major or minor papilla
Endoscopic biliary and pancreatic papilla and stricture dilation
Endoscopic sphincterotomy for biliary and pancreatic papilla
Biliary and pancreatic stone removal
Biliary and pancreatic stones mechanical lithotripsy

Gastroenterology services:

Between 1990 until July 2005, for the Baylor College of Medicine and after January 2007 till present time for the University of Texas Medical School Gastroenterology Sections, I have coordinated various sessions and formats to teach the gastroenterology third year fellows for the GI endoscopic advanced therapeutic modalities including biliary/pancreatic stenting [including pancreatic minor duct stenting], dilatation of complex GI strictures, endoscopic biliary/pancreatic sphincterotomy, Nd:YAG laser treatment, photodynamic therapy, endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic radiofrequency ablation modalities with HALO-360 & HALO-90 at The Methodist Hospital in daily basis. Moreover, senior physician assistant students from the University of Texas Medical Brach are rotating to my GI service daily basis for their GI education since early 2007. These trainees are also have opportunity to see my complex & complicated gastroenterology consults as tertiary referrals.

Download Documents for Patients:

PowerPoint Presentation for Physicians

Gastroenterology PowerPoint Presentation 11-4-05