Rubén Ramírez-Vega, MDDr. Ruben Ramirez-Vega

Gastroenterology & Transplant Hepatology

Education

  • Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
  • Residency: Texas Tech University Health Science Center - El Paso
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology & Hepatology - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Fellowship: Transplant Hepatology - Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Special Interests

Dr. Ruben Ramirez-Vega is a Gastroenterologist with specialized training in Transplant Hepatology.  He is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.  Dr. Ramírez-Vega has been in private practice in El Paso since completing his liver transplant fellowship in 2015.  He has also been Medical Director for Gastroenterology and Liver at the Hospitals of Providence - Memorial Campus since 2015.  During Dr. Ramirez-Vega's fellowship, he was Chief Fellow for the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases.

Dr. Ramirez-Vega is very interested and active in research and investigation into liver issues, including hepatitis C.

Conditions:

  • Liver disorders and diseases
  • Hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis B
  • Fatty liver, cirrhosis
  • Gastrointestinal diseases, malabsorption, bleeding
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastroesophageal issues, ulcers
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Stomach diseases, ulcers, cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Liver Failure
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastroenteritis and Colitis (noninfectious)

Procedures:

  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)