Gastroenterology Consultants of Laredo
6999 McPherson Rd. Ste. 220Phone : (956) 795-4776Fax: (956) 795-4779
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Getting To Know - Monte D. Allen D.O.

Dr. Monte D. Allen was board certified in Internal Medicine until 1994 and Gastroenterology until 1996. He obtained his BS from the University of Texas at Arlington and his DO from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, affiliated with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth Texas. He completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine from the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas in Fort Worth Texas. He earned his fellowship in Gastroenterology from the Chicago Osteopathic Hospitals and Medical Centers in Chicago Illinois. With the addition of Dr. Elsa S. Canales to his medical practice in 2004, together they have formed Gastroenterology Consultants of Laredo.

Dr. Allen’s clinical interests include gastroenterology and hepatology. He is trained in diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, including colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), enteroscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), flexible sigmoidoscopy, liver biopsy, paracentesis, video capsule endoscopy and hemorrhoidal ligation.

Dr. Allen has served as Medical Director and Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee of the Laredo Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center North and as Medical Director of the Laredo Digestive Health Center.

Dr. Allen has been involved in numerous clinical research projects including Sub Investigator for multiple Chronic Hepatitis C studies, Adult Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Ulcerative Proctitis.

Dr. Allen is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), Texas Society for Gastroenterolgy and Endoscopy (TSGE), Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Dr. Allen dedicates all his spare time to his wife, three children and family and friends. He enjoys numerous sports, hunting, snow skiing and scuba diving.