Dr. Elsa S. Canales is a Laredoan and graduated from United High School. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. She continued her medical education at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. While at UTMB, she obtained her Doctorate of Medicine degree and she completed an internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship.
Dr. Canales has served the people of Laredo and surrounding Webb County since 2004. Her private practice, Gastroenterology Consultants of Laredo, is well-established and well-respected among Laredo’s medical community. Dr. Canales strives to deliver the highest quality of care with compassion and caring. She consistently has above average adenoma detection rates (ADR) and focuses on quality assurance for her patients’ medical needs. She is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the American College of Gastroenterology.
Her areas of interest include general gastroenterology and hepatology, endoscopic evaluation and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, colorectal cancer screening and prevention, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic reflux, and much more. She specializes in colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), small bowel enteroscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), paracentesis, small bowel video capsule endoscopy, SMART pill, and internal hemorrhoidal ligation.
As an active member of Laredo’s medical community, Dr. Canales has mentored high school, college and medical students interested in health careers for several years. In an effort to promote better health in Laredo, she has organized various health-related community awareness events throughout the years.
Dr. Elsa S. Canales is board certified in Gastroenterology by The American Board of Internal Medicine. She is an active staff member at Laredo Digestive Health Center, Laredo Medical Center and Doctor’s Hospital of Laredo. Dr. Canales is also a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
Dr. Canales strives to provide the best care for her patients. Dr. Canales says, “It is my obligation to listen to my patient’s needs and to empower them towards improved health. It gives me great satisfaction to know that I am making a difference in my patient’s well-being”.
When not at work, Dr. Canales enjoys spending time with her beautiful family, watching sports, traveling and cooking.
Please call Dr. Elsa S. Canales’ office today to schedule your next appointment.