WELCOME TO DIGESTIVE & LIVER SPECIALISTS

YOU DESERVE THE BEST IN HEALTH CARE IN A COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT.

At Digestive & Liver Specialists, our physicians and staff are exceptional and accessible. The physicians at Digestive and Liver Specialists are all board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine and are fellows in the American College of Gastroenterology.

Our physicians and staff participate in continuing education throughout the year to keep up to date on the changes in our field. This helps us maintain the high quality of medical care for which our Practice is known. Patients choose our practice in many ways. Some are referred by their family physicians, other by another specialist, and still others by friends, family or our patients. We will work together with the referring physicians by keeping them informed of your progress and care plan as we realize this information is important for your continuity of care.

Patient Education

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Because your safety and comfort is of paramount importance to us, we want to make sure you understand not only the purpose of every procedure but also the necessary preparation involved. Furthermore, you will see we include, step-by-step, what you can expect to experience during and following each procedure.

This is also where we make you aware of any risks associated with these procedures. In virtually every case, the risks are rare, but they do exist. Fortunately, the physicians and staff here are trained to handle them to ensure your safety.

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Meet Our Team

Cindy White
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"We believe in nurturing and supporting our patients throughout the healing process".

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She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston, went to medical school at UTMB in Galveston and did her internship, residency and fellowship at Scott & White in Temple, Texas.Dr. White enjoys working at D&L Specialists because of the diverse patient population and the range of diseases tackled. Aside from her focus on general gastroenterology, she has a special interest in women’s health issues. Also, she believes in the importance of colorectal cancer screening as a public issue.

She is married with one child. Her husband is also a physician in the Houston area. In her leisure time, Dr. White enjoys literature, traveling, snorkeling and spending time with the family.

Robert Talley
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Dr. Talley joined Digestive and Liver Specialists of Houston in July 2014.

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Dr. Talley earned his medical degree in 2003 from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He continued his training at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he completed his Internal Medicine Residency in 2006, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship in 2007, and Gastroenterology Fellowship in 2010. Following his Gastroenterology Fellowship, Dr. Talley was accepted to an ASGE recognized fourth-year Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and VA North Texas Health Care System which he completed in 2011.

Dr. Talley joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Houston Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Division as an Assistant Professor in 2011 where he served for three years as the Director of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy.

Dr. Talley has special interest and experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with pancreatic and biliary disease including benign and malignant disorders, benign and malignant gastrointestinal tumors, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Dr. Talley has expertise and experience in a variety of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic modalities including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), cholangioscopy, balloon-assisted small bowel enteroscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), enteral stenting, and radiofrequency ablation.

 

Anna Downing
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General Gastroenterology

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Dr. Anna Downing is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. She is currently a member of the Harris County Medical Society, American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterological Association.

She has lived in Houston, Texas since 1993. She earned a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry and graduated summa cum laude from Houston Baptist University in 2001. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She completed her internal medical residency and Gastroenterology fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston in 2011.

Dr.Downing’s clinical interest includes general gastroenterology, screening and surveillance of gastrointestinal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, GERD and diagnosis and management of motility disorders of the upper digestive tract.

Recommended Diets

High Fiber Diet
High Fiber Diet

The high fiber diet can be used in the relief of symptoms associated with diverticulosis, hemorrhoids, constipation, colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, high cholesterol, obesity, and irritable bowel syndrome. It does this by providing bulk in the diet and helps keep bowels regular. Diets should contain 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day.

Lactose Restricted Diet
Lactose Restricted Diet

The high fiber diet can be used in the relief of symptoms associated with diverticulosis, hemorrhoids, constipation, colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, high cholesterol, obesity, and irritable bowel syndrome. It does this by providing bulk in the diet and helps keep bowels regular. Diets should contain 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day.

Low Residue Diet
Low Residue Diet

This is achieved by limiting the amount of fiber in the diet. Foods that have a high fiber content are wholegrain cereals, whole meal bread/biscuits, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and skin/stalks of fruits and vegetables. Milk should be consumed in moderation.

Low Sodium Diet
Low Sodium Diet

Doctors estimate that the average American consumes 3,300 milligrams of salt per day. That’s about one third more than the recommended 2,400 milligrams. For some patients with extremely high fluid retention, even restricting their diets to 4,000 mg is enough to keep them out of the danger zone.