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UTRGV School of Medicine practice plan, UT Health RGV, to open Surgery and Women’s Specialty Center in Harlingen

Clinic will offer surgery and women’s health services

By Jennifer L. Berghom

HARLINGEN, TEXAS – MARCH 2, 2018 – UT Health Rio Grande Valley, the clinical component of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, has acquired a general surgery practice in Harlingen as part of the School of Medicine’s mission to increase access to primary and specialty care for residents throughout the region.

The UT Health Rio Grande Valley Surgery and Women’s Specialty Center, located at 614 Maco Drive in Harlingen, will offer services such as surgical consultations and follow-up appointments to patients, as well as women’s health subspecialty services like gynecologic oncology and urogynecology.

“We are pleased to continue offering surgical services, as well as provide specialty women’s health services, to the Harlingen community, and to expand access to excellent healthcare for residents throughout the Rio Grande Valley,” said Dr. John H. Krouse, dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine and executive vice president for Health Affairs for UTRGV. “Our clinical faculty are highly skilled and talented physicians who are leaders in their respective fields. With this clinic, and other clinics under the UT Health Rio Grande Valley practice plan, Valley residents no longer will have to travel far distances to receive the healthcare they need.”

The surgery clinic acquisition is the latest in the UTRGV School of Medicine’s plan to offer clinical services to patients through its UT Health Rio Grande Valley practice plan. Other clinics UT Health RGV has include the pediatrics specialty clinic that opened last fall in Edinburg and a primary care clinic in Laguna Vista that is expected to open later this year.

Medical schools throughout the country usually have affiliated clinics operated by faculty members who are also licensed physicians, and other healthcare professionals and medical staff. The University of Texas System’s other medical schools also have practice plans that deliver patient care in their community. 

For inquiries and referrals, call the UT Health Rio Grande Valley Surgery and Women’s Specialty Center at (956) 440-9110.

ABOUT UTRGV 

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CONTACT

Sofia.Hernandez@UTRGV.edu
UTRGV School of Medicine Chief of Staff / 956-296-1953

MEDIA CONTACTS

Jennifer.Berghom@UTRGV.edu
UTRGV School of Medicine Communications Coordinator/956-296-1619

Marci.Caltabiano@UTRGV.edu
UTRGV Director of News and Internal Communications 956-665-2742