Taking care of your health
Dr. Fatih Ozcelebi offers cutting edge medical treatment to patients with a variety of gastroenterological diseases. His mission is to provide outstanding, comprehensive care, helping patients in McAllen and the entire Rio Grande Valley maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Dr. Ozcelebi and his staff at the McAllen Gastroenterology Clinic and The Endoscopy Center at Medpoint are dedicated to creating a comfortable medical experience, where patients are treated with respect, encouraged to ask questions, and participate actively in their care. Dr. Ozcelebi has an outstanding reputation for providing highly personalized service, which is sensitive to the individual needs of each patient.
What is a gastroenterologist?
A gastroenterologist is a physician that deals with disorders of the digestive system and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract is the region through which our food is digested and absorbed. This tract is frequently divided into two portions: upper and lower. The upper GI tract includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine (known as the duodenum). The lower GI tract includes the other two parts of the small intestine (known as the jejunum and the ileum), the large intestine, and the anus. In addition to managing conditions involving the GI tract, Dr. Ozcelebi often deals with problems involving the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
About Dr. Ozcelebi
Dr. Ozcelebi received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. He then completed his residency at the State University of New York, Buffalo. Following his residency, he went on to earn his fellowship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. While at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ozcelebi received his training from the country's leading experts and published manuscripts in The Journal of Biological Chemistry and the journal of Molecular Pharmacology. In 2018 the Mayo Clinic was ranked the #1 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery hospital in the country with a perfect 100/100 score by US News and World Report.
Dr. Ozcelebi is a proud Veteran of the Army and is dedicated to the care of Veterans of the United States. He has been in practice for 21 years and performed several thousand procedures including colonoscopy, EGD, Flexible sigmoidoscopy, hemmorhoid bandings, ERCP, G-tube placement.
In 2003 Dr. Ozcelebi founded and opened an Ambulatory Surgery Center in McAllen called the Endoscopy Center at Medpoint. This center is dedicated to the care and treatment of only GI problems and procedures. The biggest focus for Dr. Ozcelebi is prevention of colon cancer. The only way to prevent colon cancer is thru early detection and screening. Nationally, Colon Cancer is the 3rd leading cause of death. In the Rio Grande Valley, Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death because patients do not get properly screened.
Over the years, Dr. Ozcelebi has treated patients from a variety of cities throughout the Rio Grande Valley and the entire state of Texas. Dr. Ozcelebi also enjoys privileges at Mission Hospital.
Dr. Fatih Ozcelebi
"Had my colonoscopy with Dr. Ozcelebi, everything went great, and he even accommodated me when I couldn't prep with the initial bowel prep he gave me. He is a real master with the scope and very reassuring. Dr. Ozcelebi is a keeper."
Ernesto from Edinburg, TX
“Dr. Ozcelebi is a wonderful caring physician. He explains every procedure and answers all your questions. The office staff is exceptional as well. I highly recommend Dr. Ozcelebi.”
Jose from McAllen, TX
"Very happy and satisfied, he was attentive to my needs and concerns, took his time with me to answer my questions, made me feel I was in good hands.
Maria from La Joya, TX