Need a Solution to Your Chronic Digestive Problems?

Digestive issues are a normal part of life, but when these issues are persistent, painful, and affect your ability to enjoy life, it may be time to see a specialist. Gastroenterologists specialize in problems related to the digestive system. They investigate problems raging from dry mouth to difficulty swallowing, excessive gas to bloating, persistent constipation to rectal bleeding.
Gastroenterologists also perform screenings for colon cancer.
The experts at the Heights Hospital have decades of combined experience caring for their patients’ digestive problems. If you are looking for spine surgery in The Heights, trust your neighborhood hospital. We’ve served our corner of Houston for ninety years.


Dr. Terah Isaacson, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery – Heights Hospital

Dr. Isaacson brings not only a passion for quality healthcare, but also a wealth of new skills to The Heights Hospital. She specializes in using minimally invasive techniques to perform abdominal surgery for diseases, such as colon and rectal cancer, diverticular disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. She also provides many treatment options for anorectal and pelvic floor disorders, including hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fecal incontinence and constipation. In addition, Dr. Isaacson is proficient in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Isaacson strives to provide well-informed care using a variety of approaches to provide her patients with a unique plan of care fit especially for their needs.

Dr. D. Lee Howell, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery – Heights Hospital

Dr. Howell has significant experience dealing with complex anorectal issues and is proficient in multiple outpatient operative techniques used to treat these conditions. He is trained in laparoscopy and minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of intra-abdominal conditions. In addition, he is skilled in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

He firmly believes that the best medicine results when patients thoroughly understand the cause of their ailments and what it takes to alleviate their suffering. He prides himself on his ability to explain the conditions he diagnoses in the simplest way possible, regardless of how long it takes. “If you don’t understand what you have, I haven’t done my job.”


The Side Effects of a Caffeine Addiction

Caffeine is a widely consumed stimulant that is found in many of our daily beverages. However, excessive caffeine consumption can lead to many negative health side effects that many fail to consider.

The Dangers of Vaping

Vaping has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among younger individuals, and while some people view vaping as a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, the reality is that vaping can come with a host of negative health side effects.

Summer Safety

Nothing’s worse than having to stop any summer fun! Village Health shares a few common reasons for emergency room visits and some tips to stay safe to keep the fun going all summer long.

Compliments of the Chef: The Secret to Serving Delicious Hospital Food

Here at The Heights Hospital, we know the integral part that food plays in nursing our patients back to health. Ensuring that each patient receives the proper nourishment for a successful recovery is an important responsibility that is tirelessly carried out by our incredible cafeteria team.

When Should I Go to the ER?

When it comes to knowing when to make a trip to the emergency room, the answer tends to vary with many. Village Health can help you decide.