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5 Stars awarded to Knapp for gallbladder surgery

WESLACO — Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco has been recognized for 5-star care for gastrointestinal surgery and appendectomy procedures by Heathgrades — a national company which specializes in information about healthcare.

Knapp’s recognition also includes receiving the “Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award™”.

General surgeons on Knapp’s active medical staff include Dr. Sandra Esquivel; Dr. Jose Farias-Jimenez; Dr. Ernesto Garza; Dr. Rodolfo Guerrero; Dr. Luis Abraham Mata, Dr. Henry Reinhart, Dr. Luis M. Reyes; Dr. Caesar Ricci; Dr. Minerva Romero Arenas, Dr. Frank Velez; Dr. James Chalk, and Dr. Vijian Dhevan.

Knapp’s recognitions from Healthgrades include the following:

• 5-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 7 Years in a Row

APPENDECTOMY (Surgery to Remove the Appendix)
• 5-Star Recipient for Appendectomy for 4 Years in a Row

For more information on award-winning hospital care in the Mid-Valley, please contact Knapp Medical Center at (956) 968-8567 or visit and

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