Gastroenterologist Joins Sparks

(June 27, 2012) - Sparks Health System is pleased to welcome a new physician to our Gastroenterology Center.

Ihab Herraka, M.D., worked with one of the most famous gastroenterologists in the world during his fellowship training at the University of Florida at Gainesville, where he says he was inspired by the importance of great bedside manner.

“I enjoy doing procedures, but I also have a love for seeing patients,” said Herraka. “I think the only job that can significantly impact the quality of a human life is being a physician.”

Dr. Herraka will begin seeing patients July 9 at Sparks Gastroenterology Center on the second floor of the Ambulatory Surgery Center at 1001 Towson Avenue in Fort Smith. In addition to diagnosing and treating common digestive disorders, Dr. Herraka has an interest in treating inflammatory bowel disease and Hepatitis patients.

He looks forward to establishing his practice and a home for his wife and two young children in Fort Smith.

Ihab Herraka, M.D.