Houston gastroenterology consultants at bay area gastroenterology offer remicade infusions for crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

IV Infusions Provide Relief for Patients Suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disorders

Houston, Texas (Marketwire) September 24, 2010 – Bay Area Gastroenterology , a Houston Gastroenterology practice is  now pleased to offer Remicade infusions for patients with Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis, at our office at 1015 Medical Center Boulevard in Webster, Texas. With their state of the art infusion suites, the physicians at Bay Area Gastroenterology continue to be one the leading endoscopy practices in Houston and Clear Lake.

Our infusion suites offer IV infusion of Remicade on weekdays  by trained nurses in an office setting. The gastroenterology consultants in our center are Board certified trained professionals who have expertise in the diagnosis and therapy of Inflammatory bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis and Colitis. Dr.Ravi S. Mani M.D., President of Bay Area Gastroenterology states that the disease is often characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, change in bowel habits and sometimes weight loss. The disease spectrum can be varied  requiring Colonoscopy and other imaging studies for diagnosis.

Patients who have moderate to severe Crohn’s Disease and who have not responded to other therapy are good candidates for Remicade infusions. Remicade has been effective in relieving the symptoms of acute abdominal pain and inflammatory bowel disorders by binding and blocking the effects of TNF-alpha, a protein involved in the inflammation process.

Remicade IV Infusions at Bay Area Gastroenterology are administered by highly trained nurses in the comfort of an infusion suite. During the infusion, the nurse will check each patient at regular intervals. Patients are encouraged to relax, read a book, listen to music or watch television.

“We are pleased to offer IV Infusion for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative colitis at Bay Area Gastroenterology,” said Dr. Mani. “It is far more relaxing for our patients to receive this therapy in one of our Infusion suites instead of having to go to the hospital. Our nurses are highly trained in the administration of IV infusions and ensure the comfort of each patient throughout the infusion process.”

Bay Area Gastroenterology was the first private practice group in the Houston area to offer office based Virtual Colonoscopy for screening of colon cancer. With four offices in Houston, Clear Lake and Pearland, Bay Area Gastroenterology is a leading medical center for the diagnosis and treatment of ailments of the stomach, intestines, colon cancer, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

About Bay Area Gastroenterology

The Board Certified Physicians at Bay Area Gastroenterology, under the direction of Dr. Ravi Mani, M.D., have on site radiological and endoscopic facilities providing state-of-the-art medical care for gastrointestinal disorders and diseases such as Crohn’s, Colitis and acid reflux/GERD.. Bay Area Gastroenterology’s affiliated Endoscopy Center has been recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for following the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscopy reprocessing and CDC infection control.

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