We Have Relocated Suite’s For Our
St. Johns Office
Same Building New Suite Number
2060 Space Park Dr. Ste. 306
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
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We thank you for your patience as we transition our Pearland Office location. Our new location at Pearland Surgery Center and Medical Plaza is still under construction, as we want to offer our patients the best and most up-to-date office facilities. We will do our best to keep you updated with any changes in dates. As of now please note:
We are still seeing patients for clinic and office visits at the Memorial Hermann building. Located at 10905 Memorial Hermann Ste. 211 Pearland, Texas 77584
Beginning January 1, 2013 we will be moving our clinic and office visits to Pearland Surgery Center and Medical Plaza. Located at 15015 Kirby Dr. Pearland, Texas 77047
We have begun performing our endoscopy procedures at Pearland Surgery Center. Located at 15015 Kirby Dr. Pearland, Texas 77047
Gastroenterology Consultants, PA
Beginning July 20, 2012 the FM 1959/Dixie Farm Rd. Overpass will be under construction. Thus, all people needing to get to our main office will need to take an alternate route. Please see attachement below for map and directions.
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By Michel Kafrouni, M.D.
Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
Everyone will experience acid reflux at least once in their lifetime. Around a third of Americans experience heartburn -the most common symptom of acid reflux- on a regular basis. A large percentage of those patients with acid reflux go untreated and even undiagnosed leading to serious future complications. Educating ones-self on heartburn and acid reflux may help answer a lot of pending questions regarding the disease, its causes and how to prevent it.
Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid reflux, heartburn, peptic esophagitis, reflux esophagitis are all synonyms for the same disease called GERD. Normally, the food passes from the throat to the stomach through the esophagus. A ring of muscle fibers prevents food from moving backward into the esophagus. These muscle fibers are called the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES. Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the LES is weak or relaxes inappropriately allowing the stomach’s contents to flow up into the esophagus. The lining of the esophagus is not equipped to deal with the acidic stomach content leading to inflammation (esophagitis) that will translate into heartburn indigestion and swallowing difficulties. Down the line the chronic inflammation will cause mucosal progression into Barrett’s esophagus a precancerous lesion leading to esophageal cancer if not treated.
Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD. Other symptoms are also common like the following:
If you have one or more of the above symptoms then you need to discuss them with your physician to get early evaluation and treatment.
The battle to beat GERD starts with basic preventive measures that include dietary changes such as avoiding reflux inducing foods like spicy and greasy foods, carbonated and caffeinated drinks as well as citrus and tomato based products (an extensive list of those products can be obtained from your physician’s office). Life style changes are essential in the fight against GERD these changes include losing weight (5 % of total body weight or more is recommended), fasting for 3 hours before going to sleep, avoiding smoking and alcohol, and elevating the head of the bed are all important steps towards controlling the symptoms. For many people, living with acid reflux doesn’t have to be a constant battle.
Even if the above mentioned dietary and life style changes did not provide relief then resorting to medical and even surgical therapy can achieve successful control of GERD symptoms in the great majority of patients.
If you are suffering from constant symptoms of acid reflux, visit your gastroenterologist for possible treatment options. Log on to www.gastroconsultants.com to find a location near you.
444 FM 1959, Suite A,
Houston, TX 77034
Direct Phone: 281-481-9400
2060 Space Park Drive, Suite 306
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
Direct Phone: 281-892-2460
250 Blossom Street, Suite 210
Webster, TX 77598
Direct Phone: 281-316-1119
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504
Direct Phone: 832-456-8434
15015 Kirby Dr. Ste.200A
Pearland, TX 77047
Direct Phone: 713-343-6360
Gastroenterology Consultants is a leader in advanced, comprehensive gastrointestinal care. We specialize in up-to-date gastrointestinal care, which includes screening and treatment for colon cancer, heartburn and acid reflux, esophageal disorders and difficulty swallowing, peptic ulcers, H. pylori, gallstones and other gallbladder disorders, rectal bleeding and hemorrhoids, malabsorption and celiac disease, liver diseases - hepatitis C, hepatitis B, cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, hepatoma and liver cancer, abdominal pain, noncardiac chest pain, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, anemia, nausea and vomiting, gas and bloating and lactose intolerance.
Gastroenterology Consultants also offers colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer, EGD & capsule endoscopy small-bowel, endoscopic ultrasound, Bravo 48-hour pH monitoring, H. pylori breath testing, esophageal manometry and impedance testing, hemorrhoid band ligation, esophageal dilatation, advanced therapeutic ERCP, Remicade® infusion therapy, treatment of Barrett's esophagus, electrohydrolic lithotripsy of CBD stones and endoscopic mucosal resection.
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