COVID-19 Updates: New and Established Patients

Dear New and Established Patients,

We have received numerous concerns from our patients recently about COVID-19. For the safety of our patients, our staff and physicians we are asking a few additional questions at the time of scheduling. In conjunction with this all physicians are carefully reviewing each patient chart to verify if an appointment can be safely be postponed. If your appointment is postponed you will be notified by our office immediately.

If you are not comfortable postponing your appointment due to health concerns, you may discuss your concerns with our office staff. They will forward your concerns to the physician, who will decide if keeping your appointment is in the best interest, considering the potential risk of exposure from others at this time.

1. PLEASE CANCEL/RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE A COUGH OR FEVER (see below section on office visit rules). If you do come into the office, we request only the patient and one caregiver come to the appointment. Please do not bring children of any age.

Office visit rules:
Considering the COVID-19 outbreak, we must take extra precautions for the safety of our patients and staff. Many of our patients have compromised immune systems due to illness or medications. Therefore any patient or guest, please check prior to your appointment if any of the following risks apply to you. Please do try to come alone to your appointment if at all possible:

1. Currently have a cough, fever, sore throat or respiratory issues
2. Traveled internationally, including cruises, or travel to New York,
California, or Washington in the past 14 days
3. Had close contact (within 10 feet) with any person who is under investigation or confirmed with COVID-19

If YES to any of the above risks, then

•DO NOT enter the waiting room and please contact your primary care doctor/urgent care regarding COVID-19 testing and call our office to cancel your appointment. Main line 281-481-9400.

For up to date Coronavirus information from the CDC, click on the link below:

We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and hope to be able to return to normal medical care soon.

The Physicians and Staff,
Gastroenterology Consultants, PA

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We Welcome Dr. Nathaniel Avila To Our Practice

Gastroenterology Consultants, P.A.  We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nathaniel  Avila to our group. Dr. Avila is a well trained Gastroenterologist. He is an active member in the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, American    Society for Gastrointestinal  Endoscopy, and the Texas Society of Gastroenterology and  Endoscopy.  He is skilled and experienced in ERCP, Spy Glass, EMR, Barrett’s Esophagus  Ablation, in addition to all routine GI endoscopy procedures.

Dr. Avila is available to see patients at our Ellington and Blossom office. He will provide inpatient consults at HCA Houston Clear Lake Hospital, UTMB Clear Lake Campus, and Memorial Hermann Southeast  Hospital.

Dr. Avila is a native Houstonian and is looking forward to joining the deep rooted Houston based practice. Dr. Avila played Division I tennis in college and enjoys sports and spending time with his family.

Gastroenterology Consultants, PA has been providing high quality medical care in Gastroenterology and Hepatology since 1983. We thank you for all your confidence and support. We‘re excited and look forward to continuing our professional relationship.


  • Doctor of Medicine, 2013

      University of Texas Medical School at Houston,  Houston, TX

  • Internal Medicine Residency, 2013-2016

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology, 2016-2019

Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Click on the link below to view his announcement card:

Nathaniel Avila MD Folded Announcement




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Fecal Incontinence (Bowel Leakage)

Start the CONVERSATION….Lack of bowel control, fecal incontinence, FI, or any word associated is most commonly brought up when talking about the inability to hold your stool.

It is estimated that over 5.5 million Americans suffer from fecal incontinence.

Signs and symptoms:

  • Chronic or recurring fecal leakage
  • Inability to reach the toilet on time during daily activities
  • Inability to hold gas

Living your life with the constant wonder of accidents isn’t a solution.  New treatments like Sacral Nerve Stimulation can free you of the worry. If you’re having problems holding loose stool or gas its important to know there’s a solution out there. Bowel leakage isn’t normal.

Below is helpful links to educate you about Fecal Incontinence and the solutions available to you:

Treatment therapies for bowel control

Call today and schedule a consultation with one of our Gastroenterologists to talk about fecal incontinence. Main 281-481-9400.

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We Welcome Dr. Sumanth Daram To Our Practice

Dr. Sumanth DaramDr. Sumanth Daram

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Sumanth Daram to our group. Dr. Daram is a well trained Board Certified Gastroenterologist with advanced endoscopy training in therapeutic endoscopy. He also gained additional experience while serving as Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Endoscopy at Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Daram is skilled and experienced in Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, Enteral Stenting, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Device Assisted Enteroscopy and Radiofrequency Ablation in addition to all routine GI endoscopy procedures.

Dr. Daram is available to see patients at our Ellington and Pearland office. He will provide inpatient consults at Memorial Hermann Pearland, Memorial Hermann Southeast and HCA Pearland Medical Center.

For more information about Dr. Daram please click the link:

Dr. Daram at a glance:

  • Board Certified Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, 2013-2017,Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
  • Fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, 2012-2013Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology, 2009-2012,University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Internal Medicine Residency, 2001-2004,St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Medical Degree, 1993-1998, Osmania Medical College, India
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New Suite For St. Johns Office

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


Direct Phone: 281-892-2460

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New Pasadena Office Location

front of bldg pasadena

Opened May 2, 2015 Pasadena Office

We are excited to announce the opening of our Pasadena Office. To better serve our community we have relocated to

4211 Fairmont Parkway

Pasasdena, TX 77504

(Between Preston and Burke)

We now have a direct number to our Pasadena Office!


We look forward to serving the Pasadena community for many years to come and are proud to have a free standing building for our patients.


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Welcome Dr. Svetang Desai


Dr. Svetang Desai

We are proud to Announce the addition

of  Dr. Svetang Desai to

Gastroenterology Consultants, PA


Dr. Desai joins Gastroenterology Consultants, PA as an Advanced Endoscopist from Duke University in Durham, NC where he was the Instructor in the Department of Gastroenterology. A native of Tennessee, he completed his undergraduate degree at Rice University, and returned to Tennessee to complete his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Tennessee. His medical training continued with his Internal Medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine including a Chief Resident year, after which he completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Duke University. While in Durham, he also completed an Advanced Therapeutics Instructorship. He has broad interests in the field of Gastroenterology with specialties in Advanced Therapeutics including ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound with fine needle aspiration. He is experienced in enteral stenting, cyst drainage, and GI cancer staging with sampling. He has published numerous studies and book chapters in the fields of Enteral Nutrition, Pancreatitis, and Biliary disease.

Dr. Desai is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterologists and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. His wife is an endocrinologist in medical center, and he enjoys sports, exercise, and travel.  He joins ten other highly qualified gastroenterologists who have been pioneers in their fields while providing prompt and comprehensive care to patients.

He is available to see patients at our Ellington and Clear Lake office. He will be actively providing inpatient consults at Memorial Hermann Southeast, Clear Lake Regional and Bay Area Regional Hospitals.

With this expansion, we are confident that we will continue to provide comprehensive and responsive care to your patients with state-of-the-art technology.


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2014 Medical Clinic of the Year

Houston award 2014 plaque


Gastroenterology Consultants, PA Receives 2014 Houston Award


Houston Award Program Honors the Achievement


HOUSTON June 6, 2014 — Gastroenterology Consultants, PA has been selected for the 2014 Houston Award in the Medical Clinic category by the Houston Award Program.


Each year, the Houston Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Houston area a great place to live, work and play.


Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Houston Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Houston Award Program and data provided by third parties.

Houston Award Program


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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2014

March Colon cancer MonthFor more information on Colon Cancer please visit our Diseases page and click under “Specialty Services”. Call our office 281-481-9400 ext. 790 to schedule an appointment for Colon Cancer Screening today.


National Dress in Blue Day is March 7th. Show your support by wearing blue and getting your workplace, school and loved ones involved.  More information at


2012  Colon Cancer Screening Day at IMG_3246Gastroenterology Consultants, PAIMG_3288








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Saturday Appointments Now Available

SAT APPT   Now you can schedule appointments on saturdays at our pearland office.

15015 Kirby Dr. • Pearland, Texas 77047

Call our office and one of our highly trained staff will be available to speak with you today.



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