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: https://www.gastroconsultants.com/sumanth-r-daram-m-d-f-a-c-p

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

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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
Email: PublicRelations@recognitionawarding.com
URL: http://www.recognitionawarding.com


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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 dressinblueday.org


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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Our Pearland Office

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

Please feel free to call our office with any questions or concerns. Our staff and adminstration are here to serve you and answer any questions you may have.

Thank you,

Adminstration Office

Gastroenterology Consultants, PA

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FM 1959/Dixie Farm Rd Overpass Under Construction

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.

Construction map

Thank you,

Business Office- Gastroenterology Consultants, PA

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Acid Reflux Causes and Preventative Measures – Dr. Michel Kafrouni

Acid Reflux

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:

  • Chest pain
  • Hoarseness or sore throat
  • Trouble swallowing or feeling like      your food is stuck
  • Frequent burping
  • Burning in the back of your throat
  • Bitter or acid taste on your mouth

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.

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