SOURCE: Bay Area Gastroenterology

September 28, 2010 15:24 ET

Houston Gastroenterology Practice, Bay Area Gastroenterology, Offers Remicade Infusions for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

IV Infusions Provide Relief for Patients Suffering From Inflammatory Bowel Disorders

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 28, 2010) -  Bay Area Gastroenterology, a Houston Gastroenterology practice, is now pleased to offer Remicade infusions for patients with Crohn's and Ulcerative colitis, 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. 

The infusion suites offer IV infusion of Remicade on weekdays by trained nurses in an office setting. The gastroenterology consultants 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 weight loss.

Patients who have moderate to severe Crohn's Disease and who have not responded to other therapies 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."

About Bay Area Gastroenterology
Bay Area Gastroenterology is a leading medical center for the diagnosis and treatment of ailments of the stomach, intestines, colon, gallbladder and pancreas. On site radiological and endoscopic facilities provide state-of-the-art medical care for disorders and diseases such as Crohn's, Colitis and acid reflux/GERD. Bay Area Gastroenterology was the first private practice group in the Houston area to offer office based Virtual Colonoscopy for screening of colon cancer.