Clear Lake Endoscopy Practice, Bay Area Gastroenterology Provides Endoscopic Ultrasonography Services

Bay Area Gastroenterology Utilizes Latest Technology for Screening

Houston, Texas (Marketwire) - March 30, 2010 - For patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders, timely diagnosis is extremely important. The physicians at Bay Area Gastroenterology, one of the leading endoscopy practices in Houston, have state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose these conditions.

Dr. Manish Rungta, M.D. has been a practicing physician since 2004. He specializes in many areas of Clinical Gastroenterology, therapeutic endoscopy, ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound.

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a medical procedure in endoscopy (insertion of a probe into a hollow organ) that is combined with ultrasound to obtain images of the internal organs in the chest and abdomen. It can be used to visualize the wall of these organs, or to look at adjacent structures. Combined with Doppler imaging, nearby blood vessels can also be evaluated.

Endoscopic ultrasonography is one of the most accurate imaging tools for diagnosing malignancies of the stomach, esophagus, rectum, pancreas, bile ducts and duodenum. There have been many advances since endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) was first introduced 30 years ago. Endoscopic ultrasonography is most commonly used in the upper digestive tract and is performed by the physicians at Bay Area Gastroenterology, who have had extensive advanced training.

"We are pleased to offer our patients the convenience of endoscopic ultrasound at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital," said Dr. Rungta. “Our entire staff is committed to making each patient feel comfortable during this very accurate diagnostic procedure."

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, the physicians are equipped to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and maintenance of gastrointestinal health.

About Bay Area Gastroenterology
The Board Certified Physicians at Bay Area Gastroenterology specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ailments of the stomach, intestines, colon, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Dr. Ravi Mani, M.D. and his associates have on site radiological and endoscopic facilities providing state-of-the-art medical care and a compassionate staff who will help you.  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.

For more information, please contact:
Bay Area Gastroenterology P. A.
(281) 480-6264
http://www.gibay.com

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Locations

Medical Center
1015 Medical Center
Boulevard
Suite 1700
Webster, Texas 77598
p: 281-480-6264
f: 281-480-4046
Methodist St. John
2060 Space Park Drive
Suite 200
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
p: 281-480-6264
f: 281-339-7623
Memorial Southeast
11920 Astoria Boulevard
Suite 410
Houston, TX 77089
p: 281-484-6264
f: 281-484-0740
Pearland Office
10905 Memorial Herman Drive
Suite 211
Pearland, Texas 77548
p: 281-480-6264
f: 281-480-4046

Physicians

Ravi S. Mani, M.D., F.A.C.G.
Nikhil Inamdar, M.D., A.G.A.F.
Syed F. Jafri, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Manish Rungta, M.D.
Sezen Altug, M.D., FAGA
Naveen Surapaneni, M.D., M.P.H.
Gabriel Lee, MD
Neha Mathur, MD
Sudhanshu Gogia, MD

Our Board Certified Physicians specialize in the
diagnosis and treatment of ailments of the stomach,
intestines, colon, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

Make an Appointment

Patients may make an appointment on their own or be referred by another Physician.

New Patients - please click here for more information on making an appointment.

Returning Patients - may make an appointment online or by calling our office.

Appointments may be made by calling the office between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday - Friday, 281-480-6264.

Same Day Appointments

We will do our best to accomodate a limited number of same day appointments.

Please call our office, 281-480-6264 and if a new patient to our clinic please complete the Patient Registration Form.

Emergencies

Gastroenterology Emergencies:
If you have a gastroenterology problem of an urgent nature or an emergency, please contact the Bay Area Gastroenterology answering service at 281-480-6264 and/or go to the nearest emergency room.

If there is no response for any reason after you call the Bay Area Gastroenterology answering service, please go to the nearest emergency room.

Weekend Coverage
Call the answering service for emergencies. This will be answered by the doctor on call. If there is no response for any reason after you call the Bay Area Gastroenterology answering service, please go to the nearest emergency room.

Texas Communities served by
Bay Area Gastroenterology

Alvin, Bacliff, Bay Area, Channelview, Clear Lake, Deer Park, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galena Park, Galveston, Houston, Kemah, La Marque, La Porte, League City, Manuel, Missouri City, Nassau Bay, Pasadena, Pearland, Santa Fe, Seabrook, Shoreacres, South East Houston, South Shore, Texas City, Webster.