Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy is one of the best Gastroenterologist in Tamil Nadu. Dr. Prasanna has an experience of 46 years which include: Compulsory Rotatory Internship : 1969-70 – Government General Hospital, Kakinada, Andhra University, India 1972-1983 - Senior House Officer - Bolton Royal Infirmary, Bolton Lancashire. Senior House Officer- District General Hospital, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Registrar and locum Consultant – Halifax Royal Infirmary and General Hospital alifax, West Yorkshire. Working in Apollo Hospitals since last Assignment
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Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy has a 46 years experience in the field of Gastroenterology.
Established GI unit in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India Established an Advanced Laparoscopic Unit at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai,India Award Received for completion of 25 years service at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai,India rained 130 Surgeons in GI and Laparoscopic Surgery. Overseas Tutor for Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh - 1995 Executive Committee Member ,Indian Association of Gastro Endo Surgeons 1998- 2002 Dr.R. Nanjunda Rao- Endowment Oration at Madras Medical College,Chennai 1995 (Gold Medal) 8.Dr. Rangarajan Endowment lecture at Raja Muthuiah Medical College, Chidambaram, Annamalai University 1998 . Dr. B. Shanmugeswarao Memorial Oration,AndhraPradesh Chapter of ASI,Hyderabad 2006 (Gold Medal) Dr. Karimulla Endowment Oration,Indian Medical Association ,Nellore,AP 2008 (Gold medal) Course Director – Ethicon Institute of Endo Surgery Chennai,India Faculty - Indian Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery – Coimbatore, India. Examiner - Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, National Boards, Ministry of Health, Government of India - 2005 and 2006. Examiner - Fellowship – Indian Association of Gastro Endo Surgeons - 2005 Examiner – Fellowship – Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India – 2005
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Gastroenterologists are the physicians who have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the large intestine, small intestine, stomach, esophagus, and biliary system which is made up of liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts.
Gastroenterologist primarily assesses the structure of the digestive tract and are experts in diseases of the digestive tract.
They specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the following symptoms and conditions: Abdominal pain, bleeding in the digestive tract, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, constipation and diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, polyps, diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, gallbladder disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis, heartburn, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), hemorrhoids, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, and ulcers.
You should see a gastroenterologist if you're experiencing any of the following symptoms:
A gastroenterologist treats any condition affecting the gut, such as:
Endoscopic ultrasounds to examine the upper and lower tract and other internal organs. Colonoscopies to detect colon cancer. Cholangiopancreatography to identify tumors, gallstones, or scar tissue in the bile duct area. Sigmoidoscopies to evaluate blood loss in the bowel. Liver biopsies to assess fibrosis and inflammation. Capsule endoscopies to examine the small intestine. Double balloon enteroscopy to examine the small intestine.
Your gastroenterologist will begin by asking you about the symptoms you have been getting, the duration of the symptoms, any previous tests, and treatments, risk factors, other medical problems, medications, allergies, and social history and will conduct an examination and provide a list of tests.