Visited For Colitis TreatmentColonoscopy
I recommend the doctor
Happy with: Doctor friendlinessExplanation of the health issueTreatment satisfactionValue for money
Long story short, I recommend Dr. Aravind for any gastrointestinal issues you are undergoing through. He treats his patients well in all aspects, and isn't just a good doctor but is also a good human being. I've undergone colonoscopy at the center and was diagnosed to have inflammations in my large intestines. He, explained me the report, prescribed the right medications, and also patiently explained the side effects of the medication provided, if any, and was also assisting me over phone calls during the duration of the treatment.
For the detailed review, please read on.
I had developed digestive disorders a year earlier due to irregular food habits I developed as I was working in remote areas as a validation engineer. With the travel time, it was very usual for me to skip more than one meal a day for a span of few months, giving me peptic ulcers(diagnosed with an endoscopy elsewhere).
Even after taken medication for the issue for 3 months, the symptoms(burning, acidic reflux, bitter saliva, etc) didn't go away.
The doctor I consulted back then referred me to an endocrinologist saying I have thyroid issue.
I consulted the endocrinologist who dismissed that I had any thyroid issue after tests and I went back to another gastroenterologist.(Tip and my learning: Thyroid issue is found out by a blood report that gives you T3, T4, TSH levels. Unless and until all 3 are abnormal you don't have thyroid issue. Just if something is abnormal, then its usual vitamin issue, don't take steroids and medication unless you get this clarified. I am grateful to the endocrinologist I referred to)
In the mean time I developed an abscess in the abdomen for which I had to undergo a minor surgery, as recommended by the doctor. I had to visit a hospital wherein I got the abscess removed, and the antibiotics I had taken in the process solved my symptoms.
Until now I was taking care of expenses by medical insurance given by the company. Since it was still the early days of my job, I had decided to quit and study further for competitive exams since that was ideal time to do so, while i recuperate from the issue(I am 23). I did not foresee what was coming.
Within a month after my last day, I started to have bloating and loose stools along with heavy weight loss. The overall weight I lost until this point since the beginning would be 17-18 kgs.
I again visited a hospital, but I must add, by this point, I had visited 1 general physician, two gastroentrologist, 1 endocrinologst, a surgeon, and now here. And I know, how valuable it is for a doctor to be polite and understanding towards the patients. Its very rare to find such(It's not that the above mentioned weren't so, and I will in fact be indebted to the endocrinologist forever to not take the blood report for granted and explaining me everything, but I was slowly wearing out.)
Now the corporate hospital I visited, looked at my symptoms(gastroentrologists again), and recommended me a colonoscopy. Since I had no insurance now, I had to pay. Now here, the doctors were...extremely rude. Also, I paid a whopping 9k cautionary for anesthesia that I did not require. Since its cautionary, do the refund it? obviously no. Why would they. I got into a verbal argument with them and just left. Its not that I couldn't afford it, I was just irritated.
I went for alternative medication in homeopathy and it had helped me reduce burning that I had, although it took 3 months and the bowel disorders were just the same. I had lost 20 kgs by now. But the bigger problem in this span was the aversion I had towards doctors to have made me a lab rat.
Finally, at some point I looked into practo reviews which mentions how good this doctor is with patients. I thought I will consult him ones, and within 2 weeks from that point, I was feeling better already.
Some more key things, he did not jump to any conclusions with any diagnosis, he wanted to get an over perspective of things and had made me undergo some blood tests and diagnosed me to have vitamin deficiency(->tip: excessive antacids cause vitamin deficiency, don't go for alternate sources blindly like how I went for homeopathy, always know what you are going through)
He treated me for vitamin deficiency as well, and was kind and supportive and was a good human, which is rare quality to find in doctors these days. I chose to follow up the matter with him and will continue to do so.