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Dr. Govind Nandakumar

Dr. Govind Nandakumar

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MBBS, DM - Gastroenterology



16 Years Experience Overall  (16 years as specialist)

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Dr Govind Nandakumar is the Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield.Dr. Govind Nandakumar is a Chief - Gastrointestinal Surgery in Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield, Bangalore. After completing his MD from the esteemed Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York in 2004, he specialized further in General Surgery at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell in June 2009. He pursued Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Washington University and underwent advanced training in the management of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Oncology. Dr. Nandkumar has done his specialization in various modalities of Gastrointestinal surgery including Robotic Surgery and HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy) treatment for abdominal cancers. After spending some time in the US, Dr. Govind has returned to India and joined Columbia Asia Hospitals. The “Integrated Digestive and Liver Care Program” is a result of his clinical expertise and the vision shared by him and the hospital.

Hebbal, Bangalore

Columbia Asia Hospital


Kirloskar Business Park, Bellary Road, Landmark: Opposite Dairy Form & Near Esteem Mall, Bangalore

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Mon, Thu

02:00 - 04:00


08:00 - 10:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a gastroenterologist?

A: A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specializes in analysis as well as treatment of disorders of gastrointestinal tract and liver. Gastroenterology is basically a branch of medicine which deals with diseases which affect the gastrointestinal tract, which encompasses organs from your mouth till the anus.

Q: Disorders of which body parts are treated by a Gastroenterologist?

A: Disorders of your stomach, liver, entire digestive tract, oesophagus, small intestine, rectum, colon, pancreas, gall bladder and bile ducts are treated by a gastroenterologist

Q: Can a Gastroenterologist perform colonoscopy?

A: Yes, a gastroenterologist can perform colonoscopy. As a gastroenterologist receives special training in treating gastrointestinal diseases, he or she can easily perform colonoscopy.

Q: Is endoscopy safe?

A: Yes, endoscopy is a totally safe procedure. In only very rare cases, complications crop up and these include bleeding. The risk of bleeding complications after an endoscopy is increased if the process involves the removal of a piece of tissue for the purpose of testing (this is known as biopsy) or treatment of any kind of digestive system disease.

Q: When should one consult a Gastroenterologist immediately?

A: You should consult a gastroenterologist immediately if you experience diarrhoea or are suffering from constant heartburn, you suspect gall stones, your diet is leading to bloating in the body, ulcer in stomach, constipation or you have to get a colonoscopy done. Cancer screening is also done by gastroenterologists.


Awards and Recognitions

Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Teaching Award, Cornell Chapter


MBBS - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000
DM - Gastroenterology - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, 2004


Gastrointestinal Surgery,Chief at Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield
Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Malleshwaram
Surgical Gastroenterology,Chief at Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal
Surgical Gastroenterology,Senior Consultant at Columbia Asia Hospital, Sarjapur Road
General Surgery,Resident at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell


97787 Karnataka Medical Council, 2012

Trainings and Certifications

FACS - American College of Surgeons, 2009
FASCRS - Washington University, Siteman Cancer Center St. Louis. Colon & Rectal, 2010
Advanced training in laparoscopic hernia surgery - Washington University, Siteman Cancer Center St.Lou, 2012
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