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Dr. Prasanna K S

Dr. Prasanna K S

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology




13 Years Experience Overall  (11 years as specialist)

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He manages complicated gastrointestinal and liver disease and performs complicated endoscopic procedures.He has obtained special training in gastrointestinal manometry and pH metry and has researched "Drug –Induced liver injury with hypersensitivity features has a better outcome: a single- center experience of 39 children and adolescents.He has also contributed to several Abstracts namely:Mortality prediction with a simple model of bilirubin and international normalized ratio (INR) in pregnancy specific liver diseases (PSLD).Ascitic paracentesis in patients with Buddchiari Syndrome on oral anticoagulation is safe despite high INR."

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Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore

Apollo Hospital


154/11, Bannerghatta Road, Amalodbhavi Nagar, Panduranga Nagar, Landmark: Opposite IIM, Bangalore

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Mon, Wed, Fri - Sat

10:30 - 02:00

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10:30 - 02:00
04:00 - 06:00

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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.



MBBS - Kuvempu Univerisity, 1998
MD - General Medicine - Bundelkhand, 2003
DM - Gastroenterology - Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, 2008


Karnataka Medical Council


2012 - Present Consultant, Department of Gastroenterology at Apollo Hospital
Assistant Profesor at St. John's Medical college hospital


50862 Karnataka Medical Council, 1998
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