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Dr. Babukumar

Dr. Babukumar

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology

Gastroenterologist

20 Years Experience Overall  (9 years as specialist)

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Dr. Babukumar is a Gastroenterologist in Madipakkam, Chennai and has an experience of 20 years in this field. Dr. Babukumar practices at Saraswathy Multispeciality Hospital in Madipakkam, Chennai,Chettinad Hospital in Kelambakkam, Chennai and Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospital in Pallikaranai, Chennai. He completed MBBS from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 2000,MD - General Medicine from Coimbatore Medical College in 2005 and DM - Gastroenterology from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai in 2011. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Bladder Cancer Surgery,Constipation Treatment,Irritable Bowel Syndrome ( IBS ) Treatment,Gall Bladder (Biliary) Stone Treatment and Colonoscopy etc.

Madipakkam, Chennai

Saraswathy Multispeciality Hospital

4.0

A92, Bazaar Road, Sadasivam Nagar, Landmark: Near Ram Nagar Bus Stop, Chennai

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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.

Specializations

Education

MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 2000
MD - General Medicine - Coimbatore Medical College, 2005
DM - Gastroenterology - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, 2011

Registrations

65128 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2000
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