MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
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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.
Dr Babu Kumar performed endoscopy for my daughter(10 yrs old) to take out the coin she swallowed accidentally. It was a very smooth process right from admission till discharge( all happened in a day's time) in chettinad hospital. My daughter didn't feel any discomfort going through journey and she was normal within 2 hours after the procedure. Im glad that I reached out to the right specialist. Also,given the covid situation, I was initially scared to visit any hospital. But I was comfortable once I saw all precautionary norms put in place. Dr Babukumar and his team were very friendly and supportive and kept me well informed on the activities/procedures that being performed.
Consultation with the doctor was good but in practo they have mentioned that there will be no additional charges , but they charged me 600 Rs as registration fees, Doctor suggested us to do some tests , however doctor was not that bad , waiting time was bit more than shown in practo , I had to wait for more than 45 mins for consultation .
*** ** *** **** ******************* I had been suffering from heart burn for about 1.5 months. Doc suggested endoscopy & gave me Rantac 150 & Sompraz tablets. Got cured within a weeks time.
Waited for more than an hour...too costly for consulting and too much tests recommended...no value f
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.