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Dr. Kannan D

Dr. Kannan D

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery



General Surgeon


GastroIntestinal Surgeon

38 Years Experience Overall  (34 years as specialist)

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Dr. D. Kannan is one of the senior most surgeons with vast experience in the GI Surgery. He completed MBBS from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1982,MS - General Surgery from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1986 and MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery from Madras Medical College, Chennai . He is an experienced laparoscopic surgeon too. His experience in the GI Surgery includes diseases of esophagus,stomach,colorectal and he has a special interest in Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeries. He has performed over 1000 pancreatic surgeries. He was a team member of the first liver transplant done at Govt.Stanley hospital. He has performed maximum cancer surgeries in the GI tract both open and laparoscopic . He is a member of Association of Surgeons of India, Indian society of Gastroenterology ,Association of minimal access surgeons of India and Indian association of Endocrine surgeons. He received the best doctor award as a best doctor by the Govt. Of Tamilnadu in 2015 and best doctor award by the Times group in Stalwarts category in 2018.

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Adyar, Chennai

Dr. Kannan's Gastro and Gyneac Specialty Center


New Number 3, 3rd Street, Bakthvatchalam Nagar, Landmark: Opposite Adayar Bus Stand, 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.


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Laparoscopic surgery
Gall stone removal
Cancer surgery for esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum
Pancreatic surgery
Liver tumors
Peptic ulcer

Awards and Recognitions

Best Doctor Award by the Times Group in Category of Stalwarts - 2018
Best Doctor Award by the Government of Tamil Nadu - 2015
President of Tamil Nadu Chapter of Indian Society of Gastroenterology - 2018


MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1982
MS - General Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1986
MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 2012


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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Tamil Nadu Chapter of Indian society of Gastroenterology
Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)


35403 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1982
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