MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery (Upper GI)
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Dr. Karthik Maruthachalam is a Gastroenterologist and GastroIntestinal Surgeon in Manapakkam, Chennai and has an experience of 24 years in these fields. Dr. Karthik Maruthachalam practices at MIOT International Hospital in Manapakkam, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai in 1996,MS - General Surgery from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai in 1999 and FRCS from Royal College Of Surgeons, England in 2000. He is a member of General Medical Council UK and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Peptic / Gastric Ulcer Treatment,Gall Bladder (Biliary) Stone Treatment,Ulcerative Colitis Treatment,Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Treatment and Liver Disease Treatment etc.
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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.