MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery
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Dr. L. Anand is a Gastroenterologist,Laparoscopic Surgeon and General Physician in Mylapore, Chennai and has an experience of 24 years in these fields. Dr. L. Anand practices at St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai and Apollo Spectra Hospitals in MRC Nagar, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1996,MS - General Surgery from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1999 and MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2009. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA),Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI) and Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Laparoscopic Hiatus Hernia Repair,Liver Disease Treatment,D&C (Dilation and Curettage),Laparoscopic Appendicectomy and Laparoscopic Sleeve Resection etc.
2 clinics for General Consultation
41/42, 53/54, Satyadev Avenue, Landmark: Opposite Somerset Building & Ayyappa Temple, Chennai
Mon - Sat
02:00 - 04:00
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.