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Dr. Mohammed Ali

Dr. Mohammed Ali

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology


27 Years Experience Overall  (27 years as specialist)

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Dr. Mohammed Ali is a veteran Gastroenterologist in Chennai, with over three decades of experience in medical practice and teaching. He is Professor and Head of the Medical Gastroenterology Department at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. He also is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endotherapist, currently attached to Billroth Hospitals located at Shenoy Nagar and VS Hospitals located at Kilpauk.Dr. Mohammed Ali has presented several Papers at National & International Conferences, some of which have been published in reputed journals. He is President of the Tamil Nadu Chapter of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Member of the Government's Department of Science & Technology (New Delhi), and an Inspector for the Medical Council of India.Dr. Mohammed Ali has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University.

Chetpet, Chennai

VS Hospitals


13, East Spurtank Road, 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.


Biliary & Pancreatic Stone Therapy
Palliative for GI & Liver Cancers


Awards and Recognitions

Lifetime Achievement Award from The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University
Was the First Director, Institute of Gastroenterology, RGGGH


MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1982
MD - General Medicine - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1985
DM - Gastroenterology - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1993


Tamilnadu Medical Council
Medical Council of India (MCI)
Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India


Professor and Head of the Medical Gastroenterology Department at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital


35431 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1982
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