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Dr. Priya Chandrasekhar

Dr. Priya Chandrasekhar

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MBBS, DNB - Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgeon

26 Years Experience Overall  (19 years as specialist)

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Dr. Priya Chandrasekhar is a Pediatrician and Pediatric Surgeon in Thousand Lights, Chennai and has an experience of 26 years in these fields. Dr. Priya Chandrasekhar practices at Apollo Children's Hospitals in Thousand Lights, Chennai. She completed MBBS from Madras medical college/MGR medical university in 1994 and DNB - Pediatric Surgery from National Board of Examination, New Delhi in 2001. She is a member of Tamilnadu Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Cough Treatment,Tonsillitis Treatment,Vaccination/ Immunization,Growth & Development Evaluation / Management and Viral Fever Treatment etc.

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Thousand Lights, Chennai

Apollo Children's Hospitals

4.5

Number-15, Shafee Mohammed Road, Landmark: Near Apollo Heart Centre, Chennai

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a Paediatrician?

A: A paediatrician or a child specialist is a doctor who manages the health of your child. A paediatrician is trained to manage the physical, behavioural, and mental health of a child. A child specialist is trained to treat childhood illnesses, from minor health issues to serious health disorders. A child can be treated by a paediatrician right from birth.

Q: What is the age range of children which a Paediatrician can treat?

A: Paediatricians can treat a child right from birth. From birth till 2 years, there may be many visits to the paediatrician. From age 2 to 5 years, there will be once a year “well-child” visits. After the age of 5 years, paediatric visits will be done annually. Up to the age of 18 years, you can visit a paediatrician.

Q: Can a Paediatrician perform surgery?

A: Paediatricians are concerned with the physical and mental well being of children. Paediatric surgeons specialize in surgeries. A paediatrician can also perform surgeries with the necessary training. Paediatricians may only evaluate and treat children through non-invasive procedures. Paediatric surgeons perform minor surgeries like removal of foreign bodies to major surgeries like cardiac surgery.

Q: What does a paediatrician do?

A: A paediatrician is trained to perform procedures like: vaccine administration, treat dislocated shoulders or elbows, treat minor injuries, remove foreign bodies, split brown bones, perform circumcision. Apart from these specific procedures paediatricians also ensure well-being of the child through routine examinations. They also handle conditions that affect new born children.

Q: How is a Paediatrician different from a general physician?

A: Paediatricians and physicians are both doctors, but treat patients belonging to different age groups. Paediatricians specialize in treating patients aged 18 years and younger, while general physician treats patients above the age of 18 years. Paediatricians focus on providing medical care to infants, children and teenagers. Physicians may specialize in certain field of medicine.

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Awards and Recognitions

Maitlander Memorial prize for surgery
Dr B Ramamurthy Gold Medal for Neurology
Medicine James Fletcher Award for social Paediatrics Speaker

Education

MBBS - Madras medical college/MGR medical university, 1994
DNB - Pediatric Surgery - National Board of Examination, New Delhi, 2001

Memberships

Tamilnadu Medical Council

Registrations

53925 Tamilnadu medical council , 1994
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