MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DM - Gastroenterology
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Dr. Shanthi Vijayaraghavan is a Gastroenterologist in OMR Road, Chennai and has an experience of 30 years in this field. Dr. Shanthi Vijayaraghavan practices at Apollo Speciality Hospitals O M R in OMR Road, Chennai. She completed MBBS from Madras University in 1986,Diploma in Child Health (DCH) from Mangalore Univ. in 1991 and DNB - Pediatrics from National Board of Examinations in 1995. She is a member of Indian Society of Gastroenterology,European Association for study of Liver diseases and Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Liver Disease Treatment,Acidity Treatment,Gastritis Treatment,Peptic / Gastric Ulcer Treatment and Gall Bladder (Biliary) Stone Treatment etc.
I really thanking for the doctor treatment .actually I’m getting panic for the problem which I have it’s severe upper abdominal and back pain . it’s was my 1st consultation with doctor Shanthi Vijayaraghavan now it’s partially shortened thank you so much doctor
Felt very comfortable in discussing health issues..Doctor explained very patiently and happy to have consulted with her
We have been liaising with her via Sri Ramachandra Medical College hospital and initially she used to pay attention but offlate having very bad experience.
I will happy to visit the doctor. She will give clear explanation and she will take care of patients in a good manner.
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.