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Dr. S. Palaniappan

Dr. S. Palaniappan

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology


30 Years Experience Overall  (20 years as specialist)

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Dr. S. Palaniappan says " I'm a Medical Gastroenterologist. I have been trained in Interventional Endoscopy and have been practicing since 15yrs. My area of special interest is ERCP EUS ENTEROSCOPY besides Endoscopy Colonoscopy, I do stenting of Esophagus Colon Bile duct, I'm also a specialist in managing Liver diseases Stomach problems Diarrhoeal diseases Blood vomiting or blood passing in stool Jaundice Acidity Ulcer problems Swallowing difficulty Pancreas problems Gallstone diseases".

Manapakkam, Chennai

MIOT International Hospital


4/112, Mount Poonamallee Road, Manapakkam, Landmark: Near Chennai Trade Center, 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.


Awards and Recognitions

First in State of Tamil Nadu to do Endoscopic Ultrasonography [EUS]


MBBS - Tanjore Medical College, 1990
MD - General Medicine - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1997
DM - Gastroenterology - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai, 2000


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Society of Gastroenterology


2015 - 2015 Sr Consultant at MIOT HOSPITAL
2008 - 2015 Sr Consultant at GLOBAL HOSPITALS
2001 - 2004 Sr Consultant at KMCH


47323 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1990
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