DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS, MRCP (UK), PhD - Neurology
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Dr. Somasundaram Aadhimoolam Chinnadurai currently serving as a Consultant at Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, is an illustrious Clinical Neurologist, Neurophysiologist and Stroke Specialist. His round the clock dedication to the patients’ well-being with his exemplary diagnostic skills helps him identify and treat any ailment at its earliest possible stage with more than a decade of experience as a clinician. His constant endeavor to update his knowledge in the ever-advancing field of clinical neurology assists him to provide his privileged patients with up to date information regarding their illness and the advanced treatment options available. His unsurpassable knowledge in the field of Neurology has won him numerous accolades from the national and international medical fraternity.
Dr. Somasundaram has the highest standards of professional ethics and medical expertise. My family is indebted to him for saving my mother from an incorrect diagnosis and course of treatment. My mother was exhibiting very peculiar symptoms like eye ptosis, body numbness and weakness. With spinal and other miscellaneous complications ruled out, she was referred to another neurologist initially who declared that the diagnosis was myasthenia gravis, though the antibody tests did not conclusively point to it! As a family, we were given the option of plasmapheresis (costing 6lakhs) or intensive immunotherapy (costing 12 lakhs) which did not seem right because the tests did not seem conclusive! After consulting an additional two neurologists, we finally came across Dr. Somasundaram and his patients' experiences with his treatment. After the first examination, he said he knew what the disease could be, asked us to take that exact blood test and indeed, came to the correct diagnosis of stiff person syndrome! Because of his to-the-point and proactive identification, he was able to quickly start the relevant treatment as my mother was till that point not on any corrective medication because of all the previous incorrect diagnoses. Three months down, my mother has made a rapid improvement in her health and not a day goes by that we don't think of what her condition would have been of not for Dr. Somasundaram's expertise. Among doctors that choose the most lucrative diagnosis possible from each patient, we are grateful to have heard of Dr. Somasundaram at the right time and his intervention has saved my mother from a harrowing, intensive and incorrect treatment especially given her fragile medical history. A thorough professional through and through.
*** ************ ************* ** *** ** *** ****** ******* * **** **** ****** ** ** ***** Sir has treated my father and me in the best possible manner. Sir takes into account every minute details of the patient before prescribing any medication. Sir immensely understood what we as family were going through during the most difficult phase of our life. Sir has always been there for us, literally 24*7, not only through physical appointments but Sir has also eased the respective patient’s anxiety by providing telephonic consultation without any waiting time. The encouragement and supportiveness that Sir has bestowed upon us is something for which we as family shall forever remain obliged to Sir. Sir, Doctors like you are rare. May God always bless you Sir. With utmost regards and respect.👏
I would like to start by thanking Dr. Somasundaram and the team at Prashanth Hospital for their commitment and dedication. This is with regard to my father’s treatment. Dr. Somasundaram has been extremely helpful throughout. His kind nature and approachability at all times go a long way in assuring the patient’s family that they are in good hands. To sum up:
• he patiently explained and answered all our questions about the ongoing treatment
• he oversaw and ensured that we got a 360degree health chart prepared for post discharge care.
• his attentiveness and swiftness about judging the health issue has helped us tremendously.
It would be incomplete on my part if I don’t mention one point.
On the day of the discharge, Dr. Somasundaram personally supervised to ensure that the insurance procedure was done smoothly at the hospital billing. He personally coordinated with the billing staff which is such a rarity. This obviously doesn’t fall under his purview of work but he went a mile extra to help us. It proves that Dr. Somasundaram is not only a good doctor but also a great person. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN.
Very empathetic. Tracks even minute details. Prescribes minimum medication and easily accessible. Provides comfort and allays fears. Overall, an excellent neurophysician and certaintly we will suggest to our friends and relatives for any neuro related health issues. We wish all good luck to the Doctor and pray godspeed in all his good efforts in treating his patients.
I brought my husband to Apollo in a very life threatening stage with multiple complications. None of the hospital around were ready to treat him. Dr. Somasundaram took up this case and worked so hard and showed such care that we could see him alive now. If it was not for Dr Somasundaram I would have lost my husband. The way Dr gave us explanation of his issue and the way he encouraged my husband during treatment is worth an applause. Thank you very much Dr. After my prayers for my kids it is my heart felt prayers for Dr too. Thank you is a very small word to compensate your service to us.
Dr Soma Sundram is a fantastic doctor and a human being. ** *** ******** ********* ** *** ********
He listens very patiently to all queries and responds in a very proper manner sharing the logic and explaining the same very properly. Depicted empathy towards patient, always approachable. Gave so much confidence to us that incase of any emergency he will be there immediately. Even post treatment and discharge he has given his contact no and is ready to guide us once we share reports with him on whats app. We couldn’t have asked more from him.
To summarise if you are with Dr Soma Sundaram then you are in very very safe hands for sure.
Dr. Somasundaram’s patient treatment and care, for my eighty year old father, was truly outstanding! He went over step by step treatment plan and made us feel comfortable in a difficult situation. His expertise in Neurology, is a blessing to all of us! He is very humble and service oriented. He takes utter care and he pays attention to every little detail possible of his patients.
Additionally, Dr. Somasundaram makes it easier for patients to reach him by being available on WhatsApp too!
Best wishes Dr. Somasundaram!
My father had met with an accident and precautionary CT scan led to diagnosis of a condition called 'Subdural Hygroma' (this was not a direct result of the accident). We came to consult Dr.Somasundaram after having visited 3 different doctors/hospitals to consult him for this condition.
The other doctors suggested immediate surgery to drain the fluid from Head or putting an injection to drain fluid etc as this is a life-threatening issue but Dr.Somasundaram considered other factors like patient medical history, Age, Sugar, BP etc and based on his expertise and experience suggested that surgery was not the best option and told us to monitor him further and told us to be conscious of any other anomalies / symptoms of brain; he also told us to treat other issues first (we were so worried because of the brain condition that we almost forgot about treating other accident related injuries!).
Few precautionary tests/scans and consultations later Dr.Somasundaram assured us that there is nothing to worry and told my father to resume his normal routine.
I am writing this 4 months after the accident and the diagnosis of the condition - My father is absolutely fine now. My family will be eternally grateful to him.
I feel glad that I got in touch with Dr.Somasundaram for my mother's stroke treatment. Considering the criticality of the situation I was quite worried initially, but thanks a ton to the doctor who guided us really well during the treatment and explained each and every issue in a patient and friendly manner. Once again thanks doc for extending immense support during the treatment. You are a true gem!
A humble and friendly Doctor Who patiently explains the issue and also replies promptly to messages and calls. He ensures and cares about the overall health of the patient and also the financial side of it.
A person who can be dependent during emergency and available 24*7. Thank you so much sir!