MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
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Dr. Ramana Macharla is a Gastroenterologist and Gastroenterology-Hepatologist in Barkatpura, Hyderabad and has an experience of 11 years in these fields. Dr. Ramana Macharla practices at Woodlands Hospital in Barkatpura, Hyderabad and Macherla Gastroenterology & Liver Centre in Barkatpura, Hyderabad. He completed MBBS from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad in 1995,MD - General Medicine from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad in 2001 and DM - Gastroenterology from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad in 2009. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Gastritis Treatment,Endoscopy,Vomit blood,Gastroscopy and Bariatric (Gastric Bypass) Surgery etc.
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.