MBBS, MD - Medicine, DNB - Gastroenterology
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Dr. Raju Kanakia completed his MBBS and MD – Internal Medicine from the Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals. After his MD Medicine, he went on to join the gastroenterology department at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai. He worked towards the department recognition for National Board of Examination and became the first DNB student from this institute. During his tenure at LTMGA he trained in various aspects of gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy. He participated in research projects and was awarded a pool officer’s post through the CSIR, (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research). For his advanced training in gastroenterology, endoscopy and endosonographic, Dr. Kanakia visited the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam and was trained by Prof. J.N.J Tytgat and Prof. Paul Fockens in 1995 and 2000.He is at present attached to the prestigious Lilavati Hospital and research center, Raheja Fortis Hospital and Lion Tarachand Bappa Hospital.Dr. Raju Kanakia has recently added capsule endoscopy to his state of the art endoscopy suite. This helps detect obscure bleeding in the small intestine which is not accessible to gastroscopy and colonoscopy.Dr. Raju Kanakia’s passion for using technology for medical education made him pioneer medivision. This was the one of the CME program on national television in India. He was credited with the launch of India's one of the healthcare portal in 2002. He has now established health varsity, India's one of the online training portals for doctors. An excellent teacher, he is very well known for his lectures for family physicians. He has co-authored Kanakia Health Express, a newsletter for doctors.Dr. Raju Kanakia is a member of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology. Dr. Kanakia has been instrumental and founder member of Grant Medical College alumni association one of the oldest medical institutions of India.
For any abdominal pain, I strongly recommend Dr. Raju kanakia. He is very friendly and understands first patient problem patiently and then prescribes effective medicine.
After having a bad experience with another gastroenterologist, we asked for a recommendation from one of our trusted doctors. He suggested going to Dr.Kanakia at Lilavati Hospital.
After reporting at the OPD and making the payment (Rs.1500), we were given an appointment slip to put in the doctor's office and asked to wait until he called us. We waited a little while as the doctor was not in; then doctor came to his room, went in, looked at the appointments and called us in. He listened to all my issues, asked a bunch or questions, examined me and recommended to get colonoscopy done but he didn't push for it. He said if I wanted, we could wait a little while and see if medications helped but I didn't want to wait any more since I had issues going on for over 6 months. So we scheduled the colonoscopy for the next day.
I was asked to stop eating and drinking the next morning by 7AM since the procedure was scheduled for 1:30PM. I followed that. The Peglec that was supposed to be taken, caused a few loose motions as expected. I stay an hour away from the hospital so it was slightly inconvenient to get there in this state but I managed. We were asked to go to the endoscopy area.
I met a nurse there, showed her the paper given by Dr.Kanakia the previous day and she asked me to wait. Then she checked whether the doctor was going to be available immediately. When he told her yes, she asked me to change into hospital clothes and I was taken in for the endoscopy.
The doctor greeted me and once again explained about the procedure. He mentioned that if anything abnormal was found, he would do a biopsy but I shouldn't be scared. He said that he won't administer anaesthesia right away because in most cases, it is not needed. However, if I felt too much pain, he will call in an anaesthetist and get me the anaesthesia.
We started the procedure and it did not hurt initially. I was able to see what was happening on the monitor. After some time, the blowing of air started causing a lot of pain. I told this to the doctor but he said that we were more than halfway done and if I could manage to bear it for 5 more minutes, I won't need the anaesthesia. I agreed to go without the anaesthesia and truly in 5 minutes, the pain subsided. It was still there but much less.
The doctor said that he did not notice anything to be concerned about and asked me to get changed. I was done with everything in 15 minutes. When I came out, my mother thought that my colonoscopy appointment got canceled and was surprised when I told her that it was already done. We went to the doctor and he explained the results and said there was nothing to worry about. He wrote down some medication and said I can go to a local doctor for diarrhoea and constipation issues. Only if I noticed blood during loose motions should I be a little concerned and come to him again. After making the payment, we got my file with the DVD and report.
I was happy that the doctor wasn't pushy and that he explained everything properly to my mom and me. He did the procedure right and alleviated any fears before and after it was done. I would definitely recommend him to others.
THE DOCTOR IS A GEM OF A PERSON. HE EXAMINED ME, SAW MY REPORTS AND EXPLAINED TO ME THE TREATMENT AND CURE TO MY AILMENT. ALWAYS WAS SMILING. IN FACT I WAS HALF CURED ONLY BY LISTENING TO HIS KIND AND ENCOURAGING WORDS. HE WAS NOT IN A HURRY LIKE OTHER DOCTORS SO THAT THE NEXT PATIENT COULD BE DEALT WITH. I AM REALLY THANKFUL TO HIM FOR HIS KIND WORDS.
HE HAS PRESCRIBED ME CERTAIN MEDICINES AND ASSURED ME THAT I WOULD BE CURED. HOPE THAT I AM CURED FULLY.
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS RESPECTED DOCTOR . THANKS.
He is a thorough professional, gives ample time to each patient and does thorough examination...gives a printed copy of prescription and he does not recommend any lab for the tests he suggests. Such an honest and no nonsense man, he is a very friendly doctor I would surely recommend anyone who has gastro problems to consult him. Best thing every thing is digital, even his prescription No doctor's handwriting issues. He also asks for digital copies of reports on mail So no old world style of dealing with a doctor.
I have been his patient from the last 2 years. The doctor is a gem. Extremely jovial, listens to your issues patiently and explains the problem in simple laymans language. The best part is that half of your worries and ailments disappear with his assurance and doesnt prescribe unnecessary medicines.
I am very old patient. My experience with doctor since 15 to 20 years. That time my health was not good and my weight is decreasing (42 to 45) and no chances for leaving. I have no hope for my life. But doctor give me assurance and treatment started slowly slowly. My deaseas detected colitis. But doctor helping me with friendly nature and giving assurance every time not to worry. He also given assurance to my wife and parents for not to worry. Doctor nature is very friendly and he also lift our phone calls while you are in trouble and asking about health. Within one year my health improved and my weight gained up to 72 to 74. That time doctor told me milind your weight is increasing please do something and decrease weight. Doctor is very good. Now I am alive in the world because of this doctor. My experience with this doctor is very good. I am always remembering this doctor. Request everyone for referring this doctor for health. My english is not good. If any mistake in grammar please excuse me.
I consulted Dr Kanakia regarding my father’s recurring colongities and he not only understood the root cause but also assured that there was no need for hospitalisation- something which doctors in the past suggested. Not only is Dr Kanakia a good listener but also a truly devoted professional who doesn't unnecessarily recommend medication. For any patient, more than medicines, it is the assurance that there is cure which helps in speeding up the recovery process. Dr Kanakia gave that assurance to us when other doctors took the money minded approach. I can't be more grateful to him for handling my father's critical case. I would absolutely recommend him for gastroenterology-related issues. We need more of such doctors.
My mother has been having acidity issues for quite some time now, so we decided to consult Dr. Raju. Dr. Raju gave us a chance to explain the symptoms, but spent no time explaining the causes of the problem and when we asked certain follow up questions on his recommended course of medication ****** ** **** ** *** ********** ** ** *** *** **** ** **** ** ******* ** **** ** *** ***** **** ** ***** ************ he spoke extremely rudely and said "thank you" like three times, insinuating that we can now leave. I don't think it's wrong for a patient to want to understand the causes of their problem and the doctors understanding of the symptoms. Absolutely will not recommend this clinic - the doctor shows no empathy toward the patient, charging a heavy consultantation fee money by charging 2k per consultation ******* ****** *** ***** ** *** ********* ******* ** *** ******* ********* ** *********** ****** ** *******
He is very patient and listens to all the concerns, asks valid questions. Does not recommend any tests which might not be immediately needed. I was facing a lot of trouble with digestion, abdominal pain and acidity since the past month. His initial diagnosis and medication has helped me and eased the condition so far! Great experience. Would highly recommend him.
Doctor was very friendly and down to earth. He told me not to worry about my problem and not to take stress. Talking to him made me feel lighter and I am confident I will be better now and my health issues will be solved. Very good doctor.....
I highly recommend him.