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Dr. Nitin Pai

Dr. Nitin Pai

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology

Gastroenterologist

23 Years Experience Overall  (17 years as specialist)

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Dr. Nitin Pai is Consultant and Head of Gastroenterology and GI Endoscopy services at the Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune. With nearly 23 years of experience in his fields of specialization, Dr. Pai is adept at performing all high-end therapeutic endoscopic procedures, treating a wide range of gastric and hepatic diseases and conditions, and handling emergency cases of GI bleeding and foreign body removal. He has his private clinic at Shivajinagar, where he can be consulted by prior appointment. Dr. Pai also serves as Hon. Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology at the BJ Medical College in Pune.Dr. Nitin Pai completed his DM training in Gastroenterology from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai (2000-03). He stood first in the DM exam held in July 2003 and was honored with a Gold Medal by Mumbai University. During his DM training, he observed, assisted in and performed all diagnostic and therapeutic GI procedures including gastroscopies, colonoscopies, ERCP, motility studies, manometry and PH studies.Dr. Pai also underwent training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy under Dr. Amit Maydeo at the world-renowned "Digestive Diseases Center" in Mumbai for a year (2003-04). Here he assisted in and performed advanced therapeutic procedures including biliary and pancreatic ERCP, EMR (endoscopic mucosal resection in early GI cancers), EUS (endoscopic ultrasonography), APC (argon plasma coagulation) and enteral stenting procedures. This center is one of the leading training units in the world, where many young endoscopists enroll for hands-on training in advanced procedures especially ERCP. More than 1000 ERCPs are done here annually, and Dr. Pai had the opportunity of performing more than 100 ERCP procedures independently during his training.In the early years of his career, Dr. Pai was one of the few gastroenterologists trained in EUS (endoscopic ultrasonography) and performing therapeutic EUS procedures such as pseudocyst drainage, mass FNAC staging for lymph nodes, and celiac ganglion block. He was one of the first GI Endoscopists to start placement of Bariatric Intra Gastric Balloon for Morbid Obesity while the procedure was still nascent in India.

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Shivajinagar, Pune

Pai Clinic and Diagnostic Centre

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778, Abhinav Apartment, Landmark: Next to Congress Bhavan, Pune

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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.

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Awards and Recognitions

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3rd Prize for Best Video ISG - 2012
2nd Prize For Best Video ISG - 2014
MBBS: Distinctions in Biochemistry, Physiology and Pathology - 1995
MD (Medicine): First Class - 2000
DNB (Medicine): Gold Medalist - 2000

Education

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MBBS - Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sasson General Hospital, Pune, 1995
MD - General Medicine - Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sasson General Hospital, Pune, 1999
DNB - General Medicine - Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sasson General Hospital, Pune, 2000

Memberships

Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Indian National Association for Study of the Liver

Experience

2004 - 2016 Consultant Gastroenetrologist at Ruby Hall Clinic

Registrations

82008 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1997
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