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  • Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy

    Surgical Gastroenterologist, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 47 years of experience , MBBS, Diploma, FRCS Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy is a surgical gastroenterologist with 47+ years of experience.
    • Awarded for completion of 25 years service at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, he has established GI unit and Advanced Laparoscopic Unit in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
    • He is a member of Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Association of Gastro Endosurgeons (IAGES), Indian Society of HBP, Indian Medical Association, International Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Member – Apollo Hospitals Audit and Disciplinary Committee and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
    • He has completed MBBS from Rangaraya Medical College, Diploma in Laparoscopy from Madras University and FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSE), U.K.
    • Dr. Reddy has several publications in national and international journals.
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  • Dr. Surendran R

    Surgical Gastroenterologist, Chennai, India

    Director, 23 years of experience , MBBS, MS, MCh Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Surendran R is a well known Surgical Gastroenterologist with 23+ years of dedicated experience.
    • He is the pioneer of establishing successful liver transplant, the only of its kind in the government sector throughout India. He also pioneered the establishment of Cadaver Maintenance Programme, which was a first across the globe. 
    • He has won many accolades for his work having being adjudged Best Doctor by Tamil Nadu Government in 2002. He also received the special mention award in 2010 by Tamil Nadu Government.
    • He was honored by a D. Sc (Hon) degree from Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. University
    • He is a member of Association of Surgeons of India, Tamil Nadu Medical Council and the Asian Surgical Leaders Forum. He is also the member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian Society of Oncology, Association of Colorectal Surgeons of India, Indian Association of SGE, Indian Chapter of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Society and International Gastro-Surgical Club
    • Dr. Surendran R has written and published several papers on his work and also presented and participated in several workshops, conferences and CMEs.
    • He completed MBBS from Madras University, Chennai, India in 1991, MS - General Surgery from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 1995 and MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 1990.
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  • Dr. Bala Chandran TG

    Surgical Gastroenterologist, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 41 years of experience , MBBS, MS, MCh Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Currently associated as senior consultant with department of surgical gastroenterology at Apollo Chennai
    • Perform procedures such as Surgical operations in Hepato-biliary & Pancreatic Diseases, Oesophagus Stomach Gallbladder Small and large gut Spleen Operated basic and advance laparoscopic surgery Appendix Gallbladder CBD-exploration Fundoplication Pancreas Spleen Colorectal Hernias Stapler Haemorroidectomy
    • Expertise in GastroIntestinal Surgery, Laproscopic Surgery and Colorectal Surgery
    • Member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Indian Association Of Surgical Gastroentology, Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES), Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI) and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSED).
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  • Dr. Mahesh Sundaram

    Surgical Gastroenterologist, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 15 years of experience , MBBS, DNB Global Hospitals, Chennai  Highlights
    • Currently associated as Consultant with Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at Global Hospitals, Chennai
    • An accomplished Surgical Gastroenterologist with more than a decade of surgical practice.
    • Skilled in performing key hole surgeries such as laparoscopic colectomy, anterior resection, splenectomy, fundoplication, esophagectomy.
    • Expertise in performing Whipple’s operation, colon pull up, J pouch procedure, biliary stricture surgery and shunt surgeries etc by open method
    • Trained in bariatric surgeries such as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and Roux en Y Gastric Bypass procedures
    • Competent in performing diagnostic Upper & Lower GI endoscopies and adept in managing critical care of surgical patients
    • Expertise in performing procedures like endotracheal intubation, central line and image guided percutaneous drainage procedures
    • Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS), Fellow of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons(FIAGES), Member of Association of Surgeons of India(ASI) and Member of Indian Medical Association(IMA)
    • Received Young Investigator Award, International Association of Pancreatology 2013, Seoul, South Korea 


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  • Dr. R. Ravi

    Medical Gastroenterologist, Chennai, India

    Director, 35 years of experience , MBBS, MD, DM Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. R. Ravi is a well-known Gastroenterologist, with experience of over 35 years.
    • In his career spanning over three decades, he has performed over 7000 ERCPs, 20000 Upper GI Endoscopy and 5000 Lower GI Endoscopies.
    • He offers treatment for advanced and complex GI conditions like GI Bleeding, Obstructive Jaundice and Pancreatic Disorders.
    • He is the pioneer in carrying out Endoscopic Choledochoduodenostomy in Tamil Nadu.
    • He is the second doctor in India to perform SEMS for Pseudo Cyst of Pancreas.
    • He was the recipient of the “best contributor for the hospital's growth” award for the year 2004 by Apollo Hospital, Madurai.
    • He takes a keen interest in teaching and is a national and international faculty for advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy courses.
    • The doctor is a member of Tamil Nadu Medical Council and a Life Member of Indian Society of Gastroenterology.
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  • Dr. Karthik Maruthachalam

    Surgical Gastroenterologist, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 18 years of experience , MBBS, MS, FRCS MIOT International, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Karthik Maruthachalam is an accomplished Surgical Gastroenterologist with experience of 18 years.
    • He is adept at carrying out open and minimally invasive surgeries and treatment.
    • He also takes care of the rehabilitative procedure of all kinds of gastroenterological problems.
    • He offers treatment for Gastritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Acidity, and Gall Bladder (Biliary) Stone.
    • Besides, he performs Bladder Cancer Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Appendicectomy, hernia repair surgery, Abdominal Tumours surgery, and colorectal surgery.
    • With his experience and expertise, he was in charge of the surgical Team for modernization within the NHS.
    • He is the recipient of several awards.
    • He is a member of General Medical Council UK and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG).
    • He is associated with research and is a regular reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery.
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  • Dr. Vimalraj Velayutham

    Surgical Gastroenterologist, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 15 years of experience , MBBS, MS, MCh MIOT International, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Vimalraj Velayutham is a well known Surgical Gastroenterologist with experience of more than 15 years.
    • His area of specialization covers Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases.
    • He is adept in performing Hepato-Pancreato Biliary and Solid Organ transplantation surgery.
    • He carries out Open and Minimally Invasive Liver Transplantation Surgery.
    • He has participated in numerous conferences and presented papers in them.
    • He also takes interest in research and has several publications to his credit in reputed national and international journals.
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  • Dr. S Palaniappan

    Medical Gastroenterologist, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 29 years of experience , MBBS, MD, DM MIOT International, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. S Palaniappan is a Medical Gastroenterologist of high acclaim, practicing successfully for more than 29 years.
    • His area of specialization covers ERCP EUS ENTEROSCOPY.  
    • He is skilled in performing Interventional Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, and Stenting of Oesophagus and Colon Bile Duct.
    • He also offers treatment for Liver diseases, Stomach problems, Diarrhoeal diseases, Blood vomiting or blood passing in stool, Jaundice, Acidity Ulcer problems, Swallowing difficulty, Pancreas problems, Gallstone diseases.
    • He is the first doctor in Tamil Nadu to do Endoscopic Ultrasonography [EUS].
    • He has participated in workshops and conferences and presented a paper in them. These papers are ERCP in CBD stone, EUS in the pancreas lesion.
    • He is a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Indian Society of Gastroenterology.
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  • Dr. Pandurangan Basumani

    Medical Gastroenterologist, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 20 years of experience , MBBS, MD, FRCP, MRCP Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Pandurangan Basumani is a renowned Medical Gastroenterologist, practicing successfully over 20 years.
    • He is proficient in Therapeutic Endoscopy including ERCP, EUS, Balloon Sphincteroplasty, Biliary and Pancreatic Stent Insertion, Large stone Management with Lithotripsy.
    • He has so far done over 1000 ERCPs.
    • He takes interest in teaching and has honoured the post of Visiting Professor and Assistant Professor in Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai.
    • He is a member of numerous prestigious associations, such as: Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Indian Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Royal College of Physicians (UK), British Society of Gastroenterology etc.
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  • Dr. Saravanan Periasami

    Surgical Gastroenterologist, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 10 years of experience , MBBS, DNB, MCh Global Hospitals, Chennai  Highlights
    • Currently associated as Consultant with Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at Global Hospital, Chennai
    • Awarded for best Oral presentation in national surgical oncology conference 2009 Prof Snehalatha Gold Medal for best outgoing student in surgical oncology (2009/10)
    • Interests are Head & Neck Oncology, Gastro Intestinal Oncology
    • Member of various renowned associations such as Association of surgeons of India, Indian Association of Surgical Oncology Royal college of surgeons of Edingburgh.
    • Published journals such as "Limb conservation in extremity soft tissue sarcoma with vascular involvement" Indian Journal of Orthopedics. "Preachings and practices in Papillary carcinoma of thyroid" Indian journal of endocrinology. "Seminal vesicle malignancy - A rare clinical entity" Indian journal of Urology



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How would you know if your liver is properly functioning?

Well, there are many factors that are helpful in letting you know the health status of your liver and they are:

  • Swollen abdomen

  • Yellowish color of skin and eyes (jaundice)

  • Itchy skin

  • Dark-colored urine

  • Swollen legs and ankles

  • Extreme tiredness

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Can a person survive without a liver?

No, unlike kidneys a person can’t survive without his/her liver. However, he/she can survive with its only part as it regrows after it gets treated. For instance, if a person’s liver is 75% damaged, then there are treatments available such as liver transplant, with which the doctors can regenerate its remaining parts. In liver transplant cases, the donor is always a living one.

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Can you cut off part of your liver?

If your liver is healthy and you’re donating a part of it to the needy one. Then, the liver of both donors and recipients regenerates to its expected size three months post the liver transplant surgery.

Can liver failure be reversed?

If a person stops consuming alcoholic beverages and fibrosis, then it can be reversed and resolved within 6 weeks. However, fibrosis and cirrhosis cannot be reversed at any cost.

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