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Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy Gastroenterologist in Chennai

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy

Diploma in Laparoscopy, DNB - General Surgery, MBBS

Gastroenterologist

48 Years Experience

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Specialization

  • Gastroenterologist

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Education

  • Diploma in Laparoscopy - University of Strasberg, France, 2000
  • DNB - General Surgery - University Of Madras, Chennai, 1985
  • MBBS - Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, 1970

Registrations

  • 70775 - Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2002

Experience

  • Gastroenterologist at Apollo Hospital

Memberships

  • Tamilnadu Medical Council

About Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy is one of the top Gastroenterologist in Greams Road, Chennai. He has done Diploma in Laparoscopy, DNB - General Surgery, MBBS. He has helped numerous patients in her 48 years of experience as a Gastroenterologist. He is a member of several professional organizations like Tamilnadu Medical Council.You can consult Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy at Apollo Hospital in Greams Road, Chennai. You can freely conversation in English, Hindi with Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy. Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy offers best medical services like Consultation, Gastritis Treatment and Laser Piles Treatment

Apollo Hospital

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21/22 Greams Lane, Thousand Lights, Off Greams Road, Greams Road, Chennai, Landmark : Near Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School Greams Road,

  • Apollo Hospital Images/Photos, Greams Road, Chennai

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₹ 1500 New Case

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10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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Services

  • Consultation
  • Gastritis Treatment
  • Laser Piles Treatment

Frequently Asked Common Questions & Answers

Where does Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy Practice?

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy Practice at Apollo Hospital, Greams Road, Chennai.

Which Services/Treatments Provided by Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy?

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy is currently providing Services/Treatments like Consultation, Gastritis Treatment and Laser Piles Treatment To see more Services/Treatments visit the Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's Profile on drlogy.

What is Visiting/Consulting Fee of Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy?

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy new case Visiting/Consulting fee is INR 1500. To see more charges like follow up and emergency visit the Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's Profile on drlogy.

What is Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's Education Qualification?

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy has the following qualifications – Diploma in Laparoscopy, DNB - General Surgery, MBBS. For more information visit the Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's Profile on drlogy.

What is the Speciality of Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy?

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's main specialization is Gastroenterologist. For more information visit Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's Profile on drlogy

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Where does Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy Practice?

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy Practice at Apollo Hospital, Greams Road, Chennai.

Which Services/Treatments Provided by Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy?

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy is currently providing Services/Treatments like Consultation, Gastritis Treatment and Laser Piles Treatment To see more Services/Treatments visit the Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's Profile on drlogy.

What is Visiting/Consulting Fee of Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy?

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy new case Visiting/Consulting fee is INR 1500. To see more charges like follow up and emergency visit the Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's Profile on drlogy.

What is Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's Education Qualification?

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy has the following qualifications – Diploma in Laparoscopy, DNB - General Surgery, MBBS. For more information visit the Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's Profile on drlogy.

What is the Speciality of Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy?

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's main specialization is Gastroenterologist. For more information visit Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy's Profile on drlogy

FAQ

Which doctor is best for appendicitis?

A Physician or General Surgeon helps with Appendicitis. You can consult a Physician or General Surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Appendicitis or can help diagnose Appendicitis for hospitalized to remove your appendix.

Symptom Specialist Doctor Speciality
Appendicitis A Physician or General Surgeon Stomach Pain

What is the main cause of appendicitis?

The exact cause of appendicitis is not fully understood, but it is believed to be caused by a blockage in the appendix. The blockage can be due to a variety of factors such as

  • The buildup of thick mucus
  • A stool
  • Foreign body in the appendix
  • An infection

When the appendix is blocked, the bacteria inside begin to multiply and cause inflammation, leading to appendicitis. In some cases, appendicitis may also be caused by an infection that spreads to the appendix from another area of the body.

When should I go to the doctor if I think I have appendicitis?

You should see a doctor for Appendicitis when you are experiencing the following condition.

  • Pain in the lower right side of the abdomen that may start as a dull ache and become sharper over time
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • A high fever, usually above 101°F (38.3°C)
  • Inability to pass gas

If you experience these symptoms, it's important to seek medical attention right away. Appendicitis can rapidly progress and in some cases, if left untreated, it can lead to a ruptured appendix, which can be life-threatening

What doctor should I go to For constipation?

A Gastroenterologist is best for Constipation. You'll likely first seek medical care for constipation from your family doctor or general practitioner. You may be referred to a specialist in digestive disorders (gastroenterologist) if your doctor suspects a more advanced case of constipation

Symptom Specialist Doctor Speciality
Constipation Gastroenterologist Stomach Pain

When should you visit a doctor for Constipation?

It is generally recommended that you visit a doctor if you have been experiencing constipation for more than a couple of weeks or if you have other symptoms that are of concern. Some symptoms that may indicate a need to see a doctor include:

  • Infrequent bowel movements (less than three times a week)
  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Hard, dry stools
  • A feeling of incomplete bowel movement
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Bloating or swelling in the abdomen
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness

If you have any of the above symptoms, it is important to see a doctor. They will perform a physical exam and may order tests such as blood work or imaging to determine the cause of your constipation. They will also be able to recommend a treatment plan, which may include dietary changes, supplements or over-the-counter medications, or prescription medications, depending on the underlying cause of your constipation.

What is the main cause of Constipation?

Constipation is a common condition that can have many causes. Some of the main causes of constipation include:

  • Diet
  • Dehydration
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Medications
  • Hormonal changes
  • Neurological conditions
  • Colon or rectal disorders
  • Psychological factors like stress and anxiety

It's also worth noting that in some cases, no specific cause can be identified, this is known as primary or idiopathic constipation.

Who is gastroenterologist doctor?

A gastroenterologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the digestive system, including the stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas.

  • They typically receive additional training and education in the field of gastroenterology after completing a general medical degree.
  • They are able to perform various procedures such as colonoscopy, endoscopy, and biopsy.
  • They also treat conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and liver diseases like cirrhosis and hepatitis.

Why would a person see a gastroenterologist?

A person might see a gastroenterologist if they are experiencing symptoms or have been diagnosed with a condition related to the digestive system. Some common reasons for seeing a gastroenterologist include:

  1. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
  2. Gastrointestinal bleeding
  3. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn
  4. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  6. Liver diseases such as cirrhosis or hepatitis
  7. Pancreatic diseases
  8. Polyps, tumors or cancer in the gastrointestinal tract
  9. Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  10. Gastrointestinal motility disorders

A gastroenterologist may also provide preventive screening and counseling for certain conditions such as colon cancer. They may also use various diagnostic tools such as colonoscopy, endoscopy, and biopsy to examine the digestive system and make a diagnosis.

What are the symptoms of gastrologist?

Some common symptoms that may prompt a person to see a gastroenterologist include:

  1. Abdominal pain or cramping
  2. Bloating or gas
  3. Constipation or diarrhea
  4. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn
  5. Nausea or vomiting
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Weight loss
  8. Fatigue or weakness
  9. Bloody stool
  10. Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  11. Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  12. Rectal bleeding

It's important to note that many of these symptoms can be caused by a variety of conditions and that not all of them are specific to the digestive system. A gastroenterologist will be able to perform various diagnostic tests, such as colonoscopy, endoscopy, and biopsy, to determine the underlying cause of a person's symptoms and make an accurate diagnosis.

What is the difference between Gastrologist and gastroenterologist?

The terms "gastrologist" and "gastroenterologist" are often used interchangeably and refer to the same specialty in medicine. Both Gastrologist and gastroenterologists are specialists in the field of digestive health and treat conditions and diseases of the digestive system.

  • A Gastrologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the digestive system, including the stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas. They typically receive additional training and education in the field of Gastroenterology after completing a general medical degree.
  • A Gastroenterologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the same field, Gastroenterology. These doctors are trained to diagnose and treat conditions and diseases of the digestive system, such as inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and cancer of the digestive system.
  • Both Gastrologist and Gastroenterologists will use the same diagnostic tools and procedures such as colonoscopy, endoscopy, and biopsy to examine the digestive system and make a diagnosis.

In summary, Gastrologist and Gastroenterologists are the same, Gastroenterology is the field of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the digestive system, and Gastrologist and gastroenterologists are the doctors who specialize in that field.

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