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Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road: The Fortis Hospital at Bannerghatta Road is a 276 bedded multi-speciality tertiary care hospital. It began operations in 2006 and has established it......more
Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road: The Fortis Hospital at Bannerghatta Road is a 276 bedded multi-speciality tertiary care hospital. It began operations in 2006 and has established itself as a trusted institution in the field of healthcare and medical facilities. The hospital specialises in cutting edge medical technology and dedicated patient care services. We have a large team of 150 experienced consultants and 1000 skillful para-medical staff. As one of the leading multi-speciality hospitals in the country, we offer tertiary care in over 40 specialties that include cardiology, cardiac surgery, orthopaedics, neurology, neuro-surgery, GI and Minimal Access Surgery (MAS), amongst other. We have been instrumental in the introduction of facilities like the custom fit knee replacement and HIFU technology for prostate cancer in India. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies like trans-radial angioplasty, trans-abdominal cardiac surgery, and computerised TKR navigation surgery. The hospital has been ranked as the Best Hospital in Bengaluru for Cardiac Care by the 8th Outlook Hospital Survey, 2002.

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MON-SAT
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
SUN
07:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Location

154/9, Bannerghatta Road, Opposite IIM - B
Bannerghatta Bangalore, Karnataka - 560076
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Amenities

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Blood Bank
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Ambulance
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24x7 Pharmacy
Ac Rooms
Reception
24*7 Timings
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Doctors in Fortis Hospital - Bannerghatta Road

Dr. Premkumar Krishnappa

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist
90%  (68 ratings)
16 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Available today
10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Dr. G H Raju

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
General Surgeon
26 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Vivek Jawali

MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, DNB (Cardiology)
Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery
38 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Shakir Tabrez

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology
Urologist
17 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Available today
10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Dr. V. Murali Manohar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery
33 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Shashidhar

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist
28 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Satish Govind

DNB
Cardiologist
44 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Shabeer Ahmed

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
32 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Satish S

MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery, DNB - Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon
29 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Chandran Gnanamuthu

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist
43 Years experience
750 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. P. C. Jagadeesh

Diploma in Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Fellowship in Arthroscopy & Sports Injury
Orthopedist
17 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Veerendra Sandur

MBBS, MD, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist
21 Years experience
750 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. G Anitha

MBBS, DNB (Medical Oncology), MD - Radiotherapy
Oncologist
22 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Chandramouli B

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
27 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Srinivas J V

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
21 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. S S Praharaj

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Neurology
Neurosurgeon
33 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Ashok Singhal

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist
20 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Rajpal Singh Rl

MBBS, CCST(UK)
Cardiologist
25 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Aashish Shah

MS - General Surgery, DNB - Gastroenterology, FRCS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
24 Years experience
700 at clinic
Unavailable today
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Specialities

Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Cardiology

Cardiology

Aims to provide effective diagnosis and treatment related to cardiac and circulatory problems
General Surgery

General Surgery

Offers extensive care to patients suffering from abdomen related medical issues
Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery

Aims to deliver cumulative healthcare for disorders related to the brain and spinal cord
Neurology

Neurology

Offers specialized healthcare to patients suffering from disorders of the nervous system
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Concentrates on efficient treatment of injuries and problems of the musculoskeletal system
Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Offers qualitative care to patients suffering from stomach and intestine problems
Oncology

Oncology

Offers high quality care to patients with tumours, especially those that are cancerous
Urology

Urology

Offers cumulative treatment of problems of the Urinary tract and male reproductive organs
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7 Symptoms Of Prostatitis!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Bangalore
7 Symptoms Of Prostatitis!

Prostatitis is a very common infection of the prostate. However, it is worth to note that prostatitis can also be an inflammation of the prostate without infection. Only 5 to 10 percent of prostatitis is caused by bacterial infection. Prostate cancer does not normally have its chances increased by prostatitis. There are several forms of prostatitis, including acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (which is also known as chronic pelvic pain syndrome ).

The exact cause for prostatitis is not known, but here are some factors which increase its risk, particularly acute bacterial prostatitis.

Possible causes:

  1. Medical instrumentation: Putting an instrument like a urinary catheter may well cause prostatitis.
  2. Rectal intercourse: This is basically another name for anal sex.
  3. Abnormal urinary tract: The urinary tract comprises of the bladders, kidneys, ureters and urethra. If any one of these organs gets infected, then prostatitis is much more likely.
  4. Bladder infection: A bladder infection may well spread to the prostate.

Symptoms
Prostatitis has a variety of symptoms. Here are the most common symptoms of prostatitis.

  1. Constant need of urination: This is one of the most common symptoms of prostatitis.
  2. Difficulty when urinating: Just like the constant need of urination, difficulty urinating is also a sign that you may have prostatitis.
  3. Pain while urinating: This is because the prostate gland is a part of your urinary tract and if it does not work properly, there will be pain.
  4. Chills and fever: This is a rarer symptom, but may indicate prostatitis if it is coupled with the other symptoms.
  5. Pain in perineal area and genital organs: If you are experiencing pain in genital organs, than it may indicate prostatitis. 
  6. Painful ejaculations or relief of perineal pain after ejaculations: If you are having painful ejaculation or the pain arises after ejaculation, then it may be due to prostatitis.
  7. Hematospermia: Pinkish or brownish semen.

If these symptoms are persistent or bothersome, then a proper consultation is required. Evaluation includes physical examination along with few simple tests. This can be followed by proper treatment for cure or relief of symptoms.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi doctor, what does it mean when stones are in lower calyx of kidney. If a stone is in lower calyx, does it take time to come out of it?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Bangalore
Hi doctor, what does it mean when stones are in lower calyx of kidney. If a stone is in lower calyx, does it take tim...
Each kidney has about 9 to 15 calyces. Divided into 3 parts upper middle and lower depending on their location. Lower calyx stone has less chances of passing out spontaneously because it has to climb up to the level of the middle calyx. This is because the exit from the kidney is from the middle calyx. Stone in upper and middle calyx pass out much easily than the lower calyx stone, provided the size is small enough.
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3 Treatment Methods For Urinary Problem In Men!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Bangalore
3 Treatment Methods For Urinary Problem In Men!

The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ at the base of the urinary bladder and urethra is a thin tube that carries urine out of the penis. It runs through the prostate gland. A fluid produced by this gland helps to carry sperms produced by the testes outside during intercourse.

Cause of urinary problems in men

Men experience urinary symptoms either due to inflammation of the prostate gland or prostatitis or symptoms may be the result of a blockage of the passage due to enlargement of the prostate gland.

Symptoms of urinary problems

Urinary symptoms commonly experienced with prostate problems include;

  1. The need to urinate frequently during the night.
  2. Urinating more often during the day.
  3. Urinary urgency is the urge to urinate can be so strong and sudden that one may not reach the toilet in time.
  4. The urine stream is slow to start.
  5. Urine dribbling for some time after finishing urination.
  6. A sensation that the bladder is not fully emptied after urination.
  7. A lack of force to the urine flow, which makes directing the stream difficult.
  8. The sensation of needing to go again soon after urinating

Treatment

  1. A long course of antibacterial medication (for bacterial prostatitis) is prescribed, because infection is difficult to get rid of, the antibacterial medication will need to be taken for many weeks.
  2. Medication to improve urine flow and other symptoms (for obstruction caused by an enlarged prostate).
  3. Surgical procedures (for blockage caused by an enlarged prostate), such as Transurethral Resection of the prostate(TURP), Laser Resection of prostate, Transurethral Incision of the prostate(TUIP).

A number of other procedures that have been developed to reduce urinary symptoms.

Medication for urinary problems

Various medications to help ease your urinary problems, including;

  1. Medications to reduce the tone of the muscles of the urethra and prostate to minimize any obstruction to urine flow caused when these muscles contract.
  2. Medication to reduce the size of the prostate gland. These drugs work by blocking the action of male hormones produced by the prostate gland.
  3. Medications to relax the bladder, making unwanted contractions less likely and reducing the symptoms of urgency and frequency of urination.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Reasons Behind Bladder Pain!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Bangalore
Reasons Behind Bladder Pain!

Bladder is an organ of the lower abdomen which stores urine. Though it is a problem common to both men and women, women are two times more prone to be affected than men. 

The following are some of the causes that give rise to bladder pain.

  1. Bacterial infection or urinary tract infection is one of the common causes of bladder pain. Women are more likely to encounter uninary tract infection. It occurs if bacteria sneak in through the urethra leading to develop an infection in the urinary tract, which in turn affects the urinary bladder.
  2. Sometimes bladder stones can also give rise to bladder pain.
  3. Painful Bladder Syndrome is yet another cause, wherein your bladder holds pee after your kidneys have filtered it but before you pee it out. This condition causes pain and pressure below your belly button, causing pain in the bladder.
  4. Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area below your bellybutton and between your hips that lasts six months or longer. There are multiple causes for such pain.
  5. Bladder cancer in occasional cases can cause pain, otherwise usually it is painless with blood in the urine. 
  6. Urethral stricture is another cause of bladder pain. Men are likely to be more affected by this condition. In this case, the urethra becomes inflamed and narrow creating difficulties to pass urine.
  7. Yeast infection also known as, Candidiasis is another cause of bladder pain.

Bladder pain can vary from being mild to severe. But, no matter what the degree of pain is, it requires serious medical attention. It is highly recommended that if you are suffering from bladder pain you must consult and seek a doctor's advice right from the beginning. 

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I want to do male vasectomy operation what the cost of vasectomy and how many days take for recover.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Bangalore
Simple procedure. Takes probably 15 min to 1/2 hour. Cost varies-- Free I government hospitals. May cost upto 50000 in Hi-Fi corporate hospitals. Recovery in less than 3 days.
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Common Prostate Problems Faced By Men!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Bangalore
Common Prostate Problems Faced By Men!

What menstrual problems are to women, prostate problems are to men. The prostate is a gland in the lower abdomen that aids in the production of semen. The prostate is walnut sized in a young man, but can get enlarged with age. As it grows bigger, it can cause a number of problems. These are commonly seen after a man celebrates his 50th birthday.

There are three common prostate problems faced by men. Some of the symptoms that can tell if a man has a prostate problem are:

1. Difficulty faced while urinating.
2. The urge to urinate frequently at night.
3. Constant feeling of a full bladder.
4. Pain while urinating.
5. Blood in urine.

Prostatitis

This can be defined as inflammation of the prostate gland. In most cases the cause of this inflammation is unknown. However, there are two types of prostatitis; bacterial and nonbacterial. While the former reacts well to antibiotics, the latter is more difficult to control. Symptoms of this disease vary from one person to the next. Some of the factors that could trigger this disease are:

1. Chemical irritants
2. Past bacterial infection
3. Dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles
4. Sexual abuse
5. Chronic anxiety

Enlarged prostate

As mentioned earlier, as men get older, the prostate gland tends to grow in size. This growth is benign, but can block the bladder neck and prostatic urethra. This can cause problems urinating and lead to acute urinary retention. This can be very painful. Inserting a catheter can provide temporary relief and help release stored urine. Chronic retention is much less common and is associated with high bladder pressure and can damage the kidneys.

Prostate cancer

Advancing age and family genetic history are said to be the main triggers of prostate cancer. This type of cancer can remain restricted to the prostate gland in its early stages but may spread to the other glands as the cancer advances. This can also cause the growth of secondary tumors in the bones.

The only way to correctly diagnose a prostate problem is with a thorough physical examination. This includes a digital rectal exam where the doctor will insert a gloved finger into your rectum to check the size of your prostate, a blood test, mid stream urine tests and ultrasounds. In some cases a biopsy of the prostate may also be required. Depending on the diagnosis, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics, surgery, radiotherapy or hormone therapy to manage your prostate. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an urologist.

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How Bladder Tumor Can Be Treated?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Bangalore
How Bladder Tumor Can Be Treated?

The bladder is a hollow storage organ that collects urine from the kidneys and stores it until it can be passed out of the body through the urethra during the process of micturition or urination. It has a thin inner lining of cells called urothelial cells and a thick muscular wall, which exerts pressure to push the urine out of the body.

Causes of Bladder Tumors

In most cases, the bladder tumor develops on the inner layer due to a combination of some of the following factors.

1. Hereditary: A strong family history of cancer predisposes a person to cancer.
2. Gender: Men are 3 times more prone for bladder cancer than women.
3. Ethnicity: White people are more prone for bladder cancer black people.
4. Smoking: Smokers develop bladder cancer 2-6 times more frequently than non-smokers. cigarettes contain toxic, carcinogenic substances which reach the kidney and are stored in the bladder, leading to their damage.
5. Occupational hazards: Some workplaces have a higher likelihood of causing bladder cancers, especially dye and rubber industries. The effects can be damaging, and the person may develop cancers years after the exposure has happened.
6. Recurrent bladder infections: In some people, this can also lead to bladder cancer in the long run.

Types of Bladder Tumor

Depending on the extent of the cancerous spread, it can be of two types:

1. Non-muscle-invasive bladder tumors: The tumor spread is limited to the inner part of the bladder (urothelial cells)
2. Muscle-invasive bladder tumor: The tumor has spread to the thick muscular outer layer. This is more advanced and prognosis is poor compared to the noninvasive type.

The most common and diagnostic symptom of bladder cancer is the presence of blood in the urine, known as hematuria. This will be intermittent and happens whenever the tumor bleeding happens. Other symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and frequent urination.

Diagnosis

From the most noninvasive to the most invasive diagnostic test, these include:

1. Urine microscopy to detect cancer cells in the urine
2. Cystoscopy A tube inserted into the urethra to look into the inner wall of the bladder is highly diagnostic
3. Ultrasound, CT Scan, and biopsy can also be further used to identify severity of the tumor.

Treatment

Once the tumor is diagnosed, treatment would depend on the severity of the tumor. For both invasive and noninvasive tumors, definitive therapy is surgery, known as transurethral resection of the bladder tumor (TURBT). The cancerous bladder tissue is removed through a cystoscope as done for diagnosis. The bladder is then flushed with chemotherapy agent to kill any residual cancer cells in the bladder. This is then followed by BCG vaccine, which is again done 1 to 4 weeks for several months to avoid recurrence. In some cases, radiotherapy may also be included.

Bladder cancer BCG vaccination is once in a week for 6 weeks. Surgical removal of bladder is the best available treatment for muscle invasive bladder cancer. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Urologist.

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Urine microalbuminuria tests measured as mg. Of protein leakage. Less than 30 mg is normal. My urine test result shows 50 mg, which is above normal. Between 30 mg to 299 mg indicates early stage kidney disease. How can it be brought within the normal range?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Bangalore
Urine microalbuminuria tests measured as mg. Of protein leakage. Less than 30 mg is normal. My urine test result show...
In simple words micoalbuminuria is due to loss of holding capacity of the kidney and absorb protein and leak more than usual protein in the urine. The reasons are many. Usually injury to the kidney (infection, hypertension, diabetes, autoimmune diseases etc) causes this. Finding out the reason for the same will help us doctors to treat the problem and bring the leak down. Please consult a Nephrologist for the same.
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How To Treat Kidney Stones?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Bangalore
How To Treat Kidney Stones?

Our kidneys are an important organ in the body and are responsible for the filtration of blood and creation of urine. Sometimes, during this process salt and other chemicals get stuck together to form small crystals also known as kidney stones. The size of a kidney stone can range from the size of a sugar crystal to the size of a ping pong ball. However, it is noticed only if it is large enough to cause a blockage. Smaller stones may pass out of the body without you realizing it.

Kidney stones can be a very painful experience. Some of the symptoms exhibited by patients suffering from kidney stones are:

1. Severe back pain
2. Pain in the belly or groin
3. Painful urination
4. Frequent urination
5. Nausea and vomiting
6. Blood in the urine

Excruciating pain is usually the symptom that makes a patient consult a doctor in cases of kidney stone problems. A confirmed diagnosis can then be made by using a series of tests that include an X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan and urine analysis. A blood test may also be conducted to check the mineral levels in the body.

Kidney stones are a common condition faced by many people, but some people are at a higher risk of suffering from this than others. Some of these factors are:

1. Family history of kidney stones
2. High uric acid levels in the blood
3. Being between 20-50 years of age

4. A previous kidney stone
5. Chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure
6. Some medication such as diuretics and antacids with calcium
7. Inadequate fluid intake

Between men and women, the former are at a higher risk of suffering from kidney stones. Asians and Caucasians also suffer from this condition more than people from other races. Hormone changes during pregnancy can also trigger the formation of kidney stones.

The first thing to do if you suffer from a kidney stone is to increase your water intake. This can help dissolve some of the minerals in the stone and make it a small enough to pass through the urethra. Injectable anti-inflammatory drugs and pain relievers may be used to ease the pain caused by kidney stones.

If the kidney stone does not pass on its own, a process known as lithotripsy may also be used. This involves the administration of shock waves that can break a large stone into smaller pieces. In extreme cases, surgical techniques may also be used. However, Lithotripsy in only one of the ways of treatment and given in only selected cases nowadays. Better ways of treatment are: 

  1. Ureteroscopyseeing the stone through a long telescope through the urine passage and removing it.
  2. PCNL- removing kidney stone by a small puncture into the kidney through the skin.
  3. RIRS- visualising the stone in the kidney with a bendable telescope and breaking the stone using laser.

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an urologist.

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