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Dr. Hema T - Endocrinologist, Bangalore

Dr. Hema T

MBBS, MS, DNB (General Surgery), Diploma in Basic Laparoscopic Surgery (DBLS)...

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

27 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Hema T MBBS, MS, DNB (General Surgery), Diploma in Basic Laparos... Endocrinologist, Bangalore
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To provide my patients with the highest quality care using latest advancements and up-to-date health care technologies, as appropriate....more
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Dr. T. Hema is an Advanced Laparoscopic, Bariatric (weight loss) and Metabolic (for diabetes), Breast and Endocrine Surgeon currently working as the senior consultant surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, since 2009. In a career spanning over 22 years, the majority of it in a high volume teaching hospital in Mumbai, she has performed well over 16000 laparoscopic and open surgical procedures. These include: Whole range of Bariatric/ Metabolic surgeries like Sleeve gastrectomy, Gastric bypass, Gastric band, ileal interposition and other procedures, Laparoscopic/ Single Incision Laparoscopic (SILS) Gastrointestinal and solid organ surgeries like gastrectomy, resection anastomosis of small intestine, colectomies for cancer and non- cancer conditions, hepatobiliary surgeries including cholecystectomy, Bile duct explorations, hepaticodochojejunostomy, lateral pancreatojejunostomy, splenectomy, emergency GI procedures for bleeding, perforation, obstruction, trauma, appendicectomy, etc, All types of mastectomies, microdochectomies and other breast surgical procedures for cancer and benign conditions, Endocrine surgeries like all types of thyroidectomies, parathyroidectomies (including MIP) and adrenalectomy, General Surgical procedures for all types of simple and complex hernias, perianal disorders, inguinoscrotal disorders, etc. She completed her basic and advanced laparoscopic training from the prestigious GEM hospital, Coimbatore under the expert guidance of the world famous Dr. C. Palanivelu. She was accepted for and completed her extensive, hands-on Bariatric/ Metabolic surgical training from 2 of the best centres in the world – Cleveland Clinic, Florida where she worked with the dynamic Dr. Raul Rosenthal, and then at the Centre for Obesity and Diabetes Surgery (CODS) at Mumbai where she was trained by Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala. She has experience with hundreds of cases of Lap Band, Sleeve gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Duodenal switch (BPD-DS), duodenojejunal bypass, re –do bariatric surgery, etc. from this dedicated training. In addition, she is one of the few surgeons trained and performing Ileal interposition surgery for cure of Diabetes Mellitus, after training with Dr. Ugale (India’s first pioneer of this technique) at Kirloskar Hospital, Hyderabad. She has completed Fellowship training in Robotic and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery from Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, South Korea, under the guidance of the world renowned Professor Seon Hahn Kim.M She also received advanced specialised training in Breast and Endocrine Surgeries from India’s first dedicated endocrine and breast post graduate course and department at SGPGI, Lucknow under the pioneering and visionary surgeon Dr. S.K. Mishra. She is trained in Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS; stood third in the exam). She was formerly working as faculty in an 1800 bedded public hospital in Mumbai – KEM Hospital, initially as a lecturer, then as Associate Professor and Head of Unit in Dept of Surgery.

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Education
MBBS - Mumbai University - 1990
MS - Mumbai University - 1995
DNB (General Surgery) - National Board of Examinations, New Delhi - 1996
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Diploma in Basic Laparoscopic Surgery (DBLS) - GEM Hospital, Coimbatore - 2003
Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (DALS) - GEM Hospital, Coimbatore - 2004
Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS) - Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI) - 2007
Fellowship In Minimally Invasive metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FMIMBS) - Cleveland Clinic, Florida - 2007
Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FMIMBS) - Centre for Obesity and Diabetes Surgey (CODS, Mumbai) - 2008
Fellowship in Robotic and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery (FRLCRS) - Anam University, Seoul, South Korea - 2010
Languages spoken
English
Gujarati
Hindi
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Kannada
Marathi
Tamil
Awards and Recognitions
National Merit Scholarship, Karnataka University – S.S.C. Board.
National Merit Scholarship, University of Mumbai – H.S.C. Board

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What are the precaution thyroid patients should take to remain healthy and keep thyroid levels as per given range?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Just take ur thyroid medication regularly empty stomach in morning and avoid meals 1 hour after that....nothing else will work more than this
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Sexual and Fertility Problems- can these be early signs of Diabetes? Be alert.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata

Scenario one: Mr PS, 35 years old, married for 5 years, now planning to have a child, suddenly felt that his erection of penis is not as good as it was earlier. initially he tried medicines shown in TV and newspaper and then many treatments through internet. but his problems persisted. Finally when he came to doctor, he was diagnosed to have ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION. Finally after checking, when doctor advised him blood test, it revealed high blood sugar and then he was advised anti-diabetic drugs. After starting this, his sexual performance improved much better. 

So, what went wrong? Erectile dysfunction may be an early indication of diabetes. So, if you feel such probems, never ignore it and never feel ashamed to talk to doctor. If you try medicines shown in TV/ newspaper, your problem will persist and the diabetes may go to such point that your life will be threatened. So, never ignore such problem, however embarrasing it might be.

 

Scenario two: Mrs AM, a 42 years old lady having two children, gradually feeling of low sexual urge. Her husband tried many things but nothing worked. She also had repeated attacks of vaginal infections. After trying many things by themselves, they consulted doctor. And the cause of her LOW SEX DRIVE and VAGINAL INFECTION was found to be uncontrolled diabetes. And the story was same. She was put on insulin therapy and her conditions improved. But if she came earlier, she could have avoided insl=ulin therapy.

So, if any male or female is experiencing low sex desire, he or she should not try various types of treatments by themselves. Proper diagnosis is necessary, so that life threatening diseases are not missed. And as you all know, diabetes can sometimes be life-threatening. So, just imagine, a situation for which you feel embarrassed to talk to doctor, can endanger your life. 

 

Scenario three: Mr MQ, a 30 years old male, is feeling pain and discomfort during intercourse and also sometimes during urination. He thought it may solve automatically after marriage. But it did not. And then he also had bleeding sometimes during intercourse and the pain increased. When he presented to doctor, doctor diagnosed it as a case of tight foreskin or PHIMOSIS. And the next day blood sugar was found to be very high. He was cured by circumcission after controlling blood sugar level with insulin. But after that he was found to have problems in retina and kidney. These are all because of diabetes. had he not ignored Phimosis, he could have avoided these complications of diabetes (retinopathy and nephropathy).

So, if you feeel any problems, particularly infections in private parts, do not ignore them Consult doctor and try to find out the cause.

 

Scenario four:. Mrs AR, 32 years female, having REPEATED MISCARRIAGE in previous three pregnancies. No apparent cause was found. Then blood sugar test was done properly and she was found to have very high blood sugar. Then she was advised to avoid pregnancy until sugar was controlled. She follwed the advice and then conceived fourth time when blood sugar was normal. Then she delivered a baby who was totally normal.

So, if any couple is experiencing repeated miscarriage, they should test for diabetes first. 

So, never feel that diabetes is merely a disease of sugar. It can affect every organ and system. So, if you feel any problems in personal or conjugal life, however embarrasing to you it might be, never feel ashamed, rather consult doctor and have proper diagnosis done. A stich in time saves nine. 

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Can a Diabetic person eat water melon. Can you tell me which fruits will be eaten by a diabetic person.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Can a Diabetic person eat water melon. Can you tell me which fruits will be eaten by a diabetic person.
Avoid sweetened fruit like banana,mango,litchi,chickoo,sapota,seethaphal,jackfruit,grape, water melon etc. You Can have apple/pear/ papaya/guava/ jamun/ mausami
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Is there any problem for a diabetic person (currently on medication taking metformin 500 mg one tablet daily) to donate blood in blood donation camp ? Also want to know the usefulness of blood donation.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Is there any problem for a diabetic person (currently on medication taking metformin 500 mg one tablet daily) to dona...
No there is no restriction. Go and donate. It is good for you and for needy persons. For you it will make you more healthy.
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I m diabetic age is 33 taking insulin how can I avoid to maintain my sugar levels good guide me kindly. What r d test required for a patient.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I m diabetic age is 33 taking insulin how can I avoid to maintain my sugar levels good guide me kindly. What r d test...
Regular exercise and proper diet can control diabetes.These can reduce your medicinal dose.So do exercise like swimming,skipping,plank,push ups sit ups,yoga after taking lukewarm water with lemon juice.It will help to lose extra weight.Eat small amount of foods frequently.Eat 5-6 times instead of 3 big meals.No sugar sweetened juice,soft drinks,fast foods,junk foods,processed foods.Avoid underground vegetables,banana,pumpkin.Eat plenty of vegetables,whole fruits.Use unrefined foods but not much.Extra protein will improve insulin sensitivity.Use healthy fats in cooking small amount.You take almond,walnut.Avoid smoking alcohol.Drink lots of water specially before meals.Take stress free rest.
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I am diabetic so what are the precautions to be taken and procedures to control my diabetic it was 300 plus one time.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
I am diabetic so what are the precautions to be taken and procedures to control my diabetic it was 300 plus one time.
You have to follow correct diet as advised by your doctor, light exercise like walk for about 40 minutes on about 5 -6 days in a week, regular visit to your doctor for monitoring of blood sugar levels and review of medications. Get blood test for sugar in morning (fasting), 1 1/2 hours after morning principal meal and just before dinner. Show the report to your doctor and take his advice. Regular detail check up once 3 - 6 months for detection of diabetes complications if any.
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I am diabetic for the last 5 years. I was taking glyciphage for 3 years. Then Dr. Changed it coz the tablets were not getting dissolved. Now I am taking gemer n janumet. Of late I can again c tablets in the toilet bottom even after flush. Please advice. I am 53 years old.

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am diabetic for the last 5 years. I was taking glyciphage for 3 years. Then Dr. Changed it coz the tablets were not...
seeing the shape of the tablet in toilet is no indicaion that the whole tablet has come out. what happens is in the case of slow release or long acting tablets/capsules the shell is made in such a way where the medicine is released slowly at the intestines and doesnot get dissoloved in the gastric juices. that shell which comes out along with motion is some times seen as the tablet. if the drug has not gone in to your blood then there will not be any controle on the blood sugar. when you get your blood sugar tested there will be desired levels of the sugar in blood. so donot worry and continue the usage of the tablet.
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Hi sir. I am (28 years old ) I have diabetes past 11/2 year .its 130 fasting and 190 post launch average .but still I am not using tablets . Please suggest me its continue to stop medicine in future or any thing why because any problems in future.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Hi sir. I am (28 years old ) I have diabetes past 11/2 year .its 130 fasting and 190 post launch average .but still I...
You immediately start tab. Glyciphage sr 500 mg daily after dinner for 3 month. You know pre-diabetes can be revert back to normal if we proprly do life style changes and medicines. I advise you that you do it. Diabetes can be postponed for many years. Donot discuss any more start. Any quiry ask on line with me.
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I am 55 years male and suffering from diabetic and hypertension for the last 15 years and taking insulin and medicine for bp which is almost under control. Every day in the morning time as well as in the evening I feel tiered and weak and also has sexual problem. Pl recommend some tonic for general strength and feeling energetic.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Get your b. Glucose checked by glucometer at that time when you r feeling tired and weak. Low b. Sugar at that time needs to be ruled out. Get your bp checked too. You need dosage adjustments.
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my t3 is 1.2 tsh is 5.52 t4 is 7.5 vitamin b12 is 316 And vitamin d is 7.51. please advice what should i do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
my t3 is 1.2 tsh is 5.52 t4 is 7.5 vitamin b12 is 316
And vitamin d is 7.51. please advice what should i do?
Hello Rachana plz give more details like what is your daily routine n what do you do like house wife or working.but some things r simple that you can do like practice yoga ,drink plenty of water n avoid eating cabbage ,turnip .you can take ayurvedic medicines as they have very good results .you can ask for further details
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My uric acid level is 6.7 mg/dl, please suggest me changes in diet to control uric scid.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My uric acid level is 6.7 mg/dl, please suggest me changes in diet to control uric scid.
Mr. Lybrate-user, to reduce uric acid following foods should be avoided: red meat, organ meats. Certain sea foods - sardines, salmons, scallops, trout, herring, shell fish, haddock, mussels & mushrooms. Avoid sweetened aerated drinks, high fat milk products & alcohol. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, skimmed milk, low fat foods and fruits. Overall protein intake should be less.
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I am diabetic suffering from jointpains, coccyx (tail bone) &lower back pain I have problems when climb upstairs also gettingup from the floor: age 40 year & weight 90kg 5' 4 height also I taking psychiatric prescriptions: depakote500&quitipine100, activan2mg.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Actually u need proper case taking. But u can try symph200 once in a day for 5 days. Than we wil work out. T. C. Thnks sir
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I have a TSH reading of 16 when tested in Jan 2016, so I am using Thyronorm tablets 50 Ug for over 2 months, so should I stop n go for retest or continue the tablets?

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist,
Never stop. Continue. Get levels checked again on fasting every 4-6 weeks until levels are normal. For that you may need dose titration.
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52 yr. Male. diabetic control blood sugar. I got hypopigmentation of prepuce. Which is slowly increasing.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
52 yr. Male. diabetic control blood sugar. I got hypopigmentation of prepuce. Which is slowly increasing.
Hi, Take homoeopathic medicine - Ars. Sulph. Flavum 30/ thrice daily for 4 weeks, but go to a Dermatologist for proper diagnosis!
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My wife is suffering from hypothyroidism & not able to lose weight & taking 100 mg eltroxin daily.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Hello, we have self made specialised medicine prepared for complete management of thyroid. It includes correction of weight, stopping hair fall and alleviating other symptoms such as weakness, lethargy, increased sleep, etc. This is how this treatment minimizes dependence on artificial hormones and stimulates thyroid gland to produce it's own natural hormone. At the same time, this treatment increases metabolic rate thereby helping maintain good weight over long term. For details feel free to contact us at 9270777731 Regards Dr.Omkar Balkrishna Shahapurkar
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My wife has thyroid problem and she has pregnancy, what treatment you suggest to us?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My wife has thyroid problem and she has pregnancy, what treatment you suggest to us?
You can take Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help,
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What would be the perfect meal for a diabetic patient n any suggestions for speedy recovery of d disease?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
What would be the perfect meal for a diabetic patient n any suggestions for speedy recovery of d disease?
Hi, go for a brisk walk in d morning. Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety & to nourish the whole body. Go for either of cycling, swimming, gardening, dancing, playing badminton. Maintain 1200-1600 calories, through dietary regulation. Tk, 4 marie, biscuits with a cup of tea, morning at 7.00 am. 3 sliced bread with one cup of milk at 9.00 am. 3 breads, small bowl of pulses, green vegetable, curds small bowl. 4 marie biscuits with a cup of tea at 4.00 pm again, 3 breads, green vegetables small bowl & diluted curds, small bowl. At 9.00 pm, night. Finally 1 cup of milk at bed time. You can consume 100 grams of fruits. Avoid, direct sweets, caffiene, nicotine, alcohol, junk food. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism. Tk care.
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My wife 27 years /Female had done blood test for Thyroid - T3 ,T4 & TSH with technology C.L.I.A and values are, 1) T3 - 104 ng/dl 2) T4 - 8.9 microg /dl 3) TSH - 7.29 microIU/ml. So, Pls. Suggest your view & medicines for thyroid (TSH) problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Normal TSH levels for the average adult range from 0.4 ‑ 4.0 mIU/L (milli-international units per liter) So she has hypothyroidism and need treatment with Thyroxine.
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A girl age 26 years have TSH value 79. 935 which is greater than normal TSH value 4.780, and T4 value is 0.59 which is less than normal T4 0.89, What that's means and what she do to make her TSH normal? Is she have to increase eating iodine chloride salt in food? Please suggest what to do.

MBBS, DNB
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mumbai
These values of TSH and T4 imply that her thyroid is functioning less than normal. Therefore she has to be given thyroid hormone medication from outside to bring TSH within normal limits and to bring relief to her symptoms if any. Please note that increasing iodine or chloride will not help in her case. She will have to take thyroid medication for sure. Hope this helps.
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