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Dr. Anand K Khakhar - Gastroenterologist, Chennai

Dr. Anand K Khakhar

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Dr. Anand Khakhar is presently a Senior Consultant Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery and Program Director for the Liver Transplant program at the Center for Liver Disease & Transpl......more
Dr. Anand Khakhar is presently a Senior Consultant Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery and Program Director for the Liver Transplant program at the Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation, Apollo Hospitals. At Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, he has established the most up-to-date infrastructure geared towards undertaking successful liver transplant, complex liver, hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery. He undertakes both living donor liver transplant as well as cadaveric liver transplant. He completed his MBBS, M.S. (Master of Surgery) & DNB (Diploma of National Board) (super-specialization – GU Surgery). He was awarded an international scholarship from ‘SIU’ to undertake multi-organ transplantation surgery. He underwent an American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited Fellowship in Liver & Multi-organ transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Western Ontario (2001-2003). He undertook a second ASTS accredited Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) (2004 & 2005) where he focused on Living Donor Liver Transplantation, Pancreas transplantation & laparoscopic liver surgery. Here he worked with Professor Dr Thomas E Starzl who performed the world’s first liver transplantation and is considered a ‘Father’ of Liver Transplantation in the world. In Pittsburgh he also worked with Dr Amadeo Marcos, who is a pioneer in Living Donor Liver Transplantation and has performed the largest number of living donor liver transplants in USA. Pittsburgh is the largest volume liver transplant program both in terms of cadaveric liver transplantation as well as living donor liver transplants in USA. Here Dr Khakhar was trained in advanced transplant immunology including the ‘transplant tolerance’. After his fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh , he was appointed as a ‘Clinical Instructor’ in Liver transplantation, Multi-organ transplantation & Hepatobiliary surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center in New-York city. Here he worked with Dr Jean Emond who is a pioneer in Pediatric Liver Transplantation. Dr Emond and colleagues (Dr CE Broelsch) pioneered Living donor Liver Transplantation for children, in the late 1980s. Here he also worked with Dr Lloyd Ratner who performed the world’s first laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Dr Khakhar worked at Columbia University for 18 months as a ‘Clinical Instructor’ in transplant & hepatobiliary surgery before returning to India . During his Fellowship at Canada, Pittsburgh (USA) & as a ‘Clinical Instructor’ at Columbia University in New-York, Dr Khakhar cared for hundreds of pre-and post-abdominal organ transplant patients, and performed more than 250 Liver transplants of which he was the primary surgeon for more than 120 liver transplants, and a vast number of kidney, pancreas and multi-visceral abdominal organ transplants. He has been awarded several research grants during his stay in North America, has published several peer reviewed original research articles and has written textbook
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Dr. Anand K Khakhar is one of the best Gastroenterologists in Bharathiraja Hospital, Chennai. You can visit him at Centre for Liver Disease & Transplantation in Bharathiraja Hospital, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anand K Khakhar on Lybrate.com.

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I have stomach problem it occurs mostly when I eat junk food and when I eat potatoes. What should I do to cure it?

MBBS, Diploma in cosmetology, Cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have stomach problem it occurs mostly when I eat junk food and when I eat potatoes. What should I do to cure it?
this may be because of acidity/ indigestion/ gas Avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food
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I am suffering from abdomen pain, that comes from back.Ultrasound report is normal.I also feel pain in back bone since last three months due to that suffering from constipation.My doctors treated with different medicine without any relief.Kindly suggest me what to do ?

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
You might have GI tract problem. At your age change of bowel habit needs investigations under advice of Gastroenterologist, who may advice you to take X-Ray spine also to exclude any problem there. Anyway, you must not neglect. Visit Gastroenterology department of any hospital.
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I have gas problem. Tremendous amount of gas occur after having meal and it is difficult to pass out. At bed time after lying down I face shortness in breathing.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I have gas problem. Tremendous amount of gas occur after having meal and it is difficult to pass out. At bed time aft...
Take overnight soaked jeera water,,do some yoga,,,u need to take an usg whole abdomen,,take non spicy food
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I am very fat I have gas problem What should I do to ease them Give me some health rated solutions.

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am very fat I have gas problem
What should I do to ease them
Give me some health rated solutions.
Please do treadmill for at least 45-60 minutes daily. Keep moving as much as you can whenever you can. Keep meal portions small especially if they’re cooked. Limit your food intake which SHOULD be and ONLY be 4 times a day. Avoid sedentary life/night watching/junk foods. Also take Natrum phos 6x - twice daily 4 tabs for gas.
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6 Tips For Your First Visit With A Gastroenterologist

Fellowship Minimal Access Surgery(FMAS), DNB ((Surgical Gastroenterology), MS (General Surgery), MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
6 Tips For Your First Visit With A Gastroenterologist

A Gastroenterologist is a physician with dedicated training and unique experience in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. If you are planning to visit one, you most likely have a problem in one or many organs like esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. 

Visit your doctor to understand the severity of your condition and the course of treatment, as it is obvious that during this time you must be suffering from anxiety and you may not ask the questions arising in your mind. That is why you need to prepare in advance for your first visit with a gastroenterologist.

Being an active partner in the doctor patient relationship is bound to have its benefits. Here are some handy tips:

  1. Come mentally prepared: Don't let the anxiety get to you. If you need some extra help calming down, try yoga or meditation. You can simply go out on a walk alone to help you focus your thoughts. This is just like any other doctor visit. The good part is that you are taking the first step in easing your discomfort and starting treatment, so go with a positive mind.
  2. Maintain a diary of symptoms: It is likely that you are experiencing discomfort from past few days or weeks before you finally realize the need to seek out a specialist. Try to remember as much as possible about the symptoms you experienced in a chronological order. Write down any over the counter medicines you've tried or anything unusual that you may have consumed in the past week. 
  3. Take stock of your medical history: It is likely that your doctor may want to know about any historic conditions you've suffered that may or may not relate to your present condition. Many ask you to fill out forms during your first time patient registration which includes many minor details about your medical past. List down any allergies, especially food allergies you have. 
  4. Take stock of your recent medical tests: Bring your latest blood tests and imaging tests (X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, and CT scans) with you for the doctor's visit. If you have a pre-existing condition like diabetes, thyroid or you suffer from other chronic conditions like increased uric acid, carry your most recent medical reports with you. 
  5. Make a list of questions for the doctor: In most cases, the first visit is a crucial factor in determining whether you want to continue the course of treatment with a particular doctor. This comes out of your ability to trust the doctor, his knowledge and diagnosis and an overall comfort level that comes with how well he handles your questions. Start by making a list of questions you want to ask about your specific condition and course of treatment and see if you get satisfactory answers. 
  6. Brace yourself: If you want to suggest a treatment option, make sure you read up all about it before you tell the doctor.

Related Tip: "5 Shocking Reasons Drinking Water Along With Meals Is The Biggest Mistake Ever!"

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Sir She is about 32 years. She is suffering pain in food pipe after eating food. I.e when passing food. Gas problem is there. I.e she feels pain during hiccup. And it about 16 to 20 or even more hiccup after taking food. Same process seems from 2 to 3 months. Please suggest.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery), FMAS (Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
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She is about 32 years. She is suffering pain in food pipe after eating food. I.e when passing food. Gas problem i...
Hi. It's a classical case of GERD. Apart from medicines dietary precautions are equally important. Avoid spicy/oily/ non veg/ fried food. Take heavy breakfast, normal lunch and very light dinner. Avoid complex carbohrydrate like chocolate and cookies. Take plenty of water. Do not lie immediately after taking your meals (walk for 20 min. Elevate your head end by 30 degrees while sleeping. For medications you can consult online as I don't prescribe medicine on open forum.
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I am suffering from a stomach pain since past 3 days. There is constipation and gas too, what can I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am suffering from a stomach pain since past 3 days. There is constipation and gas too, what can I do?
Constipation is a condition of the digestive system where the sufferer has hard feces that are difficult to expel. In most cases, this occurs because the colon has absorbed too much of the water from the food that is in the colon. The slower the food moves through your digestive tract, the more water the colon will absorb from food. Consequently, the feces become dry and hard. Defecation (emptying the bowels) can become very painful, and in some serious cases there may be symptoms of bowel obstruction. When the constipation is very severe; when the constipation prevents the passage of feces and gas, it is called obstipation. 1. Take 10 ml of lemon juice (nimboo ka rass) and add 200ml of water to it with one teaspoon full sugar and drink it twice a day. 2. Eat old jaggery (guda) 4-5 gm daily. 3. Consume fig (anjeer) with luke warm lik at night. 4. Drink glass full of milk with 5-10 ml of ghee at night. 5. Consume grape juice 10-20ml twice a day. Take triphala powder 3-6 gm with luke warm water at night. 6. Drink 10-15 glasses of water in a day and add salad in your diet.
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I feel very dryness and warmness in my stomach and neck during waking up. After drinking lot of water it becomes to normal. Why is it all happening?

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
I feel very dryness and warmness in my stomach and neck during waking up. After drinking lot of water it becomes to n...
Dryness of moth and throat is normal when you wakw up maybe you are not drinking enough water drink 4-5 ltrs of water everyday.
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I am suffering from anal fissure and want to get operated but the question is by which method. Laser surgery or normal surgery and how much time will it take to heal the wound and return to normal life after both the surgical ways. Please answer relatively or else leave.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, Fellowship in Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation, International Visiting Scholar
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
There is no difference in the recovery time of laser vs regular surgery. The wound is a 2 mm cut which heals in 3 to 5 days. You can return to work from Next day of surgery.
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