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Dr. Sudeepta Kumar - Gastroenterologist, Chennai

Dr. Sudeepta Kumar

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DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS(Surgery)

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

17 Years Experience  ·  500 - 1000 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Sudeepta Kumar 89% (125 ratings) DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS(Surgery) Gastroenterologist, Chennai
17 Years Experience  ·  500 - 1000 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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He has been a successful surgical Gastroenterologist for the last 16 years. He has completed DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS - General Surgery. He deals with complex Gastrointestinal, hepatopancreatobiliary surgery cases. He also does advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sudeepta Kumar S on Lybrate.com.

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Education
DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology - National Board, Delhi - 2015
MS(Surgery) - SCB Govt Medical College, Cuttack - 2001
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
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W-Bengali
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Best Faculty
Young Scholar Award, Surgical Gastroenterology
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ASI
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I have digestion problem from 2 years. I get loose motions very frequently and can not digest any heavy food. Please suggest.

DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS(Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
I have digestion problem from 2 years. I get loose motions very frequently and can not digest any heavy food. Please ...
Hi. You need to visit a good gastro clinic/doctor. Get investigations done after discussion and examination. Please avoid taking online medications which are potentially dangerous. Of course, follow up can be done online.
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I suffers a severe ache lower abdomen and in thighs, also don't want to eat anything. May I know the treatment and pathological tests required to do. Since she is newly married is there any complication can raise due to this periodical pain. I am worried because I am staying far away from her.

DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS(Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
I suffers a severe ache lower abdomen and in thighs, also don't want to eat anything. May I know the treatment and pa...
Dear madam, I strongly recommend you visit a good gastro/gynaec clinic/doctor. Avoid taking drugs or investigated by online advice. These may be counter productive. Follow up can be done online.
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Esophageal Cancer - How It Can Be Detected?

DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS(Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Esophageal Cancer - How It Can Be Detected?

Heatburn or acid reflex is a burning sensation that is felt in the throat or chest region after the intake of certain foods. While many of us must have felt heatburn once in our lifetime, too many occurrences such as this could be a fair indication of esophageal cancer.

How an acidburn is related to esophagus?
Esophagus is the tube which carries food from the throat to the stomach. In the case of an acid reflux, the acid from the stomach jumps to the esophagus leading to a condition known as the Barrett’s esophagus. This is a condition which replaces the tissue present in the esophagus with a similar kind of tissue found in the lining of the intestine. This being said, Barrett’s esophagus doesn’t necessarily lead to esophageal cancer.

Key symptoms of Esophageal Cancer
Difficulty swallowing is a key symptom of esophageal cancer. This condition is known as dysphasia. As the tumor grows bigger, it becomes more difficult to swallow food. Esophageal pain is also a common symptom reported by many patients. Loss in appetite and an unexplained weight loss are some of the other symptoms of this type of cancer. Although esophageal cancer does not show any visible signs in the early stage, some of the key indicators are chronic couch, indigestion and hoarseness of voice.

Key risk factors:
Some of the key risk factors for this type of cancer are as follows:

  1. Men tend to run a higher risk of getting this cancer than women.
  2. Esophageal cancer are often detected in people above the age of 55 or more
  3. Chronic tobacco users have higher chances of getting esophageal cancer
  4. Consumption of alcohol increases the risk of esophageal cancer
  5. Obesity increases the risk of acid flux thereby leading to esophageal cancer
  6. Radiation treatment in the abdomen or chest area might also lead to esophageal cancer

How an esophageal cancer is detected?
Primarily there are 3 ways by which this cancer is detected. The first step for an oncologist to detect this cancer is to perform an endoscopy. If this fails, doctors often try a barium swallow on suspected patients and take an x-ray to understand the esophagus lining. If all this fails, doctors rely on a CT scan to detect this cancer.

How is esophageal cancer treated?
If a patient is lucky and the cancer gets detected in a very early stage, the tumor along with the infected cell can be surgically removed. Apart from surgery, some other alternatives are radiation and chemotherapy. A combination of radiation and chemotherapy or a surgery followed by radiation can also be suggested by the doctor. The treatment plan depends on the stage of detection.

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

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Stomach Ulcers - 5 Ways They Can Be Managed!

DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS(Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Stomach Ulcers - 5 Ways They Can Be Managed!

A stomach ulcer or gastric ulcer refers to the defects or breakdown in the mucosal lining in the stomach. The stomach contains acid, which helps in digestion and any break in the tissue lining may result in severe pain or bleeding in some cases. The pain is usually felt in the abdomen.

Stomach ulcers cause great discomfort and should be treated effectively. Here are the primary ways for treating stomach ulcers:

  1. Antibiotics: In the case of H. pylori infection, you should take a course of more than two antibiotics, to be taken twice a day and must be continued for a week. Antibiotics such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin or metronidazole may be used in case of such stomach ulcers. However it is always recommended to consult a specialized doctor before consuming any of these medicines. After several weeks of using the antibiotics, you should get a test done for detection of H. pylori bacteria. If they are still present, you have to take different antibiotics.

  2. Proton Pump Inhibitors: Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs helps in the reduction of the amount of acid produced by the stomach. This prevents damage to the ulcer and lets it heal naturally. PPIs are generally taken for four to eight weeks. The most common PPIs which are used for treating stomach ulcers are omeprazole, pantoprazole and lansoprazole.

  3. H2 Receptor Antagonists: H2 receptor antagonists reduce the production of stomach acid and function the same as PPIs. The most common H2 receptor for treating stomach ulcers is ranitidine.

  4. Antacids/ Alginate: All measures to treat stomach ulcers take several hours to show results. Your doctor may prescribe antacid medications for neutralizing the stomach acid. This will provide relief for the moment, but the relief is quite temporary and for a short span of time. By this time, the strong medicines most likely start working. There is a certain antacid medicine known as alginate. This develops a protective coating on the stomach lining. Antacids are available at all over the counter medicine stores and you should consult your doctor to get the best antacid which would work effectively on your stomach ulcer symptoms. You should take antacids before going to sleep or after taking meals.

  5. Natural Remedies: Stomach ulcer can also be treated at home using natural remedies. Medicines may sometimes cause further digestive complications, so home remedies are much more easy to follow and do not have side effects. The best way is to follow a proper diet, which is comprised of certain food items that help in curing stomach ulcers. You should consume bananas, honey, garlic, green leafy vegetables like cabbage, licorice and capsaicin.

Stomach ulcers cause great pain and also bleeding in several cases. Proper treatment procedures should be taken in case of stomach ulcer. There are many medical remedies, as well as home remedies for treating stomach ulcers.

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

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Dyspepsia - Tests That Can Help Detect It!

DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS(Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Dyspepsia - Tests That Can Help Detect It!

For a healthy body, proper digestion and absorption of food is very important. The digestion is an extremely intricate process and involves many organs. Impairment in any of the organs can hamper the digestive process, leading to a very common condition called dyspepsia. It is caused by malfunction of one of the muscular organs along the digestive tract including esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines and colon.

Causes: While dyspepsia is more a symptom, there are various reasons that lead to it including gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, infections, motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), cancers of the digestive tract or any other abnormality in the digestive tract.

Evaluation: When a patient has chronic dyspepsia or indigestion, the first thing to do is a thorough evaluation to find out the underlying cause. As noted above, there are functional and nonfunctional causes leading to dyspepsia. While gastric ulcers or polyps are visible during an endoscopy, conditions like gastritis and malignancy can only be diagnosed under microscopic examinations.

Some of the tests that are used for evaluation of the cause of dyspepsia include:

1. X-ray: Any growth would be visible on an x-ray and further testing can then be done to confirm the exact nature of it.

2. Endoscopy: This will allow the doctor to see the actual digestive tract and identify any structural abnormalities or growth.

3. Colonoscopy: If the problem is suspected to be in the lower gastrointestinal tract, then a colonoscopy may be in indicated.

4. Gastric emptying study: This study can also reveal the abnormalities in the digestive tract

5. Culture: Dyspepsia caused by Helicobacter pylori can be diagnosed through cultures of the stomach contents.

Treatment: The treatment of dyspepsia is quite complicated and cannot be clearly outlined given the various conditions that it is associated with. Even specific foods can induce indigestion in some people. Therefore, a multipronged approach is required to treat dyspepsia.

Education: The affected person should be educated about the non-life-threatening nature of the problem and its chronicity. Some of the drugs used in treatment include:

1. Proton pump inhibitors: These reduce the amount of acid produced in the stomach and thereby help in relieving symptoms.

2. Promotility drugs: They improve the movement of the muscles in the intestinal tract and are so used in managing dyspepsia.

3. Antibiotics: If an infection is suspected, antibiotics are effective.

4. Smooth muscle relaxants: Drugs like hyoscyamine and methscopolamine have been shown to provide relief in some patients.

5. Psychotropic drugs: Anxiety and depression are frequently seen in people with dyspepsia, and managing these can help reduce the dyspepsia.

As noted, the causes, symptoms, and management are very specific to individuals and needs to be managed by the doctor.

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

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Crohn's Disease - 5 Common Types!

DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS(Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Crohn's Disease - 5 Common Types!

One of the more severe illnesses included in the larger group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease is typically a long-lasting, chronic condition. The intestine or bowel, most commonly the colon and the lower part of the small intestine, are either marked by sores or get inflamed and ulcerated. It is a common occurrence in adolescents and in young adults.

Types
Crohn's disease is subdivided into five types, each having its own set of symptoms:

  1. Ileocolitis - The most common type, it affects the colon and the ileum and results in considerable weight loss as well as diarrhea and cramps.
  2. Gastroduodenal Crohn's disease - People who suffer from this type of disease have their stomach and duodenum affected and many experience symptoms like nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss.
  3. Crohn's colitis - This involves only the stomach, and can cause joint pains, rectal bleeding, skin lesions and diarrheas,
  4. Ileitis - This type affects the ileum and the symptoms are identical to those of ileocolitis.
  5. Jejunoileitis - In this type, the jejunum gets affected and general symptoms include the formation of fistulas, diarrhea, intensive back pain as well as areas of inflammation.

Causes
Despite the uncertainty as to the nature of the specific causes of Crohn's disease, there have been a few possible causes which have been identified. These include:

  1. Immune system problems
  2. Genetic disorders
  3. Environmental factors, such as:-
    • Certain edibles
    • Viruses or harmful bacteria
    • Smoke

Symptoms
The primary symptoms of Crohn's disease include the following:

  1. Diarrhea: This can occur for about 10 to 20 times a day in more severe cases.
  2. In rare cases, there may be blood in your stool.
  3. In more intense cases, you may even develop a fever.
  4. Cramping and intermittent belly pain.
  5. Anemia, due to a reduction in iron levels caused by bloody stools.
  6. Weight loss.
  7. Erratic appearance of small tears in the anus, called anal fissures.

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

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Past one month i'm feeling pain in my left lower abdomen to left testicle. Pain is not for longer but instant. Pls suggest what to do?

DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS(Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Past one month i'm feeling pain in my left lower abdomen to left testicle. Pain is not for longer but instant. Pls su...
It is likely to be epidydimoorchitis or pain from urinary tract. Please get examined by a surgeon. Thanks.
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I am suffering from fissure last 2 year. What is the home treatment of it? Please advice

DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS(Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Long standing Fissure in ano may not respond to medication. Please visit a Colorectal surgeon/gastrosurgeon. For the time being use cremagel as local application 3 times a day.
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Can't Poop Properly? Things You Should Know To Fix That

DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, MS(Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Can't Poop Properly? Things You Should Know To Fix That

There are a number of digestive problems that can affect a person, depending on his/her diet and daily routine. Indigestion, acidity, loose motions and even constipation are some of the common ailments and conditions that many of us experience. Obstruction in defecation is also one such condition that may be caused by consuming certain kinds of food or due to the digestive health in general. Obstructive defecation syndrome (ODS) is a wide term used to depict the state of patients with defecatory blockage or constipation. These frequently encountered disorders affect 18% of the population.

Diagnosis:

The condition can be diagnosed by a general physician or a gastroenterologist by using the following parameters:

  1. Excessive straining
  2. Incomplete rectal clearing
  3. Use of laxatives
  4. Observing symptoms like stomach pain and anxiety, as well as other aches and pains in the abdomen

Symptoms:

Besides aches and pains, the other symptoms include the following:

  1. Fragmented or unsuccessful attempts to release
  2. Drawn-out episodes in the toilet
  3. Rectal agony
  4. Posture problems

Here are 10 tips to treat the problem of obstructed defecation:

  1. High-fibre diet, and a lot of water and fruits are the most effective and natural treatments of ODS.
  2. Chocolates and other food items which build stool thickness should be avoided since they make defecation difficult.
  3. Increase liquid intake and other natural products like vegetables, whole wheat and grain.
  4. In the morning, take one tablespoon of olive oil. It works best on an empty stomach, so have it before anything else.
  5. Consume one teaspoon of blackstrap molasses. Begin with moderate doses in case you don't like the taste of it. Eventually, you can add some warm water or tea to it to weaken the taste.
  6. Mix one tablespoon of flaxseed oil with one glass of squeezed orange. You may consume it as and when required to avoid dehydration and subsequent obstruction. However, one needs to give it at least five hours to begin working. It will begin to show results only after a few hours of regular consumption.
  7. Aloe vera is not only good for minor cuts but also in reducing stomach aches. It's best to utilise aloe vera gel that has been directly extracted from the plant.
  8. Baking soda lies at the heart of home cures. It is staggeringly flexible and does its work 95% of the time. It is extremely well for blockages.
  9. Drink one glass of prune juice in the morning and one during the evening to diminish obstruction.
  10. Dandelions may merely look like weeds, yet you may see them differently after they relieve your clogging.

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

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