Dr. K. PRABHAKARAN Director of EKA Hospital with  experience in the field of Gastroenterology. He is regarded as one of the best gastroenterologists  in Tamil Nadu.

Senior Surgical Gastroenterologist with experience of 25 years.

He Graduated MBBS in Thanjavur Medical College  in 1985.

M.S  General Surgery in Coimbatore Medical College in 1989.

Also University Gold Medalist in M.S General Surgery

M.ch. in Surgical Gastroenterologist at Madras Medical College from 1991 to 1993.

He is Practicing Surgical Gastroenterology from 1994  in Salem.

He Started his Own Hospital EKA Hospital from 4th September 2017. With dedicated Gastroenterology Department.


VISITING HOURS:  Monday to Saturday.

                 Morning   – 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM


Expertise: Laparoscopic Surgery.
Gastro-intesinal Cancer.
Hepato-biliary & Pancreatic diseases.
Colorectal surgery.
Abdominal Hernia.

He is following Procedures as follows:

Capsule Endoscopy: This procedure involves swallowing of capsule which has a video camera & takes pictures of GI tract which are recorded on an instrument & taken analyzed on computer

This allows visualization of entire small bowel

Upper Endoscopy -It is used for diagnosis of diseases of food pipe, stomach & duodenum like Reflux, Ulcers & cancers.

Sigmoidoscopy & Colonoscopy: To look for diseases of large intestine like ulcers, polyps, tumors & diverticulosis, AVM and at times to treat these Lesions

Intra-gastric Balloon Placement for weight loss (IGB): It involves placing a deflated balloon into the stomach and then filling it to decrease the amount of gastric space. The balloon can be left in the stomach for a maximum of 6 months and results in an average weight loss of 5-9 BMI over half a year.

Polypectomy: Removal of Polyps which can be a cause of bleeding, abdominal pain or having a malignant potential

Endoscopic Sclerotherapy: Injection of sclerosant in bleeding varices & ulcers

Endoscopic Variceal Ligation (banding): For Ligating varices

Glue injection for Gastric Varices

Esophageal /enteral dilation: Dilating narrowed passages

Esophageal/enteral/colonic Stenting: Opening narrowed passages

Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC): Coagulation of bleeding lesions

Foreign body removal: It involves taking out foreign bodies ingested by using endoscope & accessories.

Nasojejunal tube Placement: To Maintain nutrition in sick patients

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement (PEG): For long term nutritional management of neurological patients who cannot swallow to maintain their nutrition


Fibro scan: It is a technique used to assess liver stiffness without invasive investigation. It is alternative to invasive Liver biopsy

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