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.
Hepato-biliary & Pancreatic diseases.
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