Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD


Gastroenterology | Male

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD
Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Shivshanker is affiliated with Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital.

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Dr. Shivshanker's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Houston, TX |
I saw Dr. Shivshanker for many years, from 1998 till 2014. I stopped seeing him only because I got Medicare and went to another doctor who took my insurance. In 2014, Dr. Shivshanker saved me from death. I was suffering from liver abscess which was growing and the family docs I saw were too incompetent to detect it. Dr. Shivhsnaker quickly figured that I needed antibiotics. he put me on two antibiotics and within six weeks my abscess had shrunk and my stomach pain was almost gone. He is great.
Katy, TX |
Dr Shivshanker has provided excellent care not only for myself, but for multiple family members. He is one of the smartest doctors that I know! He is honest and trustworthy!!!
Houston, TX |
Waited an hour in a half in a stifling warm waiting room full of people. Doctor listened to me for about 10 minutes, gave me a diagnosis and medicine, but neither of which worked at all for my ailment.
Houston, Texas |
Waited almost 2 hours to see the doctor. Every single seat in the waiting room was full and people were standing in the hall outside waiting. When we finally saw him, he rushed into the room, never greeted us and never introduced himself. He refused to listen to my input regarding my condition, scheduled a procedure for me and left the room within 5 minutes. I do not trust this doctor and will not return to this office. This is not patient care.
in Sugar Land, TX |
We waited over an hour and a half for the dr to not even review blood work, etc. He spent a total of 6 minutes with us and left. Clearly he doesn't care about his patients. We will not be returning to see him. He never asked if we had questions, never explained what he was doing or looking for. We've seen a liver specialist as well and have gotten way more information from him in one visit than we have from this dr in 2. He's not worth the time you spend waiting for him.
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Dr. Shivshanker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Tuberculosis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Medical School
    Armed Forces Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Grace Hospital

    Completed in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

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  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry