Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(28)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 43 years.

7737 Southwest Fwy Ste 840

Houston, TX 77074

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Cholelithiasis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Duodenal Ulcer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ulcer
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
80

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
  • Cholelithiasis
  • 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 Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • 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
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Armed Forces Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Grace Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shivshanker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shivshanker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shivshanker to family and friends
3.1
based on 28 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Shivshanker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Sugarland tx |
He is very good to tell all questions I am very satisfied with him
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 accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
    Houston Area HMO-Standard
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Shivshanker has admitting privileges

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
6411 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030
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Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
1635 North Loop W
Houston, TX 77008
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