Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 53
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Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD
Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Merrillville, IN. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Venkatachalam is affiliated with Pinnacle Hospital, Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus, Methodist Hospital Southlake, Franciscan Health Crown Point and St. Mary Medical Center.

8895 Broadway

Merrillville, IN 46410

Contact Information

(219) 738-2081

Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD

Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Dr. Venkatachalam's Experience

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Dr. Venkatachalam's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Venkatachalam does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Prolapse
  • 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
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • 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
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • 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

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • 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

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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

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Rush Presby St Luke's M C
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Il College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Venkatachalam has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Venkatachalam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Venkatachalam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Venkatachalam to family and friends
3.9
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Venkatachalam's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
North Judson, IN |
Other than it takes months to get an appointment, love Dr. Venkat. Seems to be the norm these days with any specialist these days. My husband and I both seem him and like him. I'm a retired nurse, and not happy with the way health care is heading as far as wait times and compatance of many office practices.
Valparaiso, IN |
Dr. Venkat performed a colonoscopy on me a year ago. I haven't been right since. Bleeding and pain during bowel movements. Went to see him and he told me that I had diaper rash. I lost all confidence in him. Internal Medicine Associates told me that I could not see any other doctors that work there. Just now following up with an out of the area doctor.
Schererville, IN |
Dr. Venkat, the nurses, and office staff were so accommodating and friendly. They really helped ease my concerns and answered all of my questions with patience and understanding. My procedure was quick and painless. I would highly recommend them to friends and family.
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Dr. Venkatachalam accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • Worker's Compensation
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*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Venkatachalam has admitting privileges

St. Mary Medical Center
1500 S Lake Park Ave
Hobart, IN 46342
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Franciscan Health Crown Point
1201 S Main St
Crown Point, IN 46307
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Methodist Hospital Southlake
8701 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
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Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus
600 Grant St
Gary, IN 46402
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Pinnacle Hospital
9301 Connecticut Dr
Crown Point, IN 46307
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