Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD
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Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

Internal Medicine Associates 8895 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410 Get Directions
(219) 738-2081

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Dr. Venkatachalam specializes in Gastroenterology and practices in Merrillville, IN. He practices at 1 location.

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    4.3 based on 6 responses
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    • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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    • How well provider listens and answers questions
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    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    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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    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess
    • Anal or Rectal Pain
    • Anal Prolapse
    • 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
    • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
    • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Pouchitis
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Reflux Esophagitis
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
    • Viral Enteritis
    • Viral Hepatitis
    • Viral Infection
    • Vomiting Disorders

    Procedures Performed

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

    Background Check

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      Malpractice Claims

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    • 0
      Sanctions

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    • 0
      Board Actions

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

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

      Graduated in 1991

    • Residency Hospital
      Rush Presby St Luke's M C
      University Il College Of Med

    Awards & Recognition

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Hindi
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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Gastroenterology
    • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Venkatachalam's Office & Staff

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    Experience with Dr. Venkatachalam

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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients