Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD

Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(9)
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Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Merrillville, IN. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

8895 Broadway

Merrillville, IN 46410

Contact Information

(219) 738-2081

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers

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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
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • 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
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • 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
  • 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

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

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
4.0
based on 9 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

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 (4)

Hebron |
My husband was seen by Dr. Venkat at the referral of a wonderful ER doctor. He was direct, yet compassionate. He arranged an appointment on Christmas day for someone at University of Chicago. Excellent referral. We would recommend Dr. Venkat to anyone needing his services. He truly has your best...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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.

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St. Mary Medical Center
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Crown Point, IN 46307
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