Dr. Paravasthu Ramanujam, MD

Dr. Paravasthu Ramanujam, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
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68 y/o
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Dr. Paravasthu Ramanujam, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Sun City, AZ and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Kurnool Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences in 1973 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

West Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery Ctr, LLC

10503 W Thunderbird Blvd Ste 372

Sun City, AZ 85351
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Accepted insurance

  • Advicare
  • Aetna
  • AlohaCare
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Care 1st Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 95% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Colectomy
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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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

  • Kurnool Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Worcester City Hospital University Mass
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Louis A Weiss Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Worcester City Hospital University Mass
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Cook Co Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ramanujam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Ramanujam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ramanujam to family and friends
3.9
based on 10 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Ramanujam's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Knowing I have stage 4 colon cancer,my oncologist referred me for an updated colonoscopy to find if surgery was an option.I saw the Dr.at his office and waited 40 minutes till I saw him.At the hospital he was unable to complete the test due to narrowing of my colon. I have no issue with this.BUT,he...more
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My mother had a stoma reconstruction surgery. He sent her home same day only and then had to go back to the ER. MY mom had terrible paid and bag leakages several times a day as a result of his surgery. He did not care and spent no time with her. Had to go to Mayo 6 months later for the same...more
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Unfortunately I was diagnosed with intestinal cancer. I was so scared. Dr. Ramanujan made the whole process a little less scary. He listened to what I had to say and about my pain management. Day of surgery he was confident and professional. Everything went very well. I was very pleased with the...more
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NEVER RECOMMEND HIM TO SEE YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONES! He told my grandfather his muscles were compressing his colon and directed him to Pain Management . Later we found out that he had a severe impaction and Olgilvies syndrome, and was in acute renal failure. None of which this doctor caught. My...more
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