Dr. RAMACHANDRA Kolachalam, MD

Dr. RAMACHANDRA Kolachalam, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. RAMACHANDRA Kolachalam, MD is a general surgery specialist in Novi, MI and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Health Sciences / Sri Venkatesvara Medical College and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

26850 Providence Pkwy Ste 460

Novi, MI 48374

Contact Information

(248) 662-4272

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
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Top Care Areas

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Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
more than 5% of peers
more than 5% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Kolachalam's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kolachalam "Dr. Kolachalam is a general surgeon that performs a variety of surgeries for his patients such as: Hernia repair, thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, gallbladder removal, sebaceous cyst excision, lipoma excision and gastric stimulator implant. Dr. Kolachalam does not feel that all situations require surgery. He does not do them unnecessarily, that is why we as out patients to come in for a consultation visit first. Dr. Kolachalam likes to get to know his patients and what their health care needs are and what they are experiencing with their issues. Dr. Kolachalam does take new patients of all ages. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kolachalam "Dr. Kolachalam has a genuine concern for all of his patients, and sees them through the whole process of what they are going through. "

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated


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54  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cystotomy
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • University of Health Sciences / Sri Venkatesvara Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Meth Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Providence Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • St Vincent'S Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kolachalam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kolachalam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kolachalam to family and friends
44 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kolachalam's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Kolachalam Says:

Dr. Kolachalam values patient satisfaction surveys. That is how we know how we are doing in our patients healthcare needs. The surveys not only give us feedback in how our patients view and value Dr. Kolachalam, but his staff as well. In order to give our patients the best care that we can give we all need to do our best for each individual patient and value what they have to say about us. 


Patient Comments (14)

He discussed my condition w/me, asked about my symptoms. Provided a diagram & explained the surgery procedure. Assured me that I'd feel better after the surgery. The day of surgery, he was on time & greeted me. I felt better within the 24 hour recovery period & I continue to improve. So happy...more
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I have seen Dr. Kolachalam for two separate procedures. I had a sebaceous cyst removed & surgery to repair a hernia. I had excellent care from my initial office visit while being greeted by his friendly office staff all the way thru the pre-op care and post-op follow-up. I highly recommend him...more
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Dr. Kolachalam removed my gall bladder 2nd week of November - Not only was he informative before hand, he was right on target with the actual removal and recovery process. Dr. Kolachalam was referred to me from my Family practitioner and it was 1 of the best referrals I have ever had! He is an...more
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Dr. Kolachalam repaired my inguinal hernia 6 days ago. There were no complications and I have already resumed light activity and continue to improve rapidly. Pain and discomfort from the hernia is totally gone. If you need this surgery, don't hesitate. I highly recommend Dr Kolachalam.
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Very pleased with the skill and outcome by Dr. Kolachalam.
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