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Dr. RAMACHANDRA Kolachalam, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Kolachalam

R B Kolachalam MD PC

26850 Providence Pkwy Ste 460 Novi, MI 48374

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Dr. RAMACHANDRA Kolachalam, MD is a general surgery specialist in Novi, MI and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University of Health Sciences / Sri Venkatesvara Medical College and specializes in general surgery.


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Dr. Kolachalam's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Constipation
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Dr. Kolachalam treats Constipation more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Kolachalam treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Incisional Hernia
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Dr. Kolachalam treats Incisional Hernia more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Kolachalam treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Abscess
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Dr. Kolachalam treats Abscess more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Kolachalam treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

Dr. Kolachalam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • 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 Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • 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
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

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

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kolachalam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kolachalam

4.5

Based on 54 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Horrible surgeon and bad with follow up. Double billed for procedures. No bedside manner or professionalism. He caused extensive bruising for simple gallbladder removal due to using rib cage as leverage per follow up with another doctor due to pain and possible abscess concern. Never been right since due to scarring and nerve pain. I complained of back pain in recovery kept dosing me up with pain meds and didn’t watch breathing. It was a metal surgical tool left under me. Bad experience.
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Dr Kolachalam removed a Lipoma from my back. I am very happy with the result. He explained surgery and recovery options well. His office staff is excellent as well.
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I have had Dr. Kolachalam for 2 surgeries. He is an excellent surgeon. He and his staff were very professional,kind,caring and informative. They made me feel at ease about my surgeries. I highly recommend Dr. Kolachalam when you are choosing your general surgeon!
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When I had to have an emergency appendectomy because my appendix ruptured, Dr. Kolachalam was right there and made me feel confident from the start. I was told he always meets his patients before surgery and sure enough when they were wheeling down the hall he came next to my bed and introduced himself and held my hand. Thank you Dr. Kolachalam for everything and you have a fantastic office staff as well who patiently filled out the paperwork I needed for work. I highly recommend your office!
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Very professional with great interpersonal skills. The office staff is fantastic too.
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Dr will not follow with essential care and won't return phone calls
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Very professional but also very personable. Breaks information down in easily understood terms. Very good bedside manner.
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I had to have emergency gall bladder removal surgery. It turned out to be quite a nasty gall bladder. Despite that, Dr. Kolachalam was able to continue with the lapriscopy and did not resort to cutting me to get it out. I believe it is a true testament to his skill as a surgeon.
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Dr Kolachalam squeeze me in to have to had a emergency gallbladder surgery which am truly greatfuly cause l was in so much pain Thank you so much Dr Kolachalam God Bless you for being a wonderful person and helping me
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Awesome doctor and staff
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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 that I was referred to him. He definitely made me feel at ease about surgery & thoroughly explained everything. He & Kena, his Office Consultant/Assistant shows concern. High recommendations from me.
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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 and would see him again in the future if I needed to.
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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 excellent Doctor, and an excellent surgeon! I strongly recommend him!
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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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Dr. Kolachalam repaired my umbilical hernia. He made the whole process, from meeting him the first time, having the surgery at Providence Southfield, and then going for the followup visit, a great experience for someone who had not had surgery before. He is easy to talk to and understand, as well as he has a pleasant attitude. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Kolachalam was highly recommended by my primary care physician to repair an inguinal hernia. My initial appointment was scheduled quickly, Although I was dismayed at the wait time at the Southfield office location, a surgical date was promptly scheduled. Dr. Kolachalam was very informative and reassuring prior to and after surgery. My post-surgical visit at the Livonia office was surprisingly quick: With no complications from surgery, I was seen by the doctor and on my way home in 15 min.
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Dr. Kolachalam came highly recommended from my primary care doctor and he lived up to the reputation. He quickly assesed my situation, discussed the options and completed my surgery flawlessly. I had very little discomfort due to the pre-surgery precautions he took and I am very satisfied with my healing progress.
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Dr Kolachalam did a good job of explaining the procedure to me and what to expect afterwards. In addition, my procedure was able to be scheduled in a time frame that fit within my schedule.
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I had a hernia repair done on July 11, 2016 and I am very pleased with Dr. Kolachalam. His staff is excellent. Lynn and Kena are the best.
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