Dr. Siva Chockalingam, MD

Dr. Siva Chockalingam, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(34)
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Dr. Siva Chockalingam, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Columbia, SC. He is 55 years old.

1070 Wildwood Centre Dr

Columbia, SC 29229

Contact Information

(803) 788-1100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Top Care Areas

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Constipation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

Dr. Chockalingam does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • 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
  • Dysentery
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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 South Carolina School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • UMDNJ University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • UMDNJ University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of South Carolina School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Chockalingam has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Chockalingam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chockalingam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chockalingam to family and friends
3.1
based on 34 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (4)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Chockalingam's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

There were long waits for my office visits. His staff called to cancel my procedure the night before it was scheduled. This was after I was 2 hours into the prep for the procedure which was awful. Now I have to go through it all over again. I won’t be going back to this office.
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Dr Chock is a great Doctor but the 2-4 hour wait times every visit was just too much for someone who is as ill as I am. Unfortunately, I had to change Gastroparesis Docs because the wait outweighed the benefit of how good Dr Chock is. If you are capable of sitting in the waiting room for 2+ hours...more
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in Columbia, SC |
Dr. Chockalingam is a great doctor, but the wait time is ridiculous. I have been waiting almost 2 hours. No option to reschedule was offered. I was pretty much told to wait or I could call when I was ready to be rescheduled.
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in Columbia, SC |
Dr. Chockalingham takes whatever time is needed with his patients, carefully explaining everything in terms non-medical professionals can understand. He is highly competent and trustworthy. The only problem I have ever experienced with his office is overly long wait times. When I complained...more
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Cookeville, TN |
Horrible waiting, but gets the job done
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Chockalingam accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • SelectHealth
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Chockalingam has admitting privileges

Palmetto Health - Baptist
Taylor At Marion Street
Columbia, SC 29220
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Providence Health
2435 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC 29204
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Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland
5 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
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