Dr. Swetha Ramakrishnan, MD

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Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Swetha Ramakrishnan, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA. She is affiliated with Piedmont Hospital. Her office accepts telehealth appointments.

Dr. Swetha Ramakrishnan, MD

ATL Colorectal Surgery, PC

95 Collier Rd Nw Ste 4025 Atlanta, GA 30309 ()
Telehealth services available

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(404) 574-5820

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Ramakrishnan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hemorrhoids
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Dr. Ramakrishnan treats Hemorrhoids more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Ramakrishnan treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
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Dr. Ramakrishnan performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 67% of her peers

Dr. Ramakrishnan performs this procedure more than 67% of her peers

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  • Hemorrhoidectomy
Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ramakrishnan treats Abdominal Pain more than 65% of her peers

Dr. Ramakrishnan treats this condition more than 65% of her peers

Dr. Ramakrishnan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Ramakrishnan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO

Dr. Ramakrishnan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ramakrishnan

4.8

Based on 28 ratings

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The Biggest PRAZE THE LORD AND THANK YOU FOR DR.Swetha Ramakrishnan MD. I had to go though 3 Doctors and was told that I just need to get more fiber in my diet, I did that and was still having trouble!before I was sent to Dr.Ramakrishnan and Then I had to go see Dr.Hannah and she said that she thought that I needed to see a colorectal surgeon.They got me a appointment her and ,With just a few minutes of Doctor Ramakrishnan checking me she found my Trouble ! She did surgery on me and now I am feeling so much better! I Thank the good Lord everyday for her and her team they are the best!
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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D.Young – Feb 28, 2022
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Having a perianal abscess is the worst health issue I’ve ever had. Getting undressed and treating an area so personal can feel very intimidating and embarrassing. Dr Ramakrishnan, her assistant Michelle, and the rest of the team have treated me incredibly well. Thank you for putting me at ease and focusing on the solution. You all helped me make the most of an otherwise unpleasant situation. Thank you for healing me.
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S N – Oct 20, 2021
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Dr. Ramakrishnan is an amazing doctor! She is very knowledgeable and able to put patients as ease immediately. I needed surgery and she explained everything to me thoroughly. Very relatable! I would definitely recommend her to anyone, she will take care of you and has such a nice way of doing so! Her office staff are super nice and helpful too!! Surgery went great, all is well and I'm so relieved and thankful for Dr. Rama!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 06, 2021
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Dr. Swetha Ramkrishnan is truly outstanding in every way. She is not only an excellent physician, but she is also kind and very gentle. Going to a Colorectal physician could be an embarrassing experience, but she and her associates did everything possible to help me to be informed and comfortable. I highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Vesta Jones – Aug 04, 2021
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If you are looking an understanding, extremely competent doctor, you will find one in Dr. Swetha Ramakrishnan. I had health issues that were leading me to more and more isolation for fear of an embarrassing incident. But with Dr. Rama’s care and instruction, I have returned to my normal life. I can recommend Dr. Rama and her excellent staff without reservation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 04, 2021
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Dr. Ramakrishnan is a caring, excellent doctor! She was able to figure out what was needed to fix my problem and I am so grateful! She is very knowledgable and really listens. I highly recommend her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 02, 2021
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After receiving surgery I was not pleased with the steps Dr. Ramakrishnan took, especially after I received a second opinion from another surgeon and her steps were questioned. I am now left having to deal with the ramifications of her choices several months later. The office staff is unorganized and do not care if they keep you waiting.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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JoNelle – Jun 09, 2021
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Dr. Swetha Ramakrishnan is truly outstanding. During my over 30 years in the health care profession, I’ve worked with hundreds of physicians both civilian and military. Dr Rama’s remarkable effectiveness stems from her ability to combine top tier technical knowledge and skill, sincere caring for her patients, and treatment protocols designed to achieve the best possible outcome for her patients. Dr. Rama cured my serious condition and I feel very fortunate to be under her care.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Garrison – Feb 03, 2021
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I was referred to Dr. Ramakrishnan because I had a very painful fissure that possibly required surgery. After the exam she prescribed medications with specific instructions in an attempt to heal in lieu of surgery. I strictly followed her instructions to avoid surgery. After two days I started noticing an improvement. Slowly I healed and on my follow up appointment she cleared me to return back to work with no surgery needed. I wish she was closer to my hometown so I could have her do my colonoscopy. Dr. Ramakrishnan and her staff, Michelle, has great bed side manner. Dr. Ramakrishnan was patient and answered all my questions. I highly recommend her if you're in need of a Gastroenterologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jeff – Jan 12, 2021
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I went through the most strenuous pain of my life,as a man. I decided, after my research of colorectal doctors , only Dr. Swaths RamaKrishana was the BEST. Her strategy,empathy and most importantly proficient was golden. Her strategy with the solace of her staff, Michelle processes: my paperwork to be off work, prescriptions and setup my surgery immediately. Her empathy, she was sporadically calling and checking on how I was doing. Her proficiency, my fissure needed a separate cut and stitches to extend from my lance or spasm at rectal in order to heal quickly. She was great! I would like to thank Dr. Swaths Ramakrishnan and her staff, Michelle. I'm 45 years old and I'm getting my colonoscopy with her. Highly Recommended
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ernest – Dec 18, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Ramakrishnan. My experience with her was very reassuring with fantastic results. She was knowledgeable with my specific situation, I never felt rushed and her compassionate and engaging manner is appreciated. My appointments are always on time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Nov 03, 2020
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Dr. Ramakrishnan is wonderful, very empathetic, listens to concerns and answers questions with detail. She has good bedside manner and is very conservative in her approach to treatment. I highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 21, 2020
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This Dr. is most certainly nice enough in her bedside manner. However, she leaves a lot to be desired in her clinical acumen. I came with severe digestion problems and had every test to rule out severe illness. All were negative yet discussion of colostomy as a worst care scenario was discussed b/c she has no other answers. It really scared me. Never once did she ask what/how I was eating. Long story short, my “balanced mediterranean diet” was the culprit. I went to another kind of doctor that identified this and now I’m completely symptom free and feel great. The idea never even crossed her mind as a possibly. Visits were rushed and this practice is a “patient-mill”. She may be a fine surgeon but thankfully I didn’t have to find out and have my colon cut out on the basis/justification that it just didn’t work properly for unknown reason. I spent so much money and time on different medicines, therapies and more only to find out that a dietary change was needed. This was traumatic!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 05, 2020
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Dr Ramakrishnan is the most experienced doctor. She took great care of me and I am well on my way to recovery! Thank you very much!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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N.Oti – Jun 13, 2020
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Dr. Rama, is always very compassionate and attentive. Before meeting her I was very nervous about my surgery, after my first consultation she made me feel very comfortable and made sure I understood everything. She is a great surgeon who really cares about her patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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T Beard – Oct 26, 2019
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I think Dr. Rama is one of the most caring doctors I've ever seen. She absolutely takes her time and explains everything. She's knowledgeable and answered all my questions. The office staff are wonderful as is the medical assistant with her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patti Wasserman – Aug 27, 2019
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Dr. Rama has been thoughtful, attentive and thorough on each occasion that I've seen her. It's not the most pleasant exam, but somehow she finds a way to make her patients feel comfortable despite the situation!
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May 13, 2019
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Dr. "Rama" is so approachable, warm and friendly. Before my surgery, she was very thorough, gave me the facts without "sugar coating" anything, yet made the office visits before surgery very pleasant. I hope I don't have to see her again, but if the medical issues dictate, I'll go to her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Marietta, GA – Mar 08, 2019
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I've only seen Dr Rama twice but she has given me more attention than doctors I have seen for years. She is kind ,easy to talk to because she takes the time to listen, and a caring spirit for her patients. Thank you Dr. Rama
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Emily in Atlanta, GA – Jan 28, 2019
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Dr. Swetha K Ramakrishnan was kind and listened to my symptoms and gave me some easy to implement solutions. My symptoms cleared up in a few days. I had been struggling with pain for years and thought I would just have to deal with it. Dr. Ramakrishnan was so knowledgeable and helped me identify a fix for all of my issues while also answering many many of my questions. I also appreciate that she was really understanding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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ek in Atlanta, GA – Jan 05, 2019
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Biography

Dr. Swetha Ramakrishnan, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA. She is affiliated with Piedmont Hospital. Her office accepts telehealth appointments.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Awards

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What are Dr. Swetha Ramakrishnan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ramakrishnan frequently treats Hemorrhoids, Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ramakrishnan treats.

Where is Dr. Swetha Ramakrishnan, MD's office located?

Dr. Ramakrishnan's office is located at 95 Collier Rd Nw Ste 4025, Atlanta, GA 30309. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

ATL Colorectal Surgery, PC

Atl Colorectal Surgery95 Collier Rd Nw Ste 4025 Atlanta, GA 30309
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Piedmont Hospital

Atlanta, GA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)