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Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD

Gastroenterology*
3.7 (13)
Map Pin Small Merrillville, IN
Accepting new patients
33 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD

Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Merrillville, IN. They specialize in Gastroenterology, has 33 years of experience, and is board certified in Gastroenterology. They graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine and is affiliated with Community Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center and Methodist Hospitals-Northlake Campus. Dr. Venkatachalam, completed a residency at Rush Presby St Luke's M C. Patients rated Dr. Venkatachalam an average 3.7 star rating.

Dr. Venkatachalam works at Practice in Merrillville, IN with other offices in Crown Point, IN and Hobart, IN. They frequently treat conditions like Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia and Hemorrhoids along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Venkatachalam's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Ima Endoscopy Surgicenter PC
    8895 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (219) 650-4399
  2. 2
    Community Care Network - 10215 Broadway Ave Suite 203
    10215 Broadway Ste 203, Crown Point, IN 46307 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (219) 947-6795
  3. 3
    Pathology Consultants Inc Lake Park Surgicare
    7921 Grand Blvd, Hobart, IN 46342 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (219) 942-9600
  4. 4
    Lake Urology LLC
    8558 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (219) 738-2081

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Community Hospital
  • St. Mary Medical Center
  • Methodist Hospitals-Northlake Campus

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Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Hemorrhoids
Diarrhea
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Dysphagia
Enteritis
Infectious Diarrheal Disease
Intestinal Diverticulitis
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Abdominal Pain
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Nausea
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Duodenal Polypectomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Alcoholic Cirrhosis
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anemia
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Ascites
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Barrett's Esophagus
Biliary Cirrhosis
Chronic Gastritis
Cirrhosis
Colorectal Polyp
Congenital Anomaly Intestine
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Dehydration
Duodenal Ulcer
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Esophageal Ulcer
Esophagitis
Gallstones
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastric Ulcer
Gastritis
Gastroparesis
Gastroptosis
Hepatitis C
Ileus
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Indigestion
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Ulcer
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Malnutrition
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Pancreatitis
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Proctoptosis
Rectal Prolapse
Reflux Esophagitis
Ulcerative Colitis
Unexplained Weight Loss
Upper Digestive Tract Cancer
Viral Enteritis
Vomiting Disorders
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Manometry
Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy
Acute Gastritis
Alcoholic Fatty Liver
Alcoholic Hepatitis
Barretts Esophagus with Dysplasia
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Bile Duct Obstruction
Bowel Strangulation
Celiac Disease
Chronic Cholecystitis
Congenital Achalasia
Cyclical Vomiting
Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
Duodenal Cancer
Duodenitis
Dysentery
Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Varices
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Food Allergy
Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
Gastrojejunal Ulcer
Heartburn
Hemochromatosis
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Hernia
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Hiatal Hernia
Illeum Cancer
Intestinal Fistula
Ischemic Colitis
Lactose Intolerance
Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
Megacolon
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Non-Neonatal Jaundice
Pancreatic Pseudocyst
Pelvic Abscess
Peptic Ulcer
Potassium Deficiency
Pouchitis
Pyloric Stenosis
Rectal Ulcer
Retroperitoneum Cancer
Sclerosing Mesenteritis
Splenomegaly
Stomal Ulcer
Viral Hepatitis
Vitamin_Deficiency
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Colon Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Fecal Impaction Removal
Gallbladder Scan
Hepatitis A Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Impedance Testing
Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Liver Biopsy
Liver Function Test
pH Probe
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Puncture Aspiration
Screening Colonoscopy
Ultrasound, Endoanal
Ultrasound, Esophageal
VAP Lipid Testing
Wireless pH Testing
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    3.7
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    About Dr. Kumar Venkatachalam, MD

    Specialties*
    • Gastroenterology

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    Years of Experience
    • 33 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Hindi
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    NPI Number
    • 1154325421
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Rush Presby St Luke's M C
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • University of Illinois College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Gastroenterology
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    Dr. Venkatachalam has seen patients for Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia and Hemorrhoids, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Venkatachalam on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    13 patients have reviewed Dr. Venkatachalam. The overall rating for this provider is 3.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Venkatachalam.

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