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Diagnosed with piles/fistula. Underwent sclerotherapy. Suggestions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Practicing since : 2009
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Doctor:Hi
User:Hi Doctor, my father 65yrs has been diagoned with piles/fistula. he underwent sclerotherapy but of no use
Doctor:ok
User:now he is in bangalore and i need to show to a speacialist
Doctor:Ok
User:i guess it should be proctologist...is that right?
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:or a surgical gastroeneterologist
User:would you please recommend a good / experienced proctologist near koramangala
Doctor:I dont know anyone personally
User:oops
Doctor:But the hastro department in Manipal is really good
Doctor:gastro
Doctor:I know someone there
User:any specific doctor
User:wow...great
Doctor:Let me find out and get back to you
User:ok...thanks
Doctor:He's a medical gastroenterologist XXXXXXX
Doctor:He wouldnt be able to help you
Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX is his name
Doctor:Let me speak to him and get back with the details to you
User:i was thinking of going to a hospital first....but i fear that in the hospital they will directly recommend surgery
User:therefore wanted to take another opinion before going for a surgery
Doctor:I am afraid that is what is needed
Doctor:I understand
User:so you are saying....we need to go in for a surgery
Doctor:yes
User:and why do you say that?
Doctor:is he following the recommended lifestyle changes?
Doctor:because we usually manage conservatively
Doctor:if that fails
Doctor:we go for sclerotherapy or excision
Doctor:then after that fails surgery remains one of the few options
User:got it....
User:and how difficult is this surgery
Doctor:depends on case to case basis
Doctor:I would need to examine your father for that
Doctor:Cant comment without that
User:so how and where should i approach.....
User:he wants to see a male doctor...
Doctor:Let me find out and send you an email
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:Most surgical gastroenterologists will be male
Doctor:Let me find out XXXXXXX
User:but i don't mind going far away if the doctor is really good and experienced
User:thanks doctor
User:thanks a lot doctor....can i expect response today...he is in bangalore only for a few days...and today being saturday, i really want to show him today
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:i'll try
Doctor:I cant promise his availability
Doctor:But I'll give it my best shot
User:thanks doctor...would it possible for you to call me.......i can give you my number
User:thanks a lot doctor...i understand
Doctor:Sure
User:0000
Doctor:Will do that
User:thanks a lot...have a great day!!!
Doctor:You too
Doctor:Bye
User:Bye
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