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Choose a topic for a brief description of the field and the list of institutions specializing in the field that you can access through WebHealthCentre.com.

AIDS/HIV
Cardiology
Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Dental Care
Dermatology
Diabetology
Endocrinology
ENT
Gastro Enterology
General Medicine
General Surgery
Infectious diseases
Infertility
Nephrology
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedics
Paediatrics
Psychiatry
Pulmonology
Radiology & Ultrasound
Rheumatology
Urology






AIDS/HIV

This is the area that will deal with AIDS and HIV Positive individuals. The developing world is still sitting on the tinderbox of an AIDS epidemic with the number of cases steadily on the rise. Your consultations which will be dealt with in strictest confidence can relate to any aspect of HIV/AIDS care including diagnostic doubts, therapy modalities available and preventive methods to be adopted. With the standard drug regimens for treating AIDS available in most countries around the world, doctors who are not very familiar with management of AIDS patients are welcome to get the latest drug information.

Consultation on AIDS/HIV is being provided by:

  • YRG Centre for AIDS Research and Education, Chennai





  • Cardiology

    Cardiology is the speciality that deals with the study of diseases of the heart and the blood vessels and Cardiothoracic surgery is its surgical equivalent. Today Ischaemic Heart Disease which is one of the largest causes of death around the world has a multitude of treatment options, thanks to the great advances made in cardiac care. Diagnostic tools like Echocardiogram, Stress Thallium scans, Muga Scans, Stress Echo and Angiograms have helped in early detection of Coronary Artery Disease. Therapeutic Modalities like Angioplasty and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting are now common procedures helping to prolong life and improve its quality.

    You can ask queries about Heart Attacks, Anginal Pain, any form of Ischemic Heart Disease, Hypertension, Rheumatic Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathies, Post-bypass Surgery queries, Congestive Cardiac Failure, High Cholesterol/Hyperlipidaemia problems and similar heart related conditions.

    Consultation on Cardiology is being provided by:

    • The Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Madras Medical Mission
    • Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore
    • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin






    Cardio-thoracic Surgery

    This is the speciality area that focuses on the surgical problems regarding the heart and blood vessels. Thus consultations regarding Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, closure of holes in the heart, large vessel aneurysm repairs, cardiac transplantation etc. will be handled by this Department.

    Consultation on Cardio-thoracic Surgery is being provided by:

    • The Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Madras Medical Mission
    • Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore
    • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin






    Dental

    The speciality of Dentistry deals with all aspects of dental care including all the specialities within the field like Peridontia, Orthodontia, Facio maxillary surgery etc. Consultations could include  common problems like Caries, Pyorrhoea, Teeth malalignment etc. or  more complex dental disorders.

    Consultation on Dental is being provided by:

  • Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai





  • Dermatology

    Dermatology deals with the diseases of the skin. In addition to common problems like fungal infections of the skin, psoriasis, acne, eczema, contact dermatitis etc., your consultations are also welcome with reference to more serious dermatological problems like leprosy, pemphigus, drug eruptions etc. Kindly avoid cosmetic queries as the answers to those questions can be found in our cosmetology section. Skin lesions are very often a manifestation of systemic disease and so the dermatologist very often may have to obtain a cross reference from the consultant of the concerned speciality. In such cases your consult will be automatically forwarded and you will receive more than one reply.

    Consultation on Dermatology is being provided by:

  • Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore





  • Diabetology

    Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most common diseases in the world affecting almost 3% of the world's adult population. Diabetes (Elevated levels of Blood sugar) over a period of time affects almost every system in the body including the kidney (Nephropathy), the eyes (Retinopathy), Nerves (Neuropathy) and the Heart (Ischemic Heart Disease). Good Control of blood sugar is the best way of avoiding the complications of Diabetes and there is increasing emphasis placed on glycemic control. Your consultations in this area may relate to all aspects of Diabetes Mellitus including complications. Alternately if you have been diagnosed to have any of the complications of Diabetes you could choose to obtain a consultation from the concerned specialist, for example if you have Diabetic Nephropathy you could also choose to get a Nephrology Consult.

    Consultation on Diabetology is being provided by:

    • M.V. Diabetes Specialities Centre (P) Limited, Chennai
    • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin






    Endocrinology

    This is the section that deals with the diseases of the endocrine glands in the body and disorders in the various hormones they produce. Your consultations can be with regard to disorders of the thyroid gland, pituitary gland, steroid hormones, sex hormones, calcium levels etc. Highly sensitive and accurate hormone assays for a number of hormones are available as are the hormone extracts as treatment. It may be a good idea to find out if such tests are required or are available for your specific condition.

    Consultation on Endocrinology is being provided by:

    • Dr. Usha Sriram, Consultant Endocrinologist, Chennai
    • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin






    ENT

    This is the Department that deals with disorders of the Ear, Nose and Throat.  Your consultations regarding common problems like Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Deafness, laryngitis etc. will be handled by this Department. In addition your consults could also be for diseases like tumours of the ENT area as well as less common problems like Otosclerosis, Mastoiditis, Meneire's Disease, Nasal Polyps, etc.

    Consultation on ENT is being provided by:

    • Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore
    • K.K.R ENT Hospital, Chennai






    Gastro Enterology

    The speciality of Gastro-enterology relates to diseases affecting the digestive system. Consultations in this section would be for diseases like stomach ulcers, jaundice, gall bladder problems, recurrent indigestion, blood in the stools, liver failure, cancers of the gastro intestinal tract etc. Consultations regarding cancers are likely to be forwarded to the Dept. of Oncology at WebHealthCentre.com and so you could get a reply from more than one specialist.

    Surgical Problems regarding the Digestive system are dealt with by this Department. Consultations could include those regarding diseases of the gall bladder, pancreas, queries regarding various scopy procedures like Upper GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy etc. This is also the section that will deal with Laporoscopic surgical techniques, the so called keyhole surgery.

    Consultation on Gastro-enterology is being provided by:

  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin





  • General Medicine

    The speciality of Internal or General Medicine is a vast one.This is often the gateway for entering into the various super specialities like Cardiology. For common problems like simple fevers, colds, as well as for problems that you do not know where to approach, you can send in your consults to the Dept. of General Medicine. Many of the queries may be referred to the concerned superspeciality as well and you may get an answer from more than one specialist.

    Consultation on General Medicine is being provided by:

  • Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore





  • General Surgery

    General Surgery is the speciality that provides advice on a variety of common surgical problems like Hernias, Appendicitis, Hydrocoele, Piles, Fistulas, Abscesses, gall bladder problems, surgical problems of the Thyroid, Breast etc. In addition to these your consultations regarding newer techniques like keyhole or laparoscopic surgery will also be replied to though such queries which pertain to the digestive system are also handled by the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology.

    Consultation on General Surgery is being provided by:

    • Dr. Vikram Anathakrishnan, Consultant Surgeon, Chennai
    • Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore






    Infectious diseases

    Infectious Diseases are still a major cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world particularly in the developing world. Diseases like Malaria, Typhoid Fever, Viral Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Diarrhoeal Diseases and the like claim thousands of lives around the world. It is only over the last couple of decades that Infectious Diseases has been recognised as a distinct medical speciality in major institutions. Diseases like Leptospirosis and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers are occurring with greater frequency in countries like India.

    Consultation on Infectious diseases is being provided by:

    • Department of Infectious Diseases
    • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai
    • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin






    Infertility

    Though the burgeoning population is one of the country's major problems there are thousands of couples who yearn for a child they are unable to have due to a variety of reasons. The speciality of Infertility deals with childlessness and the various modalities of treatment.

    Consultation on Infertility is being provided by:

  • Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, Infertility Specialist, Mumbai





  • Nephrology

    Nephrology is the medical speciality that deals with diseases of the Kidney and the Urinary System and Urology is the surgical speciality that deals with the same. Thus this is the area that will deal with patients with kidney failure, urinary tract infections, renal transplantation, prostate problems, infections of the kidney, renal stones, peritoneal dialysis, haemodialysis, disorders regarding body fluids and electrolytes etc. Recent advances in treating diseases of the kidney and the urinary system have greatly improved the survival rates in patients with chronic renal failure and in post transplantation situations.

    Consultation on Nephrology is being provided by:

  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin





  • Neurology

    Neurology is the study of the Nervous system and its disorders and Neurosurgery is its surgical equivalent. The mysteries of the human brain are yet to be fully unravalled. Therapeutic modalities in Neurosciences in India are at par with the best in the World. Neurological Disorders include Epilepsy (Fits), Infections of the Nervous system like Meningitis and Encephalitis, Strokes, Tumors of the Brain, Spinal Cord Disorders, Neuropathies, Myopathies, Myasthenia Gravis, Polio Myelitis, etc. Your specific consultations on neurological and neuro surgical disorders must include details regarding neuro specific investigations as these are essential for an accurate diagnosis.

    Consultation on Neurology is being provided by:

  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin





  • Neurosurgery

    Surgical problems regarding the Nervous system are referred here. Thus consultations regarding brain tumors, blood clots in the brain, surgeries involving the spinal cord, hydrocephalus, repair of aneurysms inside the brain etc. will be dealt with by this Department.

    Consultation on Neurosurgery is being provided by:

  • Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore





  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O & G)

    The Dept. of O & G is where many of your consultations regarding womens' health will be answered. Consultations regarding various aspects of Pregnancy, Medical Termination of Pregnancy, Fibroid, Cervical, Uterine and Ovarian Cancers, Infertility, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, etc. will be accepted. Consultations could also be regarding contraception methods.

    Consultation on Obstetrics & Gynaecology is being provided by:

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai





  • Oncology

    Oncology is the speciality in Medicine that deals with cancer. Your consultations can relate to cancers involving any organ of the body like cancers of the lung, breast, cervix of the uterus, oral cavity, stomach and other areas of the GI Tract, brain, skin etc. Kindly note that consults in this area require you to mention the stage of the cancer and this information should as far as possible be stated along with detailed reports of scans etc. taken to identify secondary spread.

    Consultation on Oncology is being provided by:

  • Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai





  • Ophthalmology

    Ophthalmology is the speciality that deals with eye care and diseases affecting the eyes. It is another speciality where India boasts of some of the best institutions in the world, possessing the latest equipment and facilities for quality care. Your queries can be about conditions like cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachments, retinopathies due to various causes like diabetes or hypertension, squint, congenital disorders of the eyes, injuries to the eyes, tumors etc. You can also consult regarding the newer techniques like Exciter Photorefractive Keratectomy which enables those wearing glasses to live their lives without glasses.

    Consultation on Ophthalmology is being provided by:

  • Medical Research Foundation-Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai





  • Orthopaedics

    Orthopaedics is the study of diseases of the bones. Your consultations can relate to fractures and their management, bone tumors, dislocations, spondylosis, arthritis of any kind Congenital bone deformities, spinal problems etc. Detailed X-ray reports are important so it is advisable to provide these details when seeking a consult.

    Consultation on Orthopedics is being provided by:

    • Department of Orthopaedics
    • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai
    • Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore
    • Sooriya Hospitals, Chennai






    Paediatrics

    Paediatrics deals with disorders affecting children. Your consultations could be with regard to children upto the age of 12 years. Consultations are welcome with regard to any speciality of child care as well as consultations about neonates or new born babies. As Paediatrics is a vast specialty with several sub-specialties there is the likelihood of cross-references being made.

    Consultation on Paediatrics is being provided by:

  • Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai





  • Psychiatry

    The discipline of psychiatry deals with a variety of disorders including the two broad category of diseases psychoses and neuroses. Conditions like Depression, Mania, Schizophrenia as well as conditions like anxiety neuroses, obsessions, stress related psychiatric disorders and the like will be dealt with in this section. Childhood psychiatric problems are also dealt with in this section. You may send in your queries on any aspect concerning mental health.

    Consultation on Psychiatry is being provided by:

  • Dr.S.Mohan Raj, Consultant Psychiatrist, Chennai
  • Col. Dr .S .Ramesh, Consultant Psychiatrist, Chennai.





  • Pulmonology

    The speciality of Pulmonology deals with the study of diseases of the lungs and is sometimes referred to as Respiratory Medicine. It deals with the study of diseases like Asthma, Bronchitis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Emphysema, Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonias, Occupational Lung Diseases etc. With many recent diagnostic and therapeutic advancements respiratory medicine has a cure for many diseases considered incurable even two decades ago. Diagnostic modalities like Pulmonary Function Testing, Arterial Blood Gas Analysis, Ventilation-Perfusion Scans and Thoracic CT Scans have all helped increase accuracy and speed of diagnosis.

    Consultation on Pulmonology is being provided by:

    • Dr. Sankaran S.Krishnan, Consultant Pulmonologist, Chennai
    • Sooriya Hospitals, Chennai






    Radiology & Ultrasound

    Radiology is the Department that deals with the science of Imaging. Thus opinions on X-rays, Ultrasound films, CT Scans, MRI's etc. can be sought here. For availing of this service it is suggested that you scan the films for which you require the opinion and send them to admin. In addition, your consultations can relate to newer techniques in intervention radiology. While sending films for opinion it is essential to provide clinical details regarding the patient in order to elicit an appropriate response.

    Consultation on Radiology & Ultrasound is being provided by:

    • Department of Radiologist and Ultrasound
      Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
      Chennai
    • Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore
    • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin
    • Dr Jankaria’s Imaging Centre, Mumbai






    Rheumatology

    Rheumatology is the speciality of medicine that deals with the diseases affecting the connective tissues. Thus  patients with the common Rheumatoid arthritis or for diseases like Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), other forms of Sero Negative Arthritis, can send in consultations here. There are a number of newer tests available for many of the conditions and several newer treatment modalities available.

    Consultation on Rheumatology is being provided by:

  • Dr. S. Ramakrishnan, Consultant Rheumatologist, Chennai





  • Urology

    This is the surgical equivalent of Nephrology, the speciality that deals with disorders of the Kidney and the Urinary System. Consultations in this area are often to do with prostate problems, tumours of the Kidney and the urinary tract, congenital abnormalities of the tract etc. For consults regarding renal transplantation it is recommended that you send your queries to the Nephrologist.

    Consultation on Urology is being provided by:

  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin

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