Consultant & Head of Medical Gastroenterology
Doctor of Medicine (MD – Internal Medicine) and Doctorate (DM) in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Specialties: Bariatric Sciences,Gastroenterology,Hepatology,Organ Transplant
Dr. Poorna Chandra K S heads the department of Medical Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at SPARSH Hospitals, Bangalore. Dr Poorna Chandra completed his post-graduate degree in Medicine (MD) and Doctorate (DM) in gastroenterology and hepatology from the prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. He has acquired 13 gold medals and 7 certificates of merit during his education. He stood first in his final year of MBBS in Mysore University and also won a medal of merit during his postgraduate courses. He is well trained in the management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases including emergencies and performing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. He is well versed in all diagnostic and therapeutic upper gastrointestinal and colonoscopy procedures as well as therapeutic ERCP. He is an expert in capsule endoscopy, manometry, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and enteroscopy and bariatric procedures (intragastric balloon placement for obesity). He has research interest and has published in international journals on pancreatitis, gallbladder cancer, oesophagal strictures, toxic ingestion and malabsorption disorders.