neurology

Medical Gastroenterology

Ultra-modern and equipped with latest technology, this department at BMH ensures early and accurate detection of liver and gastro diseases along with advanced treatment options. The department of Medical Gastroenterology takes care of medical management of diseases that affect the digestive tract and liver. The department concentrates on the diagnosis and medical management of diseases involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Services of expert endoscopists make spotless diagnosis possible whereby giving the right treatment to the patients. Innovative diagnostic and treatment tools like ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound(EUS), etc. are used by the medical professionals to assure best possible care to the patients. Esophaegal varices are treated endoscopically at the centre through endoscopic variceal ligation, which is one of the most advanced techniques used these days. The Medical Gastroenterology department consists of dedicated, competent, and skilled team which provides accurate medical evaluation; state-of-the-art endoscopy suites assisted with high-end technology; giving significance to patient safety. Our major focus is to maximizing the comfort of patients by giving expert diagnosis and enhanced recovery from all kinds of gastrointestinal diseases.

Panel of Doctors

  • Dr. Atul Hareendran

    Consultant

  • Dr. Rathan Cyriac Joseph

    Consultant

Tab 1

Dr. Atul Hareendran

Consultant

Dr. Atul Hareendran is a very talented clinical gastroenterologist and hepatologist at BMH Kannur. He is well-versed in diagnostic Endoscopy and Colonoscopy, ERCP, and Endoscopic Ultrasound. His areas of special interest include Fatty Liver Disease, Cirrhosis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Qualifications

  • MBBS - Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala 2006-2013.
  • MD General Medicine - Government Medical College, Thrissur 2014-2017.
  • DM Gastroenterology - Government Medical college Trivandrum 2017-2020.
  • Completed Hands-on training for ERCP From ANSH hospital Ahmedabad under the guidance of Dr. Sanjay Rajput.

Work Experience

  • Worked as a consultant gastroenterologist at IQRAA Hospital, Kozhikode. (November 2020 to September 2022)
  • Assistant ESI Officer on contract at ESI Hospital, Thottada, Kannur district, Kerala, for 6 months post MBBS.(January 2014 to June 2014)

Publications

  • First author- Quality of life, caregiver burden and mental health disorders in primary care givers of patients with Cirrhosis- Liver international 2020 July edition.
  • Above paper has been referenced by AASLD in the latest practice guidelines for palliative care of decompensated CLD . 2022
  • Rule of 15: A New Diagnostic Tool to Differentiate Benign and Malignant Portal Vein Thrombus- published in JCEH
  • Assessment of visceral fat volume and its a correlation with severity of hepatic fibrosis in patients with NAFLD - JAPI
  • Validation of splenic shear wave elastography for the screening of high-risk varices in patients with compensated advanced chronic liver disease - JAPI
  • Barrett’s esophagus a comparison study between two cohorts of Gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD - JAPI
  • PAST Score a New Predictor Model for Advanced Fibrosis in a Cohort of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease- IJCMR
  • SPLEEN STIFFNESS MEASURED BY 2D-SHEAR WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY AND REBLEEDING RISK IN CIRRHOTIC PATIENTS UNDERGOING ENDOSCOPIC VARICEAL LIGATION FOR VARICEAL BLEEDING.
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Dr. Atul Hareendran

Consultant

  • Mon 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Tue 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Wed 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Thu 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Fri 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sat 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM

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Tab 1

Dr. Rathan Cyriac Joseph

Consultant

Dr. Rathan Cyriac Joseph is a consultant Gastroenterologist at BMH. He has performed a fair number of diagnostic as well as therapeutic Upper GI, Lower GI endoscopies and ERCP procedures. His areas of special interest include Chronic liver disease, Fatty liver disease,Viral hepatitis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Pancreatic and biliary disorders & Functional GI disorders.

Qualifications

  • DM (Gastroenterology)- Govt. medical college Thiruvananthapuram
  • MD (General Medicine)- Govt. medical college Thiruvananthapuram
  • MBBS- Amala Institute of Medical Sciences Thrissur

Work Experience

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist: AKG memorial cooperative hospital, Kannur; since October 2020
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist: Lourde hospital,Taliparamba; since August 2020
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist: Amala multispeciality hospital iritty ;since November 2019
  • Senior resident (non academic): October 2019- December 2021; Department of Medical Gastroenterology; Govt Medical college Kannur, Kerala
  • Senior resident(non academic): September 2018- August 2019 Department of Medical Gastroenterology,Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Membership

  • The Indian National Association for Study of the Liver (INASL)- Lifetime member
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG)- Lifetime member
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA) - Lifetime member

Publications

  • Joseph RC, Devadas K, Varghese J, et al. Validation of Spleen Shear Wave Elastography for the Screening of High-risk Varices in Patients with Compensated Advanced Chronic Liver Disease. J Assoc Physicians India 2022;70(11):65–68.
  • Devadas K, Varghese J,Hareendran A, et al. Barrett’s Esophagus: AComparison Study between Two Cohorts ofGastroesophageal Reflux Disease. J AssocPhysicians India 2022;xx(xx):00–00
  • Varghese J, Devadas K,Joseph RC, et al. Assessment of Visceral FatVolume and Its Correlation with the Severity ofHepatic Fibrosis in Patients with NAFLD. J AssocPhysicians India 2022;70(9):23–24.
  • Shanavas N, Devadas K, Nahaz N, Varghese J, Cyriac R, Mathew D. Association of Sarcopenia with Health Related Quality of Life in Cirrhotics. J Assoc Physicians India. 2021 Nov;69(11):11-12. PMID: 34781614.
  • Tadkalkar V, Devadas K, Varghese J, Cyriac R. Validation of Baveno VI Criteria for Screening of Esophageal Varices in a Cohort of South Asian Patients with Compensated Chronic Liver Disease. J Assoc Physicians India. 2020 Oct;68(10):24-28. PMID: 32978921.
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Dr. Rathan Cyriac Joseph

Consultant

OP Days and Timings
  • Mon 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Wed 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Fri 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Book an Appointment

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Dr. Atul Hareendran
Consultant

Dr. Atul Hareendran is a very talented clinical gastroenterologist and hepatologist at BMH Kannur. He is well-versed in diagnostic Endoscopy and Colonoscopy, ERCP, and Endoscopic Ultrasound. His areas of special interest include Fatty Liver Disease, Cirrhosis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

  • MBBS - Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala 2006-2013.
  • MD General Medicine - Government Medical College, Thrissur 2014-2017.
  • DM Gastroenterology - Government Medical college Trivandrum 2017-2020.
  • Completed Hands-on training for ERCP From ANSH hospital Ahmedabad under the guidance of Dr. Sanjay Rajput.
  • Worked as a consultant gastroenterologist at IQRAA Hospital, Kozhikode. (November 2020 to September 2022)
  • Assistant ESI Officer on contract at ESI Hospital, Thottada, Kannur district, Kerala, for 6 months post MBBS.(January 2014 to June 2014)
  • First author- Quality of life, caregiver burden and mental health disorders in primary care givers of patients with Cirrhosis- Liver international 2020 July edition.
  • Above paper has been referenced by AASLD in the latest practice guidelines for palliative care of decompensated CLD . 2022
  • Rule of 15: A New Diagnostic Tool to Differentiate Benign and Malignant Portal Vein Thrombus- published in JCEH
  • Assessment of visceral fat volume and its a correlation with severity of hepatic fibrosis in patients with NAFLD - JAPI
  • Validation of splenic shear wave elastography for the screening of high-risk varices in patients with compensated advanced chronic liver disease - JAPI
  • Barrett’s esophagus a comparison study between two cohorts of Gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD - JAPI
  • PAST Score a New Predictor Model for Advanced Fibrosis in a Cohort of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease- IJCMR
  • SPLEEN STIFFNESS MEASURED BY 2D-SHEAR WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY AND REBLEEDING RISK IN CIRRHOTIC PATIENTS UNDERGOING ENDOSCOPIC VARICEAL LIGATION FOR VARICEAL BLEEDING.
  • Mon 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Tue 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Wed 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Thu 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Fri 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sat 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Book an Appointment

ummer
Dr. Rathan Cyriac Joseph
Consultant

Dr. Rathan Cyriac Joseph is a consultant Gastroenterologist at BMH. He has performed a fair number of diagnostic as well as therapeutic Upper GI, Lower GI endoscopies and ERCP procedures. His areas of special interest include Chronic liver disease, Fatty liver disease,Viral hepatitis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Pancreatic and biliary disorders & Functional GI disorders.

  • DM (Gastroenterology)- Govt. medical college Thiruvananthapuram
  • MD (General Medicine)- Govt. medical college Thiruvananthapuram
  • MBBS- Amala Institute of Medical Sciences Thrissur
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist: AKG memorial cooperative hospital, Kannur; since October 2020
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist: Lourde hospital,Taliparamba; since August 2020
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist: Amala multispeciality hospital iritty ;since November 2019
  • Senior resident (non academic): October 2019- December 2021; Department of Medical Gastroenterology; Govt Medical college Kannur, Kerala
  • Senior resident(non academic): September 2018- August 2019 Department of Medical Gastroenterology,Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • The Indian National Association for Study of the Liver (INASL)- Lifetime member
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG)- Lifetime member
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA) - Lifetime member
  • Joseph RC, Devadas K, Varghese J, et al. Validation of Spleen Shear Wave Elastography for the Screening of High-risk Varices in Patients with Compensated Advanced Chronic Liver Disease. J Assoc Physicians India 2022;70(11):65–68.
  • Devadas K, Varghese J,Hareendran A, et al. Barrett’s Esophagus: AComparison Study between Two Cohorts ofGastroesophageal Reflux Disease. J AssocPhysicians India 2022;xx(xx):00–00
  • Varghese J, Devadas K,Joseph RC, et al. Assessment of Visceral FatVolume and Its Correlation with the Severity ofHepatic Fibrosis in Patients with NAFLD. J AssocPhysicians India 2022;70(9):23–24.
  • Shanavas N, Devadas K, Nahaz N, Varghese J, Cyriac R, Mathew D. Association of Sarcopenia with Health Related Quality of Life in Cirrhotics. J Assoc Physicians India. 2021 Nov;69(11):11-12. PMID: 34781614.
  • Tadkalkar V, Devadas K, Varghese J, Cyriac R. Validation of Baveno VI Criteria for Screening of Esophageal Varices in a Cohort of South Asian Patients with Compensated Chronic Liver Disease. J Assoc Physicians India. 2020 Oct;68(10):24-28. PMID: 32978921.
OP Days and Timings
  • Mon 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Wed 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Fri 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Book an Appointment