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Dr. Vijay Kumar Rai

Specialty : Gastroenterology

City : Kolkata

Hospital : Apollo Hospitals

Degree(s) : DM - Gastroenterology, DNB - General Medicine, MBBS Gastroenterologist, Internal Medicine, 12 Years Experience Overall (12 years as specialist)

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Brief Profile :

Dr Vijay Rai is a practicing gastroenterologist, liver specialist and interventional endoscopist working in Kolkata for the last 8 years. He completed his MBBS and MD degree from Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU which is one of the premier institute of India. He has extensive training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology from 2009 to 2012 at School of Digestive and liver disease, IPGMER and got DM (Doctorate of medicine) Degree. He is working as consultant gastroenterologist at Apollo hospital for more than 4 years where he is doing all the advanced techniques of gastroenterology such as ERCP, Double and single Balloon enteroscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopic ultrasound etc. He is among those Doctor who are currently doing the highest number of Endoscopic ultrasound cases in Eastern India. He has acquired expertisein various types of diagnostic and therapeutic EUS procedures from the Asan Medical Centre Korea.

He has special interest in Pancreatic diseases and also worked with John Hopskin's university, USA in the research on pancreatic diseases.He is one of the few gastroenterologist of Kolkata who is doing Esophageal and Anorectal Manometry and diagnosing and treating disorder like constipation, defecatory and esophageal motility disorder. He has published many research articles in international and national journals and has presented many scientific posters in DDW USA and APDW japan.

He has recently started a gastro and liver center with state of the art equipment, the "Americana Gastro and Diagnostic Centre" at Kankurgachi, with the objective of providing quality day care services at very economical rates.

Professionally speaking, Dr. Rai specialises in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in Gastroenterology relating to:

  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreato graphy)
  • EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound)
  • Spyglass
  • CLE (Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy)
  • Gastroduodenoscopy and Colonoscoppy related procedures, APC, RFA, PEG tube placement
  • Double Balloon & Single Balloon Enteroscoppy and Capsule Endoscopy
  • High resolution Manometry and Motility related issues
  • Esophageal stricture dilation and Achalasia management