Dr. Balaji Gurappa | gastroenterologist | Kauvery Hospital
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Dr. Balaji Gurappa

Consultant - Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Interventional Endoscopy




Kauvery Hospital - Marathahalli

Brief Profile

Dr. Balaji Gurappa is a renowned gastroenterologist, hepatologist and advanced endoscopist in Bengaluru. He has 12 years of experience in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. He did his masters at sri devaraj urs medical college, kolar. He did fellowship in GI endoscopy at manipal hospital, Bengaluru. Thereafter he pursued DM in medical gastroenterology and hepatology in one of the prestigious institute at Kilpauk medical college, chennai,  Tamilnadu. Post DM, joined as assistant professor at st.johns medical college followed by consultant at fortis hospital bannerghata road bengaluru. He has performed more than 10000 endoscopic procedure ranging from simple to complex procedures. Highly skilled in managing complex therapeutic endoscopic procedures independently. Also expert in managing various gastrointestinal diseases.His dedication in delivering specialize digestive care, personalized attention towards patients makes him outstanding.

Past Experience

  • Nov 2019- nov 2023 -Consultant - Gastroenterology and Advanced endoscopy centre - Fortis hospital, Bannerghata Road Bengaluru .
  • September 2015-oct 2019 -Assistant professor - Gastroenterology and Hepatology - St.Johns medical college,Bengaluru.
  • 2012-2015 - Pursued doctorate of medicine in medical gastroenterology and hepatology at Govt.Kilpauk medical college,chennai, tamilnadu.
  • 2011-2012 -assistant professor in the department of internal medicine at PES medical college kuppam, Andrapradesh.
  • 2010-2011 - Fellowship course in Gastrointestinal endoscopy at manipal hospital,old airport road, bengaluru.

Area of Expertise

  • Endoscopy, colonoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography(ERCP)
  • SPY glass cholangioscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Endoscopic bariatric surgeries
  • Manometry, biofeed back therapy
  • Enteroscopy -single balloon/double balloon
  • Pancreaic and liver diseases.
  • IBD
  • IBS
  • GERD
  • Gastrointestinal cancers management

Research & Publication

  • Study on HBsAg quantification levels in the management of chronic hepatitis B infection patients.
  • Presented poster on prospective study on prevalence of adrenaline insufficeincy in a patients with decompensated chronic liver disease at national conference.
  • Presented paper at ENDOCON national conference on role of motorised spiral enteroscopy in evaluating small bowel disease -a single centre experience.
  • Published paper: Button battery ingestion in children: Experience from a tertiary centre.Indian journal of gastroenterology.2021 oct ;40(5):463-469

Affiliation and Membership

  • Member of Indian society of gastroenterology
  • Member of Indian association of society of liver -INASL
  • Member of American college of gastroenterology
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