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Vikram B. Reddy, MD, PhD

Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

  • Offers Telehealth
Affiliated With: Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine

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Biography - Vikram B. Reddy, MD, PhD

Vikram Reddy, MD, PhD, is the division chief of Yale Medicine Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is devoted to providing patients who have cancer or non-cancerous conditions with the best surgeries available while preserving their quality of life.

An innovator in minimally invasive surgeries for colon and rectal diseases, Dr. Reddy performs some of the most complex surgeries. For instance, he’s a pioneer in using a laparoscope (a thin tube with a light and surgical tools at the end) to preserve the anal sphincter while removing rectal tumors. This technique allows more patients to preserve normal bowel function. Dr. Reddy is recognized for performing transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) to remove lesions located high inside the rectum. He was also among the first surgeons to perform corrective laparoscopic pouch surgeries. He performs these “redo” surgeries for patients who had unsuccessful operations to create pouches for bowel contents after their colon and rectum were removed. “We have solved this problem for patients from around the country,” he says.

For this type of surgery and others, Dr. Reddy urges people to seek out surgeons who have done the procedure many times. Research confirms the association between a surgeon’s volume and experience, and good results. “Patients will have better outcomes, irrespective of the severity of the disease,” says Dr. Reddy,  who is an assistant professor of gastrointestinal surgery at Yale School of Medicine.

In addition, Dr. Reddy and his colleagues put particular effort into planning surgeries. They work closely with teams of radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and other specialists before, during and after a procedure. His team has particular expertise in handling unusual cases. “At Yale Medicine, we see so much variety that if something new pops up we’re not worried about what we’re going to do,” he says. Dr. Reddy recalls a patient whose intestines were rotated in an unusual way. Though this problem would typically lead to a colostomy, Dr. Reddy was able to fix it laparoscopically. “The patient was in the hospital for four days and went home, and he’s doing very well,” he says.

In addition to treating colorectal cancer, Dr. Reddy has a deep interest in helping patients with noncancerous conditions such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Reddy chose his field because he wanted to work with both benign and malignant conditions to get a broader view of colorectal disease in general. “Sometimes we can pull in a technique we use for benign patients to use for cancer patients,” he says. “It’s a good mixture.”

Connecticut Magazine has included Dr. Reddy in its annual lists of Top Doctors in the state.

 

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Overview

Gender

Male

Specialty

Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Colitis, Colorectal Cancer, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, Medical Oncology, Pediatrics, Ulcerative Colitis

Language(s)

English

Education & Training

Education

Medical College of Georgia

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Fellowship

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

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YES! This insurance is accepted.

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  • AETNA
  • ANTHEM BC/BS
  • BERKELEY CARE NETWORK
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
  • CONNECTICARE
  • CORVEL
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HUSKY
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • RAILROAD MEDICARE
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN
  • WELLCARE

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

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Yale Colon and Rectal Surgery

800 Howard Ave
Yale Physicians Building
New Haven, CT 06519

Main (203) 785-2616
Fax (203) 785-2615

Digestive Health Center

325 Riverside Ave.
Suite 100
Westport, CT 06880

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