105 Wawecus St.
Norwich, CT 06360
About Sridhar, Kolala
KOLALA R. SRIDHAR, M.D., FACG, FAGA
DR. KOLALA SRIDHAR earned his medical degree from the University of Mysore, India. He did his Yale-affiliated internal medicine internship and residency at Griffin Hospital and completed a fellowship in digestive and liver diseases at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Sridhar practices general gastroenterology and endoscopy, with particular interests in colon cancer screening, esophageal disorders and hepatobiliary diseases. Practicing for over 30 years, he says, “I enjoy approaching clinical problems using my training and experience. I like to listen to my patients’ narratives and attempt to formulate solutions before utilizing state-of-the-art technology to verify my conclusions. I have lived in the same community for my entire career, developed close relationships with my patients, and feel a strong obligation to do all I can to help them.” As part of Connecticut GI, he works with a large clinically independent group of acclaimed gastroenterologists. He says, “We can handle the whole spectrum of digestive problems from simple issues which can be resolved in one consultation, chronic diseases which need ongoing care, up to life-threatening problems which need complex procedures including liver transplantation.”
He notes the explosion in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in tandem with the obesity epidemic. “Liver is the body’s central processing unit for fat,” he explains. A liver that is laden with fat often leads to chronic liver disease. He also treats liver disease caused by common medications. “Many widely used medications such as statins may cause liver injury which can be reversed with a bit of detective work. Today there are great drugs to control and cure viral hepatitis that were not available a few years ago,” he says.
Dr. Sridhar also notes that there is much ignorance associated with pancreatic diseases. While it is difficult to restore a diseased pancreas to normal, much progress has been made in treating pancreatic disorders. His practice’s pancreaticobiliary team performs minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound to diagnose and manage pancreatic disorders and to stage digestive cancers for precision therapy.
University of Mysore, India
Yale School of Medicine
William W. Backus Hospital
American Medical Association
New London County Medical Association
American College of Gastroenterology (Fellow)
American Gastroenterological Association (Fellow)
Connecticut State Medical Society
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