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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay

Hospital-based practice
Springfield Township, NJ
23 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Medical Imaging & Research

Springfield Township, NJ

Address

100, Stone Hill Rd, Springfield Township, NJ, United States
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Health Alliance Plan

About

Bio

I was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in India. I was (mostly) educated in the Illinois public school system with some formative years in a Catholic elementary school. I am fascinated by technology, and I am impressed by how far logic has taken mankind. Technology can help you see - but I realize there are some things technology still can not touch. I guess that is why I switched from engineering (my undergraduate degree) to medicine.

Specialties
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Hospital-based practice

Cardiology

Radiology

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

Bengali

Doctor Q&A

1.0K Answers
145 Agrees
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Not for what u think: There is no reason why, as a hepatitis C carrier, that u cannot take analgesic (pain-killer) medications. HOWEVER, it seems like Oxycodone x 4 & ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Residual infection: The hard, leathery, often darkened skin @ the site of a boil is residual inflammation from the skin infection. The skin should soften over time, but c... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Sciatica?: Sounds like you have sciatica, that is some pressure on the sciatic nerve that causes pain to radiate down the back of the leg (where the sciatic nerv... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Not sure: The possibilities are endless, from benign nevi (moles on your skin, essentially) to the more sinister (melanoma, though that is an unusual spot for i... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Mainstays of CHF Rx: Rx for CHF include (1) keeping the blood pressure low, (2) diuretics or water pills to avoid volume overload, (3) avoiding heavy exertion or anything ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Abdominal prob 4 ER: I think the chills, abdominal pain, & vomiting could be pointing to an abdominal problem... appendicitis? Gallbladder stone? Something worse? It's... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Normal reflex not: This is a normal reflex NOT related to MCTD. After you eat, a large portion of blood flow is diverted to the stomach & intestines for digestion; i... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Transmitting info...: Electronic health records are a means to transmit medical information from patient to provider (& between a patient's providers) quickly & eas... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Irregular? Resting?: The resting heart rate can vary from 60 to 100 bpm but understand that it requires 5 minutes of rest, no activity (ideally) lying in bed or sitting in... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Other arthritis: There are other types of arthritis, including run-of-the-mill osteoarthritis (OA, generic "arthritis"), infections (viral, Lyme disease, TB, Neisseri... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Many possibilities: Depending on when you saw the blood compared to the time you had sex, it could be an STD. it could also be a kidney stone (or 1 starting), kidney prob... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Not sure.. depends.: Effient (Prasugrel) has some minor differences with competitors like Brilinta & Eliquis (and aspirin), but this depends on the individual. For ins... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Define "healthy"....: The question is a complicated one, & depends critically on how the lungs are functioning (or not functioning). Do you have a diagnosis in mind? Wh... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
MRI doesn't explain: "No mass, no lesion detected" in a Radiology report usually means a normal brain MRI scan. I assume that the scan was ordered for a reason (i.e., symp... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Meds or diabetes: Very interesting constellation of symptoms, as both the stomach & bladder are part of the parasympathetic system, and so activating one tends to a... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Not useful: The DVT can take up to 6 months to dissolve completely on blood thinners (Coumadin or 1 of the newer agents) for the time period specified by your doc... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
No. Microscopic poss: Not all colon cancers cause changes to stool that u can see w/ your eye. Some polyps (pre-cancerous lesions) cause MICROscopic blood in the stool that... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Depends on number: More than 7 PVCs in a row is called ventricular Tachycardia (VT) which is a life-threatening condition. It can drop ur blood pressure, cause u to pass... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Yes. Which ones?: Which IV pain killers are you referring to? Ofirmev, in particular, can harm the liver. If someone has liver cancer, they often have liver cirrhosis w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Resting? Or walking: A true resting heart rate is measures after 15 minutes of laying down or sitting in a chair without anxious thoughts in your head. Walking up to the p... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Antibiotics given?: Where you given antibiotics during your time in the hospital? That might explain the white tongue - thrush (a type of yeast that overgrows once bacter... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Probably overthinkin: How long ago did you eat the burger? When did symptoms develop? What establishment was it, or did you make it yourself? Unless there is an FDA food wa... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Talk to Cardiologist: The most important therapy for pAF (paroxysmal atrial fibrillation [afib]) is a blood thinner to prevent stroke (a complication of afib). Beyond that,... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Infection, myeloma: IgM is the 1st antibody released by the immune system in the course of fighting an infection. Depending on the amount of other antibodies (even if nor... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Rest, fluids, suppor: Without knowing the cause of the cough, I'll assume it's viral (influenza epidemic in US). Most viral illnesses run their course in 10-14 days (but le... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Many factors. HT Pri: The pulse pressure is just 1 of many numbers on a blood pressure recording that has information for doctors. While the "normal" pulse pressure is abou... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Question?: I presume you are asking for a diagnosis of the cause of tickle and cough. The chest X-rays & exam of the lungs are normal, as expected, since the... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Yes, but as a "void": (No pun intended). The bladder, if filled with water, would have shown up on the noncontrast CT scan. The water appears "black", & so not much det... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Pulmonary HTN (PH): Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) IS a diagnosis, which describes the symptoms associated with high arterial pressure in the lungs. PAH is made wo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Probably b9 nodule: If you've had this for years and it has never caused you pain or discomfort, most likely it is a benign nodule. Unless it changes in size, color, firm... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
No. Uroflow. Urolog: The MRI won't help u to a diagnosis, given that nothing has been found on ultrasound & other tests so far. The best test is a uroflow study (a tes... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Reflux: Bubbly, clear phlegm at your age, w/o other signs or symptoms, suggests (to me) reflux of saliva from the esophagus or stomach. Average human makes ab... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
No. Increases it.: Breast tissue's made of both fibrocystic tissue (the dense parts of the ducts) as well fat. If you lose weight, presumably you are going to lose fat. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Perhaps;best to quit: POTS is a poorly understood diagnosis. It is generally accepted as being a consequence of damage to the autonomic neurons (nerve cells) which regulate... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Polyclonal gammopath: Something is stimulating all the B cell lines to produce a lot of antibodies. That general condition is called polyclonal gammopathy. It can be caused... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Yes - no effusion.: Pericarditis, or "inflammation of the lining of the heart" is a clinical or histologic (microscopic) finding, not (of itself) an (gross) anatomic find... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Mostly normal. Lung?: The electrolytes look mostly normal. The CO2 (actually bicarbonate) level is slightly high, which may be "just you" (no significance), or may be relat... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Deconditioning: A gallon of liquid is about 4 kg (9 lbs) in weight. If one is not accustomed to carrying around this kind of weight ("deconditioning"), then it is pos... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Very small: Who's 'they'? How were you exposed? Daily for a month? One tome? How do you know it was 1 of these fungi? If you were exposed to carcinogens, they wou... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Roughly 4 wks ago: Ovulation generally occurs about 2 weeks after the start of your last menstrual period, which I surmise would have been around 6 weeks ago (approximat... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Low fat, low cholest: Consume a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet with about 1900 calories/day, and then exercise often (30 min to 1 hr each day). If your caloric deficit is ab... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
More effort.: It's very hard to overcome obesity, because genetically, humans have lived with starvation for longer than they have lived with plentiful food. To los... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Yes, has been descri: Orthostatic tachycardia (or postural tachycardia) has been described with enalapril. It may be due to an interaction with other medications (most comm... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Ignore: Get far away from the source. Radiation intensity drops off by the square of the distance.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Endoscopy: The MRI or CT scan will not allow physicians to see what the surface of the stomach looks like. Endoscopy is the only way that is performed. Also, dur... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Cat to human most li: Cats, especially those with claws, have been known to transmit bacteria to their human masters. Bacteria like MRSA are everywhere. Generally, humans d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Depends on cause.: We have to know your symptoms & look at the CT scan (often examine ears as well) to come to a diagnosis. You've described the CT appearance (darke... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Don't share meds!: Your question's incomplete, so I'm not sure what you're asking. But I suspect you want to share prescription meds with your boyfriend. I would NOT enc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Affected side down.: Tilt your head so that the congested ear is closest to the floor. "Clear your ears" by holding your nose & swallowing, or moving your jaw forward,... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Not consistent.: "Salon stroke" syndrome (vertebrobasilar insufficiency) usually doesn't cause floaters - it causes other symptoms u don't have: dizziness, double visi... Read More
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Oct 5, 2015
I am happy to recommend Dr. Bandyopadhyay, as a great local talent who is rapidly gaining a national reputation in his field. Warm and empathic with patients, and collaborative with colleagues. Health...Read More
Mar 20, 2017
Excellent, academic, thorough answers to patient's questions. A great Internal medicine resource to have on health tap
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Sep 3, 2015
Thkx for your help- its so good of you to attempt to assist and give some professionalism and expertise to people. Its something to be admired , that you spare time to help people. Great Doctor
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks i was feeling better after taken a sleep aid and getting some sleep i goto the hospital tomorrow for kidney surgery so will figure it out then. thanks for gettin...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks very much for taking the time to answer. I will go see the specialist because even though I've followed up and gotten 2nd opinions, they dismiss the swelling and...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for responding to me. Just nervous that Crohns meds have damaged my liver. Holistic dr did hepatic detox profile but results not in yet. Thanks to your respons...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER INC

Awards

Leading Physicians of the World
Top General Internist, Second Place, Michigan - Winter
2013
Top General Internist, First Place, Michigan - Fall
2014
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