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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay

Hospital-based practice
Springfield Township, NJ
21 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

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

1.2K Answers
181 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Not quite: The CT of the sinuses focuses in on the sinuses (though the radiation goes through the entire skull) and generally covers the entire set of sinuses (s... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Ignore: Bananas have a lot of potassium; if ur kidneys are healthy, there's no limit to how many u can eat.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Condition exists.: During my training years, I performed an autopsy (cadaveric dissection) of a patient who died from "metastatic encephalopathy". I scraped out what lit... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
High frequency sound: Ultrasound is a painless way of looking under the skin without cutting. Using high-frequency sound waves, the tissue under the skin can be seen as liq... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Avoid oils: Acne is common in the 21-y.o. age group, even in men. While air conditioning can dry the skin (all air conditioners dehumidify air), your skin will na... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Likely* not pregnant: I am not a gynecologist, but as I understand it, home pregnancy tests have become more accurate over the decades. Depending on the type of test u use,... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Binging.: Drinking any more than 2 drinks at a sitting is considered binging, and can do damage in the long run. While 1-2 servings (a serving is 4 oz. wine or ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Diagnosis? Holter?: Are u sure these r "PVCs"? (Did u get a Holter monitor 4 diagnosis?) PVCs r a sign, not a diagnosis. If they r PVCs, where (in the heart) r they comin... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
They can - depends: Every person is different, and every stomach reacts to different foods by producing a different amount of acid (for a different period of time). Thus,... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Less likely but poss: The optimal time for conceiving a child is 14 days after the onset of menses, assuming u have a regular 28-day cycle that is consistent from month to ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
In the ear? Around?: Did you put the Q-tip IN your ear (canal) or just around the outer part, or pinna? If you put it in your ear, then you probably caused some irritation... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Simple remedies: For piles, topical preparations work rather well - Preparation H, witch hazel pads, etc. Avoid alcohol and anything that can damage the liver, avoid f... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Dosing prob: I think you meant "Xarelto" which is a blood thinner and should have no effect on BP. You must take atenolol regularly; if you miss a dose, you can g... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Should not: As long as the dose is correct, your electrolytes are balanced, & your blood pressure is not TOO low b/c of taking this medicine, I fail to see ho... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
One pill won't do: Like most hormones, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has to be taken consistently to be effective. Missing 1 dose won't make a difference, but... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Need biopsy: There's no way to tell what it is by your description above. Any symptoms? Have you been losing weight? Do you have night sweats? Have you had any abn... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Depends on type.: A platelet count of 15 is a bleeding risk (are u sure it was not 50?). At that level, usually a platelet transfusion is given. Now w/o knowing what ty... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Cystoscooy: You may have hydroureter (dilated ureter because of the stone). This can cause not only fluid retention but also kidney damage if the obstruction is n... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 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
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Need neuro symptoms: You are right in that a blood pressure that high could lead to TIA- transient ischemic attack, or "mini-stroke". But a TIA usually involves neurologic... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
No need for hospital: Sounds like this has been going on for a while. Chances are that going to the hospital will not help u get to the root of the problem. "Foot nerve swe... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Fat / obesity: Fibroscan uses an ultrasonic shear wave to check the liver for "elasticity". Since it is an ultrasound-based technique, anything that interferes with ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Temp not super high: Normal body temp is 97.0 to 100.0 deg F. Normally, doctors don't get excited until the temp is > 100.4 deg F, so on that account, there is probably... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
See tips on DVT prev: See the tips on preventing a DVT in HealthTap. You want to keep your feet active as much as possible, including wiggling your ankles during the lectur... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Not polyp, maybe blo: An abdominal X-ray wouldn't detect even a big polyp, as the polyp's density is roughly the same as the surrounding colon. A (large) blockage of the in... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Infection? PID?: There r different types of infections, not just yeast, that can cause vaginal itching. If the infection spreads, it can affect the uterus (endometriti... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Many type of spondyl: There r many types of spondylosis, or misalignment of the vertebra, & many causes so it is hard to say w/o a full eval. Lordosis (backwards), kyph... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
IT abbreviation: Unless I'm mistaken, I think SPRCS stands for something like "single provider report comment section" or "specialist provider report comment section".... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Stay away from Ebola: Ebola is transmitted through contact with body fluids from either humans or Ebola carriers (bats, primates, African deer). You are generally safe, but... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Long half-life.: Both of these medications have a very long half-life so they will be in your body even if you stop them abruptly. Also, meds take ~4.5 half-lives (wit... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Probably slows it.: I know of no evidence (or even old wive's tale) of sugar speeding up healing. In fact, excess sugar has been shown to SLOW DOWN healing of cuts & ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Unfortunately, yes.: I'm not a pediatrician, but Synagis (palivizumab) is a monoclonal antibody (mAb) used to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections, recomme... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Viral syndrome takes: ...time to resolve. Unfortunately, treatment for influenza (Tamiflu) only works if given within the 1st 2 days of symptoms; thereafter, it will not sh... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
What's causing fever: A temp of 101 deg F, while low-grade, is still a cause of concern. What is causing the fever? Has this happened before? Are you feeling ill in any oth... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Not a good sign: I am not an ophthalmologist, but I think u should b seeing 1 regularly. Generally, when macula starts to pucker, u have a diagnosis of epimacular fibr... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
81=heart; 162=stroke: The original studies were European population studies (in Scandinavia, I believe). The rate of heart attacks were ~the same whether taking 75 mg or 32... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Generally safe.: Which medications did you take, & what was the dosage? Most doctors follow the FDA guidelines on prescribing meds. The FDA is charged w/ making su... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Yes in moderation: As long as you stay within the recommended prescription amounts, u can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & Guaifenesin (Mucinex) together. The combo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Possible..false neg?: Depending on where exactly the biopsy was taken (was it on the growth?) & what the Pathologist sees under the microscope, there's a chance that th... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Depends on type: There r many paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes, each associated with specific types of cancers. Thus, there's no generic answer to ur question. Para... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Wilson's from Copper: Wilson's disease is a rare disease caused by accumulation of copper in the body. I'm not aware of any psychiatric drugs containing copper. Wilson's di... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Knowing? hard. TTYD.: You are more likely to have anxiety from a medical condition if 1. you are 30+ years old, have a medical condition, or a history of substance use/med... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Unknown: Searching da internet reveals that Zytenz is a herbal male enhancement supplement. W/o mentioning efficacy (does the pill actually do anything?), I sa... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Try treatments, help: 1st, NLD is more common in women & usually appears on the shin, so confirm the diagnosis with skin biopsy. 2nd, control your blood sugar to preven... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Tendinitis or strain: You probably have tendinitis or a muscle strain from the way you fell. Keep the wrist and thumb in a splint & try not to use it too much. Use ice ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
See a doctor / denti: I'm not clear if u accidentally drank hot liquids or why u think u have a 2nd degree burn. In any case, u shd get checked out by a doctor who can do a... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
How much & how long?: Whether to worry about it depends on different factors. When was your surgery? How much are you bleeding? How long after the surgery did it start, &am... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Mastoiditis came l8r: I suspect that u had a low-grade ear infection that was "smoldering", spread to the mastoids, & then to the middle ear where it affected ur hearin... 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! Thank you for your generous time in answering this important question. I did think it odd to be on 3 blood thinners when 1 anticoagulation would be enough but this is ad...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

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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