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
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

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145 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Possibly: Yes, there are known risks of hyperbaric oxygen therapy that a qualified doctor should review with you prior to starting treatment. Risks can be rela... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Lung infection / rxn: Any reaction in the lung that causes typical symptoms (fever, cough with phlegm, etc.) along with a visible abnormality on X-ray is considered pneumon... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Yes. No. Maybe.: While hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is a powerful treatment for diabetic foot ulcers, it only works as an adjunct. That is, you have to control th... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Modify diet; no Abx.: Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is best treated by modifying your diet, eliminating simple sugars and "bad" fats, keeping your BP control... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Not needed; consciou: For the "average" individual without any health problems eating a Western diet, multivitamins aren't needed. There are exceptions, of course - you sho... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Depends on type.: Most stents nowadays do not require antibiotic prophylaxis (ie, antibiotics before dental work). Stents epithelialize (get covered with cells) in abou... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Certainly not da way: Fainting is a SYMPTOM. It can point to an underlying problem with the heart, nervous system, lungs, or any number of different body parts. Some of the... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Not all medications.: While it's true that 1 type of cholesterol medication- statins- can marginally increase your blood sugar levels (ie, pose a small risk for diabetes), ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Common anomaly.: An absent carotid artery, believe it or not, isn't uncommon (between 1 to 3% of people have it). Blood flow to the brain goes via the carotids as well... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Yes: There is some good evidence that Erythromycin (EES) the antibiotic can help with gastroparesis. Also, Hycoscyamine (Levsin) is sometimes tried. It's a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Debated but gnrly ya: The question of whether or not ultrasound (US) can physically heat the tissue (because of multiple internal reflections & the focusing of the US b... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
As long as it takes: The question posed is discombobulated but if you are asking how long u need to be on propranolol to counteract the effects of too much thyroid medicat... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Brushing ur tongue?: R u sure that ur taste buds were damaged from brushing? The taste buds are located on the sides of the tongue, back, & the tip. Soft bristle brush... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Depends on factors: Ketosis, when the body shifts from glucose 2 ketones as n energy source, depends on many factors like how much glc "reserve" was built up in the liver... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Not if you feel fine: It's great! Lower the BP, the better it is for your heart. (The heart has less work to do). No symptom = no change. If you START feeling dizziness, fa... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Probably; but treat.: It's probably best to treat heart failure before engaging in strenuous activities. While there's no direct evidence that masturbation is harmful, hist... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Interpreting hard: It is hard to interpret an ECG once a pacemaker is implanted. Your electrophysiologist (EP - or cardiologist who implanted the device) wd b a better s... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Ask surgeon;complexQ: The answer is, "it depends". What do you mean by mortality rate? Death on the table? Death in 30 days? Death in 1 yr? 5 yrs? 10 yrs? Also, answer will... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
4-5 weeks, depends.: It depends on what type of twins (monozygotic / identical or dizygotic / fraternal) & where the implantation occurs, so there's no hard-and-fast r... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Molecular biology: I'm not a molecular biologist, but I surmise that a pro-inflammatory mediator is a protein or molecule that is involved in the inflammation, i.e. the ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Through gland ducts: MRSA can enter the sweat gland by following the sweat gland duct, even though the duct can (later) get plugged. This allows a "swimming pool" to form,... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Sounds complicated.: While the two problems seem different (rash, stomach problems), u r righ in that they may be related, especially if u have a h/o allergies or food int... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Yes, if nerve cut: Scar tissue from the mediport surgery, if it severed a nerve, could cause persistent discomfort. A scar growing over the area only adds to the problem... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Genetically determin: The "average" height of the population depends on many factors, mostly out of ur control. For u, there is no "expected" height, & it isn't a conte... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Clinical symptoms: Fever, weight loss, coughing up blood, drenching night sweats, "bone" pain or pain when you cough are some common signs of reactivated TB. Lab tests f... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Complicated: AV block is a delay in the electrical conduction between the upper & lower chambers of the heart; sinus tach mean a (resting?) fast heart rate. Bi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Deconditioning: Most likely, if you have not been exercising for a while, you have become deconditioned. It will take some time for your body to adjust to exercise. U... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
If needed, but b9: Most Thornwaldt cysts r benign (u probably had it since birth). The fluid in it is mucus which rarely "can become infected & cause halitosis or pe... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Not really: All medications used after an ischemic stroke (cholesterol plaque rupture causing an interruption in blood flow) are treated with blood thinners. Some... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Define safe, painles: The MRI is generally safe and does not cause problems unless you have claustrophobia. The problems is the contrast (dye) which requires an IV site - &... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Possible not probabl: While the symptoms you describe have been associated with brain tumors in historical analysis, brain tumors are very rare. So the odds are with you in... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
About 25%: No 2 studies have the exact same result, but the most that any SSRI (antidepressant) study has reported is 25% (i.e., 1 in 4 participants gained more ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Semantics. Chemical.: A radiopharmaceutical (RP) is any chemical (drug) tagged w/ a radioactive atom or substance. Often times the radioactive atom is "attached" to the che... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Fever? Worry. : How high is your fever? Did it start suddenly? These sound worrisome especially if the temp is more than 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Especially if u r of ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Depends on age & dz: If u r young, w/o heart defects or problems, & have no medical problems, then the fast heart beat of SVT (especially if it's infrequent) shd cause... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Unknown- LQTS? Bruga: There r many potential causes, especially in a young person like urself. Electrolyte imbalances, stretch of the ventricle (or 1 of the chambers), or a... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Vitamins&small meals: By this point, you should be beyond the sips-of-liquids stage, and should be tolerating some small foods. However, your intestines will not absorb a f... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
All-cotton (100%)!: Cotton, being a natural fiber, is probably the most well-studied in the hyperbaric chamber. Compared to silk and synthetic fibers (which engender sta... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Complex Q, depending: The "ideal" weight depends on your age, sex, height, but also more factors like genetics, "frame type", & birth weight, so there is no 1 answer. B... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Laws of genetics: When a woman with Down's Syndrome forms gametes (unfertilized eggs), all the chromosomes except #21 will split evenly. Since Down's Syndrome means thr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, there are known risks of hyperbaric oxygen therapy that a qualified doctor should review with you prior to starting treatment. Risks can be rela... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Vague: This is a very vague complaint. What do you mean by "heat coming out"? And what part of your leg? Is there any change in the color of the skin over ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Cause? Symptoms?: Keep a diary of ur symptoms (what you're feeling, when you feel it, & what precipitated it - what you were doing when the symptom started). In thi... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Definition: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is, by definition, the administration of oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure. There are many indications for... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Two types, O2 helps: There are 2 types of gangrene - wet and dry - both serious conditions. The root cause of wet gangrene is anaerobic bacteria, which cause intense suppu... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Heart Rhythm: Cardiac Electrophysiology is the study (and treatment) of the heart rhythm disorders and how the heart responds to electrical impulses. (The heart gen... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Stroke is a stroke: There are many causes for a stroke, which manifest as a sudden loss of neurological function in some part of the brain. However, there are many cause... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
No need 4 imaging te: I don't think the head MRI or the CT scan (of abdomen or any part of the body, for that matter) was particularly high-yield. Imaging studies r helpful... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Also Lyme disease: If you have been bitten by a tick or live near the woods (or frequently go camping), consider getting tested for Lyme disease as well. Some of the sym... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Different ailments: Hbot is a form of treatment whereby patients are given 100% oxygen in higher-than-usual atmospheric pressures, in a chamber or vessel fit for human oc... Read More
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Testimonials
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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 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! Thank you.. This was my diagnosis from my FNA biopsy. It saids it was an abundant colloid material with rare histiocytes and follicular cells. It has been hurting and c...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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