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Dr. Hemangshu Podder

Transplant Surgery
TX
36 years experience

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Transplant Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Depends: Its organ specific.....always the degree of damage to that particular organ will determine and will vary from organ to organ......heart, lung, liver, ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Talk to your doctor: If the transplant kidney function is good.....you will not expect high phosphorous level.....so talk to your transplant surgeon or Nephrologist first.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Breast discharge: May be normal....better you be seen by a specialist....contact your doctor ASAP
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Not likely: Looks it is bothering you a lot.....I recommend contact your pcp....be checked out....an Ultrasound can address your concern along with pcp's findings
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Yes: Yes.....you should be seen by your doctor/any ER doctor to rule out any trauma to any abdominal organ...close to diaphragm in particular....may be jus... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
May work: If your symptoms are controlled....then you are ok....in general....adults doses are 10 mg
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
No: Your results are good.....however, please go for regular check ups as your doctor advises
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
It depends on...: You will be tested thoroughly before organ donation....and organ functions will be checked along with transmissible, chronic diseases......you will no... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Rejection can happen: There is always chance of rejection.....though significant improvements in transplantation......no specific or selective treatments are available to a... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Should be ok: Your doctor should have given the full instructions even before you left the doctor's office....a week is a long time, incase, your doctor instructed ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Depends: It will depend on what is the underlying cause and if you had some other causes with decreased function.....creatinine level itself not always a good ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Not necessarily: It takes time to develop cancerous changes....good thing is you are under care.....your dr.will be able to help....discuss the options with your gyn d... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Yes: You can expect a very normal life after a successful and complication free recovery.....liver has excellent regeneration capacity....regeneration ca... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
It is organ specific: It depends on the organs....very significant improvements in all fields....rejection rates are better.....organ matchings are better and therefore the... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
HCV: There can be false positive results....as you are pregnant and have concern about your baby be born with HCV...please discuss with your Gyn dr. Or wit... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Infection: It appears more than simple sore throat.....contact your ENT/medicine doctor for full check up thru some specific tests
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Consult gi doctor: You need to see a good gastroenterologist.....to rule out any organic causes......likely swallow study and scope will answer your question
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Developments: Developments in all fields of transplant are quiet significant....many in the fields of immunosuppressive agent developments, trials and their clinic... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Take a pregnancy test: It can be a normal pattern.....however, pregnancy test is a better idea....if negative and still did not have period repeat the test/see your gyn doct... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Bone is different: In vascularized organ higher the differences in human leukocyte antigen between recipient and the donor greater the chances of having rejection....bon... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Early 1960s: It was there before;however, in particular the transplant community started using it from early 60s
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Could be normal: Could be normal.....a spilt GFR testing can tell you the percentage of each kidney is functioning.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Good suggestion: You need to be checked out for that for sure....your doctor will also look for any any visual changes, headache, glucose metabolism problem, certain b... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Take to his doctor: He needs to be seen by his doctor....may be simple and antibiotics would take care....depending on how long he has diabetes, how well it was controlle... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Infection: Please go to your doctor, seen by gastroenterologist.....colonoscopy is needed...they will take a look inside your colon, take specimens for tests....... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
See your doctor Soon: If you know that you have high glucose levels.....you should not weight for ER visit.....go to your doctor, have it checked, get on medicine, and othe... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Need other tests: You need imaging and lab tests to confirm that.....the pain not necessarily from your fatty liver....however, most fatty livers....particularly early ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Go to a center: You need to approach a center which accepts altruistic donors.....and does swap kidneys.....you must go thru batteries of tests just like other live ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Depends upon organs: It really varies depending what kind of transplants.....organs like: Heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, small bowel, kidneys, hand, face etc....bone marro... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Depends: Your overall quality of life will be better.....however, depending on the organ, degree of matching, types of immunosuppression, if you had and treate... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Depends: It depends on disease, center too.....for example....idiopathic. Pulmonary fibrosis....its little more than 50%.....COPD.....little less than 50%....i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Drug elimination: Well.....it will depend on few factors.....how your liver and kidneys are....remember this drug has a very short half live.... Around 5 hours.....but ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Depends....: If donation happens to relatives or known personal....you may be on the same floor in different rooms......if altruistic....you may not be allowed to ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
No: Through the decades more and more patients are added to the transplant wait list.....donation has increased only very slightly.....therefore, more don... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
It is dose dependent: The toxicity depends how much you are taking and how long.... . It also depends what other med you are on i.e. Med for gout.....if you are with antigo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
No transplant: Kidney transplant will not be done while she is pregnant.....her doctor will focus on her and her baby now....it will not an easy task.....she can be... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Optional: It should be optional.....and no organ should be procured if there's a strong opposition from the family, law enforcement personals even though there... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Organ transplants: Its difficult to answer in few sentences.....its a huge field...constantly evolving.....and organ specific....for example solid organ transplant or bo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
Cause really unknown: A condition that causes tissue to become necrotic with deep ulcers...usually on the legs...may be immune system disorder....may present with serious u... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Podder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Podder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. I'll get more testing.
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Thanks, appreciated (I have declining function after 16yrs of tx)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank u doc.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine, Hungary
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Top Transplant Surgeon , First Place, National - Summer
2014
Top Transplant Surgeon, First Place, National - Spring
2015
Top Transplant Surgeon, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
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