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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh

Interventional Radiology
Indianapolis, IN
21 years experience male

Locations

Indiana University

Indianapolis, IN

Address

Indianapolis, IN
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About

Bio

I am an Interventional Radiologist specializing in the treatment of liver cancer, varicose veins, peripheral arterial disease, uterine fibroids and aneurysms.

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.

Interventional Radiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

134 Answers
40 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Normal anatomy?: The portal vein is majority blood supply to the liver. It carries nutrient-rich blood from the gut to the liver. After passing through the liver, blo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
It can if...: They are specifically looking for cannabis use. General urine samples do not routinely check for cannabis use. Marihuana can be detected in the urine ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Possibly: A numbing gel is commonly used prior to placing a urinary catheter. However, placement can still feel uncomfortable.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
No : To my knowledge, the sensory supply to the penile shaft is via pudendal nerve branches which originate from the S2-S4 levels. A minor L5-S1 nerve comp... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Yes: Any bacterial infection can cause sepsis.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Probably not dead: Testicular torsion involves twisting of the testicle which results in a loss of blood flow to the testicle. This is a true emergency and causes excruc... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Seek medical care: You should see a doctor quickly. You've likely injured a nerve, causing numbness. I am also concerned about glass fragments in the wound and the possi... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Non emergent: Hydrocele repairs are most commonly neither emergent nor urgent and can be scheduled at your convenience.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Yes: It is possible to live without a pancreas. Patients without a pancreas require life-long insulin shots, because the insulin-producing Islet cells are... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Options: If you are otherwise healthy and only one tube is blocked, often nothing is done as you can still get pregnant. Laparoscopy is a possible treatment wi... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Depends: Varicoceles are dilated pampiniform veins around the testicle. They most often occur on the left and are most commonly asymptomatic. Symptoms could i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Likely nothing: The calyces of the kidney fill with urine and drain down the ureter into the bladder. Sometimes they are filled with urine and sometimes they are empt... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
No: An HSG, or hysterosalpingogram, is a diagnostic test. Contrast material is infused into the uterus and, in normal exams, it freely flows through the F... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Very unlikely: It is unlikely that one alcoholic beverage during your 7 day course of treatment will have any adverse affect.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Allergy : This seems most like an allergic reaction. An antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should help. If there are any vision changes, see a phy... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
No: There is no association between hernia repair and subsequent tumor formation. However, the presence of lipoma (benign fatty growth) along the spermati... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Not usually: Prolapse of an artery into the middle ear is, by itself, unlikely to cause fluid accumulation. Inner ear fluid is most often related to infection or i... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Trauma?: The windpipe, or trachea, is composed on cartilage on the front and sides. The back is composed of a membrane. It is possible to "crush" the trachea a... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
See dermatologist: Fordyce spots are benign bumps that can be found in several different locations, including the penis. They are normal, prominent sebaceous glands wh... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
No: Lupus can involve the brain but there is no correlation between brain tumors and lupus.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Not necessarily: If you have been treated for pneumonia with a 10 day course of antibiotics (ended on 6/18?), I would expect your cough to have resolved. This is assum... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
CTA: CT angiograms are the best way to evaluate a thoracic aortic aneurysm
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Virtually zero: There is virtually no chance of getting pregnant with an appropriately fitted condom and oral contraception.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Implies inflammation: The gallbladder is a sac which stores bile. It releases it's bile in response to hormones for help with digestion. There are two main reasons the gall... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Both are the same: "Normal" means that the organs of reference are completely assessed and show no evidence of abnormality. "Grossly normal" usually means that the orga... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Orthopnea: Orthopnea is shortness of breath which occurs while laying flat. It is most commonly seen with congestive heart failure but can also be seen with cer... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Yes: A decongestant is often all that is needed to treat fluid within the mastoid air cells. Sometimes an antibiotic is given as well as this finding is co... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Non specific: Infiltrate is a non-specific term. It just means that something is is within the normally air-filled air spaces of the lung. It can be infectious (mo... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
4 mm diameter: Esophageal manometry catheters are typically about 4 mm in diameter. They are long enough to travel from your nose, down the esophagus and into the st... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Choledocholithiasis: Big word. The liver has bile ducts which drain into the gallbladder and the small bowel. The bile helps with digestion. It is possible to form stone... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Yes: Visible veins on the side of the forehead are normal branches of the superficial temporal vein. They are noticeable on people with pale skin and also... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Arteries: There is smooth muscle within the walls of arteries. This muscular component is responsive to nervous system, hormonal and pharmacological stimuli. T... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Lactulose and diet: Elevated blood ammonia is most commonly seen in patients with chronic liver disease. Ammonia is a breakdown product of protein metabolism. A low prot... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Possibly: Many hiatal hernias are, what we call, sliding. This means exactly that...they can slide up and down. A CT scan would definitely detect a hiatal hern... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Not likely: Most ultrasounds for gender are done at 20 weeks with greater than 95% accuracy. In general, it is easier to tell the presence of male genitalia rathe... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
No: People with Fragile X Syndrome can have long faces and protruding ears, but their overall height is not usually affected.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Any injury?: Many things can cause a red and swollen knee. Have you had any recent injury? Arthritis can cause this. Also, gout can lead to these findings. Bursiti... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Cardiologist: Some cardiologists, plastic surgeons and family practitioners also treat varicose veins. Just make sure they have extensive training and not just some... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Numb: If you know the site where blood will be taken from, there are certain options. You can place ice on the site for a minute. The down side to this is t... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Ultrasound: Chronic damage to the major blood vessels of the neck (i.e. carotid artery or jugular vein) are best diagnosed with doppler ultrasound. An acute or t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Virtually no risk: A chronic or old clot in your subclavian vein poses virtually no risk to cause a PE in the future. Chronic clot is hard and very attached to the wall ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
No: Aortic aneurysms will not disappear on their own. The natural history is for aneurysms to continue to grow.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
H&P, urinalysis, CT: The work up would start with a complete history and physical. If there is high suspicion for a kidney stone, a urine sample would be obtained to check... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Blood vessels: CT angiograms of the abdomen show the arteries and veins. The can be obtained to evaluate the blood flow into or out of many organs. Please consult y... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Bones: Osseous structures refer to bony structures such as the skull, spine and bones of the limbs. I suspect what you are seeing is a typo. It is common f... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Yes: It depends on what you are looking for. CT scans without contrast are very good at evaluating for kidney stones, evaluating lung nodules, looking at t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
A little: Me arthrograms involve placing a small needle into the joint and injecting a contrast agent. Typically, all you feel is a small numbing shot. About 5-... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
No: Lymph edema means you have swelling of an arm or leg due to some obstruction of the lymphatic system. Prior surgery and trauma can damage the lymphat... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Yes: If you only have gallstones without symptoms, you can eat whatever you like. If you get pain under your right rib cage with eating, you should avoid ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Tumor extent: Brain MRIs give much better soft tissue detail compared to CT. It can show the extent (size and spread) of brain tumors better. CT is better for acute... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ramkaransingh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ramkaransingh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks Dr! No other symptoms, will give it another week and call doc.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Starting to catch on. PPO plan denied a single case agreement. Ugh.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks! For the record, in the end, it seems to be an ophtalmic zona.

Education & Training

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Indianapolis Region - Summer
2014
Top Interventional Radiologist, First Place, National - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Indianapolis Region - Summer
2014
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