R.B. Kolachalam, MD, a General Surgeon in Private Practice

Get to know General Surgeon Dr. R.B. Kolachalam, who serves patients throughout the State of Michigan.

Dr. Kolachalam is a board-certified general surgeon who is a part of the Providence Medical Group, serving patients at his private practice in Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, Michigan. While he provides a broad range of general surgery and wound care services, his main interest is in minimally invasive abdominal surgery, da Vinci surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

A believer in compassionate patient care, the doctor is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art surgical, diagnostic, and treatment technology, as well as offering support groups and community resources. He has performed over 500 da Vinci robotics cases and is a proven professional of robotic surgery. 

Dr. Kolachalam served as the Section Chief for the Department of General Surgery at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He enjoys teaching as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Michigan State University in East Lansing and is a part of the teaching faculty for Ascension Providence Hospital. 

A 1981 graduate of the Sri Venkateshwara Medical College and Hospital in India, Dr. Kolachalam relocated to the United States to complete his Fellowship at the Medical College of  Wisconsin. He then went on to complete his residency in general surgery at New York Methodist Hospital, followed by his residency in general surgery at Ascension Providence Hospital. 

A member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the doctor is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, which is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care. 

The HOUR Detroit Magazine has voted Dr. Kolachalam “Top Doc” for Novi, Michigan every year from 2011 to 2019. He has also received the Patients’ Choice Award every year from 2010 to 2013, which is determined based on an extensive analysis of online reviews and testimonials submitted by patients throughout the year. Patients can count on Dr. Kolachalam to provide the best care for them and their family. He loves to educate, so he will spend the needed time figuring out the best way to help each patient learn more about their condition and/or procedure.

Learn more about Dr. R.B. Kolachalam:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/3279477-RAMACHANDRA-KOLACHALAM-Surgeon or through his private practice, https://kolachalamsurgery.com/about-us/

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