Dr. Manjakkollai P Veerabagu, MD, AGAF “Dr. Veera”

Dr. Veerabagu is one of the top gastroenterologists in the United States with over 25 years of experience in both clinical and academic settings. He completed Internal Medicine residency followed by Nutrition and Metabolism Fellowship at New England Deaconess Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Gastroenterology fellowship training at SUNY Health Science Center Syracuse NY and finally completing a fellowship in Hepatology & Liver Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA.

American Gastroenterological Association Fellows Program
AGA honors long standing members with superior professional achievements in clinical private or academic gastroenterology practice (AGAF). Fellowships are awarded to members whose accomplishments and contributions demonstrate personal commitment to the field of gastroenterology. Dr. Veera was selected as a distinct fellow in 2016. Gastro.org

The Problem and Solution

For too many people, it feels like they live in unending self-doubt. They can’t seem to shake the feeling that their body is never good enough—no matter what size or shape it may be. Yet there’s something about being overweight that carries a much heavier stigma than being underweight does; some of us are shamed for our bodies even when we’re at a healthy weight!

You diligently follow your workout plan for 3 months with strict dietary guidelines, reaching over time goals of weight loss that you never thought possible before. But then it all falls apart! One day your stomach just won’t cooperate anymore; there are too many tempting food options at work or school, so you give in; and soon enough after this slip up everything goes haywire: no matter how hard you try now to lose weight nothing seems effective—you’re back on the same old treadmill only going backwards instead of forwards (or worse yet).

The diet industry has been giving us false hope for years by telling us we can achieve optimal health without ever having made any substantial changes.

You deserve the most advanced medical treatment available. The best physicians and staff are here to help you find a procedure that will enable you to lose weight, regain confidence, break free from addiction, or live your life more fully in any way possible!

AnMed Health Hospital Systems

For more than 100 years, AnMed Health has provided residents with health care for eight counties in upstate South Carolina and northeast Georgia. With a staff of 400 physicians and 3,600 employees including Anderson County’s largest employer (with over three-quarters being from the local community), people can feel confident that they will be taken care of by knowledgeable professionals who understand their needs as well as any families living nearby.

AnMed Health Weight Loss Surgery was certified in 2016 by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care. The MBSAQIP standards ensure that weight loss surgery patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just surgery, which improves long-term success.

Dr. Veerabagu’s clinic located at 130 Perpetual Square, Anderson SC 29621 and is less than 1/8th of a mile from Anmed Hospital Outpatient North Campus located at 2000 East Greenville Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

Anmed Hospital Outpatient North Campus

2000 East Greenville Street,
Anderson, SC 29621


dr veerabagu
130 Perpetual Square Drive
Anderson, SC 29621


Dr. Veerabagu is a sought-after expert in the field of gastroenterology and has been recognized for his work. He has been a teaching faculty of MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) and involved in training of both medical students and residents at AnMed Health. He has been an honorary faculty at Medical College of Georgia for training their faculty members in Endoscopic Ultrasound procedures. He has been involved in many committees and associations, including Anmed Health’s Cancer Committee and South Carolina Medical Association. In addition to this Dr. Veerabagu was formally Section Chief of Gastroenterology at Anderson Area Hospital as well as Director of Upstate Endoscopy LLC (Anderson).


Dr. Veerabagu has received many awards for his medical accomplishments, including Outstanding Senior Resident in Internal Medicine Residency Program at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Awarded the distinguished fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association – AGAF. He is a long term member of ASGE-American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and ACG – American College of Gastroenterology. He was also featured in South Carolina Upstate Edition (January 2004) M.D. NEWS “Upstate Specialist Among 5 % of Doctors to Perform New Procedure” Refers to EUS techniques.


“Coccidioides Immitis and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Diagnosed by Endoscopic UltraSound”. M.P. Veerabagu MD et. al. The Journal of South Carolina Medical Association, Feb 2009.

“Alpha1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Causing Cirrhosis-Case Series”. M.P. Veerabagu, MD, Tabassum I. Parkar, MD, Russell Dodds, MD, Paul M. Frassinelli, MD, The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association, Nov 20, 2013. “Nutrition and metabolic management of AIDS during acute illness.” J. Tuttle-Newhall, M. Veerabagu, E. Mascioli and G. Blackburn. Nutrition 1993;9(3):240-245.

“Nutrition and metabolism management of AIDS during acute illness”. J. Tuttle-Newhall, M. Veerabagu, E. Mascioli and G. Blackburn. Nutrition 1993;9(3):240-245

“Effect of warfarin in reducing central venous thrombosis in home total parenteral nutrition patients.” M.P. Veerabagu, J. Tuttle-Newhall, R. Maliakkal, C. Champagne and E. A. Mascioli. Nutritious 1995;11:142-144.

“Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha and TPN-Induced Anorexia.” E.I. Opara, M.M. Meguid, Z.J. Yang, J.K. Chai and M. Veerabagu. Surgery 1995; 118:756-62.

“Mode of food intake reduction in Lewis female rats with indomethacim-induced ileitis.” M.P. Veerabagu, E. Opara, M.M. Meguid, J. Nandi, A. Oler, P.G. Holtzapple and R.A. Levine. Physiology and Behavior 1996; 60(2):381-7.

“Intravenous Nucleosides and a Nucleotide Promote Healing of Small Bowel Ulcers in Experimental Enterocolitis.” M.P. Veerabagu, M.M. Meguid, A Oler, P.G. Holtzapple and R.A. Digestive Diseases & Sciences 1996; 41(7):1452-7.

“The patient with chronic hepatitis C.” M. Veerabagu, A. Casavilla, F. Dodson, J. Fung and J. Rakela. (Review on chronic hepatitis C infection and the role of liver transplantation), Liver Transplantation and Surgery 1996; 2(5):73-78.

“Granulomatons hepatitis in a patient with chronic hepatitis C treated with alpha-interferon.” M.P. Veerabagu, S. Finkelstein and M. Rabinovitz. Digestive Diseases & Sciences 1997;42(7):1445-8.
Candida albicans osteomyelitis of T12 vertebra in a patient following orthotopic liver transplantation.” S. Jonnalagadda, M.P. Veeraagu, J. Rakela and M. Rabisovitz. Transplantation 1996;62(8):1182-84

“Intrahepatic Cholestasis due to systemic mastocytosis: A case report and review of literature.” E. L. Safyan, M.P. Veerabagu, S.H. Swerdlow, R.G. Lee and J. Rakela. Am Journal of Gastroenterology 1997;92(7):1997-200.