Dr. Ashok Rajgopal- Best knee replacement surgeon in India

India is among the most preferred countries for getting treatment for medical emergencies. Patients from Ethiopia prefer to visit India in case of medical emergencies such as getting knee replacement done as there are several best knee replacement hospitals in India.

In these hospitals, there is the best knee replacement treatment in India along with the best doctors here. When there is talk of the best knee replacement doctor in India, we cannot afford to not mention Dr. Ashok Rajgopal. He is a knee surgeon who has done nearly 20,000 arthroscopic and 35,000 total arthroplasty surgeries. This best knee replacement doctor in India has been honored with Padmashri in 2014 by the Government of India.

Born in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 30 September 1953, Dr. Ashok Rajgopal did his MBBS from the esteemed college of India, known as Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He further proceeded with his MS in orthopedics from the highest recognized college in India i.e. All India Institute of Medical Science. He did his Senior Residency in Safdarjung Hospital and did another SR in Ormskirk General Hospital, Lancashire, United Kingdom.  Dr. Ashok Rajgopal successfully transferred his theoretical knowledge and practical experience to the patients he has treated thereafter. He did not miss any chance of gaining knowledge. This is proven by his F.R.C.S. from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in the year 2010 and his F.I.M.S.A. from International Medical Sciences Academy in the year 1996.

Our doctor’s independent orthopedic practice began in 1985 at Sehgal Neurological Research Institute, New Delhi, and at Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi, as a senior consultant orthopedic surgeon. He had further joined as a senior orthopedic consultant at Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research in 1996 which was followed by his work at Fortis Hospital as the Director of Orthopedic Department from 2004 to 2009. He then joined Medanta and started working as Executive Director and Chairman of Fortis Bone and Joint Institute in Fortis Memorial Research Institute in the year 2016.

Dr. Rajgopal joined as Group Chairman, Medanta Institute of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Orthopaedics, Medanta, The Medicity, Gurugram in the year 2019. The surgeon started with Bilateral Total Knee Replacement surgery in India in April 1987.  Dr. Rajgopal introduced minimally Invasive Knee surgery in March 2002. Not only has completed many surgeries in India but has also introduced instruments and equipment that are used in orthopedic surgeries worldwide.

Dr. Rajgopal has been involved in designing knee implants. He has been a member of the Global Persona Developer Team, and has also been supported by Zimmere HE has been instrumental in the designing of the PERSONA Knee system. This system is a personalised knee replacement system and was launched in India on 3 Sep 2013.

During the term of the honorable President of India, KR Narayanan, Dr. Ashok Rajgopal was appointed honorary surgeon to the President of India. When Pullela Gopichand, a famous badminton player of India, suffered a career-threatening knee injury while playing doubles in 1994, Dr. Ashok Rajgopal came forward and got him back to the badminton court after successfully treating him.

The doctor has been a speaker at several international and national conferences and has been an invited speaker at the Harvard Knee Course in 2013. He is the author of several articles in international journals and chapters in Orthopaedic textbooks. Dr. Rajgopal has been involved in teaching young orthopedics. He is on the editorial board of Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy and is a reviewer for the JBJS (British Volume).

Various awards and titles awarded to Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Along with Dr. B.C. Roy award for “Best Talent in encouraging the development of specialties in different branches in Medicine” for the year 2014, Dr. Rajgopal has been bestowed with many other awards. They include the Knee Ratna Award, Indian Medical Association, New Delhi; Bharat Shiromani Award for professional excellence in the field of Orthopaedics – 2008-2009, and Distinguished Service Award – Delhi Doctor Association – 2004.

He has been internationally recognized and holds permanent registration with the General Medical Council, United Kingdom. Dr. Rajgopal serves in many prestigious positions including Founder Member, Vice President, and former President – Indian Hip and Knee Society; Life Member – Indian Arthroplasty Association; Life Member – Indian Orthopaedic Association. Also, he is a Life Member and former President – Indian Arthroscopy Association; Life Member – Indian Association of Sports Medicine, and the Founder President and former Secretary – Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society. He also serves as a Member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and a Member of the Indian Medical Sciences Academy.

Cost of Knee Replacement in India

Dr. Ashol Rajgopal has dealt with various national and international patients throughout his career. He knows it is an easy process for the patient on an emotional and physical level to undergo knee replacement after going through a traumatizing disease or an injury. He has seen many patients walking with ease after being bedridden for many days and months and gained their blessings throughout their careers.

Al Afiya Medi Tour helps international patients from African countries like Ethiopia to connect with Dr. Ashok Rajgopal. The cost for Single Knee Replacement Surgery in India is approximately USD 5500 – 7500 and the cost for Arthroscopic Surgeries is USD 3000 – 4000 in the best knee replacement hospitals in India. However, the consultation fees for the doctor can vary according to the situation.

Al Afiya Medi Tour will also help you get nearby residency in India along with the food of your preference. We shall assist you with a medical tourist visa and confirm your appointment and treatment with Dr. Rajgopal. In case there is a language barrier, we have solutions for that as well.

Our team wishes the best of health and recovery to the patients that connect with us. The aim is also to make sure you have a smooth and speedy treatment and recovery. We can help you arrange follow-ups with your doctor.

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