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Rheumatology

Rheumatology is a medical sub-speciality concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases related to muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Sometimes rheumatologic disorders can also affect blood vessels, skin, nerves and internal organs. Rheumatologists are responsible for the treatment of common rheumatic disorders like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, Spondyloarthropathies (ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis), Sjogren's syndrome, gout, Scleroderma, infectious arthritis, etc. Patients can get world class treatment at Manipal Hospitals India for a wide gamut of bones and joints diseases. Unlike orthopaedics, rheumatologists use medication and other nonsurgical treatments for rheumatic disorders. They are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of various musculoskeletal diseases and systemic autoimmune conditions.

Why Manipal?

The centre of excellence in rheumatology at Manipal Hospitals offers complete assessment and treatment of a wide gamut of rheumatic disorders. We have a team of world-class rheumatologists carrying years of experience in this field. Our expert doctors with the assistance of state-of-the-art technology constantly push the limits and set records in the diagnosis and treatment of various rheumatic diseases.

Owing to the innovative and advanced tools, skilled doctors and consultants, and our multidisciplinary approach to treatment, we present ourselves as a leader in this field. 

Rheumatology is a sub-specialty of medicine dealing with diagnosis and treatment of diseases predominantly affecting the joints and connective tissues. Various auto-immune disorders affecting multiple organ systems also fall under its purview.

Overview

The Department of Rheumatology at Manipal Hospitals is the pioneer in its field and is well known all over India. It provides diagnostic facilities and therapy for disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout and osteoarthritis. Critical auto-immune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma & dermatomyositis are also dealt with here. Immuno-modulatory drugs are used for chronic and recurring problems. Other treatments include immuno-suppressive therapy along with physical medicine and rehabilitation. The Department of Rheumatology works in conjunction with other departments such as Internal Medicine, Genetics &Orthopaedics to provide comprehensive treatment to the patients and help them recover from these debilitating diseases.

Treatment & Procedures

Diagnosis, medication & therapy is provided for the following :
  • Different types of arthritis including Rheumatoid arthritis, Gout osteoarthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders like Low back ache and Tennis elbow
  • Autoimmune connective tissue diseases like Lupus, scleroderma & Dermatomyositis
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Different types of Uveitis associated with autoimmune diseases
  • Chronic pain management
  • Fibromyalgia

Treatment and Procedures

Rheumatology doctors
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Dr. Abhishek Patil

Consultant - Rheumatology

Old Airport Road - Bengaluru

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Dr. Praveen Kumar M

Consultant - Rheumatologist & Immunologist

Yeshwanthpur - Bengaluru

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Dr. Raghavendra H

Consultant - Rheumatologist

Hebbal - Bengaluru