Dr. Ashok Rajgopal
|Qualification||MBBS, MS (Ortho), M.Ch (Ortho), FRCS (Edinburgh)|
|Hospital||Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon|
MBBS, MS (Ortho), M.Ch (Ortho), FRCS (Edinburgh)
32+ Years of experience
Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is a group chairman at Medanta the Medicity and one of India’s most experienced and renowned orthopedic surgeons with over 32 years of experience. He is the only surgeon in India with a record of doing 25,000 total knee replacement procedures. Dr. Rajgopal served as the President of India’s honorary surgeon.
He is also India’s first orthopedic surgeon to do Bilateral Total Knee Replacement surgery as well as MIS Unicompartmental surgery. Dr. Rajgopal was also the first to use Patient Specific Instrumentation in complete knee replacement surgery.
He had treated a lot of prominent athletes, including Pullela Gopichand, as a sports medicine expert (badminton player suffered a career-threatening knee injury while playing doubles at the 1994 National Games at Pune).
Knee surgery, joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and arthroplasty surgery are some of his main specialties. In 1983, he received his MBBS from AFMC and his MS from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, as well as an MCh from the University of Liverpool. In 2010, Dr. Ashok received his FRCS in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of the United Kingdom.
He holds the distinction of having completed 28 knee replacement procedures in less than 12 hours. He is a designer surgeon and a member of the design team that created and developed the Persona Knee, the most recent knee implant.
Dr. Ashok has received the prestigious Padma Bhushan award.