Rheumatology is a subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitides, and heritable connective tissue disorders.
The Department of Rheumatology at Unity Hospital Mangalore takes a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of rheumatic diseases. Largely associated with the elderly, the rheumatic diseases have now begun to affect certain young individuals as well. The Rheumatology Department offers a wide range of services to patients for diagnosis and treatment of joint, bone and connective tissue diseases. Providing comprehensive and individually-tailored treatment plans, the Department seeks to fuse together clinical expertise, research and state-of-the-art technologies.
The Department of Rheumatology manages various rheumatologic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, SLE (Lupus), vasculitis, gout, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. The department administers various intra-articular injections and the use of biologic drugs for rheumatologic diseases including ankylosing spondylitis. The Department of Rheumatology offers cutting-edge treatment and therapy to patients.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Treatment of Psoriasis
- HLA B27 related arthritides
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Mixed connective tissue disorders
- Vasculitis of immunological origin
- Immuno Modulation and Immuno Suppression for Rheumatological diseases
Dr. Rajashekar G, MBBS, MD, DM.
Consultant - RheumatologyDr. Rajashekar G is a senior consultant with more than 3 decades of clinical experience in treating rheumatological diseases.
He has received his Super specialist training from the Chennai Medical College and expresses special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood Rheumatism.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT
- Highly Experienced and Trained Rheumatologists
- Availability of drugs required for the cure of Rheumatology disease conditions
- Rehabilitation services
- Services to stabilize mood, stress and mental health
- Regular exercise and healthy diet
- Stress Management
- Dedicated joint replacement to support end-stage Arthritis