MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
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Dr. Somanna Malchira is a Consultant Joint Replacement and Arthroscopic Surgeon at Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore. He did his MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He has an MS in Orthopedics and also has a Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi Kerala. Dr. Somanna has also been awarded Fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine by OASI, Bioresearch Foundation, Milan, Italy.Dr. Somanna has worked in various hospitals in India, which has added to his skill and expertise. He has been associated with major hospitals like Narayana Multispeciality Hospital,Bangalore,Hosmat Hospital, Bangalore, Basappa Memorial Hospital, Mysore, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore etc..
On a beautiful Saturday morning I was cleaning my motorcycle,while it was running.Yeah I know ! A moment of lapse in attention, the motorcycle chain dragged my right hand thumb into the rear chain sprocket . Crrrruchhh !! Thumb crushed and cut almost in halve, blood flooded the garage, lift and corridor of my apartment. My wife rushed me to the Emergency of HSR Narayana multi speciality hospital. This is where I meet Dr Somanna for the first time. He assessed the situation with utmost professionalism and composure.Got an X-ray done immediately.I needed surgery, so he explained everything in detail about the nature of the injury. Made me understand all the possibilities of the surgery and set the right expectation for the recovery and rehabilitation time-line.He was concerned with infection in the wound as it was a very very dirty wound with dust, grease and what not in it. In OT, he first took the utmost care to clean the wound to the maximum extent possible.When he showed me a pic of my wounded finger after cleaning, it had no dirt in it !! I wish I could share the before and after pictures here. Unbelievable !! Through out the surgery he kept talking to me about my hobbies, what all I do, and even shared his interest. The whole experience was so relaxing !! Post surgery, after getting discharged from hospital I had to see him frequently for wound dressing, checking on how it was healing, rehab-exercises etc. He never charged me one dime for any of these visits. It was only after I insisted to pay his fees did he accept it for my last two visits. It has been more than a year now since that faithful day. My finger is in such a good shape today that people can't even tell that I have had a surgery.That in itself stands testament Dr Somanna's prowess.I have had 4 surgeries on me at various stages of my life, due to injuries. My experience with Dr Somanna had been the best. In fact, I need to undergo an ACL reconstruction repeat surgery because the initial surgery which I had 13 yrs back has failed. No points for guessing who my surgeon is going to be ! The best part with Dr Somanna is the way he connects with and takes care of his patients. How he patiently listens to his patients, and answers all of there questions. You never feel like another random person in a herd of patients. Thank you Dr. Keep up the extraordinary work ! God bless !
Here I am writing the review after 6 months of my treatment at Aster CMI hospital, Hebbal, Bangalore.
It was a really great treatment by Dr. Sumanna.
I had a surgery with metal implant for my leg bone fracture. Ofcourse it was scary and initially I was really concerned how fast and how well it will be healed.
Thank you doctor. Your experience, excellence and confidence, played a big role in boosting up my confidence and became my strength everyday.
I would like to mention as well the followup checkup in 6 months I had here in Germany. You know, it is always pleasant to have a positive feedback from another expert. Yes that's what happe happened. The doctor here was so happy with surgery, he repeatedly told just WOW and finally asked the doctor and hospital name and concluded with a statement "wow India has great doctors!". Feel proud of India and again thank you Dr. Sumanna. God bless you.
Dr.Somanna is very professional, courteous and polite. I consulted with him and picked him as the surgeon for my mother's knee replacement surgery at Aster CMI hospital. The diagnosis, explanation of core issues & scheduling of the surgery was all done promptly by him and staff. He also helped my mom understand more about the surgery, prepped her and took post operative care too. He was always reachable in case of queries and helped us through the 2-3 month journey. I'd recommend him for knee replacement in Bangalore.
The doctor is not friendly and doesn't give you a detailed explanation of the problem. * **** ** *** *** ********** ** ****** *** ********** *** *** ******* *** *** ********* Not a good experience.
One of the best Orthopedic doctor i have ever met... I visited couple of times for two different injuries on same knee. Once Acute ACL sprain and second time meniscus tear... Both the time he explained the issue and provided appropriate treatment without suggesting unnecessary procedures like tests and surgery. Inline with the recent studies, he suggested the most appropriate treatment for meniscus tear without surgery.
It seemed doctor was in a hurry, hardly spent 5 minutes. Asked me to take painkillers (which I was already taking) and said it will go away on it's own ****** ** ********
Dr. Somanna was very clear in explaining the problem and was very friendly and to the point.. Very satisfied with his treatment
He treated my son (7 Years Old) for the Thigh bone fracture for plate fixation and removal . We are very happy with this treatment, friendliness with my kid, right guidance.
I would strongly recommend the doctor.
He was friendly and explained the ailment to me and was very caring throughout. He was quick in identifying and his team compliments him well
Doctor was friendly and explained issue in detail and possible traeatment options. Also, he has given some lifestyle advice too.