Visited Dr. Kumardev Arvind Rajamanya (Orthopedist) for Total Knee Replacement
I recommend the doctor
Happy with: Doctor friendlinessExplanation of the health issueTreatment satisfaction
My Dad Mr. Y.S Bhat (aged 80 years) was suffering from knee pain from the last 7-8 years. Although it started with minimal pain in the initial years, it aggravated to unbearable pain in the last couple of years affecting his mobility in the recent months. Starting from Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Allopathy, etc. he tried almost all the therapies available to get relief from the pain – nothing really worked! Surgery was the last option on his mind - due to the apprehension of surgery, hospitalization, post-surgery recovery/dependency, success rate, fright, age, etc.
When it almost reached an ultimatum, surgery was the only choice. Search began for the **** doctor and hospital with proved track record; finally was referred to Dr. Kumardev Arvind Rajamanya by our cousin Dr. Manjunath Bhat. While the reviews on the net were very encouraging, our first consultation with the Doctor further boosted our optimism, assurance, and trust to proceed with the surgery. His patient hearing (answering to every small question/clarifying doubts), thorough examination, transparent/genuine diagnosis, understandably explaining the medical condition/problem, and the treatment options available to rectify the issue was extremely convincing and there was no looking back. Just with a single meeting, we were won over – and were visualizing the positive side of my Dad getting to normal (all constraints seemed to be of less importance). After all the preliminary tests and procedures, my Dad underwent the left Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery in March 2020 at the Manipal Hospital, Whitefield under the able hands of the Doctor.
Dr. Kumardev kept checking on us at every step pre and post-surgery. His personal attention to every patient, even with his busy schedule from the initial stage is highly commendable/exceptional as it builds a very good rapport and helps the patient to foster trust – which is very important for the success of any procedure and recovery. He explained in detail the surgery procedure and all the care we should take almost every single day.
During our stay in the hospital, the Doctor guided the Hospital staff at every step, took personal care, and monitored all the parameters regularly. My Dad was made to walk with an aide on the second day of the surgery and was discharged from the hospital on the fourth day. Dr. Kumardev’s disciplined approach, extreme expertise in his area, and continuous monitoring/care helped in the speedy recovery of my Dad’s condition. Doctor gave us an elaborate list of Do’s and Don’ts post-surgery and during discharge which helped my father and us to take care of him. It is extremely fulfilling to see my Dad recover so quickly and back to his normal activity almost within about 1.5-2 months of the surgery. With the Corona pandemic, all the post-surgery consultations were handled remotely with minimum visits to the hospital which was extremely convenient, safe, and exhibited the true concern of the Doctor towards the patient.
A big THANKS to the Doctor and all credit goes to him. His friendly, caring, considerate, compassionate, approachable, responsive, down to earth nature, and connect with the patients is something very unique! Overall our experience with Dr. Kumardev and the Manipal Hospital team was extremely good. We would highly recommend Dr. Kumardev amongst all our family and friends.