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Dr. Ashok S Gavaskar

Dr. Ashok S Gavaskar

Dr. Ashok S Gavaskar

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MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellow of American College of Surgeons(FACS)



Joint Replacement Surgeon


Spine Surgeon


13 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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Dr. Ashok S Gavaskar is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon with extensive overseas training in joint replacement surgery, sports medicine and complex Orthopedic trauma. He heads the department of Orthopaedics at Dr. Rela institute and medical centre. He was the American academy's International emerging scholar in 2017 and the international scholar in 2014. He is currently the associate editor for the European journal of orthopedic surgery and traumatology and the assistant editor of Indian journal of Orthopaedics. He also serves as an honorary member of the editorial board in many reputed Orthopaedic journals. He has delivered more than 100 guest lectures worldwide. He has published more than 40 original clinical research articles in reputed international journals.

Aminjikarai, Chennai

Sunils Ortho World


42/128, Collectorate Colony Main Road, Azad Nagar, Landmark: Opposite to Corporation Hospital, Chennai

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06:00 - 09:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an Orthopaedist?

A: An orthopaedist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the skeletal system. An orthopaedic doctor attends to any disorder or condition or injury pertaining to the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments associated with the skeletal system. These medical professionals treat conditions like arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, and leg and foot pain

Q: What is the difference between an Orthopaedist and an Orthopaedic surgeon?

A: Orthopaedists are sometimes mistakenly referred to as orthopaedic surgeons. An orthopaedist deals with conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. He provides pre-surgical consultation and post-surgical follow up. An orthopaedic surgeon provides same care as orthopaedist, but performs surgery as well. He performs surgery to cure back pain, ruptured discs, bone tumours, carpal tunnel, arthritis and other injuries.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat foot and ankle related problems?

A: Yes, an orthopaedist deals with musculoskeletal problems within the body. Problems related to foot and ankle fall under this category. Common foot problems like bunions, ankle sprains, arthritis, and sports injury are treated by an orthopaedist. Diagnosis of foot and ankle related problems are done through imaging tests. The mode of treatment depends on the severity of the problem.

Q: Does one need a doctor referral to see an Orthopaedist?

A: One can consult an orthopaedist by booking an appointment. Consultation with the orthopaedist is conducted in his/her clinic or at a healthcare centre. In some cases, patients go to a general physician for any condition or disorder related to the musculoskeletal system. Once preliminary investigation is done, the general physician may refer the patient to an orthopaedist for further examination.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat sport injuries?

A: Sport injuries are mostly related to the musculoskeletal system. Injuries like ligament tear, sprains, fractures, muscle pull, or bruises are commonly encountered in sports. An orthopaedist is the right medical doctor to consult for sport injuries. After physical examination, the orthopaedist may ask for imaging tests for confirming the extent of damage and then treat accordingly.


Revision Joint Replacement
Computer assisted joint replacement
minimally invasive joint replacement
knee and hip joint preserving surgeries
Knee and shoulder arthroscopy
Advanced fracture care
spinal disc, fusion and deformity surgery
Paediatric Orthopaedics

Awards and Recognitions

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International Scholar of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons - 2014
Young Ambassador of the Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association - 2014
International fellow of the AO - ASIF, Switzerland - 2013
Clinical Arthroplasty Fellow, SICOT - Belgium - 2012
Indo British Fellow of the Indian Orthopedic Society - United Kingdom - 2013


MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 2003
MS - Orthopaedics - Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, 2007
Fellow of American College of Surgeons(FACS) - American College of Surgeons, 2019


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American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT)
American association of hip and knee surgeons
Indian Orthopaedic Association
Indian Society for Hip and Knee Surgeons


2014 - 2015 Visiting Consultant in Orthopedics at Mehta Hospital
2009 - 2015 Consultant in Joint Replacement and Complex Trauma at Parvathy Hospital
2007 - 2008 Assistant Professor in Orthopaedics at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute
2017 - 2018 Senior consultant in joint replacement and trauma at Gleneagles Global Health City
2013 - 2018 Orthopedic surgeon at Sunils orthoworld


72247 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2003
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