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Dr. R Krishnamoorthy

Dr. R Krishnamoorthy

Dr. R Krishnamoorthy

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon

30 Years Experience Overall  (30 years as specialist)

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Dr. R Krishnamoorthy is a Plastic Surgeon in Vadapalani, Chennai and has an experience of 30 years in this field. Dr. R Krishnamoorthy practices at SIMS Hospital in Vadapalani, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Coimbatore Medical College in 1978,MS - General Surgery from Coimbatore Medical College in 1983 and MCh - Plastic Surgery from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai in 1990. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA),Association of Phono Surgeons of India (APSI),Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH),LSI,Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT),AASI,Burn Society Of India and Automobile Association of South India (AASI ). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Peripheral Nerve Surgery,Otoplasty ,Burn care and Reconstructive Burn Surgery,Reconstructive Hand and MicroSurgery and Replantation Fingers and Hand etc.

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Vadapalani, Chennai

SIMS Hospital


1, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, 100 Feet Road, Landmark: Next to Vadapalani Metro Station, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

09:00 - 05:30


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a plastic surgeon?

A: A plastic surgeon is one who is specialized in moulding, reshaping, reducing scarring and disfigurement caused by birth, accident, injury, burn or due to diseases by surgical procedures and enhance appearance.

Q: Can a general surgeon also be a plastic surgeon?

A: Every specialist surgeon has to go through a general surgical residency program before further specialization. Therefore, any general surgeon can be a plastic surgeon with advanced training.

Q: Does a plastic surgeon only perform cosmetic surgery?

A: Yes, a plastic surgeon primarily performs cosmetic surgeries for increasing the aesthetic value of body parts.

Q: Do plastic surgeons have training in laser treatment?

A: Yes,a plastic surgeon also has training in laser treatment along with other surgical procedures. Laser treatments are used to reduce hair on face and other areas, reduce scars, and removal of warts and moles.

Q: Is a dermatologist and plastic surgeon different?

A: Yes, dermatologists and plastic surgeons have many common procedures, but both are a unique. A dermatologist can do all kinds of skin treatments but cannot perform surgeries like skin transplantation, hair transplantation or facial sculpting, cleft lip repair, etc. and focuses on medicines for treatment. A plastic surgeon is specialied in operative procedures to enhance appearances.


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Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Burn care and Reconstructive Burn Surgery
Reconstructive Hand and MicroSurgery
Replantation Fingers and Hand
Reconstructive Transplantation – Hand and Face
Reconstructive Microsurgery
Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
Paediatric Plastic Surgery
Wound Management


Awards and Recognitions

Dr.K S SANJIVI Award - 2010
Best Doctor Award ,Government Stanley Hospital - 2010
3. Best Institution Rendering Services for Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities From Govt - 2010
Best Doctor Award , Stanley Alumini Day - 2011


MBBS - Coimbatore Medical College, 1978
MS - General Surgery - Coimbatore Medical College, 1983
MCh - Plastic Surgery - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, 1990


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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Phono Surgeons of India (APSI)
Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH)
Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT)


Formerly Professor and HOD at Stanley Medical College
Joint Director & Senior Consultant – Plastic Surgery at Institute of Craniofacial Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery
Faculty and Resource person for Microsurgery Course at Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education


31005 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1978
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