Ganga Hospital


Chief Director of Orthopaedic Department
Prof S Rajasekaran

Mrs Rama Rajasekaran

Hospital’s Mission
Mission : To provide Quality Treatment at Affordable Cost so that the expertise will be available to every citizen of our country.

Vision: To showcase to the world the best in patient care, surgical expertise, academics, medical ethics and state-of-the art technology. To be a center which will be a pride of our country.

Year Founded

Hospital Type

University Affiliations
The orthopaedic unit of Ganga Hospital is affiliated for doing
1) PhD by The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai
2) PhD by University of Madras, Chennai
3) DNB and FNB with the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi
4) Research with Tamilnadu Agricultural University
5) Research with University of Hong Kong

The hospital is accredited by NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Health care providers.

Hospital Awards/Recognitions
The hospital has won many awards like Brand Ambassador of Coimbatore.
The Orthopaedic Dept of Ganga Hospital has won numerous awards like
ISSLS(International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine) Prize for best spine
research for 2004,10 & 12, Hunterian Professorship of Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)
for 2011-12, Honorary Fellowship of RCS,EuroSpine Open Paper Award in 2008, Medical Council of India Awards- REFER SEPARATE ANNEXURE ATTACHED

Leadership Appointments
Dr S Rajasekaran, Chairman-Dept of Orthopaedics, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore is currently the President of Association of Spine Surgeons of India and Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association. He is the immediate Past President of International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine(ISSLS), Canada, Immediate Past President-Indian Orthopaedic Association,Chief National Delegate-Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, Past President-WorldOrthopaedic Association, UK.

Number of Orthopaedic Residents

Length of Residency
3 Years

Number of Orthopaedic Fellows

Length of fellowship
2 Years

Fellowship categories
Fellowship in Spine, Fellowship in Trauma, Fellowship in Limb Reconstruction, Fellowship in Arthroplasty, Fellowship in Arthroscopy

Is CME required in your country?

Does your hospital/center conduct CME programs?
Yes, 8 per year.

Average number of peer reviewed articles published annually

Number of beds

Total number of active medical staff (MDs)
Orthopaedic Surgeons – 31
Rheumatologists – N/A
Physiatrists – N/A
Rehabilitation – N/A
Other (Please specify) – Plastic Surgeons – 20, Anaesthesia – 21

Number of scientists

Type of research
Basic Science-DTI of Spinal Cord, role of texturography in identifying patients at risk for fractures, Genetic basis of Disc Degeneration, Disc Biology. Clinical Science – Open Injuries of Limbs

Amount of grant funding received annually
Grant valued Rs.29,10,200 received

Number of full time employees

Number of operating rooms

Number of orthopaedic surgeries
Ambulatory – 1,406
Inpatient – 12,040

Number of outpatient visits to orthopaedists, rheumatologists, and other medical services

Other pertinant institutional information
The Orthopaedic Unit of Ganga Hospital is recognised by Department of Science and Industrial Research, Government of India for conducting research.