Rheumatology is a specialty that focuses on conditions affecting the connective tissue and the musculoskeletal system. These can cover a variety of conditions including arthritis, spinal problems, autoimmune connective tissue problems such as Lupus, gout, muscle and tendon disorders, polymyalgia rheumatica, osteoporosis, vasculitis, and several other musculoskeletal pains. A rheumatologist is a specialist physician who is an expert in the field of Rheumatology and showcases expertise in diagnosing and treating diseases of the joints, muscles, and bones.
In addition, our rheumatologists are also adept at treating several rarer type of rheumatic conditions that can affect other parts of the body including the hair, skin, and internal organs. We also have experts who specialize in pediatric and adolescent rheumatology. We are known to provide outstanding care for children and adolescents afflicted with an array of conditions from rheumatic diseases such as inflammatory arthritis, to even sports injuries, back problems, and other exercise-related problems.
No matter what rheumatological condition you might require help and treatment for, at Fortis, you can be assured that our facilities provide direct and therapeutic support to help treat and manage your condition. From the minute you walk in through our doors, we make sure that your care is our utmost priority. Our ultimate goal is to provide accurate diagnostic and management excellence for people suffering from all sorts of bone, joint and autoimmune diseases
At Fortis, we are 100 percent committed to providing the highest level of clinical care for all sorts of rheumatic diseases and disorders. As diagnostic experts and being at the forefrontof rheumatology, we tend to look at the body as a whole, and not just one organ. That being said, we would like to think of us as experts in diagnosing and treating the following conditions:
If routine activities like taking a stroll in the park or climbing up the stairs are causing discomfort and taking its toll on you, you could be suffering from arthritis then. Arthritis or joint pain is a disorder that causes inflammation of one or more joints and can cripple your ability to enjoy all the activities that you love. You may feel pain for no apparent reason in and around your hips, hands, knees or other joints throughout your body.
Though we normally associate joint pains and arthritis to old age, surprisingly, it is not just restricted to senior citizens alone. With our modern and fast-paced lives coupled with unhealthy dietary patterns, a lot of people have started falling prey to such pains. There are basically two kinds of arthritis; the first one is osteoarthritis, where the cartilage wears down and the bone starts rubbing on another bone causing it to wear out while the second one is Rheumatoid arthritis, which is caused due to an autoimmune disorder and triggered by a faulty immune system. In addition, Arthritis also causes the immune system to attack the healthy body cells. Either way, the negative impact of arthritis on a person’s quality of life cannot be ignored at any juncture.
We have expertise in treating all types of arthritis. Our expertise includes treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, lupus, reactive arthritis, and seronegative Arthritis
Autoimmune diseases (also known as Connective Tissue Diseases) such as lupus, or vasculitis
Giant cell arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) – a musculoskeletal problem and connective tissue disease
Sjogren disease - inflammation of the eye glands
Problems of the bone including Metabolic bone disorders – particularly Paget’s Disease
Kawasaki disease – mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome
Buerger Disease – also referred to as Thromboangiitis Obliterans
Sports injuries and soft tissue injuries
Our team of rheumatologists are trained to be meticulous and thereon, leave no stone unturned while investigating any condition that you might be suffering with. Our team prides itself at being skilled and are always there every step of the way to support and guide you to navigate and better understand your health. We also have a team of rheumatologists who specialize in the management of chronic pain and arrange treatment of the cause to eliminate the pain.
At Fortis, we cultivate a strong interest in accurate diagnosis and resolution of painful musculoskeletal conditions. We provide a full and comprehensive consultative service and our rheumatology experts and allied health professionals work in tandem to make sure that your diagnosis is thorough and that related conditions are looked after. We know what works and what doesn’t. We are also known to collaborate with research groups as well as health care providers to promote the best patient-centered care practice.
In that regard, we vehemently subscribe to the theory that via thorough examination and investigation, we will be able to reach the correct diagnosis followed by targeting effective treatment rapidly. Our qualified, connected team have years of experience and excel in treating people thorough diagnostic evaluation backed up with a solid treatment plan. Combined with the warmth, expertise, and compassion our staff is known to provide, rest assured, you’re in for a truly authentic remedial experience which will no doubt help in restoring the internal equilibrium, well-being, and balance of your body, mind, and soul.
With 56 hospitals across the nation and over 10,000 beds, Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. For over 26 years, Fortis Hospitals have been committed to the cause of getting people back to their lives faster and stronger.