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Lifeline Hospitals- Adding value and delivering more for over 22 years.

Our Story

Lifeline Hospitals was first started in the year 1997 by Dr. J.S Rajkumar and Dr. Chitrakala Rajkumar, in the memory of Dr. Rajarathnam (late), with Dr. Sankaran as their mentor. Formerly known as RIGID Hospital, Lifeline has been providing cutting-edge medical and surgical care for the past 22 years, while being dedicated towards ensuring the overall wellbeing of the community. Dr. JSR makes full use of his charisma to develop a sense of belonging among the staff and patients alike.
All surgeries at Lifeline are performed by highly skilled and experienced surgical teams with the use of state-of-the-art technology. With the years, Lifeline Hospitals has developed into a tertiary care set up situated right at the heart of Chennai, providing the latest in healthcare at affordable costs.

The Founder
Chairman & Chief Surgeon

Dr. J.S. Rajkumar
Dr. J.S. Rajkumar is one of the pioneers in laparoscopic surgery with an experience of more than 26,000 surgeries, with special expertise in many highly complex procedures. A graduate from Madras Medical College with 32 gold medals to his name, he has also received four medical specializations from the Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom.
Dr. J.S. Rajkumar is a leader with unstinted commitment and utmost dedication. Fondly known as Dr. JSR, he started his medical practice immediately after completing his academics and was one of the select few to be part of the First Indian Liver Transplant team at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. In addition to being a leading laparoscopic surgeon in India, he is also a pioneer in stem cell therapy. He successfully carried out stem cell therapy on a paraplegic who is now walking - the first success story in India and the second in the world. One of India’s leading bariatric and laparoscopic surgeons, he is also a successful medical entrepreneur constantly working towards enriching and preserving human lives through his many healthcare initiatives. He has successfully treated 30,000 happy patients till date.
He is a visiting professor in many colleges, serves as an International examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, and has authored several books in medicine. He was also the President of the Association of Surgeons of India (Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry chapters).

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