Senior Consultant - HOD-Department of Orthopaedics
MBBS | MS Orthopedics | MCh Orthopedics (USAIM) | Fellowship in Knee and Shoulder (Italy) | Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (International Society of Arthroscopy) | Fellowship in Joint Replacement (ISHKS)
Dr. Nataraj H.M is a highly accomplished orthopedic surgeon and the esteemed Head of the Orthopedics Department at Belenus Champion Hospital. With an illustrious career spanning several decades, Dr. Nataraj has gained a reputation for his exceptional surgical skills and expertise in various orthopedic sub-specialties. Patients seek his care knowing they are in the hands of a skilled professional who is dedicated to providing comprehensive orthopedic treatment.
Dr. Nataraj H.M has an impressive educational background, reflecting his commitment to attaining excellence in the field of orthopedics. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, laying a strong foundation for his medical knowledge and patient care skills. He then pursued a Master of Surgery (MS) degree, specializing in orthopedics, further honing his expertise in this field. Dr. Nataraj’s quest for advanced knowledge led him to undertake a specialized training program, earning him a Master of Chirurgiae (MCh) degree in Orthopedics from the USA Institute of Advanced Medicine (USAIM).
In addition to his formal education, Dr. Nataraj has sought additional international training and fellowships to expand his skill set. He completed a Fellowship in Knee and Shoulder Surgery in Italy, where he gained expertise in complex knee and shoulder procedures. Dr. Nataraj also pursued a Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine under the International Society of Arthroscopy, enhancing his knowledge in minimally invasive surgical techniques for joint and sports-related injuries. Furthermore, he undertook a Fellowship in Joint Replacement with the Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons (ISHKS), solidifying his expertise in joint replacement.
Dr. Nataraj H.M is an eminent orthopedic surgeon with a wide range of expertise in various aspects of orthopedics. His areas of specialization include knee replacement surgeries, particularly computer-assisted procedures that ensure optimal precision and outcomes. He is proficient in knee arthroscopy, a minimally invasive technique used to diagnose and treat various knee conditions. Additionally, Dr. Nataraj possesses extensive experience in shoulder arthroscopy, effectively addressing shoulder injuries and conditions through minimally invasive means.
Fracture surgeries are another area where Dr. Nataraj’s expertise shines. With his meticulous approach and extensive knowledge, he is skilled in treating fractures using advanced techniques that promote rapid healing and optimal functional recovery. Dr. Nataraj also has a special interest in sports medicine, providing comprehensive treatment for sports-related injuries, including ligament repairs, tendon repairs, and cartilage restoration procedures.
Dr. Nataraj is renowned for his patient-centered approach, ensuring that each individual receives personalized care and attention. He believes in educating his patients about their conditions, treatment options, and the importance of rehabilitation to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Nataraj’s compassionate nature and commitment to delivering excellent orthopedic care have earned him the trust and admiration of his patients and colleagues alike.
As the Head of the Orthopedics Department at Belenus Champion Hospital, Dr. Nataraj H.M plays a pivotal role in shaping the department’s standards of care. He actively engages in research, attends national and international conferences, and continuously updates his skills to stay at the forefront of advancements in orthopedic surgery. Under his leadership, the department thrives, providing comprehensive and compassionate orthopedic care to patients.
- First surgeon in Southeast Asia to perform knee arthroscopic meniscal repair with Zimmer-Biomet meniscal repair device.
- The first surgeon in India to perform computer navigated (GPRS) total shoulder replacement.
- First surgeon in India to perform arthroscopic ACL reconstruction with ‘button fix’ adjustable loop anchors.
- First surgeon to perform triple-row rotator cuff repair with Syronix suture anchors.
- First surgeon in south India to perform arthroscopic Bankart repair for shoulder dislocation with ‘Vim Fix LR’ suture anchors.
- First surgeon in Karnataka to perform meniscus repair with Surestich meniscal repair device.