Rheumatology Department at Medilife Hospitals

The Department of RHEUMATOLOGY is well equipped with state of ART lab facilities and an Experienced Clinical Team. Rheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders.

A rheumatologist is an internist or pediatrician, who received further training in the diagnosis (detection) and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. These diseases can affect the joints, muscles, and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity.

Autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system sends inflammation to areas of the body when it is not needed causing damage/symptoms. These diseases can also affect the eyes, skin, nervous system, and internal organs. Rheumatologists treat joint disease similar to orthopedists but do not perform surgeries. Common diseases treated by rheumatologists include osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic back pain, tendinitis, and lupus.

Specialist In Treatment :

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
  • SLE (Lupus)
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Mixed connective disorder (MCTD)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis, IBD related arthritis
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
  • Gout, CPPD
  • Vasculitis- Takayasu arteritis, Wegners Granulomatosus(GPA), Polyarteritis nodosa(PAN)
  • Juvenile Arthritis, Juvenile autoimmune disease
  • Myositis (Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis)
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases-ILD
  • Primary Immunodeficiency syndromes.
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Osteoporosis

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Dr. Sravan Kumar Appani

Department of Rheumatology ( Consultant Doctor )

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory arthritis in which joints of the hands and feet, are inflamed.


Gout is a chronic auto inflammatory disease with regular acute flares which causes severe pain and joint inflammation.


Lupus is a complex disease and is considered as a long term serious issue. So the challenges living with lupus may lead to other health problems as well.

Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that mainly affects the back, by causing inflammation..

Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a type of joint pains, that affects people who have skin psoriasis..


Vasculitis is inflammation of the blood vessels. It happens when the body’s immune system ..

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a common type of arthritis that affects children; it is earlier known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.


Osteoarthritis is caused when a protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down due to wear and tear.


Fibromyalgia is a disorder that affects the muscles and soft tissues.Symptoms of fibromyalgia are severe body pains..

Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which our own body immune system attacks glands that produce moisture.


Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease that leads to low bone density..

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common disorder that causes pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist.