The founder, Dr K.R Rajappan was born in 1930 in a small picturesque village called Meloor in the Trichur district in Kerala. After his schooling in Meloor , he went on to take his Doctor’s degree from Cuttack Medical College in Orissa. Then he went on to Patna to take his Masters Degree in Plastic Surgery which was a relatively new field at that time. He then started the Plastic Surgery Unit in Kottayam Medical College. He was one of the only three Plastic Surgeons in Kerala during the period. After a few years, in 1974, he left the government services to start private practice in the city of Kochi. He was the first Plastic Surgeon in Kochi at that time, and for some time to come he was Consultant Plastic Surgeon to a number of Private Hospitals in Kochi. He became the Director of Lal Memorial Hospital in Irinjalakuda in 1978.
And in 1982 he relinquished his post to start his own hospital under the name of Specialists Hospital. Dr. Rajappan was the first person to do hair transplant in Kerala. The first free plastic surgery center was introduced in 1974. Since then, he has done over 200 free Plastic surgery operations every year for poor patients from all over Kerala. He has brought many a smile to the face of poor children and adults alike, disfigured with cleft palate, cleft lip etc. In 1980 he got the Individual International Meritorious Service Medal from the International Lions President Llyod Morgan for the free services he has rendered to the poor people.
He also the President, Emirates Gurudeva Charitable Trust, Medical College.
Established in the year 1983, Specialists Hospital in Kochi, is one of the leading health care providers in the region. Situated in the heart of Kochi, the hospital is a referral centre for many specialties. Led by Dr. K. R. Rajappan, an eminent Plastic Surgeon, the hospital is famous for its surgical specialties.
The major services at the hospital includes Plastic and Microvascular surgery, Urology with Laparoscopic Urology and advanced Urodynamics, Opthalmology, Paediatrics, General medicine and Cardiology, Psychiatry, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Physiotherapy etc. It also has a well equipped and manned accident and trauma centre attached to the 24×7 Emergency section.
Sought by patient from inside and outside the state of Kerala, Specialists Hospital provides excellent medical care with highest standards of skills and expertise. The supportive paramedical team and administrative staff lend able support to the medical team. The well laid out hospital has all modern facilities including Imaging, Pharmacy, Labs and Canteen.
Specialists’ Hospital is committed to providing super-speciality medical care to all sections of the society at affordable cost, incorporating continual quality improvement in all functional aspects, to achieve the highest standards of patient care and satisfaction.