Welcome to Rao Hospital

A national leader in virtually all spheres of women healthcare and with a legacy of excellence that continues to grow year after year , we have been at the heart of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives by providing Comprehensive Women Healthcare. We have carved a niche in womens healthcare with many generations of satisfied patient families and outstanding infrastructure.

Rao Hospital was started in 1953 by Dr. Major Sudhakar Rao, son of Dr.Raghavendra Rao, the chief surgeon of former Travancore, in a small building at R.S. Puram. Dr. Major Sudhakar Rao, served in Burma for the Indian Medical Service during the war. Thanks to his bold and pioneering move to begin practice in a fledging town like Coimbatore, today we have evolved to a 100 bedded comprehensive women hospital and Centre for Assisted Reproduction and Endoscopy (CARE). The hospital specializes in Infertility, Gynecology Obstetrics, Neonatology, Minimal Access Surgeries and General Surgery.

On our successful journey we have achieved many a milestones, been part of several innovations and improvements. Since 1985, the hospital has assisted more than 30,000 childless couples to have children by laying greater focus on infertility and laparoscopy.

Rao Hospital stands as a market leader in the field of improving health care quality and safety. We have also helped in the development of some of the best practices in the industry in the field of Assisted Reproductive Medicine. Rao Hospital is well known for its most sought after training programs in the nation thus providing a strong training ground for physicians, allied health professionals and nurses.

Our proud history

Advanced Care & Safety

Our Core Staff’s work exemplifies our determination to offer the best health care possible by improving the safety and quality standards. Our commitment coupled with the collaborative efforts of staff towards quality improvement, has made us a popular choice among organizations that rate health care quality.

Patient Family Centered Care

Rao Hospital aims to provide the best possible care experience for our patients and their families. We understand that this involves much more than providing the highest quality medical care and outcomes. As such we welcome feedbacks from our patients regarding their total care experience at our hospital such as the attentiveness of the nursing staff or cleanliness and hygiene of the rooms. These feedbacks are used to continuously improve every aspect of care we provide.

Patient Safety

Certain safety procedures such as hand-washing can have a drastic effect on patient outcomes. For the same reason, the entire clinical staff at Rao Hospital physicians, researchers, nurses and other clinicians are committed to provide the best for the patients, keeping them free from any harm. This is achieved by establishing strict safety practices, sticking to them and further improvising them by seeking innovative ways.

Patient Praise

We understand that in order to measure patient satisfaction in an unbiased manner scientific surveys are required yet it is also important to provide an opportunity to our patients to express their feelings. To know more about what our patients are saying about us read Success Stories

Infection Prevention

Certain medical conditions in patients increase their chances of contracting healthcare-associated infections. Often the best medical care using the best devices, procedures and treatments can save lives but also increase the risk of infection. Fortunately, certain best practices when used ensure prevention of some of these infections. Click on any of the following measures to learn more.

Medication Safety

We are committed to honor the five rights of safe medication administration right patient, right drug, right time, right dose, and right route (e.g., pill, IV). We are also leaders in the adoption and development of medication administration and new prescribing technologies which combined with safe medication commitment leads to significant decrease in medication errors.

Nursing Safety

Apart from administering safety initiatives at the hospital level, our nursing staff also leads many major safety initiatives Pressure Ulcer Prevalence, Restraint Use and Patient Falls. We are equipped with a highly skilled, experienced and self motivated team of nursing staff who are committed to the ongoing advancement of nursing practices in these areas.

Our mission and vision

Our Vision

We enable families to live healthier life’s by providing comprehensive and compassionate health care, education and community support.

Our Mission

We are prominent leaders in women’s health in the South Indian Region, offering the highest quality care to individual patients and thereby expanding our practice and locations.

Our Values

  • Wide range of comprehensive patient experiences.
  • World leaders in medical practices and technologies.
  • Trying to build a supportive community for the cause of womens health
  • Team always carries a can-do attitude.
  • Keep our promises to each other and to our patients.
  • Committed team providing comprehensive, caring and compassionate healthcare solutions for women.
  • Focus on providing individualized treatment for women of all age groups.
  • Promotion of disease prevention. Board certified doctors with expertise in the treatment of numerous illnesses including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and the like

Dr. Asha R. Rao MD., DGO – Best Gynaecologist Coimbatore

Dr. S.R. Rao is one of the Pioneers in Laparoscopic Surgery in Tamil Nadu and the first Laparoscopy was done at Rao Hospital in the year 1977. He was trained at Brussels and Germany in Laparoscopy and has carried out thousands of Laparoscopic surgeries. His special interests are Video Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopic Surgery, Male Infertility and General Surgery.

Medical practice has come a long way and is today sometimes felt to be impersonal and machine oriented. We at Rao Hospital have striven to deliver both personalized care along with modern technology. Rather than giving ad hoc treatment we firmly believe in evidence based medicine.

We have today strengthened our core efficiencies i.e. ART, Gynaec Laparoscopic Surgeries, General Gynecology and Obstetrics along with Neonatology and Paediatrics. We feel it is preferable not to dilute our services to encompass areas outside our expertise.

Our CARE team has been together for more than a quarter of a Century and each knows others thought processes thus leading to smooth recovery of the patient.

Director Profile

Dr. Asha R. Rao MD., DGO


A recipient of the President of India Gold Medal and a Post Graduate in Gynaecology from Stanley Medical College, she started working towards establishing an IVF center with state-of-the-art facilities. She trained at London and Brussels under world renowned experts. She heads the infertility clininc, the ART unit at the CENTRE FOR ASSISTED REPRODUCTION AND ENDOSCOPY and the High Risk Pregnancy Care Unit at Rao Hospital.

Our Team

Dr.Damodar R.Rao

MBBS., MD (Ob / Gyn)
Consultant – Laparoscopy & Infertility
Associate Director


Consultant – Sonologist & Infertility Specialist



Consultant – Obstetrician & Gynecologist,Consultant – Obstetrician & Gynecologist,

Dr. Savitha Manikandan



Fellowship in Neonatal Intensive Care
Consultant – Pediatrics & Neonatalogy

Dr. Nabaz Baban

Senior Embryologist
from Germany



Consultant – Anaesthesiologist

Dr. N.C. Sivakumar




Consultant – Obstetrician and Gynecologist, and Infertility