Dr. Vijay KR Rao

He is a reputed Rheumatologist in Bangalore. He pursued his graduate education from Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He then underwent specialist training in General Internal Medicine in West Midlands, UK and obtained his MRCP (UK), General Medicine qualification.
He further underwent super specialist training in Rheumatology in some of the reputed centers in the UK and has worked with world renowned professors in Rheumatology. He also did a fellowship in SLE and Rheumatic diseases in pregnancy in the prestigious Lupus UK Center of Excellence, Birmingham.

Watch For The 3S

Seek expert advice from Dr Vijay KR Rao for

1. Soreness (pain)

2. Swelling

3. Stiffness in the joints, particularly worse in the mornings.

Trust Worthy

Dr. Vijay KR Rao, a Bangalore-based Rheumatologist, inspires confidence with a solid academic foundation and specialized training in the UK, including a fellowship at the Lupus UK Center of Excellence, making him a reliable choice for patients seeking trust in rheumatic care.


Armed with a background in General Internal Medicine in the UK and super-specialist training in Rheumatology, Dr. Vijay KR Rao brings seasoned expertise to Bangalore. His collaborations with global experts showcase a wealth of experience, ensuring patients receive knowledgeable and adept care.


Dr. Vijay KR Rao exhibits professionalism through his dedicated practice, emphasizing quality care for rheumatic conditions in Bangalore. His specialized training and collaborations underscore a commitment to delivering a high standard of medical professionalism.

What we Do

Seek Advice From Dr. Vijay KR Rao

Seek valuable advice from Dr. Vijay KR Rao, an esteemed Rheumatologist in Bangalore, known for his extensive expertise and commitment to providing insightful guidance on rheumatic conditions, ensuring personalized and informed care for patients.


Ankylosing Spondylitis

An inflammatory arthritis affecting the spine, Ankylosing Spondylitis causes stiffness and pain, often leading to fusion of the vertebrae over time.


Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition characterized by joint inflammation, swelling, and pain, potentially leading to joint damage and deformity if left untreated.



Gout is a form of arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, resulting in sudden and severe pain, swelling, and redness, commonly affecting the big toe.


Lupus (SLE)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect various parts of the body, leading to inflammation, pain, and organ damage.



Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of cartilage, leading to pain, stiffness, and decreased joint mobility, commonly associated with aging and wear and tear.



Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease that causes thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissues, often affecting blood vessels, internal organs, and joints, leading to various symptoms and complications.

About Us

At Divisha Clinic, No Patient is Too Big or Small

At Divisha Clinic, every patient receives equal importance – whether facing major health challenges or seeking routine care. The commitment extends to personalized attention, ensuring a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals of all medical needs and backgrounds.

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Don’t Let the Complexities of Your Health Burden You Any Longer

Don’t let the complexities of your health burden you any longer. With Dr. Vijay KR Rao’s expertise in Rheumatology, find solace in a personalized treatment approach that navigates intricacies, offering a journey to well-being marked by understanding and effective care. Embrace relief as you entrust your health to his specialized knowledge, guiding you towards a brighter, pain-free future.

Our Secondary Services 


Our doctors and physiotherapists will collaborate to provide the best possible treatment for the illness.



Blood Collection

We have partnered with one of the top NABL-accredited labs, which offers precise blood reports.



Our licenced pharmacist is able to work directly with the physicians and patients to educate them on proper use, safety, and efficacy of their prescribed medications.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the types of Rheumatological diseases?

Under the umbrella term ‘arthritis’, there are over 30 inflammatory rheumatic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, scleroderma, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, spondylarthritides, polymyalgia rheumatica, and several forms of systemic vasculitis (including giant cell arteritis). It also includes the most common form of arthritis, known as osteoarthritis, which results in a breakdown of bone and cartilage in joints due to over use.

Who is a Rheumatologist?

Rheumatologists are responsible for diagnosing and treating over 200 rheumatic conditions with complex and powerful medications and need the care of experts such as rheumatologists who specialize in the use and management of these medications

How can Rheumatic conditions affect you?
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Is there treatment for auto immune rheumatic diseases?

Yes, surely. Fortunately, if timely recognised and treated adequately, these diseases can be very well controlled to normalcy. But treatment cannot be stopped soon after disease control. Newer treatments like biologic agents could be used to control severe disease in an effective way. It is very important that treatment for these diseases are started by a rheumatologist who has an indepth knowledge of immunological diseases.

What is the cost of poorly treated rheumatic conditions?

With the amount of working days lost due to musculoskeletal conditions, it is estimated that, if poorly managed, chronic diseases, including rheumatic conditions, can account for as much as 70% of health expenditure. Many patients suffering with rheumatic conditions need a carer to help them accomplish everyday tasks such as cooking or even brushing their hair.

Can I lead a normal life?

Yes surely. With treatment most rheumatic diseases come under control. Regular physical exercises are needed.

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Our Patients Are Like Family

At Divisha Clinic, under the care of Dr. Vijay KR Rao, our patients are embraced as family. With a compassionate approach, we prioritize their well-being, fostering a supportive medical environment where personalized attention and warmth define the patient-doctor relationship.

Based on 1931 reviews
Jagannath Mani
Jagannath Mani
Best Rheumatologist at Basaveshwara Nagar Bengaluru 560079
Manjula Lakshminarayana
Manjula Lakshminarayana
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Nagarathna.c Nagrathna.c
Very good doctor and this doctor who treated will and understanding the problems of patients and treated will and treatment was very good this treatment was very good within 2 months doctor cured the decease very good doctor
sahana BR
sahana BR
Good treatment
srinidhi babu
srinidhi babu
Best arthritis hospital in Karnataka. Best doctor for arthritis in Karnataka. My mother is taking treatment from 1 and half year. She was not able to walk and do minimum work. After taking treatment she has become normal like earlier. Thanks a lot for vijay sir and whole staff members.
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For inquiries or appointments, feel free to reach out to Divisha Clinic. Our dedicated team, led by Dr. Vijay KR Rao, is ready to assist you with any questions or healthcare needs, ensuring a seamless and responsive connection for your well-being.



Divisha Arthritis and Medical Center
500/A, 1st G cross, 8th Main, 4th block 3rd stage, Basaveshwarnagar , Bangalore 560079

Mon-Sat: 09 am-06 pm, Sunday: Closed