Two specialists are natural choices:
- Dermatologists, because they have knowledge of and hence routinely practice trichology and
- Plastic surgeon, because hair transplantation is a cosmetic surgery.
In addition, ENT surgeons and general surgeons too have the necessary surgical background. So these four specialities can do Hair Transplantation – this is the position of Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons. However, additional specific training in hair transplantation is needed for all doctors, irrespective of surgery.
In contrast, specialists other than what is mentioned earlier and general MBBS doctors are truly at a disadvantage and, in our learned opinion, are not suited to enter into this practice. AYUSH doctors, MBBS Doctors, Dentists are not suitable; patients should desist from consulting these doctors for Hair Transplantation. Patients are therefore advised to check about qualification and training of doctors- particularly in case of corporate clinics which have established chains, and not to go by advertisements in media.
At Venkat Center, we have a team of dermatologist Dr. Venkataram Mysore and Dr. Aniketh Venkataram who is a plastic surgeon – an ideal combination. Dr. Venkat concentrates more on FUT and Dr. Aniketh on FUE.
About the Doctors
Dr. Venkataram Mysore was one of the first surgeons to learn this technique in the country. He is an expert in FUT and is one of the most respected Hair Transplant experts in the world. He has edited the first Indian textbook on the subject and is the first and only Indian Dermatologist to be made a fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons.
Dr. Aniketh Venkataram was trained in Hair Transplantation by Dr. Venkataram himself. He is an expert in FUE and has contributed chapters to Dr. Venkataram’s books as well as presented numerous talks on the subject.