In the memory of Dr. Rajarathnam(late), Dr. J.S Rajkumar and Dr. Chitrakala Rajkumar with Dr. Sankaran as their mentor, laid the cornerstone for LIMA in the year 1997. LIMA formerly known as RIGID hospital, has not only been providing cutting edge medical and surgical technologies, but also dedicated to it’s fullest to ensure good health of the community.

LIMA offers you surgeries with latest innovative techniques, done through very tiny incisions, leaving behind minimal or no scar at all. Surgeries are performed by our highly skilled and well trained surgical team headed by Dr. J.S Rajkumar, one of the pioneers in laparoscopic procedures with an experience of more than 26000 surgeries, with special expertise in highly complex procedures.

Vision Statement

To lead specialized health care, keyhole technology that transforms the art of surgery for people all over the world. Adding value and delivering more

– Just for a stress-free and happy you

Greeting from the LIMA family

Lifeline Institute of Minimal Access (LIMA) has gone through over two decades of the journey in introducing laparoscopic surgery in India. With clear goals, steadfast spirit and support from customers and staff, LIMA has now made substantial accomplishments in the field of Health Care. We believe that an outstanding team of doctors and employees is the key to success. Together as a whole, we will grow, expand and establish LIMA from its roots in Chennai to MENA and across the globe.

Chairman , Chief surgeon

LIMA Accomplishments


Google Glass assisted surgery

Diaphragmatic Plication in a Pregnant Woman

Lap Repair of 6 Hernias in a Single Patient, in a Single Sitting

Lap Neurolysis of Meralgia Paraesthetica

Thoraco-Lap Esophagectomy in a HIV +ve person

Usage of Amylopectin in a Major Surgery to stop bleeding

pH based Diet program for Acid Reflux (GERD & LPR)

Scarless Appendectomy in Situs Inversus

Ovarian Torsion with Contralateral Ectopic Pregnancy


Gastric Bypass Surgery, from 2002

Scarless Cholecystectomy

STARR Procedure for Obstructive Defecation Syndrome (ODS)

Endoscopic Thyroidectomy for Scarless removal of faulty thyroid

Lap tubal recanalization for reversal of sterilization

Lap Burch Colposuspension for Urinary Stress Incontinence

Innovated several Painless Hemorrhoids Treatment

Morcellation and Natural Orifice Extraction of Fibroids

3D Laparoscope for better detection and removal of pathology in high-precision surgeries (e.g. Cancer)

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for herniated spinal disc


Largest Volume of Bariatric Surgeries in Tamil Nadu

Largest Volume of Fundoplication (anti-reflux) surgeries in South India

Large Volume of Lap Gastrectomy for Stomach Cancer in Tamil Nadu

Largest Volume of Stapler Haemorrhoidectomy in Tamil Nadu

Largest Volume of Scarless Surgeries in India

Largest Volume of Lap Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome release

Largest Volume of Retro-peritoneoscopic Drainage of Psoas Abscess

Largest Volume of Extra Peritoneal Varicoceles

Artificial Anus or Graciloplasty Regional Leader


Widest variety of Scarless Surgeries in Chennai

Widest range of Diabetic Surgeries in Tamil Nadu

One of the few specialty centers in India for lap Whipple’s

One of the few specialized centers in India for lap liver resection

Specialty Center for Total Lap Hysterectomy

Specialty Center for lap reversal of sterilization

Pioneers in Lap-Gastrectomy

Most Abdominal Cancers Operated Laparoscopically


National Mentor for Colorectal Training

Leading Training Institute for Lap Surgeons in South India

Trained more than 200 Surgeons in performing lap hernia repair (considered a difficult lap technique)

Conducted hundreds of live surgical work shops across Asia

Delivered thousands of technical lectures across Asia

Have several man years of combined teaching experience

Specialize in Conducting Corrective Surgeries

Management Team


Chairman & Chief Surgeon

Dr. Chitrakala Rajkumar

Managing Director

M. S. Raman

Chief Financial Officer

Shalini Wadwa

Senior Manager- Operations

Akila Prem

Senior Manager- Administration

Dr. K.P Dhinakaran

Medical Administrator,Consultant Diabetologist