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At Aster, we believe a child is life’s greatest gift and this gift has to be nurtured & cared for. As the name suggests, Aster Nurture is a program that aims at nurturing, caring and protecting the mother and the new born baby from the time when the mother conceives till when your child is 5 years old.

"Our brand promise ‘We’ll Treat You Well’ is about our commitment to bring the finest healthcare services within the reach of everyone. But it is not just affordability that makes us a class apart in the realm of healthcare. We believe quality is the heartbeat of modern medical sciences, and we go to great lengths to deliver services that have already been recognized with some of the most sought-after awards and certifications. Accessibility is another important focus area for us. We have an ever growing network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies that are well-equipped to cater to the changing needs of millions around the world."

Dr. Rahul Tugnait

General & Laparoscopic Surgery

Languages Spoken English, Hindi, Punjabi
Education MS (General Surgery), MBBS
Specialization General & Laparoscopic Surgery
DOH License Grade Specialist
Types of Physician Fulltime


Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery, 2017
MRCS (2014) - Member Royal College of Surgeon England
FMAS (2013) - Fellowship Minimal Access surgeons of India
FEAGES (2012) - fellowship of Indian Association of Gastro Intestinal & Endoscopic surgery
MS (Gen Surgery) 2006 – Govt Medical College Rajendra Hospital Baba Farid University, Patiala, India (1200 Bed teaching hospital & Medical college)
MBBS (1999) - Smt NHL Municipal Medical Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India (1500 bed multispecialty medical college & hospital)
Certified in ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), BLS (Basic Life Suppor) and advanced laparoscopic procedures
Fellowships, Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery, Minimal Access Surgeons of India

Professional Associations

Membership with the Royal College of Surgeons, England, 2014.
Member of Gujarat Medical Council
Member of Delhi Medical Council
Member Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India
Member of India Hernia Society

Professional Experience

Specialist General & Laparoscopic Surgeon Aster Hospital, Mankhool (Dec 2014 – till date)
Northern Railway Central Hospital (500 bed multi-specialty tertiary hospital) head of surgical unit, teacher for DNB training programme (2009 – 2014)
Northern railway divisional hospital Ferozpur, Punjab (2007 – 2009) (50 bed hospital) Head of Department of Surgery (2007 – 2009)
Government Medical College, Patiala Post Graduate President (2003 – 2006)

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered

General Surgery procedures

Basic & Advanced Laparoscopic procedures

Colorectal surgery

Vascular surgery

Plastic surgery

Onco surgery

Bariatric surgery