An overview of the Venkat Center
Venkat Center for Advanced Dermatology and Plastic Surgery is a unique institute dedicated to delivery of world class advanced skin, plastic and cosmetic treatments to all sections of patients. Started in 2003, as Venkat Charmalaya, the Center quickly grew to be an institute of excellence in Dermatology and Hair Transplantation, of international repute. The Center is proud to announce the addition of cosmetic and plastic surgery services to ensure overall patient care for skin, beauty and wellness.
The center is housed in a spacious independent building of over 4200 sq ft( with four floors) in Vijaynagar, and provides advanced dermatology care (such as phototherapy, including targeted phototherapy, dermatopathology, allergy etc) cosmetic dermatology procedures( such as Botox, fillers, peels etc), cosmetic surgery (such as hair transplantation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, face, body and breast surgery), lasers of different types, and aesthetics. The Center also has branches in Cunningham Road and Banashankari.
The institute has Dr. Venkataram Mysore and Dr. Jayashree Venkataram as directors, Dr. Aniketh Venkataram as head of plastic surgery and 4 dermatologists. Venkat Center also has 4 fellowship students in cosmetic dermatology, affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. The staff of the institute have to their credit 130 publications and presentations in national and international journals and conferences. They also have authored 7 books so far. Dr. Venkat has been the past president of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India. He is the only Indian to be honoured by the American society of dermatologists.
The institute runs from 8.30 am to 8 pm and on Sundays from 9 am to 12.30 pm. The building has electronic security. The institute attracts patients from around the world for advanced cosmetic procedures.
Our daily outpatient attendance is about 70-80 patients. We have reception area which is service by three receptionists at all times. The registration of patients is computerized. There are three waiting areas for patients to allow comfortable seating. Television and music are provided in the reception area. Separate toilets for men and women, drinking water facilities are available. A computer kiosk is available for patient education. Health education brochures, posters, books and CDs are prominently displayed. All our staff have been trained to provide counselling. A nutritionist is available on call.
Venkat Center is known for its expertise in procedural dermatology. There are as many as five procedures( including one major operaton theatre, two minor theatres, two laser rooms). Numerous procedures are performed daily; these include general dermatology procedures such as biopsies, minor laboratory procedures such as smears, stains, trichoscans and trichograms, excisions, electrocautery, radiofrequency, cryosurgery, iontophoresis etc. Four phototherapy machines (including targeted phototherapy) make our phototherapy department one of the best equipped departments. Specialized aesthetic procedures such as lasers, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, Botulinum toxin, fillers, sclerotherapy, etc are also performed regularly. Our center is well known for advanced surgical procedures such as hair transplantation and liposuction, which are performed daily and patients from all over the world visit us. A unique feature is that we perform all types of vitiligo surgery (including the latest basal cell suspension methods).
Venkat Center is proud to recently add plastic surgery services. Our consultant plastic Surgeon is Dr. Aniketh Venkataram who has trained extensively in all cosmetic surgery procedures. He trained in Dubai for body contouring, Belgium for Facial Plastic Surgery, Istanbul for Rhinoplasty and USA for Breast Surgery. As well as this, he is an expert in Hair Tranplantation, having co-authored a textbook with Dr. Venkat, and minimally invasive treatments such as lasers, botox and fillers. He has also done research in Varicose Vein treatment offering both sclerotherapy and endovenous lasers.
The center has a laboratory to perform all routine hematological and biochemical investigations. The center has two microscopes. Venkat Center is known for Its dermatopathology department. Dr Venkataram is qualified from Royal College of pathologists, UK and is one of the very few recognized dermatopathologists in the country. The center has a collection of over 700 histopathology slides. Facilities for projection onto computer and for photomicrography are available.
The center has a pharmacy in the building. Facilities for preparation of different creams and ointments exist.
At Venkat Center, we believe in effective and ethical treatment. We believe in keeping the patients best interests at hand, providing all information and guidance, enabling the patient to make an informed choice.
‘Expertise. Experience. Ethics’