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Thiru Rajagopal, MD

Dr. Rajagopal is a general surgeon in the Sacramento area. He is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Rajagopal saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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251 doctors
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252 doctors
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125 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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Dr. Rajagopal saw more hyperparathyroidism patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw more breast cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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19 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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Dr. Rajagopal saw thyroid nodules patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw thyroid cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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57 doctors
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57 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw more hormonal imbalance patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw more goiter patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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61 doctors
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61 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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41 doctors
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42 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw melanoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw head and neck cancers patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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25 doctors
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26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw more ventral hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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15 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw drug allergies patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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122 doctors
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123 doctors
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61 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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30 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw carcinoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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260 doctors
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260 doctors
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130 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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253 doctors
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253 doctors
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126 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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24 doctors
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24 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw lymphoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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154 doctors
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155 doctors
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77 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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107 doctors
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107 doctors
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53 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw liver condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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166 doctors
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166 doctors
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83 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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169 doctors
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168 doctors
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84 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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126 doctors
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126 doctors
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62 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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102 doctors
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102 doctors
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51 doctors
Dr. Rajagopal saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Rajagopal’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Rajagopal 14%
Predicted for his patients 23%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Rajagopal’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Rajagopal’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Rajagopal’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Rajagopal’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Rajagopal’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Rajagopal 88%
Predicted for his patients 62%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Rajagopal’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Rajagopal’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Rajagopal’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Rajagopal’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Rajagopal’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Rajagopal’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Rajagopal’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Rajagopal’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Rajagopal’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Rajagopal sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Sierra Hem Oncology Medical Center
3939 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
2,339 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • Madras Medical College
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1978
  • Coimbatore Medical College
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1977

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Rajagopal is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Mercy General Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SynerMed
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield