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Thirumalairaj Jayakumar, MD

Dr. Jayakumar is a general surgeon in the Houston area. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
119 doctors
Top 15%
119 doctors
Top 5%
59 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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455 doctors
Top 15%
455 doctors
Top 5%
227 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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34 doctors
Top 15%
34 doctors
Top 5%
16 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
295 doctors
Top 15%
296 doctors
Top 5%
147 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
116 doctors
Top 15%
116 doctors
Top 5%
58 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
Top 25%
63 doctors
Top 15%
63 doctors
Top 5%
31 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw non-alcoholic liver disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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250 doctors
Top 15%
250 doctors
Top 5%
125 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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150 doctors
Top 15%
150 doctors
Top 5%
74 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
Top 25%
30 doctors
Top 15%
29 doctors
Top 5%
14 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw collapsed lung patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
Top 25%
231 doctors
Top 15%
232 doctors
Top 5%
115 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw liver condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
Top 25%
493 doctors
Top 15%
494 doctors
Top 5%
246 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
Top 25%
121 doctors
Top 15%
121 doctors
Top 5%
60 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw biliary tract disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
Top 25%
461 doctors
Top 15%
460 doctors
Top 5%
230 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
Top 25%
269 doctors
Top 15%
269 doctors
Top 5%
134 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
Top 25%
371 doctors
Top 15%
372 doctors
Top 5%
185 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
Top 25%
518 doctors
Top 15%
518 doctors
Top 5%
258 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
354 doctors
Top 15%
354 doctors
Top 5%
177 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
Top 25%
415 doctors
Top 15%
415 doctors
Top 5%
207 doctors
Dr. Jayakumar saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Jayakumar’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
41%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

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.

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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. Jayakumar’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Jayakumar’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. Jayakumar’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Jayakumar’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. Jayakumar’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Jayakumar 94%
Predicted for his patients 71%

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. Jayakumar’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Jayakumar’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. Jayakumar’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Jayakumar’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. Jayakumar’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
81%
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. Jayakumar’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Jayakumar’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. Jayakumar’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Jayakumar’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. Jayakumar sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Memorial Hermann Medical Group Cardiology Southwest
7737 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77074
5 miles away

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Credentials
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Madurai Medical College
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1974

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare