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Thirumalairaj Jayakumar, MD

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

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Top 25%
178 doctors
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178 doctors
Top 5%
88 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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686 doctors
Top 15%
686 doctors
Top 5%
343 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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51 doctors
Top 15%
51 doctors
Top 5%
25 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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444 doctors
Top 15%
445 doctors
Top 5%
222 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%
174 doctors
Top 15%
173 doctors
Top 5%
86 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%
98 doctors
Top 15%
98 doctors
Top 5%
49 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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384 doctors
Top 15%
384 doctors
Top 5%
192 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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Top 25%
226 doctors
Top 15%
226 doctors
Top 5%
113 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%
41 doctors
Top 15%
41 doctors
Top 5%
20 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%
347 doctors
Top 15%
347 doctors
Top 5%
173 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%
748 doctors
Top 15%
748 doctors
Top 5%
374 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%
179 doctors
Top 15%
178 doctors
Top 5%
89 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%
701 doctors
Top 15%
701 doctors
Top 5%
350 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.
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417 doctors
Top 15%
417 doctors
Top 5%
208 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%
562 doctors
Top 15%
562 doctors
Top 5%
280 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%
781 doctors
Top 15%
780 doctors
Top 5%
390 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%
540 doctors
Top 15%
540 doctors
Top 5%
269 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.
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627 doctors
Top 15%
627 doctors
Top 5%
313 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.

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. 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
1,210 miles away

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

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 (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

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