Rajesh Padmanabhan, MD

General Surgeon DRP Surgery
817.466.7400 3125 Matlock Rd.
Suite 107
Arlington, TX 76015
15 Years of Medical Experience

Meet Dr. Padmanabhan

Dealing with Abdominal Pain

Removing Breast Cancer

After Breast Cancer

Know About Your Colonoscopy

Handling Hemorrhoids

What is Thyroid Cancer?


  • Top10MD 2015 | 2016 | 2017
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Garcia Award for Patient Care – 2003
  • Medical Educator Of The Year – 2002, US Air Force
  • Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal For Expeditionary Surgical Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, US Air Force
  • Meritorious Service Medal (Non-Combat Bronze Star) For Excellence in Air Force Surgical Career, US Air Force


  • Board Certified, American Board of General Surgery
  • Medical School, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO
  • Residency, University of Kansas, Wichita, KS


  • Accountable Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Great West
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HMO Blue
  • Humana
  • Interplan Health Group
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • PHCS
  • Texas True Choice
  • United Health Care

Hospital Affiliations

  • Medical Center of Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • Trinity Park Surgery Center, Arlington, TX
  • Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Arlington, TX
  • Texas General Hospital, Grand Prairie, TX


Dr. Rajesh Padmanabhan is a Dallas-Fort Worth General Surgeon with offices in Arlington TX. His attention to detail is what is patients love about him along with a charming personality.

Dr. Padmanabhan joined the United States Air Force in 1991 as a reservist and stayed in this capacity until 2000. Dr. Padmanabhan spent one year at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. During his time on active duty, Dr. Padmanabhan received several military honors including the Meritorious Service Medal and the Garcia Award for patient care excellence. After returning from Turkey, Dr. Padmanabhan moved to Texas to open his practice in Arlington and Dallas. He operates at several facilities in the Arlington and Dallas areas.

Dr. Raj Padmanabhan specializes in all types of general surgery from:

  • Appendix Surgery
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Lipoma Surgery
  • Mediport Placement
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery

Call Dr. Padmanabhan today if you are suffering and need immediate attention.


  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Arlington Medical Association
  • Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons

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