Rheumatologist in Mumbai

Dr. Rishabh Nanavati is a consultant rheumatologist in Mumbai specializing in diagnosing and treating various diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system. He treats patients with rheumatological conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and many more. Also, he is a renowned rheumatoid specialist in Mumbai.

Dr. Rishabh Nanavati completed MD in General Medicine from Padmashree Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai. Further, he joined Dr. Nimish Nanavati, one of the leading rheumatologists and rheumatoid arthritis specialists in Mumbai, as a clinical assistant, where he received extensive training in all aspects of rheumatology. 

Later, Dr. Rishabh Nanavati undertook a Fellowship in Rheumatology at P.D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre.

Rheumatology is an internal medicine and pediatrics subspecialty that focuses on joints, soft tissues, autoimmune illnesses, and heritable connective tissue disorders. Rheumatologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing, treating, and managing rheumatic diseases.

Dr. Rishabh Nanavati believes in working closely with patients to help provide them with the best treatment in an efficient and timely manner. Currently, as a consultant rheumatologist in Mumbai, he offers services at Dr. Nanavati’s Centre for Rheumatology and Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital.

Our Services


Rheumatoid Arthritis

It is an autoimmune disease that affects the joints in your body. This chronic inflammatory disorder causes painful swelling in the joint linings.
If not treated, it can cause bone erosion and joint deformity.


The body’s immune system attacks healthy, normal tissue in lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease. Swelling and damage to the heart, brain, kidneys, skin, lungs, blood cells, and joints are just a few of the symptoms. Medication and lifestyle changes are used to treat the disease.


It is a rare disease that affects your skin, connective tissue, and internal organs. It occurs when the body produces excessive protein collagen, an essential part of your skin. It makes your skin thick and tight and can also cause scars on your lungs and kidneys.


Gout is a painful form of arthritis distinguished by excruciating pain, redness, and tender joints. Sharp crystals may form in the big toe or other joints when your body has too much uric acid, leading to episodes of aching and swelling known as gout attacks. Medication and dietary and lifestyle changes can be used to treat gout.

Ankylosing spondylitis

A form of arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis primarily affects the spine but can also affect other joints. The vertebrae become inflamed; as a result, causing excruciating pain. In more severe cases, ankylosis, or new bone development in the spine, may happen, fusing sections of the spine into a fixed, immobile position.


Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome affecting multiple sites of the body the muscle and bones and tendons (musculoskeletal pain), generalised fatigue, troubled and non-restorative sleep, anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating or staying alert, headaches. This disorder frequently becomes evident after stressful events such as emotional, physical or medical stress.

Sjogren’s Syndrome

It is an immune system condition characterized by its two most prevalent symptoms, dry mouth, and dry eyes. This condition frequently co-occurs with other immune system diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.


Vasculitis means inflammation of the blood vessels. It causes the blood vessels to thicken, reducing the blood flow through the vessel, resulting in organ and tissue damage. There are many types of vasculitis, and most of them are rare. Vasculitis may affect just one or several organs.


Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a degenerative (mechanical) joint disease. Although OA can involve any joint and the disorder typically involves the knees, hips, spine, hands etc. Symptoms of arthritis typically worsen over time. Patients complain of particularly after activity, stiffness after rest and reduced movement of the affected joint.

Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment

Some people with psoriasis, a skin condition, experience psoriatic arthritis, a type of inflammatory arthritis. It can occur in even mild cases of psoriasis. Steroid injections, anti-inflammatory drugs, and joint replacement surgery are all possible forms of treatment.

Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis

Inflammation of the muscles that move your body is known as polymyositis and dermatomyositis. It may result from a wound, an infection, or an autoimmune condition. Treatment options include medication, physical therapy, exercise, heat therapy, and assistive devices.

About Dr. Rishabh Nanavati

Dr. Rishabh Nanavati is one of the best rheumatologists in Mumbai. He has many degrees to his name and is trained in all the subspecialties of rheumatology.

After completing his  MD (General Medicine)he did his specialization in  Medical Sciences, in rheumatology.

About Dr. Nanavati’s Centre for Rheumatology

  • At Dr. Nanavati’s Centre for Rheumatology, Mumbai, we provide exceptional care for arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions through diagnostic evaluation and management.
  • We take pride in providing you with comprehensive care by focusing on the symptoms and understanding the root cause of the problem.

Our timely treatment and management help you get your functionality and quality of life back with excellent outcomes. We are committed to ethical care and medical excellence.

Why Choose Us?

  • Rishabh Nanavati is a competent rheumatology doctor in Mumbai. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of rheumatology.
  • Rishabh Nanavati’s centre is one of the leading rheumatology centres in Mumbai. All rheumatological treatment options are available under one roof.
  • We focus on comprehensive patient care and safety with the latest and best technology and unique treatment concepts.
  • We aim to provide high standards of patient care at affordable prices.


  • Had a very good experience visiting Dr. Nanavati’s clinic. From the appointment to the consulting and follow ups- everything was top notch. Highly recommended. 👍

  • Dr. (Rishabh Nanavati) is Knowledgeable, dynamic and highly informative… I immediately felt at ease – and felt confident in receiving expert medical care. Staff was great, too. Good overall experience. HIGHLY recommended.

  • Dr Rishabh Nanavati listened to my entire case history patiently and addressed all the questions I had. He is knowledgeable and pragmatic and will not push you into any treatment option(s) unless absolutely necessary - this can be crucial for anyone experiencing arthritis-like symptoms because the treatment and medications are long-term. I strongly recommend him for his expertise in this field.

  • I went to Dr Rishabh Nanavati for my Mother-in-law’s treatment. He was very kind and made her understand the diagnosis and treatment course very well. She is also feeling much better now after just one consultation with Dr Rishabh.

Our Clinic

At Dr. Nanavati’s Centre for Rheumatology, Mumbai, we provide exceptional care for arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions through diagnostic evaluation and management.

We take pride in providing you comprehensive care by focusing on the symptoms and understanding the root cause of the problem.

With our timely treatment and management, we help you get your functionality and quality of life back, with excellent outcomes. We are committed to ethical care and medical excellence. We aim to provide high standards of patient care at affordable prices.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the origin of the term "rheumatology"?


Rheumatology is derived from the Greek term “rheuma,” which means “flowing,” and is found in the Hippocratic corpus. Hippocrates created several aphorisms about gout, which are now known as “gout aphorisms.” Many renowned medieval paintings illustrate ailments of the joints.

What will a rheumatologist inquire about?

Is it possible that my inflammatory arthritis is causing my joint symptoms?


What are the most common causes of inflammatory arthritis that aren’t affecting my joints?


Is it necessary for me to take a DMARD?


What can I do if my arthritis symptoms flare up?

What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a sub speciality of medicine which deals with the diseases of the joints, soft tissues ( muscles , tendon and ligaments) and autoimmune immune diseases . Rheumatology was derived from the term Rheumatism which means body pain or joint pain.

Who is a Rheumatologist?

Rheumatologist is a physician doctor who has specialised training in the treatment of various types of arthritis and autoimmune immune diseases.

What is Arthritis?

The word arthritis means inflammation ( swelling, redness, pain) of one or more joints. Arthritis is not a disease by itself but it is symptom of some disease.

What are rheumatic diseases?

Autoimmune and inflammatory conditions known as rheumatic diseases make the immune system attack a person’s joints, muscles, bones, and organs.

Common rheumatic diseases include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Connective Tissue Diseases like SLE, Sjogren Syndrome, Scleroderma, etc.

What are symptoms of arthritis? (rheumatic diseases)
  • Swelling in one or more joints. For instance this might be your wrist , elbow or knee or small joints of hands or feet.
  • Stiffness of the joints lasting for more than 30-45 minutes starting in the morning.
  • Joint pain and tenderness.
  • Inflammation: your joint can look red or feel warm to touch.
When should I see a Rheumatologist?

If you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms then a visit to a rheumatologist is required.

It is crucial that  patients get diagnosed in the initial weeks to months following the onset of symptoms, known as the “window of opportunity “ and get appropriate treatment during this time frame to avoid long term complications (joint damage and deformity).

Are there any other side effects of the rheumatic disease?

Rheumatic diseases whether inflammatory or non-inflammatory, can reduce life expectancy and impact quality of life.

Therefore, appropriate treatment is needed to minimize mortality. However, it is recommended that patients with co-morbidities such as hypertension and high blood cholesterol be reviewed regularly.

Should I be worried about the side effects of my Arthritis medications?

The fear of medication is perfectly reasonable. But this can also be due to a lack of information. People seem to be more scared of the medicine than the disease, which should be the other way round.

The side effect of the disease is 100% which, if not treated, can lead to joint damage, deformity, and significant organ involvement in more severe rheumatic disorders.

Due to fear of potential side effects, patients tend to either discontinue their medications or take them occasionally. This causes the disease to flare or become resistant to the existing drugs. Side effects of any medication are 2-3 %, which can be managed with regular follow-up and lab parameters.

I have joint pain- Do I visit a Rheumatologist or Orthopaedic Surgeon?

A rheumatologist specialises in the medical aspects of arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, while an orthopaedic surgeon specialises in injuries or surgical aspect. Ideally one should first visit a Rheumatologist and if required you will be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon.

What is the treatment strategy for rheumatic diseases?

– Prevention

– Early diagnosis and treatment for control of disease

– Containment or Salvage

Providing a holistic well-rounded approach to treatment has been found to be the most effective strategy.

Should I visit a Rheumatologist or Orthopaedic Surgeon if I have joint pain?

A rheumatologist specializes in the medical aspects of arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, while an orthopedic surgeon specializes in injuries or surgical elements. Ideally, one should first visit a Rheumatologist, and if required, you will be referred to an orthopedic surgeon.