Laxminarayan Bhandari, MD Hand SurgeonMeet Dr. Laxminarayan Bhandari

Kleinert Kutz’s Newest Physician

You may already know Kleinert Kutz’s newest physician, Dr. Laxminarayan “Lax” Bhandari. He is a most welcome returning presence to our practice.

Dr. Bhandari attended medical school in India at the Kasturba Medical College in the port city of Mangalore. From there, he completed two residencies – one in general surgery and one in plastic surgery – before moving to The Netherlands to complete a fellowship in facial plastic surgery. But Lax’s true passion is microvascular and pediatric hand surgery. And that’s how we originally met him.

Dr. Bhandari was a Kleinert Kutz fellow from 2016 to 2018 before he moved on to complete an additional fellowship in pediatric surgery in Memphis, Tennessee. What brought him back to us? “When I got the offer to work at Kleinert I was ecstatic. It was a dream come true to work at the epicenter of hand surgery. There is a lot of history here, and I would like to contribute my mite,” says Dr. Bhandari.

Returning to Louisville means more than just following his medical calling. He and his family (his wife, Ashwini, is also a doctor and practices neuro-ophthalmology) enjoy the Kentucky Derby season and especially Thunder over Louisville. He also compliments Kentuckiana saying, “the people are nice and friendly, and spring and autumn are beautiful here.”

From Dr. Bhandari’s own history, it’s obvious that learning is important to him. He continues to dedicate part of his life to education as an assistant professor at the University of Louisville. Another aspect of Dr. Bhandari’s life that is foremost in his mind is his family. He and his wife have two daughters, and he credits his parents “whose blessings got [him] here.”

Come meet Dr. Lax Bhandari at Kleinert Kutz. Our hand specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (502) 561-4263 for hand emergencies or to schedule an appointment.

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