Dr. Navaladi Shankar is a spine surgeon and orthopedist with 21+ years of experience.
He completed MBBS from Al-Ameen Medical College, MNAMS from National Board of Education and Diploma from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute.
He is a member of Indian Orthopedic Association, Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Association, Indian Trauma Society, Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association, Indian Hip, Knee Arthroplasty Society and Indian Arthroplasty Society.
He is an international trauma tutor.
Dr. Shankar holds expertise in Laminectomy, Lower Back Pain and Neck Pain Treatment, Arthritis Management and Trauma Surgery.
Dr. S. Karunakaran is a well-known Consultant and Spine Orthopedic Surgeon with an experience of 23 years.
Dr. S. Karunakaran is prolific in the treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
His treatment involves the appropriate use of minimally invasive and motion-sparing techniques.
He is the first one to carry out percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy under local anesthesia for disc prolapse in this part of the country (Transforaminal and interlaminar without stiches).
He is the first surgeon to use INSPACE - interspinous implant for lumbar canal stenosis (key hole spine surgery local anesthesia).
He also initiated the 3D printed spinal implant and performed more than thousand spine surgeries including scoliosis, cervical spine pathologies, thoracotomies, laparotomy, disc replacement surgeries.
He has received the prestigious Mohandas Weller Gold Medal and Fellowship Award, Indo German Orthopedic Foundation, India in 2017, Best Publication award in Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Association Journal (2010) for Morphometric evaluation of the Cervical Spine Pedicle in our Population, Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Association Traveling Spine Fellowship award in 2006 and ASSI (Association of spine surgeons of India) Traveling Spine Fellowship award in 2005.
He is the member of Indian Medical Association (IMA); Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Association; Orthopedic Association of South Indian States (OASIS); Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI); and Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery.
He passed MBBS from Rajah Muthiah Dental College Hospital, Annamalai University in 1994 MS in Orthopedics from Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai in 2000; and DNB in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery from Medical Council of India in 2001. Dr. Karunakaran has attended training on Interlaminar Percutaneous Endoscopic Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery with Dr. Sebastian Ruetten, at St. Anna Hospital, Herne, Germany in 2012. He also attended advanced training for Endoscopic Spine Surgery under Dr.Antony Yeung, Phoenix, USA in 2012.
Dr. Barani Rathinavelu is a spine surgeonwith 10+ years of experience.
He is a recipient of Dr. Vijayakumar Award for best post graduate student and MOH Kuthoos Maraikar Gold Medal.
He is a member of Royal College of Surgeons, Association of Spine Surgeons of India, North American Spine Society, Association of Spinal Cord Network, Indian Orthopedic Association, Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Association and National Academy of Medical Sciences.
He has completed MBBS in 2003, MS in 2008 and DNB in 2009.
Your spine faces a lot of problems not only when you age but also due to some mishap. It may be caused due to arthritis in old age, some tumor or an accident. Though minor problems can be eradicated with medication but major ones require surgeries. India is one of the top countries in the world that provides you with the best spine treatment.
What are the qualifications of the spine surgeons in India?
Having several years of experience backed with MBBS, MS, M.Ch and MD degrees from some of the best medical institutes and hospitals around the world, the Indian spine surgeons deliver the best treatment to their patients. From proper diagnosis to excellent patient care, physiotherapy and medication, the Indian spine surgeons provide all. They also have worldwide renown as patients from abroad visit them each year to have their treatments done. They are also part of many international and national medical organizations and have won several awards and recognitions for their contributions.
What do the Indian spine surgeons specialize in?
The Indian spine doctors specialize in numerous spine surgeries and treatments. Spinal tumors, spine stabilization, minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical disc replacement, neuroendoscopic surgery, spinal decompression, slipped disc, scoliosis surgery, kyphosis, artificial disc replacements, fusion and disc replacement procedures, complex spinal instrumentations (PLIF, TLIF, ALIF), spinal deformity, spinal fusion, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, tumour surgeries with expandable cages and vertebral reconstruction, anterior cervical discectomy, transforminal endoscopic disectomies, selective nerve root, microscopic spinal decompression are some to name a few.
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