Currently associated as Senior Consultant, Orthopedics & Spine with Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi
In his service for 10 years at Mid-Cheshire which dealt with more than 3000 OPD spine patients a year
Performed over 350 spine surgeries every year.
Treats spinal disorders ranging the gamut from disc and degenerative disorders to spinal deformities, spinal infections, spinal trauma and spinal tumours.
Interests are in complex spine surgery including manubriosternotomy for upper thoracic anterior instrumentation, jaw splitting craniocervical surgery, total sacrectomy with lumbopelvic reconstruction, skull separation cervical osteotomy, complex revision of failed spine surgery and shape memory metal rod and staple instrumentation systems for spinal deformities.
Surgical experience ranges from simple cervical and lumbar discectomies, to cervical and lumbar disc replacements, vertebrectomies, TESSYS, reconstruction for spinal trauma, spinal tumours and the full spectrum of spinal deformities.
Developed his own techniques for Sacral Tarlov cysts and anterior long and short segment instrumented correction for pediatric and adult spinal deformities.
Holds several Fellowships & Memberships such as Past member, British Orthopedic Association, Association of Spine Surgeons of India & Delhi Spine Society.
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.
Consultant , 24 years of experience , MBBS,MS Highlights
Dr. Vikas Gupte is a famous spine surgeon in India and is amongst the finest surgeons in performing Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgeries
He has an experience of 24+ years in this field where he has performed many successful and complicated surgeries.
He is one of the few surgeons in India to offer different surgical treatment for Disc Disorder (PELD, MED) Micro disectomy
After gaining experience in private practice, he underwent Specialized International Clinical fellowship Training in Minimal Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgery at Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.
Dr. Gupte has been a member of the team of doctors at Fortis Hospital Mulund in performing a spine surgery with minimally-invasive computer guided navigation technique that has helped a 60-year-old patient with a degenerative spine stand on her feet within a month. This technique has been successfully used for the first time in India.
The patient already had 2 surgeries done that even worsened the condition. But with this surgery, she was able to get up and walk.
He has done his M.B.B.S and MS Orthopedics from Topiwala National Medical College, India. He has performed many complicated successfully in the past 24 years. He has been awarded the E-Merck Traveling Fellowship for year 1988 by Bombay Orthopedic Society that is part of the prestigious Merck Foundation that aims at providing health facilities to the underprivileged communities.
Dr. Mihir Bapat is a spine surgeon with 19+ years of experience.
He won Kamarkar Gold Medal, Pandurangi Award for Best Resident in Orthopedics, IOACON Appreciation Award, Best Clinical Research Paper Award, ASSI Award, MASSALLAWALA BEST PAPER AWARD SESSION, SM Tuli Best Case paper award, ASSI-Ingalhalikar Gold Medal for Best Clinical Paper and MOA (Maharashtra Orthopedic association ) best paper award.
He has operated more than 7500 spine surgeries.
He is a member of Bombay Orthopedic Association, Indian Orthopedic Association and Annual conference (IOACON), AO spine, Bombay Spine society, Western India Regional Orthopedic Conference (WIROC), Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI), Johnson and Johnson Annual Travelling Fellowship Program, Bangladesh Spine Society, Maharashtra Orthopedic Association, Vidharbha Orthopedic Association and International AO faculty.
He completed fellowship at Queens Medical Center Nottingham UK and was awarded Global out-reach Fellowship of prestigious Scoliosis Research Society.
He has many international publications, presentations and more than 100 citations.
Dr. Mihir Bapat is a spine surgeon with 19+ years of experience.
He won Kamarkar Gold Medal, Pandurangi Award for Best Resident in Orthopedics, IOACON Appreciation Award, Best Clinical Research Paper Award, ASSI Award, MASSALLAWALA BEST PAPER AWARD SESSION, SM Tuli Best Case paper award, ASSI-Ingalhalikar Gold Medal for Best Clinical Paper and MOA (Maharashtra Orthopedic association )
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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