Best Spine Surgeon in Chennai

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  • Dr. Sajan K Hegde

    Spine Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 33 years of experience , MBBS, MS Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Sajan K Hegde is a spine surgeon with 33+ years of experience.
    • He is known for performing spine and joint surgeries using latest technological advancements like minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion and cervical artificial disc.
    • He has initiated many modern instrumentation systems in India including Cotrel, BAK cages, Harms Mesh Systems and more.
    • He is a member of Indian Orthopaedic Association, Association of Spine Surgeons of India, Group International COTREL DUBOUSSET (GICD) and Spine Trauma Study Group, USA.
    • Dr. Hedge holds expertise in surgical and non-surgical spine treatments, tackling trauma, et al.
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  • Dr. Navaladi Shankar

    Spine Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 21 years of experience , MBBS, Diploma, MNAMS Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • 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.
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  • Dr. S. Karunakaran

    Spine Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Senior Resident, 23 years of experience , MBBS, MS, DNB Global Hospitals, Chennai  Highlights
    • 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.
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  • Dr. Barani Rathinavelu

    Spine Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 10 years of experience , MBBS, MS, DNB Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Barani Rathinavelu is a spine surgeon with 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.
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  • Dr. Muralidharan V

    Spine Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 18 years of experience , MBBS, FRCS, Fellowship, MRCS Apollo Spectra Hospital, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Muralidharan V is a seasoned Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon with 18+ years of experience.
    • He is a member of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI), Minimally Invasive Spine Society of India (MISSI), British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS), North American Spine Society (NASS), Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA), Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association (TNOA), Indian Medical Association (IMA), and many more.
    • He has been awarded the prestigious Arthritis Research UK Investigator Award 2013 at British Orthopaedic Association Congress, Mark Honey Research Prize 2012 by the research committee of the East Midlands Sarcoma Service (UK), Foxtrot Grant for qualitative research in 2014 by University Hospitals of Leicester research committee (UK), etc.
    • He mastered in various fields such as comprehensive treatment of cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back) and lumbosacral (lower back) spinal conditions. etc.
    • He also has written an extensive number of publications for both national and international journals. 
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  • Dr. Ravi Venkatesan

    Spine Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 20 years of experience , MBBS, D.Ortho, DNB Apollo Spectra Hospital, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Ravi Venkatesan is a Spine Surgeon with an experience of 20+ years in the field.
    • He is a member of the Tamil Nadu Medical Council, Tamil Nadu Orthopedics Association, and Association of Spine Surgeon of India.
    • He won the Gold Medalist from CMC, Vellore for undertaking a minimally invasive surgery done for the first time in South India.
    • He mastered in various fields such as Minimally Invasive spine Surgery, Spinal Deformity correction, Spinal Tumour surgery, etc.
    • Dr. Venkatesan also has written for a number of publications in international journals, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Canadian Journal of Orthopedics, and Canadian Journal of Traumatology.
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  • Dr. Vijayaraghavan G

    Orthopaedic - Spine Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 10 years of experience , MBBS, MS, DNB, Fellowship MGM Healthcare, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Vijayaraghavan G is an orthopedics and spine surgeon with 10+ years of experience.
    • His areas of expertise include spine deformity correction surgeries, minimally invasive spine surgery (keyhole surgery) like Microscopic Tubular Discectomy, Decompression and Fusion surgeries.
    • He completed MBBS from Madras Medical College, Chennai, MS in Orthopedics from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and DNB in Orthopedics from the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.
    • He is a member of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India, AO Spine Society and Asia Pacific Spine Society.
    • He has been awarded spine fellowships from National University Hospitals, Singapore, AIIMS, New Delhi, APSS Spine Depuy Synthes Korea, Japan and China, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA and from Bombay Hospital, Mumbai.
    • He won Best Paper Presentation Gold Medal Award, Silver Medal Best Paper Award and Best Paper Presentation at Singapore Spine Society (SSS) Annual Meeting.
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  • Dr. Parthasarathy Srinivasan

    Spine Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 10 years of experience , MBBS, Diploma, DNB, Fellowship Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Parthasarathy Srinivasan is a well- known Spine Surgeon with experience of more than 10 years.
    • He is skilled in carrying out Computer Navigated Spine surgery, Minimally Invasive and Key- hole Spine Surgery for Disc Prolapse, Surgery for Complex Deformity Correction.
    • In his career spanning over 10 years he has performed 1000 Spine Surgeries.
    • He was one of the eight candidates, selected from all the aspirant members of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA), who was granted the most prestigious APOA Deputy Spine Travelling Fellowship, 2009, in October 2009.
    • He received Best Paper award for the paper titled as “Floating Hip and Femur Nailing”, NAILSCON, 2006, at Coimbatore, April 2006.
    • He was also the recipient of National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Scholarship conferred by NCERT in 1993.
    • He is associated with teaching and is the National faculty of AO Spine and the Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) and participates in spine training programs in the country.
    • He is a member of National Academy of Medical Sciences.
    • Dr. Parthasarathy is the author of invited review articles on Spine Trauma for the Indian Spine Journal as well as chapters in the ASSI monograms (a series of concise textbooks for the practicing spine surgeon).
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  • Dr. Nalli R Gopinath

    Spine Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 19 years of experience , MBBS, Diploma, DNB Apollo Spectra Hospital, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Nalli R Gopinath is a well known Orthopaedic Surgeon with an experience of more than 19 years.
    • He offers treatment for spinal injury, back pain, frozen shoulder, joint mobilization, and chronic pain.
    • The doctor is a member of multiple prestigious associations that include: Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA), International Society for knowledge for surgeons or Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty, (ISKSAA), International Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SICOT) and Madras Orthopaedics Society.
    • He is also the treasurer and EC member of the Madras Orthopaedics Society.
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Which are the best hospitals and doctors for spine surgery in India?

The best hospital for spine surgery in Chennai has advanced technology and the latest equipment to perform the surgery through a lesser invasive approach. These are known as minimally invasive surgeries which involve smaller incisions leading to faster healing. Some top spine surgery hospitals in Chennai are:

  • Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road

  • Global hospital

  • Fortis Malar Hospital

  • Vijaya hospital

  • Shri Ramachandra Medical center

For the list of best hospitals for spine surgery in Chennai, click here.


What is a minimally invasive spine surgery?

Traditionally, the spine surgeries are carried out as open surgeries involving long incisions to allow the surgeon to have better access to the anatomical structures. However, in recent years the minimally invasive techniques have been used, in smaller incisions are made and lesser invasion to the surrounding areas. This technique helps in smoother and faster recovery after the surgery. The doctor has to examine the patient’s condition to decide if he/she can have minimally invasive surgery.

Can smoking cause spine disorders?

Absolutely yes. Smoking causes shrinkage of blood vessels throughout the body. Since the spinal disc already has meager blood supply as compared to the rest of the body. Smoking accelerates the process of the degenerative process by reducing the amount of blood and oxygen to the tissues. Also, smoking increases the pain perception for those who undergo any treatment. The increased pain perception may cause elevated use of narcotics to control pain and thus resistance to the non-surgical treatment options. Not only this, but the overall success rate of the surgery is also much lesser in smokers than that in non-smokers.  

Read: What causes spine disorders? 


Why is Chennai a preferred place of choice for spine surgeries?

Chennai attracts nearly 45% of the international medical tourists arriving in India. About 30-40 % are domestic patients. Chennai is also known as the health capital of India. It has numerous multi-specialty and super specialty hospitals that cater to approximately 150 international patients per day. The healthcare facilities in Chennai are facilitated both by the government and the private hospitals. The most important reason for such a huge contribution to the healthcare sector is the highly skilled doctors who work with extreme precision. Other factors include low costs, minimal waiting period and advancement in the infrastructure provided at the hospital.

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