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  • Dr S Karunakaran, Chennai

  • Designation:
  • Director - Global Spine Institute
  • Experience:
  • 25 Years
  • Qualifications:
  • MBBS, DNB, MS
  • Speciality:
  • Spine Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Category:
  • Neurology & Spine

ABOUT DOCTOR

  • Dr S Karunakaran currently as a Director Of Institute Of Advanced Spine Services, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai.
  • He especially specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.
  • He is First in South India to have used INSPACE - interspinous implant for lumbar canal stenosis-Key hole spine surgery local anaesthesia.
  • He also has done training in interlaminar percutaneous Endoscopic Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery with Dr Sebastian Ruetten at St.Anna Hospital, Herne, Germany & observership with Dr Randal Betz at Shriners Hospital for Children-Philadelphia, USA.
  • He is interested in the appropriate use of minimally invasive and motion-sparing techniques.
  • He has done Advanced Training for Endoscopic Spine Surgery under Dr Antony Yeung, Phoenix in the USA at 2013 - Transforaminal endoscopic lumbar disc surgery, Dorsal Endoscopic Rhizotomy for Chronic back pain and latest Percutaneous Fusion techniques under local anaesthesia.

SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Spine and Pain Specialist (Special Interest)
  • Spine Surgeon
  • Orthopedist
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Stitchless Spine Surgery
  • Safe Spine Surgery

LIST OF AWARDS

  • Received Mohandas Weller Gold Medal & Fellowship Award at 10th Anniversary meet of the Indo German Orthopedic Foundation, India – Analysis of single-level stabilization in grade 1 and grade 2 spondylolisthesis (SPINE).
  • ASSI (Association of spine surgeons of India) Traveling Spine Fellowship (2005).
  • Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association Traveling Spine Fellowship (2006).
  • Received Best Publication in Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association Journal (2010) – Morphometric evaluation of the Cervical Spine Pedicle in our Population.
  • First International Conference on Acetabular Fracture, Chennai – 1998.
  • First International Conference on Elbow Disorders, Chennai – 1998.
  • Attended the 11th Congress of the International Musculoskeletal Laser Society (IMLAS) Korea – 2004.

 

Academic Achievements:

  • Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA).
  • Member of Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Association.
  • Member of Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States (OASIS).
  • Member of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI).
  • Member of the Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery.
  • Registered under Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1995.
  • Numerous Publications and Presentations in National and International Conferences.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Director Of Institute Of Advanced Spine Services, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai.
  • Junior Orthopedic Consultant at MIOT Hospitals.
  • Consultant Spine Surgeon at Meenakshi Mission Hospital.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics at Government General Hospital.
  • Junior Orthopedic Consultant at MIOT Hospitals.
  • Medical Office in Surgical Gastroenterology at Wellington Hospitals.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • MBBS from Rajah Muthiah Dental College Hospital, Annamalai University, in 1995.
  • MS, Orthopaedics from Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, in 2000.
  • Training in Interlaminar Percutaneous Endoscopic Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery with Dr Sebastian Ruetten, at St. Anna Hospital, Herne, Germany, in 2012.
  • Advanced Training for Endoscopic Spine Surgery under Dr Antony Yeung, Phoenix, USA, in 2012.
  • Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery National Workshop, Mumbai, India, in 2005.
  • Fellowship in Minimally invasive Spine surgery, Percutaneous Endoscopic Spine Surgery Seoul, Korea, in 2004.

LOCATION

Chennai - India