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Dr. Karunakaran. S

Dr. Karunakaran. S

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MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery

Spine Surgeon




Spine And Pain Specialist


24 Years Experience

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Dr. Karunakaran. S, Consultant Spine Orthopedic Surgeon with an experience of 22 years. He practices at Precision Spine Center in Anna Nagar East as well as in Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai.He is currently the Director Of Institute Of Advanced Spine Services, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai. He was previously heading the spine unit at Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital of Chennai. He was also a Consultant at Meenakshi Medical Mission Hospital, Madurai during when he started the Department of Spine surgery.Dr. Karunakaran.S specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He is particularly interested in the appropriate use of minimally invasive and motion-sparing techniques. He is pioneer in percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy under local anaesthesia for disc prolapse in this part of the country (Trans foraminal and inter laminar without stiches).First in South India to have used INSPACE - interspinous implant for lumbar canal stenosis-Key hole spine surgery local anaesthesia. He also Pioneered in 3D printing of Spine and performed more than thousand spine surgeries-scoliosis, cervical spine pathologies, thoracotomies, laparotomy, disc replacement surgeries.He has done his training in interlaminar percutaneous Endoscopic Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery with Dr. Sebastian Ruetten at St.Anna Hospital, Herne, Germany 2013and observership with Dr. Randal Betz at Shriners Hospital for Children-Philadelphia, USA at 2003. Observership in the spine unit at the Hospital for Special Surgery- NewYork, USA at 2003. He has also done Observership at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in New Delhi under Dr.Aravind Jayaswal in the year of 2004.He has taken Advanced Training for Endoscopic Spine Surgery under Dr.Antony Yeung, Phoenix in USA at 2013-Trans foraminal endoscopic lumbar disc surgery, Dorsal Endoscopic Rhizotomy for Chronic back pain and latest Percutaneous Fusion techniques under local anaesthesia.

Perumbakkam, Chennai

Gleneagles Global Health City


439, Cheran Nagar, Sholinganallur, Medavakkam, Landmark: Near HCL, Chennai

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Spinal Disorders
spine pain management
Congenital and acquired deformity correction
Spine scoliosis and kyphosis
Endoscopic Disc Surgery
Neck and Back pain Clinic
Spine Conservative Management / Non surgical Technique

Awards and Recognitions

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Mohandas Weller Gold Medal & Fellowship Award, Indo German Orthopaedic Foundation, India - 2017
Presented Trans laminar Screw Fixation for C6C7 and C7D1 a prospective study at ASSICON Kochi - 2013
Teaching faculty at the endoscopic spine workshop at Derven organized by Dr. Gore - 2013
Teaching faculty at Indian Orthopedic Association (IOA) for basic spine workshop - 2012
Teaching faculty For SCORE 2012 delivered a lecture on the current concepts in the management of Dorso Lumbar Spinal Fractures - 2012


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MBBS - Rajah Muthiah Dental College Hospital,Annamalai University,, 1994
MS - Orthopaedics - Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, 2000
DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery - Medical Council of India, 2001


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Association
Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States (OASIS)
Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)
Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery


1995 - 1997 Medical Office in Surgical Gastroentrology at Wellington Hospitals
2000 - 2003 Junior Orthopedic Consultant at MIOT Hospitals
2005 - 2017 Contract Medical Consultant ( Dept of Orthopaedics ) at Government General Hospital
2003 - 2004 Consultant Spine Surgeon at Meenakshi Mission Hospital
2000 - 2003 Junior Orthopedic Consultant at MIOT Hospitals


56535 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1995
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