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Dr. Yash Gulati

Dr. Yash Gulati

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MS - Orthopaedics, M.Ch - Orthopaedics, MBBS



Joint Replacement Surgeon


Spine Surgeon


Spine And Pain Specialist

30 Years Experience Overall  (30 years as specialist)

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Dr. Yash Gulati is an internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon who has done tremendous work in Spine Surgery and Joint Replacement. He is the youngest orthopedic surgeon to have been awarded Padma Shree by the President of India. Padma awards are the second highest civilian awards the country's President confers on citizens for exceptional service.He is an alumnus of prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, and MCh from University of Liverpool, England.After having worked for the number of years in England and Republic of Ireland and doing fellowships in different countries in the world, Dr Gulati came back to India to join Apollo hospital right from its inception.Dr. Gulati operated on former Prime Minister of India, many international cricketers, diplomats and a large number of patients from various countries.Spine Surgery:He has super specialized in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Microdiscectomy for Slip Disc, and correction of Spine Deformities such as Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis etc.He was the first Indian to have done Endoscopic Disc surgery for Slip Disc in India. He uses minimally invasive techniques whenever applicable for Slip Disc, Spinal Canal Stenosis and Spine Fusion. He is amongst a handful of surgeons doing Minimally Invasive Trans Foraminal Inter-Body Fusion ( MITLIF) He did live demonstration of Microdiscectomy on Annual Conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association held in Patna.Dr. Yash Gulati was awarded Best Paper Award for his work on Spinal Surgery in Annual Conference of Orthopaedics, held at New Delhi.Joint Replacement.Dr. Gulati has been doing Primary & Revision Knee & Hip Replacement for over 20 years and has done a large number of surgeries with excellent results.He was invited to perform live demonstration Knee Replacement and Hip Replacement Surgery in Golden Jubilee Conference of Indonesian Orthopaedic Association at Solo, Indonesia.He has written numerous scientific papers in Indian and Foreign Journals. He has largest series of Total Hip Replacement for Sickle Cell Disease in India.He has been a teaching faculty for numerous Orthopaedic conferences in India & abroad.He is a recognized teacher Diplomat of National Board (DNB), Orthopaedics and has trained postgraduates under his supervision.Dr. Yash Gulati has been Senior Consultant at Division of Spine Surgery & Division of Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi for 17 years and will now have the additional responsibility of being Advisor Orthopaedics, Apollo Group of Hospitals all over India & Co-ordinator Orthopaedics, Apollo-Spectra Hospitals, Delhi, Kanpur, and Jaipur.He is a Visiting Senior Specialist at RAK Hospital, UAE where he conducts regular OPD & Surgery sessions.Previously he was Head of Orthopedics Unit at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at St. James Hospital, Dublin Ireland, Director & HOD Orthopaedics at BLK Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi. Formerly, he was also Adjunct Professor – Indira Gandhi Open University.He is a life member of a number of Orthopaedic, Joint Replacement and Spine Surgeon Associations, Dr. Yash Gulati was the President of Delhi Orthopaedic Association. He has organized numerous Orthopaedic, Joint Replacement And Spine Surgery Conferences to disseminate scientific information, He was honored by Indian Armed Force by being appointed as Honorary Consultant in recognition of his voluntary service to Armed Forces and Orthopaedic Surgeries for civilians in far-flung areas under program "Sadbhavana" run by Armed Forces.He has done pioneering work in the field of facilitating treatment for patients from many other countries( Medical Tourism) and large numbers of the patient from various countries come to him from Joint Replacement & Spine Surgery. He provided medical cover for Cricket Test Matches, One Day International Matches over last 14 Years and World Cup Hockey Tournament. He was also on Advisory Medical Committee of Common Wealth Games.Dr. Gulati is Chairman, Orthopaedic Implants Committee Indian Bureau of Standards, Dr. Yash Gulati Anchored a Medical Health Show Program on Doordarshan called “High Tech Surgery – Dr. Yash Gulati, Health Show” in 1999. He featured in Sunday Times, London and his surgery was shown in a half hour documentary on ITV, London Z Business TV telecast an exclusive feature on him in the category of Inspirational Personalities in a program entitled "Big Idea" in Jan 2015.

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an Orthopaedist?

A: An orthopaedist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the skeletal system. An orthopaedic doctor attends to any disorder or condition or injury pertaining to the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments associated with the skeletal system. These medical professionals treat conditions like arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, and leg and foot pain

Q: What is the difference between an Orthopaedist and an Orthopaedic surgeon?

A: Orthopaedists are sometimes mistakenly referred to as orthopaedic surgeons. An orthopaedist deals with conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. He provides pre-surgical consultation and post-surgical follow up. An orthopaedic surgeon provides same care as orthopaedist, but performs surgery as well. He performs surgery to cure back pain, ruptured discs, bone tumours, carpal tunnel, arthritis and other injuries.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat foot and ankle related problems?

A: Yes, an orthopaedist deals with musculoskeletal problems within the body. Problems related to foot and ankle fall under this category. Common foot problems like bunions, ankle sprains, arthritis, and sports injury are treated by an orthopaedist. Diagnosis of foot and ankle related problems are done through imaging tests. The mode of treatment depends on the severity of the problem.

Q: Does one need a doctor referral to see an Orthopaedist?

A: One can consult an orthopaedist by booking an appointment. Consultation with the orthopaedist is conducted in his/her clinic or at a healthcare centre. In some cases, patients go to a general physician for any condition or disorder related to the musculoskeletal system. Once preliminary investigation is done, the general physician may refer the patient to an orthopaedist for further examination.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat sport injuries?

A: Sport injuries are mostly related to the musculoskeletal system. Injuries like ligament tear, sprains, fractures, muscle pull, or bruises are commonly encountered in sports. An orthopaedist is the right medical doctor to consult for sport injuries. After physical examination, the orthopaedist may ask for imaging tests for confirming the extent of damage and then treat accordingly.

Awards and Recognitions

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Awarded Padma Shri by President of India.
Commendation from President, Indian Orthopaedic Association
Commendation by Delhi Orthopaedic Association
‘Romesh Chander’ Best Doctor Award for his Service to the Elderly.
Commendation Award by International President of Lions Club.


MS - Orthopaedics - G B Pant Hospital / Moulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, 1982
M.Ch - Orthopaedics - University of Liverpool, UK, 2002
MBBS - University of Delhi, 1978


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Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA)
Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)
Indian Arthroplasty Association (IAA)
Indian Society for Hip & Knee Surgeons (ISHKS)
Delhi Orthopaedic Association (DOA)


HOD at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals


MCI-1045 Medical Council of India (MCI), 1979
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