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Dr. Keerthivasan – Orthopaedics & Spine Surgeon in Chennai

About Dr. Keerthivasan

Dr Keerthivasan Orthopaedics Spine Surgeon Chennai

About Dr. Keerthivasan

Educational Qualifications

MBBSMadras Medical College
M.S. (Ortho) Tirunelveli Medical College
DNB (Ortho)Post-doctoral fellowship in Spine Surgery UK

Areas of Expertise

Lumbar discectomy
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
Spine trauma cases
Percutaneous transpedicular biopsy

Professional Summary

Dr G Balamurali is an internationally trained spinal neurosurgeon with 15 + years of surgical training and work experience from the UK. He is extensively trained in all niche aspects of spinal surgery having worked in UK, USA and Switzerland. His special interests are in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, spinal cord tumours, trauma and pediatric spine surgery.

Professional Summary

Assisted cases:

Spine deformity correction

  • Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Congenital Scoliosis
  • Dystrophic scoliosis in neurofibromatosis
    • Posterior instrumented deformity correction and fusion
    • Hemivertebrectomy and anterior reconstruction
    • Anterior release and posterior deformity correction
    • Deformity correction and stabilization with sublaminar wires
  • Early onset scoliosis
    • Growth rod
    • EDF cast
  • Post traumatic/ Post infection Kyphotic deformity
    • Posterior instrumented deformity correction and fusion
    • Pontes osteotomy
    • Closing opening wedge osteotomy

Infective spondylodiscitis

  • Debridement
  • Percutaneous transpedicular biopsy
  • Anterior reconstruction and posterior stabilization
  • Transpedicular decompression

Degenerative spine disease

  • Lumbar
    • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
    • MIS Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
    • Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    • Delta fixation
    • Revision decompression and fusion
  • Cervical
    • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
    • Anterior cervical corpectomy
    • Cervical laminectomy
    • C1-C2 posterior fusion
    • Occipito-cervical fusion
  • Thoracic
    • Ossified ligamentum flavum - Decompression and posterior stabilization Trauma
    • Lumbar and cervical posterior instrumented stabilization
    • C1-C2 posterior fusion
    • Cervical lateral mass / pedicle screw fixation
    • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
    • Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion
    • Anterior odontoid screw fixation
    • Pseudoarthrosis - Vertebroplasty

Tumor/ Benign/ Malignant/ Metastases

  • Primary vertebral tumor excision
  • Corpectomy
  • Intradural extramedullary tumor excision

Congenital anomalies

  • Foramen magnum decompression
  • Tethered cord release
  • Diastem excision


  • Endoscopic interlaminar lumbar discectomy
Dr. G. Balamurali
Dr. G. Balamurali is one of the leading spine surgeons in Chennai, India. He is internationally trained in all niche aspects of Spine Surgery. He has over 26 years of surgical experience in this field.
Kauvery Hospital
No 199, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004
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