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Dr Ramchandra Spine surgeon

Dr. Ramachandran G

Consultant – Spine & Deformity surgeon

MS, DNB (Ortho), Fellowships in complex spine surgery, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Scoliosis & Deformity surgery
Neuro Surgery
English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada

Dr Ramachandran is an orthopedist practicing only spine surgery for more than a decade. He is an expert in the field of complex spine surgery and has performed around 3000+ spine surgeries to date. He is trained nationally and internationally in Spine surgical field, and he has high success rates with patients. He is academically oriented and attends all conference proceedings to keep him updated with the current practices in the field. He has been awarded visiting Fellowship programs by various international associations looking at his skills and keen interest in the field of Spine surgery. To his credit he is a national speaker and authored many publications in scientific research and books. He has special interest in teaching and hence he is actively involved as a faculty for various spine fellowships like Fellowship in national board, AO Spine, TNOA fellowships etc.,

Area of expertise
  • Minimally Invasive spine surgery
  • Deformity and Scoliosis surgeries
  • Adult Degenerative spine surgeries
Awards and recognitions
  • IGASS travelling fellowship in scoliosis surgery to Rigs Hospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark under guidance of Dr Martin Gehrchen was awarded in May 2019 for Spinal deformity surgery program.
  • Indo American Spine Alliance (IASA) travelling fellowship to University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) under mentorship of Dr Praveen Mummaneni was awarded in October 2015 for Minimally invasive and complex spine surgery program.
  • Short term Fellowship in Minimally invasive spine surgery was awarded from Aug 2016 – September 2016 in Helios Klinikum, AO Spine center, Erfurt, Germany under mentorship of Dr Ahmed Shawky.
  • Best Paper award for “Sacral lesions – our experience” in Rockstar presentation in Instructional Course in spine conference (ICS) held in Aug 2018, Amritsar.
  • Elected as AO Spine – Indian subcontinent council (AOSIN) delegate & served from 2021 – 2023, in the prestigious AO Spine international community.


ASSI, AO Spine, Bangalore Spine society, POA

Paper Published:

  • Thandapani M, Pothu SK, Govindasamy R, Rudrappa S, Vaithialingam B. Concomitant Occurrence of the Ossified Posterior Longitudinal Ligament with a Posterior C2 Defect. Asian J Neurosurg. 2023;18(3):688-689. Published 2023 Sep 22.
  • Chandrasekar N, Thandapani M, Govindasamy R, Rudrappa S, Vaithialingam B. Thoracic Compressive Myelopathy in a Patient with Takayasu Arteritis. Cureus. 2023 Jan 8;15(1): e33496. Doi: 10.7759/cureus.33496. PMID: 36756014; PMCID: PMC9902057. 
  • Hosthota A, Govindasamy R, Rudrappa S. Distal Junctional Failure Secondary to Nontraumatic Fracture of Lower Instrumented Vertebra: Our Experience and Review of Literature. Int J Spine Surg. 2021;15(5):1031-1038. doi:10.14444/8131 
  • Chander VS, Govindasamy R, Tukkapuram VR, Gopal S, Rudrappa S. Multidisciplinary Management of Primary Sacral Tumors: A Tertiary Care Center's Experience and Literature Review [published online ahead of print, 2021 Sep 28]. Asian Spine J. 2021;10.31616/asj.2021.0152. doi:10.31616/asj.2021.0152 
  • Govindasamy R, Swaroop Gopal, Satish Rudrappa the effectiveness of cement augmentation in kyphosis correction of dynamically loaded osteoporotic vertebral fractures: A retrospective case series. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management 23(2021) 100978. 
  • Rudrappa S. Govindasamy R, Chander VS. Hosthota A., Radiological outcomes of Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LIF) in Adult Spinal Deformity – A Systematic Review. Egy SpineJ 37:2-14, 2021. DOI: 10.21608/esj.2021.64567.1173. 
  • Rajappa D, Khan MM, Masapu D, Govindasamy R et al. Multimodal Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring in Spine Surgeries: The Experience at a Spine Centre through Years. Asian Spine J. 2021;15(6):728-738. doi:10.31616/asj.2020.0400 
  • Govindasamy R, Preethish-Kumar V, Gopal S, Rudrappa S. Is Transoral Surgery Still a Relevant Procedure in Atlantoaxial Instability? [published online ahead of print, 2020 Oct 19]. Int J Spine Surg. 2020;7096. doi:10.14444/7096 7. 
  • Sarath Chander V, Govindasamy R, Rudrappa S, Gopal S. Unstable Hangman Fracture Complicated by Vertebral-Venous Fistula: Surgical Considerations and Review of Literature. World Neurosurg. 2021; 145:409-415. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.09.109 
  • Venugopal Sarath Chander, Govindasamy R, Dheeraj Masapu, Veeramani Preethish Kumar, Satish Rudrappa: Role of expansile duraplasty and neural monitoring in surgery for Anterior Thoracic Spinal Cord Herniation, Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 22, 2020, 100859, ISSN 2214-7519. 
  • Govindasamy R, Arunkumar Sekar, Satish Rudrappa, Swaroop Gopal, Gayadhar Behera: Self expanding esophageal metallic stent related spinal catastrophy and literature review, Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery,2020. 
  • Manjunath Munireddy, Dheeraj Masapu, Sunil K. Hosahalli Rajanna, Satish Rudrappa, Govindasamy R: A Rare Instance of Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation Complicated by Motor-Evoked Potential Monitoring, Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care 2020; 7(01): 44-45 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1685417 
  • Rudrappa S, Govindasamy R, Sekar A, Tukkapuram R, Vikrama A. Hydrocephalic Attack-An Uncommon Complication of Spine Surgery: A Case Series and Review of Literature. World Neurosurg. 2019; 126:101-106. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.02.155 
  • Parthiban JK, Rudrappa S, Prahlad ST, Govindasamy R. Evolution of surgical techniques in the management of vertebral body tumors and the current status. Neurol India. 2018 Sep-Oct;66(5):1254-1269. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.241398. PubMed PMID: 30232982. 
  • Rudrappa Satish, Tukkapuram Venkata & Govindasamy R, Gopal Swaroop & Masapu Dheeraj. (2018). Partial Sacrectomy for Sacral Chordomas: A Surgical Perspective. The Journal of Spinal Surgery. 5. 29-35. 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1165. 
  • Rudrappa S, Govindasamy R, Tukkapuram VR, Gopal S. Lumbar pseudomeningocele presenting as decerebrate rigidity-A rare case entity. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2018; 47:41-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.04.014. Epub 2018 Apr 22. PubMed PMID: 29709844; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5994805. 
  • Abdelgawaad AS, Ezzati A, Govindasamy R, Krajnovic B, Elnady B, Said GZ. Kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral fractures with posterior wall injury. Spine J. 2018 Jul;18(7):1143-1148. doi: 10.1016/j.spine.2017.11.001. Epub 2017 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 29154997.
  • Govindasamy R, Solomon P, Sugumar D, Gnanadoss JJ, Murugan Y, Najimudeen S. Is the Cage an Additional Hardware in Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Low Grade Spondylolisthesis? A Prospective Study. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017;11(5):RC05-RC08. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2017/23368.9845
  • Govindasamy R, Shekhawat V, Bansiwal RC, Verma RK. Clinico-radiological Outcome Analysis of Parallel Plating with Perpendicular Plating in Distal Humeral Intra-Articular Fractures: Prospective Randomized Study. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017;11(2):RC13-RC16. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2017/22262.9423 
  • Marimuthu K, Joshi N, Sharma CS, Bhargava R, Meena DS, Bansiwal RC, Govindasamy R. Ilizarov hip reconstruction in skeletally mature young patients with chronic unstable hip joints. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011 Dec;131(12):1631-7. Doi: 10.1007/s00402-0111376-4. Epub 2011 Aug 19. PMID: 21853244. 
  • R. Verma, A.k. Sharma, Ramachandran. G: Bilateral Asymmetric Hip Dislocation with Segmental Fracture Femur: An Unusual Case Report and Literature Review. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2010 Volume 17 No 1 
  • R.L. Dayma, A.K. Sharma, D.K. Gautam, Ramachandran: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of The Lateral End of Clavicle In An Eight Year Old Child. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2010 Volume 17 No 1  
  • R. 23.    Verma, R. Bansiwal, G. Ramachandran, L. Dagdia: Bilateral Asymmetrical Radial Head Fracture: An Unusual Case Report. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2010 Volume 17 Number 2 

Book Chapters Published:

  • Lumbar Interbody fusion – Pearls & Techniques (Thieme publication) – Editorial board member 
  • Satish Rudrappa, Ramachandran Govindasamy, Veeramani Preethish Kumar. Indications for Lumbar Interbody fusion. Lumbar Interbody fusion – Pearls & Techniques (Thieme publication) 
  • Satish Rudrappa, Ramachandran Govindasamy, TV Ramakrishna. Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody fusion. Lumbar Interbody fusion – Pearls & Techniques (Thieme publication) 
  • Satish Rudrappa, Venugopal Sarath Chander, Ramachandran Govindasamy. Controversies in the treatment of vertebral hemangiomas. Neurosurgery updates Volume 2 (Thieme publication) 
  • Ramachandran Govindasamy, Vishnu Prasath, Yogesh Kumar. Anterior Scoliosis Surgery: Current role. Pediatric scoliosis (Springer publication) 
  • Satish Rudrappa, Ramachandra Govindasamy, Sai Charan. Surgical Planning for Primary Spinal Bony Tumours. Progress in clinical neurosciences (Vol 36) – ahead of publication (Thieme publication)

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