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Dr. G. Balamurali

Spine and Neurosurgeon
26+ years of experience
Kauvery Hospital, Chennai

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    About Dr. G. Balamurali

    • Dr. G. Balamurali is a Consultant Spine and Neurosurgeon with extensive qualifications, including MBBS, MRCS (ED), MD (UK), and FRCS (Surgical Neurology).
    • He has a special interest in Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery, Spinal Cord Tumors, and Paediatric Spine Surgery.
    • Dr. Balamurali is an internationally trained Spinal Neurosurgeon with 26 years of surgical experience, including 15 years in the UK.
    • He completed fellowships in the UK (Liverpool & Nottingham), USA (San Francisco & Chicago), and Switzerland (Zurich) to gain expertise in various aspects of Spinal Surgery.
    • His specialization includes minimally invasive, endoscopic, and pain procedures.
    • Dr. Balamurali has core operative skills in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, such as TLIF and DLIF fusion procedures, decompression, and foraminotomy.
    • He is also experienced in intradural procedures for tumors and tethered cord through tubes, minimally invasive fixation for fracture spine, and vertebroplasty.
    • Dr. Balamurali performs various injection procedures, including nerve root blocks, caudal epidurals, and facet injections.
    • He specializes in spasticity procedures like DREZ rhizotomy, selective dorsal rhizotomy, and baclofen pumps.
    • His expertise extends to complex spinal procedures, such as trans-thoracic discectomy, trans-oral and trans-mandibular approaches, and vertebrectomy for tumors.
    • Dr. Balamurali is skilled in percutaneous procedures like kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty, as well as spinal cord tumor surgeries and congenital pediatric anomalies of the spinal cord.
    • In addition to spinal procedures, he has experience in general neurosurgery, including trauma, tumors, hydrocephalus shunts, infections, and pediatric neurosurgery, and he holds various prestigious awards and fellowships in the field.

    Qualification & Training of Dr. G. Balamurali

    • MBBS: Bangalore University. India (1997)
    • MRCS (Edinburgh): Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. UK (2001)
    • FRCS (Surgical Neurology): Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. UK (2008)
    • MD (Research): University of Central Lancashire. Preston, U.K (2010)

    Areas of Clinical interests

    • Minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery
    • Spinal cord tumour surgery
    • Paediatric spine surgery
    • Brachial plexus (DREZ) lesioning and other pain procedures
    • Complex spine surgery
    • Deformity spine surgery


    • General Medical Council (UK), Full Registration
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
    • Association of Spinal Surgeons of India (ASSI)
    • International Spinal Cord Society (ISCS)
    • Neurological Society of India (NSI)
    • Neuro Spine Surgeons Association (NSSA)
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of Bharath (MISSAB)
    • Tamil Nadu Association of Neurological surgeons (TANS)
    • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSED)

    Awards and Achievements :

    • Best contribution to society award from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam for working with persons with Spinal Cord Injury
    • Prof. Alan Crockard International Travel Fellowship Award winner, Spine Section American Association, Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, USA – Feb 2010.
    • International Travel Scholarship Synthes – Switzerland and Medtronic, USA – January – 2010.
    • Health Care Administration (HCA) International Foundation Travel Fellowship Award winner, London, UK – 2009
    • Best Doctor Award from Government of Tamil Nadu in recognition for Excellence in Medical Profession, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, August- 2019
    • One of the Top 50 most influential people of Chennai 2020 selected by Chennai Insider.
    • Best influencer award from Kotak Mahindra Bank, Chennai 2021

    List of Treatments

    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Spine Surgery
    • Anterior Transoral Approach To Upper
    • Cervical Spine
    • Artificial Spine Lumbar Disc Replacement
    • Cervical Spine Surgery
    • Endoscopic Micro Discectomy MED
    • Micro Lumbar Discectomy Mld
    • PLIF Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    • Reconstruction Of Traumatic Cervical
    • Spine With Vascular Fibular Graft
    • Spinal Disc Replacement
    • Spinal Endoscopic Surgery
    • Stabilization Of Traumatic Spine
    • Spine Tumour Surgery
    • Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery
    • Scoliosis Spine Surgery
    • Spine Decompression Surgery
    • Surgery for Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Fusion Surgery
    • Spinal Laminectomy
    • Total Disc Replacement
    • Vertebroplasty
    • Comprehensive Myelopathy – Spinal Cord Surgery
    • Spinal Instrumentation
    • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
    • Spondylitis
    • Slip Disc
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Disc Herniation
    • Prolapsed Disc
    • Spinal Cord Injury – Stem Cell Treatment
    • Kyphosis (Hunchback) Treatment
    • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
    • Cervical Corpectomy
    • Foraminotomy
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminoplasty
    • Laminotomy
    • Lumbar Laminectomy for Spine
    • Micro Discectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Anterior Cervical
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Nucleoplasty
    • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
    • Revision Spine Surgery

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