Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan
Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan, Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon, Delhi
Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan

MBBS, MS, MCh, FRCS, PHD Senior Consultant- Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi Department- Orthopedics/ Spine Surgery Procedures Expertised :
  • Spinal surgeries- disc and degenerative spinal deformity, spinal tumors, spinal trauma, spinal infections
  • Cervical discectomy, lumbar discectomy, lumbar and cervical disc repair and replacement, TESSYS (transforaminal endoscopic surgical system), spinal trauma reconstruction, vertebrectomy

Introduction of Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan

Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan is a highly qualified and experienced spine surgeon currently associated with Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi. He is considered one of the leading surgeons in India for all kinds of spinal disorders. His area of interest lies in spinal surgeries for deformity, infections, trauma and tumors. He performs all kinds of simple and complex spinal procedures that include cervical discectomy, cervical disc replacement, lumbar discectomy, lumbar disc replacement, reconstruction surgery for spinal trauma, vertebrectomy, TESSYS, surgeries for spinal tumors and other surgical procedures for spinal deformities. Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan has been performing spinal surgeries for more than three decades now and performs close to 350 such surgeries each year. With specialization in all forms of spine surgery, his special interest lies in jaw splitting cranio-cervical surgery, skull separation cervical osteotomy, total sacrectomy with lumbo pelvic reconstruction, manubriosternotomy for upper thoracic anterior instrumentation, complex revision of failed spine surgery, placing metal rods and staple instrumentation systems in deformed spine. He has also invented techniques for anterior short and long segment instrumented correction and Sacral Tarlov cysts for patients suffering from spinal deformities. Having received his trainings from the best spinal institutes of the world, Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan has handled quite a number of complex cases in his career. He did most of his surgical trainings from various hospitals in the UK. Along with his practice he has also helped several post doctoral students with their research projects and has trained other under graduate and post graduate students as well. He holds several fellowships and memberships of prestigious medical associations of the world and is a highly sought after spinal surgeon in India. He is currently collaborating with Indian Council of Medical Research to develop stem cell and growth factors for spine cord deformity, injury and spinal disc disorders.

Work Experience of Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan

  • Senior Consultant, Spine Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, 1995- 1999 and 2012- Present
  • Consultant, Orthopedics and Spine Surgery, Mid- Cheshire NHS Trust Hospital, UK, 1999
  • Private Practice, BMI South Cheshire Hospital, UK
  • Private Practice, Spire Stretton Hospital, UK

Education of Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan

  • MBBS, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, 1976
  • MS, Central Institute of Orthopedics, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, 1980
  • MCh, Orthopedics, Liverpool University, 1984
  • PHD, Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Hammersmith Hospital, London, 1990
  • FRCS, Orthopedics, Royal College of Surgeons, UK
  • Trainings in the UK on various aspects of Spinal surgery from NHS Hospitals

Memberships of Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan

  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India
  • Delhi Spine Society
  • British Orthopedic Association, Former member
  • Academic grants in the UK:
  • Arthritis and Rheumatism Council
  • The Wolfson Foundation
  • Hammerson and Queen Charlotte Special Health Authority
  • Proteus Molecular Design
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