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Mr Arun Ranganathan

Mr Arun Ranganathan

MBBS, MRCS, PGDip(Orth Engin), DM, FRCS(TrandOrth)

Trauma & Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Mr Ranganathan is an Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon with special interests in Spine Surgery.

He completed his orthopaedic training from Newcastle/Yorkshire deanery and underwent spinal training in North East England and Nottingham.

Mr Ranganathan is dually fellowship-trained and certified in orthopaedic spine and neurospine surgery. He completed the prestigious AO Spine North America Advanced Spine fellowship in one of the most prestigious centres in the world 'Krembil Neuroscience Centre and Hospital for Sick Children’ in Toronto under the world-renowned neurosurgeon, Dr Michael Fehlings, and spinal deformity surgeon, Dr Stephen Lewis.

He has been awarded a doctorate degree for research in the field of spinal surgery conducted in Sir Peter Mansfield (Nobel Prise winner) MR centre from the Nottingham University. He has the rare distinction of being the youngest recipient of the ISSLS (formerly Volvo) Award twice, in 2004 and 2009, for best international spinal research work in the intervertebral disc physiology.

He is also the recipient of the Britspine International 2004 and the Spine Society of Australia award in 2009 for best international spinal research work on the human intervertebral disc. He is an invited guest speaker in several international meetings and an expert reviewer in several international journals including Spine.

The combined experience of complex spinal training and highly-accredited research have helped him develop software programmes and advanced imaging techniques that helps to predict the nutritional status of the lumbar discs and assess its future risk of degeneration. This tool is now a part of several international projects and is being introduced in London for the first time to provide the most advanced biological solutions to understanding your back and neck pain. Our rehabilitation team use this knowledge combined with advanced techniques to help with the non-operative treatment of all neck and back pain conditions, close to your home.

If surgery is required, he specialises in Minimal Access Muscle Sparing MicroEndoscopic Spine Surgery, through small scars, which provides greatly improved outcomes and earlier return back to work.

Mr Ranganathan has large experience in dealing with all forms of complex high velocity craniovertebral junction, cervical, thoracic, thoracolumbar spinal trauma, working in one of the busiest trauma units in London. He has large experience in managing spinal infections, especially tuberculosis of the spine. He also has extensive training in all aspects of spine surgery, dealing with complex reconstructions of cranio-vertebral, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He is formally-trained in adult and paediatric complex deformity corrections including all forms of spinal osteotomies and spinal tumour resections.           

Education

  • FRCS (Tr&Orth), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2011)
  • DM (Orthopaedics), University of Nottingham (2008)
  • PGDip (Orth Engin), Cardiff University (2008)
  • MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2004)

Speciality

Spinal Surgery

Professional Experience

  • More than 15 years of experience
  • Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Spine Surgery London (present)
  • Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Holly House Private Hospital (present)
  • Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, The London Clinic (present)
  • Consultant Spine and Orthopaedic Surgeon, St Bartholomew's Hospital London (present)
  • Consultant Spine and Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Royal London Hospital (present)

Special Interests

Degenerative spinal conditions, spinal deformity, infections and cancers of the Spine

Positions in Public Associations

  • Invited guest speaker at several international meetings
  • Expert reviewer for several international journals including Spine

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded doctorate degree for research in the field of spinal surgery conducted in Sir Peter Mansfield (Nobel Prize winner) MR centre, University of Nottingham
  • Received ISSLS (formerly Volvo) award for Best Spinal Research Work in the Intervertebral Disc Physiology (2004, 2009)
  • Received Britspine International Award for Best International Spinal Research Work (2004)
  • Received Spine Society of Australia Award for Best International Spinal Research Work (2009)