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Dr. Ravi Venkatesan


Spine Surgeon


20+ Years of Experience



About Doctor

Dr. Ravi Venkatesan, a seasoned Spine Surgeon with over two decades of experience, stands as a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery in Chennai, India. His expertise encompasses Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Complex Spinal Reconstruction, Micro-Endoscopic Surgery, and Lumbar Spine Surgery.

His outstanding contributions have earned him recognition, including the Gold Medal from CMC, Vellore, for his groundbreaking work. His specialization encompasses a wide array of spinal disorders, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, spinal cord injuries, and spinal tumors.

Dr. Venkatesan employs advanced diagnostic techniques, such as MRI scans, CT scans, and X-rays, to accurately identify the underlying causes of patients' symptoms. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Ravi Venkatesan is highly regarded as one of Chennai's most compassionate and skilled spine surgeons.

His overarching goal is to provide world-class care that maximizes the chances of a full recovery for his patients.

Dr. Venkatesan is an esteemed member of the Tamil Nadu Medical Council, Tamil Nadu Orthopedics Association, and the Association of Spine Surgeons of India.

Medical Qualifications

  • B.sc
  • MBBS,
  • D.Ortho,
  • DNB (Ortho),
  • Spine Fellowship

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Minimally-invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery 
  • Orthopaedics
  • Foraminotomy
  • Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Scoliosis Correction
  • Interlaminar Implant
  • Sciatica treatment

All Treatments

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior cervical corpectomy
  • Cervical decompression
  • Cervical laminoplasty
  • Cervical posterior decompression and fusion
  • Cervical laminectomy and fusion
  • Cervical posterior foraminotomy
  • Anterior/posterior cervical fusion
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Cervical fusion for tumors
  • Posterior thoracic decompression
  • Posterior thoracic laminectomy
  • Thoracic posterior fusion
  • Thoracic interbody fusion
  • Thoracic posterior fusion for tumors
  • Percutaneous pedicle instrumentation of the thoracic spine
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar posterior fusion
  • Lumbar fusion for tumors
  • Pars repair
  • Percutaneous pedicle instrumentation of the lumbar spine
  • Posterior spinal fusion
  • Anterior/posterior spinal fusion
  • Anterior spinal fusion
  • Exploration of fusion
  • Osteotomies
  • Removal of spinal implants/hardware
  • Revision spinal surgery
  • Synovial cyst excision

Professional Work Experience

  • Specialty training in emergency services (including AIR Ambulance) at BG Trauma Clinic, Germany
  • Al - Ameen Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka University, Dharwad
  • Emergency medicine 2 years experience
  • Trauma care - Management of all types of polytrauma cases

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Ravi Venkatesan, with over two decades of experience as a spine surgeon, holds degrees in MBBS, DNB, and B.Sc. He effectively communicates with patients in English and Hindi, enhancing the consultation experience. Consultation services are among the comprehensive medical offerings provided by Dr. Venkatesan.

Research and Fellowships

  • Role of posterior stabilization in the management of TB spine
  • Venkatesan R, Babu PN, Daniel AJ, Lee VN, Agarwal S, Sadhu D, Sundararaj GD. Adjuvant posterior stabilization in the management of tuberculous spondylitis of the dorsal and lumbar spine. Orthop Traumatol 9:75-85, 2001
  • Sundararaj GD, Behera S, Venkatesan R, Venkatesh K, Cherian VM, Lee VN,. Role of posterior stabilization in the management of TB spine. JBJS Br. 85:100-6, 2003

Awards and Recoginition

  • Won Gold Medal from CMC, Vellore
  • Was the first to perform a minimally invasive surgery in South India

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