About Dr. Ramachandran Govindasamy – Expert Spine surgeon specialised in Scoliosis management

Dr. Ramachandran Govindasamy is an exceptional and accomplished expert spine surgeon deeply dedicated to spine care. Backed by a robust academic foundation and extensive training, he has risen to prominence as a leading figure in the realm of orthopedics. With a career spanning numerous years, Dr. Ramachandran Govindasamy’s mastery predominantly centers around intricate spine surgery and its related domains. His unwavering commitment to patient well-being and his tireless pursuit of achieving the highest standards have rightfully established him as a renowned authority in his field.

Education and Training

1. Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Accredited by Manipal University, Department of Spine Care, Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

2. Residency (M.S) in the Department of Orthopedics, Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

3. Compulsory Rotatory Residency Internship Service (MBBS) at Madras Medical College & associated Hospitals, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.


Academic Interest

Dr. Ramachandran has been actively engaged in academia and has contributed significantly to the orthopedic community. His role as an Assistant Professor at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences reflects his commitment to educating the next generation of orthopedic professionals. He is actively engaged in teaching budding spine surgeons by serving as a Faculty for Fellowship in National Board & Fellowship in Spine surgery – Sakra Hospital.

Throughout his career,

Dr. Ramachandran Govindasamy has shown an unwavering commitment to the field of Spine surgery, specifically focusing on Scoliosis. Dr. Ramachandran’s dedication, passion for excellence, and comprehensive expertise make him a trusted and respected orthopedic surgeon in the field of spine care. Whether it’s addressing complex spinal conditions or contributing to orthopedic education, Dr. Ramachandran’s impact is felt far and wide.” Dr. Ramachandran.G believes in a patient-centered approach to care, focusing not only on the medical aspects but also considering the overall well-being of his patients. He understands the impact that orthopedic conditions, especially spine issues, can have on one’s quality of life.

Travelling Fellowship & Awards

His dedication to learning and improving his skills has led him to pursue specialized training in Spine surgery from various parts of the world to provide the best possible care to his patients.

1. IGASS travelling fellowship to Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark under guidance of Dr Martin Gehrchen was awarded in May 2019 for Spinal deformity surgery programme.
2. Indo American Spine Alliance (IASA) travelling fellowship to University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) under the mentorship of Dr Praveen Mummaneni was awarded in October 2015 for Minimally invasive and complex spine surgery program.
3. Short term Fellowship in spine surgery for Minimally invasive spine surgery was awarded from Aug 2016 – September 2016 in Helios Klinikum, AO Spine centre, Erfurt, Germany under mentorship of Dr Ahmed Shawky.
4. Best Paper award for “ Sacral lesions – our experience ” in Rockstar presentation in Instructional Course in spine conference (ICS) held in Aug 2018, Amritsar.


Spine Workshops

  1. Faculty for Kentro Spine – Advanced Spine Cadaveric course Nov 2023, MS Ramaiah advanced learning center, Bangalore
  2. Faculty for Sakra Spine Cadaveric workshop July 2023, MS Ramaiah advanced learning center, Bangalore
  3. Faculty for Medtronic MIS Nav – Spine Cadaver course June 2023, MS Ramaiah advanced learning center, Bangalore
  4. Faculty for Sakra Spine Cadaveric workshop Jan 2022, MS Ramaiah advanced learning center, Bangalore
  5. Faculty for Sakra Spine Cadaveric workshop Jan 2021, MS Ramaiah advanced learning center, Bangalore
  6. Fourth UM Advanced Operative course, July 2019, University Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  7. AO Spine Scoliosis week, Feb 2019, Sancheti Hospitals, Pune, India

Book Chapters

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

Total list of Publications

  1. 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. 
  2. 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 
  3. 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
  4. Ramachandran Govindasamy, 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.
  5. Rudrappa S. Govindasamy R, Chander VS. Hosthota A., Radiological outcomes of Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LIF) in Adult Spinal Deformity – A Systematic Review. EgySpineJ 37:2-14, 2021. DOI: 10.21608/esj.2021.64567.1173.
  6. 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 
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Venugopal Sarath Chander, Govindasamy R, Dheeraj Masapu, Veeramani PreethishKumar, 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
  10. Govindasamy R, Arunkumar Sekar, Satish Rudrappa, Swaroop Gopal, Gayadhar Behera: Self expanding esophageal metallic stent related spinal catastrophy and literature review, Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, 2020.
  11. 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
  12. 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 
  13. Parthiban JK, Rudrappa S, Prahlad ST, Govindasamy R. Evolution of surgical techniques in the management of vertebral body tumours and the current status. Neurol India. 2018 Sep-Oct;66(5):1254-1269. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.241398. PubMed PMID: 30232982.
  14. Rudrappa Satish, Tukkapuram Venkata & Govindasamy R, Gopal Swaroop & Masapu (2018). Partial Sacrectomy for Sacral Chordomas: A Surgical Perspective. The Journal of Spinal Surgery. 5. 29-35. 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1165.
  15. 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. 
  16. 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.spinee.2017.11.001. Epub 2017 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 29154997.
  17. 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 
  18. Govindasamy R, Shekhawat V, Banshiwal RC, Verma RK. Clinico-radiological Outcome Analysis of Parallel Plating with Perpendicular Plating in Distal Humeral Intra-articular Fractures: Prospective Randomised Study. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017;11(2):RC13-RC16. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2017/22262.9423
  19. 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. PubMed PMID: 21853244.
  20. 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 Number 1
  21. 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 Number 1
  22. 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

Conference Proceedings

1. Correction maneuvers & Balancing techniques in AIS – When and what ?. BOSSCON 2021, Mumbai
2. Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation – surgical video demonstration, OASISCON 2021, Salem, Tamilnadu
3. Percutaenous vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral fractures, KOACON 2021, Karnataka
4. Pyogenic spondylodiscitis – challenges in diagnosis and treatment algorithm, ICS 2019, ASSI conference, Mangalore
5. Radiological evaluation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, Spine 2019, NSSA conference, Kochi
6. Osteoporotic fracture case presentation and conclusion of case, Spine 2019, NSSA conference, Kochi
7. Pyogenic spondylodiscitis – challenges in diagnosis and treatment algorithm, Spine 2019, NSSA conference, Kochi
8. Paediatric CVJ abnormalities – Clinico-radiological profile and surgical outcomes, Spine 2019, NSSA conference, Kochi
9. Role of cement augmentation in a dynamically loaded osteoporotic fractured vertebra– ASSICON Jan 2019, Ahmedabad
10. Modified Anterior Un-Instrumented Trans corporeal Functional cervical discectomy for radiculopathy – ASSICON Jan 2019, Ahmedabad
11. Hydrocephalic attack – an uncommon complication of spinal surgery and review of literature – ASSICON Jan 2019, Ahmedabad
12. Does preserving S1 vertebral body in resection of sacral tumors help in decreasing morbidity? A single center experience – ASSICON Jan 2019, Ahmedabad
13. Sacral lesions – our experience – Instructional spine course, Aug, 2018, Amritsar, Punjab
14. Spinal tuberculosis presenting as immune thrombocytopenia purpura – Spine week 2016
15. Clinicoradiological outcome of lumbar interbody fusion with and without cage in low grade spondylolisthesis – a prospective comparative study, in TNOACON 2015, Salem
16. Clinicoradiological outcome of lumbar interbody fusion with and without cage in low grade spondylolisthesis – a prospective comparative study, in ASSICON 2015, Pune.
17. Earliest presentation of high grade dysplastic spondylolisthesis – A case report in OASISCON 2014, held in Palakkad, kerala.
18. Rationale in the management of four level lumbar spondylolysis with or without instability and/or spondylolisthesis in ASSICON 2013, 17-20 Jan 2013 held in kochi.
19. Circumferrential decompression and global instrumented fusion through a single stage posterior alone approach for active thoracolumbar spinal tuberculosis in ASSICON 2013, 17-20 Jan 2013 held in kochi.
20. Comparative Study Of Parallel plating with Perpendicular plating in the management of Distal Humeral Fractures- Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial in ROSACON 2012, 6-8 Jan.2012 held in Ajmer
21. Comparative Study Of Parallel plating with Perpendicular plating in the management of Distal Humeral Fractures- Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial in IOACON 2011 Ghaziabad- Noida, 9-11 Dec 2011
22. Hip Reconstruction in Neglected Hip in ROSACON 2011,12-13 Feb held in Sri Ganganagar