Karunakaran is an accomplished Spine surgeon with about 20 years of medical practice.He has successfully performed more than thousand spine surgeries of various type and complexities including scoliosis, cervical spine pathologies, thoracotomies, laparotomy, disc replacement surgeries etc.Dr. Karunakaran is a pioneer in percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy under local anaesthesia for disc prolapse in Tamilnadu and is also the first to have used INSPACE-interspinous implant for lumbar canal stenosis-Key hole spine surgery local anaesthesia.
He is aadept at pain management techniques of spine like Foraminal epidural steroid injection, Facetal block.
Medical School & Fellowships, MBBS from Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Chidambaram
MS - Orthopaedics from Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai
DNB - Orthopaedics from Indian Medical Council
Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Association
Orthopedic Association of south Indian states
Association of Spine Surgeons of India
Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
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