Mr Arun Ranganathan

Mr Arun Ranganathan

Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon

QualificationsMBBS MRCS PGDip(Orth Engin) DM FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Main NHS base:

  • Barts Health NHS Trust

Clinical interests:

Degenerative spinal conditions: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, disc arthroplasty/endoscopic spinal surgery including fusions. Spinal deformity: both paediatric and adult spinal deformity. Infections of the spine and spinal tumours. Spinal trauma: craniocervical, cervical, thoracic and lumbar.

Training & background:

Mr Ranganathan is an Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon with special interests in spine surgery. He has a large tertiary NHS practice in St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Royal London Hospital. 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 Neursocience 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 Prize 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.

The combined experience of complex spinal training and highly accredited research have helped him develop software programmes and advanced imaging techniques which 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 back and neck pain.

Mr Ranganathan has a 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 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.

Clinic Times

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Schedule Key

M: Monthly sessions       A: Consulting alternative weeks       A/H: Ad Hoc

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