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Dr G. Balamurali – Spinal Neurosurgeon In Chennai

About Dr. G. Balamurali

About Dr. G. Balamurali

Head of Spine Surgery
Consultant Spine and Neurosurgeon
MBBS, MRCS (Ed), MD (UK), FRCS (Surgical Neurology)
Fellow in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – UK, USA, Switzerland
Fellow in Complex Spine Surgery – UK, Switzerland

Professional Summary
Internationally trained Spinal Neurosurgeon in Chennai with 24 years of surgical experience, from UK. Extensively trained in all niche aspects of spinal surgery as part of 3-year fellowship in the UK (Liverpool & Nottingham), USA (San Francisco & Chicago) and Switzerland (Zurich). Senior Spine and Neurosurgeon in India since 2011.
Special Interest
  • Minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery
  • Spinal cord tumour surgery
  • Paediatric spine surgery
  • Brachial plexus (DREZ) lesioning and other pain procedures
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Deformity spine surgery
Professional Commitment
  • Assistant Editor of The Journal of Spine Surgeries (JOSS)
  • Executive Member of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of Bharath (MISSAB)

Research – Doctorate in Medicine (MD)

Topic: Predicting the response to venticuloperitoneal shunt in patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Collaborators: University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire Teaching Hospital, Preston and Hope Hospital, Manchester. UK
Interested in academics, research and training. Presented around the world in multiple areas of Neurological surgery.
Peer-reviewed Publications20
National &International presentations65
Invited lectures45
Live workshops40
Book chapters05
Book01
Faculty>05

Qualifications/Awards & Fellowships

CourseUniversityYear
MBBSBangalore University. India1997
MRCS (Edinburgh)Member of Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh. UK2001
FRCS (Surgical Neurology)Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. UK2008
MD (Research)University of Central Lancashire. Preston, U.K2010

Professional

  • Prof. Alan Crockard International Travel Fellowship Award Winner Spine Section – American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, USA – Feb 2010.
  • International Travel Scholarship Synthes, Europe and Medtronic, USA – January 2010.
  • Health Care Administration (HCA) International Foundation Travel Fellowship Award Winner. London, UK (2009)
  • Best Doctor Award from Government of Tamil Nadu in recognition for Excellence in Medical Profession, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, August- 2019

Personal

  • Recognition of service to society – Awarded by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Lead India 2012, 2nd National Movement, Coimbatore 14/12/2012.
  • Several Rotary awards for RASTRA (Rotary Aid for Spine Treatment and Rehabilitation) project.
  • Nottingham Senior Spinal Fellowship (UK), 2010 AO Spinal accredited Dr Broken Boszczyk, Mr Mike Grevitt, Mr John Webb
  • University of California, San Francisco (USA – 2010) AANS & NASS accredited Spine Fellowship, (Minimally invasive spine surgery) Dr. Praveen Mummaneni
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago (USA -2010) AANS & NASS accredited Spine Fellowship, (Minimally invasive spine surgery) Prof. Richard Fessler
  • Schulte’s Klink, Zurich, Switzerland – 2009 Internationally accredited Spinal Fellowship, (Complex spine surgery) Prof. Deiter Grob
  • Liverpool Spinal Fellowship. Liverpool, UK – 2009 Nationally accredited Neuro-Ortho spine fellowship Mr Gordon Findlay, Mr Robin Pillay, Mr DeMatas
  • Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital – UK- 2007- 2008 Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neuro and Spinal surgery Mr I Kamaly, Mr J Thorne, Mr J Leggate

Career/Skills

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – TLIF and OLIF (fusion procedures), decompression and foraminotomy, percutaneous screws for deformity correction, intradural procedures for tumour and tethered cord through tubes, minimally invasive fixation for fracture spine and vertebroplasty.
  • Pain procedures – Dorsal Root Entry Zone (DREZ) Rhizotomy, cordotomy, spinal cord stimulator
  • Injection procedures – Nerve root  blocks, caudal epidural, discogram, facet injection and ganglion block
  • Spasticity procedures – DREZ Rhizotomy, selective dorsal rhizotomy and baclofen pumps
  • Complex Spinal procedures – Minimally invasive trans-thoracic discectomy, trans-oral and trans-mandibular approach to anterior CVJ, OC fusion, C1-2 procedures, degenerative scoliosis and anterior lumbar procedures, vertebrectomy and reconstruction for tumours, complex trauma to any part of spine
  • Percutaneous procedure – Kypho and vertebroplasty, percutaneous C1-2 screws, ant odontoid screws
  • Spinal Cord Tumors – Complex large intradural and intramedullary tumours, metastatic spine tumours, bony tumour reconstruction and AVM
  • Deformity Surgery – Congenital, adolescent idiopathic and adult deformity spine surgery – Scoliosis and kyphoscoliosis
  • Congenital Paediatric anomalies of the spinal cord – Split cord syndrome, lipomyelomeningocele, open myelomenongocele, tethered cord, foramen magnum decompression, deformity correction and syringopleural shunts
  • Cranial Surgeries: General neurosurgery including trauma, tumours, hydrocephalus shunts, infection and paediatric neurosurgery
  • General Medical Council (UK), Full Registration
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Association of Spinal Surgeons of India (ASSI)
  • International Spinal Cord Society (ISCS)
  • Spinal Cord Society (SCS)
  • Neurological Society of India (NSI)
  • Neuro Spine Surgeons Association (NSSA)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of Bharath (MISSAB)

Professional Career – 23 Years Across 4 Countries

Dr G Balamurali is an Internationally trained Spinal Neurosurgeon with 17+ years of Surgical experience. He trained as a NEUROSURGEON in United Kingdom for 8 years. He further extensively trained in all niche aspects of Spinal Surgery for another 3-years in the UK (Liverpool & Nottingham), USA (San Francisco & Chicago) and Switzerland (Zurich). He extensively travelled across continents and learnt newer techniques in Spine surgery from the best of surgeons at the best of centers.
Consultant Spine and Neurosurgeon (Jan  2015 – Till date)Kauvery Advanced Spine Centre, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, India
Senior Consultant Spine nd Neurosurgeon (Oct 2011 – Dec 2014)Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India
Consultant Spine Surgeon (2010-2011)Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham. UK.
International Spine Fellowships (2008-2010)University of California, San Francisco, USA
Northwestern memorial Hospital, Chicago, USA
Schulthess Klink, Zurich, Switzerland
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham. UK.
Walton Center for Neurosurgery and Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK
Specialist Registrar in Neurosurgery (Training number: NWN/031/505/F) (2003-2008)Greater Manchester Neuroscience Centre, Hope Hospital, Manchester, UK
Lancashire Teaching Hospital, NHS Trust, Preston, UK
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester, UK
Clinical Research Fellow in Neurosurgery (2002-2003)Lancashire Teaching Hospital, NHS Trust, Preston, UK
Clinical Fellow in Spinal Cord Injuries (2002)North of England Spinal Injuries Centre, James Cook University, Middlesbrough, UK
Senior House Officer – Neurosurgery (2000-2002)Walton Center for Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK
Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK
Senior House Officer – General Surgery (1997-2000)Withybush General Hospital, Wales, UK
Senior House Officer – General Surgery (1997)Government General Hospital, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India
Internship (1995-1996)Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India

Publications/ Presentations

  • Radiological protocol in spinal trauma: literature review and Spinal Cord Society position statement. G Balamurali, P.K Karthik Yelamarthy, H S Chhabra, Vedant Vaksha, Yatish Agarwal, Anita Agarwal, Kalidutta Das, Hans Joseph Erli, Mihir Bapat, Roop Singh, Darshan Gautam, Rushama Tandon, Sriram Rajan. European Spine Journal. August 2019
  • Paraspinal congenital infantile fibrosarcoma, Sanjana  Venkateswaran, SivasankarJayakumar, SathishManivel, Mallikarjuna V S, Balamurali G, Journal of Neonatal Surgery, 2019
  • Presence of Undiagnosed Cervical Myelopathy in patients referred for Surgical Evaluation of Lumbar Stenosis. Gopalakrishnan Balamurali, Vishal C Gala, Jean-Marc Voyadzis, david Rosen, Apazra Burks, Laurie Rice, Richard G Fessler. The Journal of Spinal Surgery. 2016| April-June | Issue 2
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques for the Treatment of Primary Spinal Column Lesions. Gopalakrishnan Balamurali, Ajay Ramesh Kothari, Amjad Nasr Anaizi, Jean Marc Voyadzis, John O’tootle, Richard G Fessler, The Journal of Spinal Surgery, July-September 2015;2(3):0-0
  • The assessment of neuronal status in normal and cervical spondylotic myelopathy using diffusion tensor imaging. Rajasekeran S, Yerramshetty JS, Chittode VS, Kanna RM, Balamurali G, Shetty AP. Spine. 2014 Jul1; 39 (15): 1183-9.
  • Improving levels of evidence in studies published in spinal journals from 1983 to 2011. Gnanalingham KK, Davies BM, Balamurali G, Titoria P, Doyle P, Abou-ZeidA.British J Neurosurg. 2013 Apr; 27(2):152-5. Epub 2013 Feb 1. Review.
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. G Balamurali, Om Prakash, S Rajasekaran, The Journal of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association. Feb 2013, 39(1)
  • Thorotrast-induced primary cerebral angiosarcoma: case report. Balamurali G, du Plessis DG, Wengoy M, Bryan N, Herwadkar A, Richardson PL. Neurosurgery. 2009 Jul; 65(1): E210-1; discussion E211.
  • Kyphoplasty for lytic tumour lesions of the spine: prospective follow-up of 11 cases from procedure to death.König MA, Jehan S, Balamurali G, Bierschneider M, Grillhösl A, Boszczyk. BM.Eur Spine J. 2012;21(9):1873-9. Epub 2012 Apr 6.
  • Avoidance of wrong-level thoracic spine surgery: intraoperative localization with preoperative percutaneousiducial screw placement. Upadhyaya CD, Wu JC, Chin CT, Balamurali G, Mummaneni PV.J Neurosurgery pine. 2012 Mar; 16(3):280-4.
  • Anterior thoracic foraminotomy through mini-thoracotomy for the treatment of giant thoracic discherniations.  Russo A, Balamurali G,Nowicki R, Boszczyk BM.Eur Spine J. 2012 May;21 Supply 2:S212-20. Epub 2012 Mar 20.
  • Combined transnasal and transoral endoscopic approaches to the craniovertebral junction. El-Sayed IH, Wu JC, Ames CP, Balamurali G, Mummaneni PV.    J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2010;1(1):44-8.
  • Improvement of persistent developmental stuttering after surgical excision of a left perisylvian meningioma. BalamuraliG, S Bukhari, J Carter, A Sofat. British journal of Neurosurgery. August 2010; 24(4): 485–487
  • Thorotrast-induced primary cerebral angiosarcoma: case report. Balamurali G, du Plessis DG, Wengoy M, Bryan N, Herwadkar A, Richardson PL. Neurosurgery. 2009 Jul;65(1):E210-1; discussion E211.
  • Rupture of brainstem cyst with clinical benefit after head injury. Case report. Hussain Z, Balamurali G, King T.  J Neurosurg. 2007 Jan;106(1 Suppl):41-3.
  • Thoracic intraduralextramedullary capillary haemangioma: A case report. Alakandy LM, Hercules S, Balamurali G, Reid H, Herwardkar A, Holland J P. British Journal of Neurosurgery, August 2006; 20(4):236-9
  • Four decades of normal pressure hydrocephalus: are we doing better? Balamurali G, Golash A, Starkey N. Cerebrospinal Fluid Research. December 2004, 1(suppl 1) S61.
  • Outcome predictors in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus – Preston NPH study preliminary results from the first year. Balamurali G, Goulash A, Starkey N. Cerebrospinal fluid research. December 2004,1(Suppl1):S15
  • Outcome predictors in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus – Preston NPH study preliminary results from the first year. Balamurali G, Golash A, Starkey N, Bhatti I. British  Journal of Neurosurgery, August 2004; 18(4): 407 – 422
  • Advances in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus – Literature review. Balamurali G, Golash A, Starkey N, Bhatti I. British  Journal of Neurosurgery, August 2004; 18(4): 407 – 422
  • Papillary endothelial hyperplasia associated with cortical dysplasia. Du Plessis D G, Balamurali G, Smith ET, Broome JC, Pizer BL, Mallucci CL.ActaNeuropathol. 2003 Mar;105(3):303-8. Epub 2002 Nov 14.
  • Correlation of neuropsychological tests, Rcsf and gait improvement after lumbar drainage of CSF in suspected Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus patients. Balamurali G, AprajayGolash, Nicola Starkey. British  Journal of Neurosurgery, October 2003: 17(5): 477-497
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and dementia: recent developments in determining surgical prognosis.Balamurali G, Nicola Starkey, AGolash.British Neurological Association abstracts, Vol 17, PXX 07.01 page 57, 2003
  • 1. “Posterior Tubular approach” under “Unilateral Cervical Radiculopathy”, MISSICON, Chandigarh, November 2019
  • 2. Advances in Spine Surgery, IMA, Chennai, September 2019
  • 3. Differentiating tubercular and pyogenic infections of the spine, NSSA, Kochi, August 2019
  • 4. Management of surgery related complications in adult spinal deformity, NSSA, Kochi, August 2019
  • 5. Role of Neuromodulation in SCI, Neurotrauma, Agra, August 2019
  • 6. Steroids in SCI, Neurotrauma, Agra, August 2019
  • 7. ACDF vs ADR vs MIS vs Post foraminotomy: current state of evidence, World Neurosciences Summit II, Delhi, August 2019
  • 8. Videos – How I do it for disc removal: Different techniques, World Neurosciences Summit II, Delhi, August 2019
  • 9. Tips & Tricks ; Inside-Out, Outside-In and Outside-Out. When & How, World Neurosciences Summit II, Delhi, August 2019
  • 10. Advances in Spine Surgery, IMA, Pondicherry, August 2019
  • 11. Management of Congenital Spine Abnormality in Children, Child Trust Hospital, Chennai, July 2019
  • 12. Diagnosis and treatment of low grade Infections, NSpine, London, June 2019
  • 13. Differentiating Tubercular and Pyogenic Spine Infection – Clinical, Radiological, Histopathological and management, NSpine, London, June 2019
  • 14. Epidural abscess formation – treatment concepts in pyogenic abscess and TB abscess, NSpine, London, June 2019
  • 15. DREZ lesions for pain after SCI, NSpine, London, June 2019
  • 16. Spinal schwannomas and neurofibromas – difference in surgical management, NSpine, London, June 2019
  • 17. Avoiding complications in spine surgery, International Summit on Excellence in Spine Surgery, (IESS), Chennai, June 2019
  • 18. Lumbar Canal Stenosis – A to Z of it, International Orthopaedic Conclave, Noida, January 2019
  • 19. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, NSI, Jaipur, December 2018
  • 20. Spinal deformities and degeneration in adolescent, The Obstetric & Gynaecological Society of Southern India (FOGSI), Chennai, December 2018
  • 21. Management of Spine Injury, ISCCM, 14th Annual Refresher Course, Chennai, November 2018
  • 22. What are the challenges faced in developing an Injury prevention program for India and LMIC, ISSICON 2018, Chennai, October 5 -7 2018
  • 23. What are the challenges faced in developing an Injury prevention program for India and LMIC, ISSICON 2018, Chennai, October 5 – 7 2018
  • 24. DREZ Lesioning for Neuropathic Pain in SCI and BPI, ISSICON 2018, Chennai, October 5-7 2018
  • 25. Natural course of cervical spondylotic myelopathy, NSSA, Nagpur, September 2018
  • 26. Management of dural leaks, Dr Reddys Symphosium on Dural Repair and Reconstruction, Trivandrum, September 2018
  • 27. Instructional course in Spine 2018, Amritsar, August 2018
  • 28. Management strategies for dural injury and dural repair, Association of Spine Surgeons of India Live Surgery Course, New Delhi, June 2018
  • 29. MIS PLIF/TLIF: Rationale, Principles and Technique – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Update & Live Operation & Cadaveric Endoscopic Spine Surgery Workshop, Chandigarh, May 2018
  • 30. Tamil Nadu Neurological forum, Guest lecture, April 2018
  • 31. Principles and Introduction to MIS Surgery, MIS posterior cervical foraminotomy – Technique & Road to becoming a MIS surgeon, Salem – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Course, March 2018
  • 32. Advances, Indication and outcomes of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Indian Medical Association, Madurai, March 2018
  • 33. Advances in Safe Spine Surgery, Indian Medical Association, Tirunelveli, January 2018
  • 34. Outcome of DREZ lesioning for Neuropathic pain, Neurological Society of India Conference, Nagpur, November 2017
  • 35. Road to becoming an MIS Surgeon, Annual Conference of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India – MISSICON, Chennai, October 2017
  • 36. Micro lumbar discectomy, Tips & tricks, Annual Conference of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India – MISSICON, Chennai, October 2017
  • 37. Surgery for spinal anomalies, Balamurali G, OGSSI & National Neonatal Forum (TN Chapter), Chennai, September 2017
  • 38. Outcome of 5 years experience of dorsal root entry zone lesioning for neuropathic brachial plexus pain, Balamurali G, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, (WFNS 2017), Turkey, Istanbul, August 2017
  • 39. Antenatally detected paraspinal congenital infantile fibrosarcoma, Sivasankar Jayakumar, Sathish Manivel, Balamurali G, Global congress for Consensus in Paediatrics and Child Health CIP, Sri Lanka, November 2017
  • 40. Outcome of 5 years experience of DREZ lesioning for brachial plexus avulsion, Balamurali G, Tamilnadu and Pondicherry Association of Neuro Surgeons (TANPANS), Pondicherry, April 2017
  • 41. Role of Dorsal Root Entry Zone Rhotomy surgery in management of Brachail Plexus Pain. Invited lecture. Balamurali G, National Hand Surgery Conference, Mangalore, India, November 2014.
  • 42. Vertebral and intraspinal anomalies in Indian population with congenital scoliosis – a study of 119 consecutive patients. Neeraj Gupta, Balamurali G, Rajasekeran S. (BEST POSTER AWARD). Association of Spine Surgeons of India, Culcutta, January 2014.
  • 43. Anterior thoracic foraminotomy through mini-thoracotomy for the treatment of giant thoracic disc  herniations. Global Spine Congress. G Balamurali, BM Boszczyk. April 4-6, 2013. Hong Kong, China.
  • 44. Type 2 Odontoid fracture management, Invited talk. Balamurali G, Association of Spine Surgeons of India Conference, Kochi, 2013
  • 45. Anterior Thoracic Foraminotomy through mini-thoracotomy for the treatment of giant thoracic disc herniation   Balamurali G, BM Boszczyk, October 13-14, 2012, ISICON 2012, Delhi. India.
  • 46. Minimally invasive microsurgical resection of Intradural spinal tumors using tubular retraction system. Balamurali G, October 13-14, 2012, ISICON 2012, Delhi. India.
  • 47. Adjacent level cervical disc revision surgery – techniques and outcomes Balamurali G, BM Boszczyk, October 13-14, 2012, ISICON 2012, Delhi. India.
  • 48. Minimally invasive posterior cervical discectomy for cervical radiculopathy. Balamurali G. October 13-14, 2012, ISICON 2012, Delhi. India.
  • 49. The presence of undiagnosed cervical myelopathy in patients referred for surgical evaluation of lumbar Stenosis. Balamurali G, Richard Fessler, October 13-14, 2012, ISICON 2012, Delhi. India.
  • 50. Minimally invasive microsurgical resection of Intradural spinal tumors. Balamurali G, Neuro Spine Surgeons Association, Chennai 13-16th September 2012, Chennai, India.
  • 51. Back and Neck pain management – overview. Balamurali G, Ganga Spine Therapy course, 9-10 June 2012, Coimbatore, India.
  • 52. Role of Neurosurgeon in the management of spinal deformity. Balamurali G, Association of Spine Surgeons of India conference, 27-30 January 2011. Mumbai. India.
  • 53. Percutaneous reduction and minimally invasive trans sacral screw fixation in U-Shaped fractures of the sacrum. British association of Spinal Surgeons annual conference, Edinburgh, February – 2011. (BEST INOVATIVE TECHNIQUE POSTER AWARD). M A Konig, S Jehan, G Balamurali, U Seidel, P Heini, B M Boszczyk.
  • 54. Is it safe to use long screws in L5/S1 stand-alone anterior interbody fusion? : A review of 38 patients. British association of Spinal Surgeons annual conference, Edinburgh, February – 2011.M A Konig, G Balamurali, F V Ebrahimi, MP Grevitt, H Mehdian, BM Boszczyk
  • 55. Early results of stand-alone anterior interbody fusion in iatrogenic spondylolisthesis patients. British association of Spinal Surgeons annual conference, Edinburgh, February – 2011M A Konig, G Balamurali, F V Ebrahimi, BM Boszczyk
  • 56. Anterior lumbar surgery in senior patients for complex reconstruction of the spine. British association of Spinal Surgeons annual conference, Edinburgh, February – 2011M A Konig, G Balamurali, S Badhe, BM Boszczyk
  • 57. A Comparison of Mini-Open and Open Approaches for Resection of Thoracolumbar Intradural Spinal Tumors. BRITSpine annual conference April 2010, Liverpool. UK Lu D, Balamurali G, Chou D, Mummaneni P.
  • 58. Retrospective study of the outcomes of lumbar microdiscectomy following selective nerve root blocks. BRIT Spine annual conference April 2010, Liverpool. UK. Balamurali G, Elmalky M, Haruna I, Dematas M, Pillay R.
  • 59. Vertebroplasty – a restrospective review of indication, selection and outcome in a single centre. BRIT Spine annual conference April 2010, Liverpool. UK N Slater, G Balamurali, R Pillay.
  • 60. Quality of studies published in spinal journals over three decades: Improving quality of evidence for clinical practice. Society of British Neurological Surgeons. Dublin, September 2009. (BEST POSTER AWARD) Paul M Doyle, G Balamurali, Punnet Titoria,  AhmedAbou-Zeid and Kanna K Gnanalingham
  • 61. A Pictorial review of multi-slice CT perfusion in brain tumours. Balamurali G, Lekka E, Stockley H, Patankar T. World Federation of Neurological surgeons. Boston, USA. August 2009.
  • 62. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A Prospective study to identify the predictive indicators of shunt responsive Patients. Balamurali G, Abbott, J, Spooner A, Golash A. World Federation of Neurological surgeons. Boston, USA. August 2009.
  • 63. Pre-operative investigations for elective lumbar discectomy – Are we following the NICE guidelines? Balamurali G, Reddy G, Vennila R, Gnanalingham K, Cowie R. Society of British Neurological Surgeons. Liverpool, April 2008
  • 64. Primary angiosarcoma of the brain as a late and rare complication following local Thorotrast contrast. Instillation. Balamurali G, M J Wengoy, DG du Plessis, PL Richardson. Society of British Neurological Surgeons. Liverpool, April 2008
  • 65. A rare case of Thorotrast induced cerebral angiosarcoma – case report and review of literature. Balamurali G, Richardson P, Sofat A, du Plessis D, Bryant N, Herwardker A  American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Washington. April 2007.
  • 66. North West of England Normal Pressure hydrocephalus study of outcome predictors in shunt responsive patients. Balamurali G, Golash A, Bhatti I, Sofat A  American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Washington. April 2007.
  • 67. Preston Normal Pressure hydrocephalus study – 1 year outcomes of a prospective analysis of outcome predictors in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus.Balamurali G, Bhatti I, Golash A. Society of British Neurological Surgeons.  Preston. September 2006.
  • 68. Preston Normal pressure hydrocephalus – Can we treat these patients? Balamurali G, Culpin V, Abbott J, Spooner J, Golash A.  Annual Faculty Research Day, University of Central lancashire. Preston.28th June 06.
  • 69. Outcome predictors in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus – Preston NPH study. Balamurali G, Golash A, Starkey N, Bhatti I. Society of British Neurological Surgeons. Manchester September 22nd – 24th. 2004.
  • 70. Four decades of normal pressure hydrocephalus: are we doing better? Balamurali G, Golash A, Starkey N. Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida. 48th Annual Scientific Meeting. June 23 – 26 2004   Dublin, Ireland.
  • 71. Outcome predictors in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus – Preston NPH study preliminary results from the first year.Balamurali G, Golash A, Starkey N, Bhatti I. Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida. 48th   Annual Scientific Meeting. June 23–26. Dublin, Ireland. 2004
  • 72. Advances in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus – Literature review. Balamurali G, Golash A, Starkey N, Bhatt British Neurosurgical research group (BNRG). March 3rd& 4th 2004. Hull.
  • 73. Outcome predictors in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus –  Preston NPH study preliminary results from the first year. Balamurali G, Golash A, Starkey N, Bhatti I.  British Neurosurgical research group (BNRG). March 3rd& 4th 2004. Hull.
  • 74. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and dementia: recent developments in determining surgical prognosis. Balamurali G, Nicola Starkey, Aprajay Golash. Poster Presentation at the British Neurological Association (BNA). 13th –15th April 2003. Harrogate.
  • 75. Phase contrast Cine imaging and Quantitative assessment of CSF flow in Arnold Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia.  HussainZakier, Balamurali G,GolashAprajay, Tomlinson Helen. Poster Presentation at the British Neurosurgical Research Group (BNRG). 20th – 21st March 2003. Cambridge.
  • 76. Correlation of neuropsychological tests, Rcsf and gait improvement after lumbar drainage of CSF in suspected  Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus patients. Balamurali G, AprajayGolash, Nicola Starkey  Poster Presentation at the British Neurological Research Group (BNRG). 20th – 21st March 2003. Cambridge.
  • 77. Autonomic Dysreflexia – Can they be recognized in Accident and Emergency departments? GBalamurali, C.G.Greenough, J.White. Presentation at the National Guttmann Spinal Symposium at James Cook University Hospital in June 2002.
  • 78. Papillary endothelial hyperplasia associated with cortical dysplasia. Daniel du Plessis, G. Balamurali, Conor L. Mallucci, M Javadpour, E.Trevor Smith, John C. Broome,
  • 79. Poster Presentation at
    1. a)European Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery –  Sweden 2001
    2. b)InternationalSociety for PaediatricNeurooncology – London 2002
    3. c) International Society for Paediatric Oncology – Portugal 2002
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery—Techniques, Evidence, and Controversies Chapter:4.2.2 Posterior approaches: Microsurgical disc surgery –
  • Author: G Balamurali, S Rajasekaran, Rishi  Kanna, Ahoy Shetty
  • Publisher: AO Spine, AO Education Stettbachstrasse, 8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland.
  • The SPINE – Textbook of Spine Surgery Chapter: 18: Cervical radiculopathy evaluation and non-surgical treatment.Chapter 24: Congenital abnormalities of the Spinal cord
  • Authors: G Balamurali, S Rajasekeran
  • Author: G Balamurali, S Rajasekeran
  • Publisher: Japee Brothers
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery textbook – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery of India textbook Chapter 9: Tubular Retractors in Cervical Spine Chapter 41: Tubular Retractors in Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
  • Author: G Balamurali, Vignesh Pushparaj
  • Author: G Balamurali, T Ganesh Keshav
  • Publisher: Japee Brothers
  • Progress in Spinal Surgery Chapter: 10, Page 89-99 DREZ operation for Brachial Plexus Neuropathic Pain
  • Author: G Balamurali
  • Publisher: Jay Dee Services Inc
  • Progress in Clinical Neurosciences,Chapter:22, Session 6, Page 243-251 DREZ Operation for Neuropathic pain Chapter 41: Tubular Retractors in Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
  • Author: G Balamurali, Vignesh Pushparaj
  • Author: G Balamurali
  • Publisher: Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Limited
  • Course Manual, Spine Boot Camp, Academy for Clinical and Surgical Excellence – Author
  • Link Magazine: “The magazine for people with hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida” Issue 209, Summer 2004. Balamurali G.  Page 23. – NPH research Hope.
  • Link Magazine: “The magazine for people with hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida” Issue 215, Winter 2006. Balamurali G.  Page 20-21 –NPH research Hope.
  • Presentation Skills Workshop, iSpine, Chennai, August 2019
  • Spine Boot Camp, International Spine Academy, Chennai, April 2019
  • Presentation Skills Workshop for Doctors, iSpine, Chennai, February 2019
  • International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference, iSpine, Chennai, October 2018
  • Presentation skills workshop for doctors, iSpine, Chennai, July 2018
  • Spine Boot Camp, Royal Academy for Surgical and Clinical Excellence, Chennai, April 2018
  • Salem – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Live Course, Salem, March 2018
  • Spine 360 Conclave, Kauvery hospital with The Hindu, November, 2017
  • Spine Boot Camp, Royal Academy for Surgical and Clinical Excellence, November 2017
  • Spinal Dysraphism, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chennai, August 2017
  • Spinal Infections Session under Academy for Clinical and Surgical Excellence, NSpine, London, Uk, June 2017Evidence based Management of Back and Neck Pain, Physiotherapy, Module 3, Chennai, March 2017
  • Kauvery – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Conference, Chennai, June 2016
  • Spinal Cord Injury Management for Physiotherapy, Module 2, Chennai,  March 2016
  • Recent Advances in Spine for Physiotherapist, Module 1, Chennai,  November 2015
  • Organizing Secretary of the 13th International Spine and Spinal Injuries, Coimbatore, 14-17th November 2013

Social Interactions

  • Rotary Activities – Presently a member of Rotary Club of Madras North, Chennai. Chairman of Rotary Foundation. A Paul Harris Fellow since 2012.
  • Thalirgal – A unique project in partnership with Government hospitals, Kauvery hospital, Chennai and Rotary Club of Madras North to treat babies with congenital spine and brain abnormalities.
  • RASTRA – Rotary Aid for Spinal Treatment and Rehabilitation for rehabilitation and vocational training of spinal cord Injured and paralyzed patients. This was the first of its kind in the whole world through Rotary to provide free rehabilitation for 34 patients at a cost of 48 lakhs under my chairmanship and this project is still ongoing
  • Project AMISH (Awareness Movement for Injuries to the Spine and Head) – Founder of this awareness project to educate people on the seriousness of these injuries and how to avoid them with qualified and trained instructors. Our motto is “Be safe, it’s worth it”.
  • International Summit on Excellence in Spine Surgery, (IESS), Chennai, June 2019
  • Spine Boot Camp, International Spine Academy, Chennai, April 2019
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India Annual Live Surgery and Cadaver Course, Bengaluru, April 2019
  • Minimally Invasive live surgery Course, Kolkata, March 2019
  • Neuro Resident Level 2 Course, Chennai, November 2018
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine Refresher Course, Chennai. November 2018
  • Kauvery MRCS Part B OSCE Preparatory course, Chennai, October 2018
  • ASSI – Instructional Course in Spine, Amritsar, August 2018
  • Sagittal Balance Course, Bangkok, August 2018
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai, June 2018
  • Tamil Nadu Association of Neurological Surgeons, Chennai, June 2018
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Update & Live Operation & Cadaveric Endoscopic Spine Surgery Workshop, Chandigarh, May 2018
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India Annual Live Surgery and Cadaver Course, Bengaluru, April 2018
  • Spine Boot Camp, Royal Academy of Surgical and Clinical Excellence, Kochi, April 2018
  • Salem Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Live Course, Salem, March 2018
  • Neuro Critical Care Workshop, TN Medical Council, February, 2018
  • Minimal Access Spinal Technologies Cadaveric Course, Medtronic Medical Education, Bangaluru, February 2018
  • Spine Boot Camp, Academy for Clinical and Surgical Excellence, Chennai, November 2017
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India Annual Live Surgery and Cadaver Course, Bengaluru, April 2017
  • Aster Minimal Access Spine Surgery, Kochi, March 2017
  • Kauvery- Minimally Invasive Spine Live Surgery Course, Chennai, June 2016
  • Zimmer Biomet Spine Instructional Course, Delhi,  April 2016
  • Spine Bioskills Workshop, Chennai,  April2016
  • Ganga Live Operative Course, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India. May 2009 and 2013
  • ICP management in Head Injury, Johnson & Johnson training centre, Chennai, India. Jan 2012
  • Endoscopic Spine Course – Hands on cadaveric. Joimax, Berlin, Germany. September 2011
  • Ganga Operative Spine Course, Coimbatore, India, July  2011
  • Total Minimal Access Spinal Technology Course, Frankfurt, Germany (Medtronic), June 2011
  • Balloon Kyphoplasty Course, Leiden, Netherlands (Medtronic), April 2011
  • Training on Indications & Surgical Implantation of Total cervical disc replacement, NHS, March 2011
  • Nottingham Cervical Arthroplasty Course, Queens Medical Centre. Nottingham. Nov 2010
  • Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement hands on live Course, Queens Medical Centre. Nottingham. Nov 2010
  • Spine, Science, Management of Minimal Invasive Spinal Surgery, Miami,FL, USA (Medtronic) April2010
  • Complex Spine Management Course, Washington DC, USA (Medtronic), April 2010
  • Hands on Cadaveric Course on Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery, Boston, MA, USA. (DePuy) March 2010
  • Cervical Spine Surgical Techniques Cadaveric Course, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, UK.June 2009
  • EUROSPINE Spine Course- Cervical spine, Liberec, Czech Republic.April 2009
  • Royal London Specialist Fellowship Course. Royal London and Barts Hospital. London. Feb 2008
  • Cardiff Spinal Surgery Course. Welsh Institute for minimal access therapy (WIMAT), Cardiff.Sep 2007
  • Posterior Spinal Instrumentation WorkshopKeele University Medical School, Staffordshire.Sep 2007
  • MISSION UK, Leeds, (Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery techniques in Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery) June 2007
  • Teaching the teachers course University of Manchester, Manchester. June 2007
  • Guidelines for management of Acute Spinal Cord InjuryAANS, Washington DC, USA. April 2007
  • Controversies in management of Intra cerebral haematomas AANS, Washington DC, USA. April 2007
  • Cervical Spine Instability: Instrumentation and other methods AANS, Washington DC, April 2007
  • Basics of Spinal Stabilization, Fusion and Instrumentation AANS, Washington DC, USA. April 2007
  • Update on Tumors for the General Neurosurgeon AANS, Washington DC, USA.April 2007
  • Neuroanatomy – Approaches to supra and infratentorial craniotomy Leeds.Jan 2007
  • Future technology for treating hydrocephalus AANS, San Francisco, California.USA.April 2006
  • Multimedia experience of neurosurgical anatomy AANS, San Francisco, California. USA.April 2006
  • Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy – Strategies of treatment AANS, San Francisco.USA, April 2006
  • Combined approaches to cerebrovascular disease AANS, San Francisco, California.USA, April 2006
  • Workshop on research methods and clinical applications in Neuro-Oncology Preston, March 2006
  • Statistical methods and applications course University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Jul-Sep 2006
  • Neurological anatomy for neurosurgeons Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, July 2004
  • Neuroradiology for neurosurgeons. RCSE, London, July 2004
  • Approaches to intracranial surgery. RCSE, London, July 2004
  • Pituitary Surgery Past, Present and Future Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, June 2004
  • Midas Rex Advanced Pneumatic Instrumentation Course RCSE, London, Nov 2002
  • Core skills in Neurosurgery. RCSE, London, Nov 2002
  • Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, May 2001
  • Advanced Life support course Withybush General Hospital. Haverford West. Wales, Feb 2000
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) RCSE. Camarthen. Wales, June 1999
  • Basic Surgical Skills Course, Royal College of Surgeons of England. Brighton, Nov 1998
  • Basic Life support course, Kettering General Hospital. Kettering, Dec 1997
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Conference, Chandigarh, November 2019
  • Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association of Annual Conference, Kochi, August 2019
  • Neuro Trauma, Agra, August 2019
  • World Neurosciences Summit, New Delhi, August 2019
  • Nottingham Spine Main Conference, London, UK, June 2019
  • Minimally Invasive live Neurosurgery workshop, AASNS, MINSU 2019, Jaipur, March 2019
  • CME for Physiotherapist, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, February 2019
  • International Orthopaedic Conclave, Delhi, January 2019
  • Neurological Society of India Conference, Jaipur, December 2018
  • FOGSI Adolescent Conference, Chennai, December 2018
  • International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference, Chennai, October 2018
  • Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association of India, Nagpur, September 2018
  • Dural Repair and Reconstruction Symposium, Trivandrum, September 2018
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India Live Surgery Course, New Delhi, June 2018
  • Indian Medical Association, Madurai, March 2018
  • Nottingham Spine (NSpine) Course, Arosa, January 2018
  • Spine World Summit, Hong Kong, January 2018
  • Indian Medical Association,Tirunelveli, January 2018
  • Neurological Society of India Conference, Nagpur, November 2017
  • Paediatric Neuro Trauma, Chennai, November 2017, Panalist in Paediatric Spine Trauma
  • ISSICON, Delhi, November 2017
  • Annual Conference of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India, Chennai, October 2017
  • Kudanthai Neocon 2017, XIV Annual Convention of National Neonatology Forum, Kumbakonam, October 2017
  • ASSI, Instructional course in spine, Trivandrum, August 2017
  • OGSSI & National Neonatal Forum (TN Chapter), CME on PERINATAL CARE, Chennai, September 2017
  • World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Turkey, Istanbul, August 2017
  • Minimal Access Spine Technique Conference, Trivandrum, August 2016
  • Madurai Neurosurgical Academy meeting, Salem, June 2017
  • Nottingham Spine Main Conference, London, UK, June 2017
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India Annual Live Surgery and Cadaver Course, Bengaluru, April 2017
  • Tamilnadu & Pondicherry Association of Neuro Surgeons (TANPANS), Pondicherry, April2017
  • First Indian Course on Intraoperative Neuromonitoring, Kolkata, February2017
  • Annual Conference of Tamil Nadu State Branch of IMA (TIMACON ), Chennai, December 2016
  • Neurological Society of India Conference, Chennai, December 2016
  • CONCORD, Chennai, November 2016
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India, Delhi, October 2016
  • ISSICON, Kathmandu, October 2016
  • Healthcare Senate, Hyderabad, September 2016
  • Neuro Spinal Surgeons’ Association of India, Kolkata, September 2016
  • Minimal Access Spine Technique Conference, Trivandrum, August 2016
  • World Spine Essay, Pattaya, Thailand, June 2016
  • Spine Week, Singapore, May 2016
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India, Mumbai, November 2015
  • ISSICON, New Delhi, September 2015
  • Neuro Spinal Surgeons’ Association of India, Goa, September 2015
  • Indian Society for Study of Pain Conference, Chennai Jan 2015
  • Neurological Society of India Conference, Coimbatore, India, December 2014
  • National Hand Surgery Conference, Mangalore, India, November 2014
  • 13th ISSICON & 12TH ASCoN (Asian Spinal Cord Network), Coimbatore, India. November 2013
  • World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, Seoul, S.Korea, September 2013
  • Global Spine Congress, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, April 2013
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India, Cochin, India, January 2013
  • Neurological Society of India, Mumbai, India, December 2013
  • International Spine and Spine Injuries Conference, New Delhi, India, October 2012
  • Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association, India, Chennai, India, September 2012
  • Ganga Course of Spine Therapy, Coimbatore, India, June 2012
  • Neurological Society of India, New Delhi, India, December 2012
  • Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injuries, New Delhi, India, April 2012
  • Endoscopic Spine Course – Hands on Cadaveric. Joimax, Berlin, Germany. September 2011
  • Ganga Operative Spine Course, Coimbatore, India, July 2011
  • Total Minimal Access Spinal Technology Course, Frankfurt, Germany (Medtronic), June 2011
  • Balloon Kyphoplasty Course, Leiden, Netherlands (Medtronic), April 2011
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK, February 2011
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India, Mumbai, India, January 2011
  • Spine Reconstructive Seminar, Queens Medical Centre. Nottingham. Oct 2010
  • 6th Advanced Deformity Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland,May 2010
  • World Federation of Neurological surgeons. Boston, USA, July 2009
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons. Annual Meeting, Sheffield, UK, February 2009
  • Chicago Review Course in Neurological Surgery, Chicago, USA, January 2008
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Annual conference, Washington DC,USA, April 2007
  • Hydrocephalus 2006, Goteborg, Sweden, September 2006
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Annual conference, San Francisco, USA, April 2006
  • Clinical Neurosciences 2005 Anglo-Dutch Neurosurgery and Neurology Torquay, UK, September 2005
  • Hydrocephalus – Current and Future advancements,Birmingham, UK, October 2004
  • Society of British Neurological surgeons meeting (SBNS), Manchester, UK,September 2004
  • Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida, Dublin. Ireland, June 2004
  • British Association of Spinal Cord Injuries Specialist, Middlesbrough, July 2002
  • Clinical Neurosciences academic meeting, Royal Society of Medicine London, UK, November 2003
  • British Neuroscience Association (BNA), Harrogate, UK, April 2003
  • British Neurosurgical Research Group (BNRG), Hull, UK, March 2004
  • British Neurosurgical Research Group (BNRG), Cambridge, UK, March 2003
  • Presentation Skills, MISSICON Lunch Symposia, November 2019
  • Back and Neck Pain management, Harishree Vidhyalaya, Chennai, September 2018
  • Road safety, Church Park School, Chennai, September 2018
  • Aging Brain, Hamsa retreat, Trissur, July 2018
  • Back and neck pain, CORPEX stall, DLF, Porur, June 2018
  • Sensitization on obesity, TCS, Siruseri, August 2017
  • Management of back and neck pain – Singaperumal koil, July 2017
  • Back and neck pain management –  TCS, Siruseri, July 2017
  • Lifestyle related back and neck pain – CSS Corp, Tambaram, June 2017
  • CII WN Webinar, Management of back and neck pain, June 2017
  • Sitting = Smoking – Corporate medical doctors and human resource – February 2017
  • Back and neck pain management – KONE lift employees