Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan

Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan
Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi


Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan
Senior Consultant, Orthopedics (Spine Surgery)
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India 

Profile Snapshot

  • Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan is a well known orthopedic spine surgeon in India currently working with Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
  • He is one of the most highly accomplished and successful spine surgeons in Delhi performing more than 350 spine surgeries every year.
  • He holds an extensive experience of 30+ years in spine surgery and specializes in different types of spinal diseases and disorders.
  • He provides management and treatment of spinal disorders that includes disc and degenerative disorder, spinal tumor, spinal fractures, spinal trauma and spinal infections.
  • His primary interests include simple and lumber Discectomy, cervical and lumber disc replacement surgery, spinal reconstruction for trauma, vertebrectomy and TESSYS.
  • Dr. Krishnan has developed new techniques for Sacral Tarlov cysts and anterior short and long segment instrumented correction for both adult and pediatric patients.
  • He has been exclusively practicing spinal surgery for over 2 decades and has been associated with Mid-Cheshire NHS Trust for 10 years dealing with over 3000 OPD patients annually.
  • He has trained undergraduate and post graduate students as well as mentored PhD students with their research and projects.
  • He holds memberships of prestigious medical associations of the world. He regularly attends national and international conferences on Spinal surgery and has also presented numerous papers during such meetings.
  • Dr. Krishnan has been working with the Indian Council of Medical Research to utilize stem cells and growth factors for treating spinal deformity, spinal cord injury and disc disorders.


  • All kinds of simple and complex spinal surgeries
  • Surgery for disc and degenerative spinal deformity, spinal tumors, spinal trauma, spinal infections and spinal fractures
  • Lumbar and Cervical disc repair and replacement
  • Cervical and lumbar Discectomy
  • Spinal trauma reconstruction surgery
  • Transforaminal Endoscopic Surgical System (TESSYS)
  • Vertebrectomy
  • Jaw splitting cranio-cervical surgery
  • Skull separation cervical osteotomy
  • Total sacrectomy with lumbo pelvic reconstruction
  • Manubriosternotomy for upper thoracic anterior instrumentation
  • Metal rods placement in deformed spine
  • Staple instrumentation system

Work Experience

  • Senior Consultant of Spine Surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi from 1995 to 1999 and since 2012- Present
  • Consultant of Orthopedics and Spine Surgery at Mid- Cheshire NHS Trust Hospital, UK, 1999
  • Private Practice as a Spine surgeon at BMI South Cheshire Hospital, UK
  • Private Practice as a Spine surgeon at Spire Stratton Hospital, UK


  • MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, 1976
  • MS in Orthopedics from Safdarjung Hospital (Central Institute of Orthopedics), New Delhi, 1980
  • MCh in Orthopedics from the University of Liverpool, 1984
  • PHD from Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Hammersmith Hospital, London, 1990
  • Fellowship in Orthopedics from the Royal College of Surgeons, UK
  • Training in Orthopedics and Spinal surgery from NHS Hospitals in UK


  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India
  • Delhi Spine Society
  • Former member of the British Orthopedic Association

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