Dr.S. Phani Kiran

Dr.S. Phani Kiran
Spine Surgeon, Chennai

MBBS, MS (Ortho), DNB(Ortho), FNB (Spine Surgery), MNAMS

Dr. Phani Kiran has done his graduation and post graduation ( MS Orthopaedics) from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College New Delhi. After completing his post graduation in Orthopaedics, he specialised in Spine Surgery. He became a National Board Certified Spine Surgeon (FNB) in 2012. Dr. Phani has obtained further training in Spinal deformity correction and in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at centres of excellence in Hong Kong and in Germany. He is an active member of national and international spine societies.


Registrar Orthopaedic Surgery, Lok Nayak Hospitals, Maulana Azad Medical College., New Delhi May, 2006 -  February, 2009

Spine Surgery Fellow, MIOT Hospitals, Chennai March, 2009 -  February, 2011

Registrar Spine Surgery, MIOT Hospitals, Chennai March, 2011 -  June, 2011

Junior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Global Hospitals and Health City, Chennai July, 2011 -  October, 2011

Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Global Hispitals and Health City, Chennai November, 2011 -  Present


  • Spine Surgery

  • Orthopedic Surgery

  • Cervical Spondylosis

  • IVDP (Inter Vertebral Disc Prolapse)

  • Lumbar Spondylosis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Spine Related Disorders

  • Spondylolisthesis


  • Spine Surgery


  • Scoliosis & Spine Deformity Correction
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar and Cervical spondylosis
  • Spinal injuries
  • Spinal infections and tumors


MBBS, 2001, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

MS (Orthopaedic surgery), 2006, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

DNB (Orthopaedic Surgery), 2007, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India

FNB Spine Surgery, 2012, National Board of Examinations. MIOT Hospital., Chennai, India

Visiting Fellowship in Spine Surgery, 2012, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China

Fellowship in Spine Surgery, 2015, University Clinic of Bonn, Germany, Bonn, Germany

Practice Information

Global Health City, Chennai

Global Health City, Chennai

439, Cheran Nagar, Perumbakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600100


09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Private Practice Information

Kamalakar Clinic and Pharmacy

Kamalakar Clinic and Pharmacy

Mount Poonamallee high road, Opposite Mugaliwakkam Bus stop, Mugalivakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600089


08:00 PM - 10:00 PM


08:00 PM - 10:00 PM


08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • (+91) 9940039679, (+91) 8754426920
OJAS Ortho Joint pain clinic

OJAS Ortho Joint pain clinic

Arcot Road, Saligramam, Saligramam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

  • (+91) 8754426920, (044) 23767777

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • MNAMS- Awarded Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2009.
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India
  • Neuro-Spinal Surgeons Association of India
  • Member of SICOT
  • Member of MNAMS
  • AO Spine


Spinal disorders have been recognised as early as 1500 BC. Treatment of spinal disorders has evolved through various phases since then to the present day advanced interventions on the Spine.

Although most of the spinal disorders are treatable with conservative measures like medication, physiotherapy, exercises, braces etc., certain conditions need a surgical intervention to achieve best possible results. But any surgical procedure has certain risks associated with it. Spinal column houses the spinal cord and the nerve roots, which are very delicate and sensitive structures, carrying signals from the brain to the rest of the body. These structures are at risk of damage during a surgical procedure on the spine, which can lead to a minor or sometimes a serious disability due to loss of function of the limbs, bladder or bowel control or due to pain.

Spine surgery in particular, had earned a bad reputation among the general population due to the bad results of wrongly done surgeries without a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the spine, lack of adequate surgical implants or instruments, or lack of adequate training in the early decades of the 20th century.

Treatment of spinal disorders has undergone a significant and rapid change in the last few decades with introduction of various equipments and techniques. There has been a tremendous advancement in understanding the biomechanics of the spine as well as in the technological support in the last few decades, which has dramatically changed the way of surgical management of various spinal disorders. At the same time it has also improved the safety of the surgical procedures on spine by many folds. The imaging techniques like MRI have made an early diagnosis of spinal problems. The imaging techniques used in the operation theatre help visualise the spine while inserting implants into the spine used to stabilize it. Technologies like computer navigation and O-arm image intensifiers provide a three dimensional visualisation of the spine and help protect the neural structures from damage during surgery. Neuro-monitoring systems are used to monitor the neural function during surgical manipulation of the spine, especially while correcting spinal deformities. These systems warn the surgeon of any impending damage to the spinal cord and help make the surgery safer. New spinal implant systems are continuously being developed to make surgical manipulation and stabilization of the spine easier and safer. Minimally invasive techniques, made possible by the special instruments, are designed to preserve the spinal muscles.

Today spine surgery has obtained a special place for itself and both Orthopaedic surgeons and Neurosurgeons dealing with spinal disorders need to have a specialised training and focus on spine surgery to be able to achieve best results consistently. Improved safety and the good results have changed the image of spine surgery today and more and more people with spinal disorders are getting the benefit of having a better quality of life with a pain free spine.

With multiple surgical and non-surgical treatment options available, it is the thorough evaluation in the clinic and the right decision making makes a big difference in the results of treatment of spinal disorders and hence, it is of utmost importance to take the opinion of a spine specialist.


There is another silently progressing, common disease other than diabetes and hypertension that can cause potentially serious risk to your health in old age. Osteoporosis meaning “porous bones” indicates a condition where your bones become more porous, thinner and weaker due to accelerated loss of bone or reduced bone formation or both. It is most evident in the vertebrae of spine, hip bones and in the wrists.

Thin and porous vertebrae fracture easily. They crumble on their own or due to minor stresses during daily activities like coughing, sneezing, bending forwards. These fractures can be painless and go unnoticed in multiple levels till the spine develops a forward bend and a noticeable loss of height. Or it can cause significant pain and disability, limitation in daily activities and increased dependence on others. A simple slip and fall at home can cause a fracture in the hip bones that can make the patient completely bed ridden. These situations commonly cause depression and general deterioration of health and leads to other risky complications in old age.

Though it is most common women after menopause, it also happens in men above age of 65 years and in those with certain risk factors like liver or kidney disease, thyroid or parathyroid disorders, and certain tumours. Smoking has been proven to cause osteoporosis. Long term steroid intake given for various conditions and medications given for seizure disorders also can cause osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis can be detected easily by a screening test called the DEXA scan. Any one above the age of 50 years should consult an orthopaedic surgeon to know if they are at risk of osteoporosis and whether he/she needs a DEXA scan. If the DEXA scan reveals that you have osteoporosis, you must be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon and an endocrinologist to look for other treatable conditions that can cause osteoporosis. There are medications that are prescribed to strengthen the bones and reduce the risk of fractures in future. Diet rich in calcium and vitamin D and supplementary calcium and vitamin D medications are also an essential part of treatment.

Although the vertebral osteoporotic fractures commonly heal in a few weeks with bed rest and medications, some of them may not heal in time or cause severe pain and disability. These patients might need surgical intervention. Vertebroplasty is a procedure that involves injection of bone cement into the broken vertebra and can give immediate pain relief. Kyphoplasty is a similar procedure that can restore the height of the fractured vertebral body and reduce the forward stoop in the spine. Open surgery might be required sometimes if the collapsed vertebra causes a compression of the spinal cord or nerves in the spine. Osteoporotic hip fractures and wrist fractures often need surgical treatment for fixation.

Prevention of osteoporosis should begin in childhood. Growing bones accumulate calcium and the calcium in bones reaches a peak at around age of 26 to 30 years. After that age, there is a slow decline in the bone calcium, which accelerates in old age especially in women after menopause. So those who reach a lower peak of calcium in bones by the age of 30 are at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis in old age. This means that adequate intake of dietary calcium, vitamin D and adequate exercise from young age is very important to prevent osteoporosis.

Prevention of falls and resultant fractures in those who are osteoporotic is an important aspect of treatment. This needs modification of their living spaces to remove the risks of a slip and fall. Routine exercises and an active lifestyle load the bones and make them stronger and it is a must for all those with osteoporosis and those at risk of developing osteoporosis.