Dr Balamurugan M

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DNB (Neurosurgery)

Neurosurgeon

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road Chennai & 1 more
  • 17 Years of experience
  • English,Tamil,Bengali
  • 78 Recommendations
  • Monday-Saturday
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM , 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Qualification

DNB (Neurosurgery)

Awards and Achievements

AWARDED:
  • Prof A.VENUGOPAL GOLD MEDAL IN UROLOGY.
  • Prof A.L.MUDALIAR GOLD MEDAL IN MEDICINE.
  • RAJA Sir RAMASWAMY MUDALIAR GOLD MEDAL IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY.
  • Sir BRANFOOT PRIZE IN CLINICAL OBSTETRICS.UNIVERSITY FIRST IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY.
  • AWARDED BEST RESIDENT AWARD - 1996,
  • AWARDED BEST NEUROSURGERY RESIDENT AWARD 1996.
PAPERS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCES(All Platform Presentations):
  • MALIGNANT MENINGIOMAS - NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF I# CNS SARCOMAS - INDIAN SOCIETY OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, ANNUAL CONFERENCE, NEW DELHI, DEC.’95.
  • ROLE OF CT, MRI AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION IN HEAD INJURY - PRELIMINARY REPORT - NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, ANNUAL CONFERENCE, NEW DELHI, DEC.’95.
  • PARACAVERNOUS MASS LESIONS - NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, ANNUAL CONFERENCE, CALCUTTA, DEC.’96.
  • MRI IN HEAD INJURY - INDIAN SOCIETY OF NEURO TRAUMATOLOGY, ANNUAL CONFERENCE, VARANASI, AUG.’97.
  • STEREOTACTIC IRRADIATION FOR PAEDIATRIC GLIOMAS - INDIAN SOCIETY OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, ANNUAL CONFERENCE, BOMBAY, OCT.’97.
  • POST RADIOSURGERY HISTOLOGICAL CHANGES - INDIAN SOCIETY FOR STEREOTACTIC AND FUNCTIONAL NEUROSURGERY, ANNUAL CONFERENCE, NEW DELHI, DEC.’97.
  • RADIOSURGERY FOR UNCOMMON INTRACRANIAL LESIONS - NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, ANNUAL CONFERENCE, JAIPUR, DEC.’97.
  • SPECT IN BRAIN TRAUMA - NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, ANNUAL CONFERENCE, JAIPUR, DEC.’97.
  • NDIA, ANNUAL CONFERENCE, TRIVANDRUM, DEC.’98.
  • CT vs MRI IN HEAD INJURIES - 125 CASE ANALYSIS - NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, ANNUAL CONFERENCE, TRIVANDRUM, DEC.’98.
  • OUTCOME OF ANTERIOR CERVICAL DISCECTOMY, OUR EXPERIENCE - ASSOCIATION OF SPINE SURGEONS OF INDIA, NEW DELHI
  • OUTCOME OF ANTERIOR CERVICAL DISCECTOMY, OUR EXPERIENCE – NEUROSPINAL SURGEONS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA, CHENNAI
  • USE OF DYNAMIC MRI IN CERVICAL MYELOPATHY - NEUROLOGIC SOCIETY OF INDIA, NEW DELHI
  • USE OF GLIADEL WAFER FOR GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORMAE – NSSI, RISHIKESH
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Research and Publications

  • POST-TRAUMATIC CRANIAL NERVE PALSY – THE INDIAN JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA, Vol.2, No.1, June 2005.
  • ROSAI-DORFMAN DISEASE OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM – JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE (2005).12(6), 656-659.
  • MEDULLARY GANGLIOGLIOMA – A CASE REPORT – JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY (2007)
  • TRANS-CEREBELLAR BIOPSY OF BRAINSTEM LESIONS – JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, 2009
  • EFFECT OF DIABETES MELLITUS IN THE PROGRESSION OF TRAUMATIC CEREBRAL CONTUSIONS – ASIAN JOURNAL OF DIABETOLOGY, 2007.
  • KEY HOLE AND KEY-BUR-HOLE, NEUROSURGERY.68(2):E594, Feb 2011.
  • DURAL BASED CAVERNOUS HEMANGIOMA PRESENTING AS LARGE INTRA-CEREBRAL HEMATOMA IN A CHILD – A RARE CLINICO-PATHOLOGICAL ENTITY. JOURNAL OF PAED. NEUROSCIENCES, 2011.
  • MELANOTIC CYST OF L5 SPINAL ROOT – A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE – ASIAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 2013.
  • CHRONIC INTRADIPLOIC HEMATOMA ASSOCIATED WITH ANTIPLATELET AGGREGATING MEDICINE, A RARE CLINICAL REPORT - JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY & STROKE, 2014 (PUBLISHED MAY 2014; VOL 1; ISSUE 1; ISSN 2373-6410)
  • SPINAL ROSAI DORFMAN DISEASE, A CASE REPORT – JOURNAL OF SPINE SURGERY, 2015
  • DYNAMIC FLEXION CERVICAL MYELOPATHY, A SERIES OF 6 CASES – JOURNAL OF SPINE SURGERY, 2015
 

Work Experience

 EXPERIENCE:
  • PART OF THE TEACHING FACULTY FOR THE DIPLOMATE OF NATIONAL BOARD DEGREE (National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India), IN NEUROSURGERY, AT THE APOLLO HOSPITALS, CHENNAI, INDIA FROM 1999.
  • NEUROSURGERY INSTRUCTOR AND GUIDE FOR THESIS – FELLOWSHIP IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE(course conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), AT THE APOLLO HOSPITALS, CHENNAI, INDIA FROM 2001.
  • NEUROSURGERY INSTRUCTOR AND GUIDE – MRCS( Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) CANDIDATES, APOLLO HOSPITALS, CHENNAI, INDIA FROM 2003
  • Asst. PROFESSOR IN NEUROSURGERY, DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY, SAVEETHA MEDICAL COLLEGE, DEEMED UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI, INDIA – FROM OCT. 2011 – June 2013.
  • COURSE CO-ORDINATOR FOR MICROSURGERY SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR NEUROSURGERY POST GRADUATES AT THE ETHICON INSTITUTE AND DePUY INSTITUTE, CHENNAI
  • Presently Working as Director, Brain&Spine Hospital,& Consultant Neurosurgeon,Department of Neurosurgery Apollo Hospitals. 
     
 

Certifications & Professional Memberships

Memberships:

  • LIFE MEMBER, Neurological Society of India.
  • LIFE MEMBER, Neurosurgical Society of India.
  • LIFE MEMBER, Neurotrauma Society of India.
  • LIFE MEMBER, Indian Society of Stereotaxy and Functional Neurosurgery.
  • INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATE MEMBER, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, U.S.A.
  • INTERNATIONAL MEMBER, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, U.S.A
  • INTERNATIONALMEMBER, Movement Disorder Society, U.S.A.
  • INTERNATIONAL MEMBER, European Academy of Neurosurgeons.
  • MEMBER, Asian Conference of Neurological Surgeons.
  • MEMBER, Asian Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
  • MEMBER, World Federation of Neurological Surgeons.
  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER, Indian Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
 

Medical Council Registration

51977

Special Interests

  • Endoscopic Spine surgery
  • Endoscopic Skull base surgery
  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Radio surgery

Summary

  • A practicing neurosurgeon and a pioneer in handling cases of brain tumor, Dr. Balamurugan hold expertise in handling a range of ailments involving the brain.
  • Dr. Balamuurgan is a visionary who recognized the necessity and potential of specialization in Neurosurgery. A renowned specialist with 17 years experience
  • Dr. Balamurugan is an expert who uses a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat patients with a wide range of neurological disorders.

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