Dr. Arvind Kulkarni

Dr. Arvind Kulkarni

Spinal Surgery
Contact Number: + 91 – 9325887033

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Designation: Consultant – Spinal surgery, Scoliosis and Disc Replacement
Specialty: Spinal Surgery
Location: Mumbai
Nationality: Indian
Languages spoken: English, Hindi
Gender: Male


  • M.S: (Master of Orthopaedic Surgery) Post Graduate Degree in Orthopaedic Surgery from Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital* affiliated to University of Mumbai, India. (2000)
  • D’ Orth (Diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery): from the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai. (2000)
  • FCPS (Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons): from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai. (2002)
  • Diploma (SICOT): Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie
  • Fellowship in Spinal Surgery: Department of Neurosurgery, KEM Hospital & Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai. (2002-2003)
  • Fellowship in Spinal Surgery: Department of Orthopaedics, National University Hospital, Singapore. (2003-2004)
  • Fellowship in Adult Spinal Surgery: Department of Orthopaedics, St George Hospital and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. (2004-2005)
  • Fellowship in Adult Spinal Surgery: Spine Division, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada. (2005-2006)
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Spine Surgery: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (2006)
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Spine Surgery: The Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children at Westmead Sydney, Australia. (2006-2007)


Surgeries performed:

  • Micro-Endoscopic Discectomy with MetRx system for Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc (PID)
  • Micro-Endoscopic Laminotomy & Decompression (Microlumbar Laminoplasty) with MetRx system for Lumbar Canal Stenosis (Spinal Stenosis)
  • Laminectomy +/- Instrumented Fusion for Lumbar Canal Stenosis

Minimally Invasive TLIF (MIS-TLIF)

  • Artificial Disc Replacement (Total Disc Replacement) for Chronic Low Backpain
  • Spinal Fusion for Chronic Low Backpain, Spondylolisthesis, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Infections, Spinal Tumors etc
  • Anterior Cervical Decompression & Fusion for Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Tumors etc
  • Cervical Laminectomy and fusion for Cervical Myelopathy, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Tumors etc
  • Cervical Laminoplasty for Cervical Myelopathy
  • Atlantoaxial Fixation and Fusion for Atlantoaxial Instability (secondary to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Trauma, Developmental causes)
  • Occipitocervical Fusion for Trauma, Tumors, Compression etc around the craniovertebral junction
  • Deformity Correction – Scoliosis (Paediatric & Adult), Kyphosis (due to Scheuermann’s disease, Post-infective, Post-tubercular, Post-traumatic, Ankylosing spondylitis, Osteoporosis etc)
  • Thoracoscopic Anterior Release & Fusion for Scoliosis
  • Anterior Spinal Decompression & Fusion at all levels (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar)
  • Posterior Spinal Decompression & Fusion at all levels (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar)
  • Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures, Metastasis to the Spine etc
  • Surgeries for Spinal Trauma
  • Surgeries for Spinal Tumors
  • Facet joint injections
  • Transforaminal Epidural Injections
  • Dynamic Stabilization – Inter-spinous spacer, Pedicle screw based – Dynesys, Acuflex etc.


Special Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Chronic Low Back & Neck Pain, Spinal Deformity, Revision Spine Surgery, Spinal trauma & tumours

Affiliations: [Life – Member]

  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India [ASSI].
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association [IOA].
  • Bombay Orthopaedic Society, Mumbai [BOS].
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India [POSI].
  • Karnataka Orthopaedic Association [KOA].
  • Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States [OASIS].
  • Indian Medical Association [IMA]
  • World Spine Society [WSS]

Achievement: Performed the First Prodisc-L Lumbar Disc Replacement in the country at Bombay Hospital, Mumbai in February 2008 (Appeared in LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS 2009).

departments: Spinal Surgery
positions: Spinal Surgery

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