Dr. Gopalakrishnan C V
Neurosurgery & Spine SurgeryCentre of Excellence – Spine surgery
Dr. Gopalakrishnan C V is a Consultant & Head in the Department of Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery practising at both the Medcare Orthopedic & Spine Hospital, Al Safa & the Medcare Women & Children Hospital in Dubai. After completion of his MBBS degree, Dr. Gopalakrishnan pursued his M.S (general surgery), both from Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum. Thereafter, he specialised in neurosurgery by completing his MCh in neurosurgery from SCTIMST, Trivandrum. His impressive credentials include a fellowship in paediatric neurosurgery from the British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Canada & a fellowship in minimally invasive spine surgery from Switzerland. He is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Paediatric Neurosurgery Fellowships. He is a life member of the Neurological Society of India, the Indian Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery, AO Spine Switzerland, & the Indian Medical Association. He is also a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA.
He commenced his illustrious career as an Assistant Professor & then an Associate Professor in Neurosurgery at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology in Trivandrum. He was Professor of Neurosurgery at the well-known M S Ramaiah Medical College & Hospitals in Bangalore & then a consultant neurosurgeon & Head of Paediatric Neurosurgery at Aster Medcity, Kochi both in India. He then moved to Dubai as a consultant neurosurgeon, at Aster Hospitals. He was privileged to be a visiting professor in paediatric neurosurgery at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the USA. Meanwhile, Dr. Gopalakrishnan achieved the distinction of being Chef de Clinique in minimally invasive spine surgery at the Department of Neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in Switzerland & a clinical fellow in paediatric neurosurgery at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Canada.
Dr. Gopalakrishnan has an extensive experience in treating critical and sensitive neurological conditions like hydrocephalus, brain cysts, pediatric and adult brain and spinal cord tumours, tumours of the skull base, spina bifida, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), aneurysms, intracerebral hematomas, strokes and carotid artery stenosis. He is well-versed with procedures like minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, functional electrical stimulation for spinal cord injury, epilepsy surgery, awake craniotomy, navigation assisted neurosurgery, ventriculoperitoneal shunts & endoscopic third ventriculostomy. He is well-renowned in pediatric neurosurgery and has successfully operated on children with congenital anomalies of the brain and spine including craniofacial deformities.
When Dr. Gopalakrishnan can find time in his busy schedule, he loves reading, playing table tennis, & travelling. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Malayalam, French & Tamil.
MBBS from Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum.
MS General Surgery from Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum.
MCh in Neurosurgery from SCTIMST, Trivandrum.
Chef de Clinique in minimally invasive complex spine surgery from Department of Neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Switzerland.
Clinical fellow in paediatric neurosurgery from British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Canada.