Dr. G. Balamurali is a Consultant Spine and Neurosurgeon MBBS, MRCS (ED), MD (UK), FRCS (Surgical Neurology). Has the special interest in Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery, Spinal Cord Tumours, Brachial Plexus DREZ Lesioning, Paediatric Spine Surgery. Internationally trained Spinal Neurosurgeon with 20 years of surgical experience, 15 years from the UK. Extensively trained in all niche aspects of Spinal Surgery as part of the 3-year fellowship in the UK (Liverpool & Nottingham), USA (San Francisco & Chicago) and Switzerland (Zurich). Specialized & experienced in minimally invasive, endoscopic and pain procedures. Dr. G. Balamurali has Core Operative Skills in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – TLIF and DLIF (Fusion procedures), decompression and foraminotomy, percutaneous screws for deformity correction, intradural procedures for tumour and tethered cord through tubes, minimally invasive fixation for fracture spine and vertebroplasty. pain procedures - dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) rhizotomy, cordotomy, spinal cord stimulator. Injection procedures -nerve root blocks, caudal epidural, discogram, facet injection and ganglion block. Spasticity procedures - DREZ rhizotomy, selective dorsal rhizotomy and baclofen pumps. Complex spinal procedures - Minimally invasive trans-thoracic discectomy, trans-oral and trans-mandibular approach to anterior CVJ, OC fusion, C1-2 procedures, degenerative scoliosis and anterior lumbar procedures, vertebrectomy and reconstruction for tumors, complex trauma to any part of the spine. Percutaneous procedure - Kypho and vertebroplasty, percutaneous C1-2 screws, ant odontoid screws. spinal cord tumors - complex large intradural and intramedullary tumors, AVM and syrinx shunts. Congenital Paediatric anomalies of the spinal cord – split cord syndrome, lipo myelomeningocele, open myelomeningocele, tethered cord, foramen magnum decompression, deformity correction. Cranial Surgeries: general neurosurgery including trauma, tumours, hydrocephalus shunts, infection and pediatric neurosurgery. Has completed MBBS from Bangalore University. India (1995), MRCS (Edinburgh) from Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. UK (2001), FRCS (Surgical Neurology) from Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. UK (2008), MD (Research) from University of Central Lancashire. Preston, U.K (2010). Prof. Alan Crockard International Travel Fellowship Award Winner, Spine Section American Association, Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, USA - Feb 2010. International Travel Scholarship, Synthes - Switzerland and Medtronic, USA – January 2010. Fellowships In Spine And Neurosurgery: Nottingham Senior Spinal Fellowship (UK), 2011, AO Spinal accredited, Dr. Broken Boszczyk, Mr. Mike Grevitt, Mr. John Webb The university of California, San Francisco (USA - 2010), AANS & NASS accredited Spine Fellowship, Dr. Praveen Mummaneni (Minimally invasive spine surgery) Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago (USA -2010), AANS & NASS accredited Spine Fellowship, Prof. Richard Fessler (Minimally invasive spine surgery) Schulte’s Klink, Zurich (Switzerland - 2009), Internationally accredited Spinal Fellowship, Prof. Deiter Grob (Complex spine surgery) Liverpool Spinal Fellowship (UK-2009), Nationally accredited Neuro-Ortho spine fellowship, Mr. Gordon Findlay, Mr. R Pillay, Mr. DeMatas Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (UK- 2007- 2008), Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neuro and Spinal surgery. Research – Doctorate In Medicine (MD), MD Thesis – 2004 – 2008, Topic: Predicting the response to ventriculoperitoneal shunt in patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Collaborators: University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire Teaching Hospital, Preston and Hope Hospital, Manchester. UK Interested in academics, research, and training. Presented around the world in multiple areas of Neurological Surgery.