M D S Sasidharan
Dr M D S Sasidharan
Associate Consultant
Spine Surgery
  • MBBS
  • MS (Ortho)
  • FASSI (Spine Surgery)
7 Years
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Dr. M D S Sasidharan is a fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon with an overall 7 years of experience in this specialty. He is trained under the stalwarts of Spine surgery In India and aboard with multiple fellowships to his credit. He has completed the prestigious ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeons of India) fellowship for 2 years, as one among the nine members who got selected through all India entrance exams trained under the mentorship of Dr. Sajan K. Hegde in Apollo Hospitals, AO SPINE fellowship under Prof. Rajasekaran in Ganga hospitals and  Advanced training at multiple centers in South Korea. 

Dr. Sasidharan's repertoire of work covers the entire gamut of spinal disorders including spinal deformity, tumors, spinal injuries, infection, and degenerative diseases. He has performed around 1000+ major spinal surgeries so far with a wide variety of state-of-art procedures in the surgical management of spinal deformities and spondylolisthesis. He is known for day-care spine procedures which are the least invasive, with no blood loss, no scar, faster recovery, and quicker return to normalcy. He is extensively trained in the latest cutting-edge technologies like Robotic, Endoscopic, and Non-fusion Spine surgeries. He is one of the few surgeons in the world who is trained in performing Non-Fusion scoliosis surgery(VBT) for Scoliosis deformity correction. He has delivered many presentations and lectures at national and international conferences. 

Training in Spine Surgery

  • GSM Spine Observer-ship Program 2022, Seoul, South Korea 
  • AO SPINE - Asia Pacific Spine fellowship 2021, Ganga Hospitals, Coimbatore, India
  • Robotic and Complex Spine Surgery Fellowship 2021, Apollo Main Hospitals, Chennai, India.
  • Advanced Training in Spine Surgery 2019,-Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, India. 

He is an esteemed and active member of National and International Spine societies including:  

  • AO Spine 
  • North American Spine Society 
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India (Lifetime member)
  • Indian Medical Association (Lifetime member)
  • Indian Orthopedic Association (Lifetime member)
  • Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Association (Lifetime member)
  • Chennai Ortho Spine Society (Lifetime member)
  • Canara Spine Form, Mangalore (Founding member)


  • Injection procedures for disc prolapse and spinal pain
  • Endoscopic spine surgery 
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal Deformity correction – paediatric and adult
  • Non Fusion Scoliosis correction
  • Cervical and Lumbar disc replacement
  • Spinal fusion procedures
  • Treatment of Spinal injuries and fractures
  • Osteoporotic spinal fractures – Vertebroplasty, Balloon Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal infections & Spinal tumour surgery
  • Spinal deformity surgery


  • June 2023 – Present, Ass. Consultant, Institute of Advanced Spine Sciences, Gleneagles HealthCity Chennai
  • Mar 2022 – May 2023, Director & Consultant Spine Surgeon, Family Hospital, Hosur
  • Oct 2019 – Feb 2022, Junior Consultant Spine Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • June 2018 – Sep 2019, Junior Consultant Spine Surgeon, KMC Manipal Hospitals, Mangalore
  • May 2017 – May 2018,  Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Gunam Hospital, Hosur
  • May 2014 - May 2017, Junior Resident in Orthopaedics, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai


  • Speaker in Osteoporosis Update -2024 – Chennai Ortho Spine Society Program, Jan 28, 2024
  • Faculty in Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Spine surgery - at Gleneagles Health City Chennai, Sep 01, 2023
  • Faculty in Cutting edge techniques in spine surgery - MERC program at Apollo Hospitals Chennai, Jan 24-25, 2020.
  • Organizing Committee Member and Faculty in Instructional Spine Course, ICS-2019 Mangalore, Sep 2019
  • Delegate in Instructional Spine Course, Mangalore, Sept 2019
  • Delegate in Prof. Ramani Spine Master Course, Mumbai, Jun 2019
  • Delegate in Ganga Operative Spine Course at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, May 2019
  • Delegate in 43rd annual conference of Karnataka Orthopedic Association, KOACON Bangalore, Feb 2019


MBBS - Dr. NTR University Of Health Sciences, 2007-2013

MS (Orthopaedics) – Chettinad University, 2014-2017

FASSI (Spine Surgery) – Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, 2019-2021


  • The use of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for the treatment of lumbar spine pathology 
  • Intra-operative free hand ESPB, as a part of multi-modal analgesia has a significant role in Enhanced Recovery after single-level Lumbar Fusion Surgery 
  • Comparison of fusion rates after unilateral vs. bilateral instrumentation following lumbar fusion surgery (TLIF) for single-level lumbar degenerative disorder.
  • Are minimally invasive robotic guided TLIF safer and more accurate than freehand open TLIF

Podium Presentations:

  • Presented in Global Spine Week 2023- Melbourne, Australia May 2023
  • Presented in Global Spine Congress 2021- Paris, Nov 2021
  • Presented in ASSICON 2020 – Delhi, Feb 2021
  • Presented AO Spine Conference 2020 - Hong Kong, June 2020

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