Dr. Ravi K. Ponnappan, MD

Dr. Ravi K. Ponnappan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 42 years old

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To provide appropriate and timely surgical intervention to optimize patient safety, relieve pain, and improve quality of life.Read more

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Takes the time to fully explain issues and any questions you have. Is very compassionate and did a fabulous job on my fusion. If I have any more spine issues I'll be going back. Would recommend him to anyone
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Dr. Ponnappan's Care Philosophy

To provide appropriate and timely surgical intervention to optimize patient safety, relieve pain, and improve quality of life.

Dr. Ponnappan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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