Dr. Ravi Ramachandran, MD

Dr. Ravi Ramachandran, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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37 y/o
(58)

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Dr. Ravi Ramachandran, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Folsom, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • York Risk Services

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ramachandran performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Back Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Ramachandran's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Ramachandran's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ramachandran "One of Northern California's premier spine surgeons, Dr. Ravi focuses on both minimally invasive and open spine surgery to give patients better results with shorter recovery times. To date, he has successfully participated in over 2000 operations over 7 years. He is the chief of Surgery at the Nivano Heathcare Group in Folsom, Roseville, and Sacramento, CA. He is also the Director of Spine Surgery at Mercy Folsom Hospital Dr. Ravi completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University, his medical school education at Stanford University, his residency in orthopedics at Yale University, and his fellowship in spine surgery at Harvard University. During this time, he contributed heavily to clinical research, authoring several papers and significant journal articles. Among numerous accolades, he was awarded a Stanford Medical Scholars Research Grant for his work on titanium wear debris as well as the prestigious Yale Orthopaedics O. Donald Chrisman Research Award. Dr. Ravi has also authored several book chapters in widely referenced spine surgery texts, including The Handbook of Spine Surgery, Contemporary Spine Surgery, and The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ramachandran "As a practitioner, Dr. Ravi emphasises conservative care above all other approaches, using operative intervention only as a last resort and practicing state of the art techniques that allow for the fastest recovery times and minimize postoperative pain."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

66  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Wrist Fracture
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18  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Yale Medical School-New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Yale Medical School-New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Harvard Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ramachandran has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ramachandran's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ramachandran to family and friends
58 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (58)

  • 5
    (54)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Ramachandran's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

Dr Ravi is such a nice person and great Surgeon. But, bedside manner and before and after surgery information is not his forte'. He'll take care of of "the problem", and the rest is up to you. I had a surgery, and after surgery he was gone, and good for him. He's excellent at what he did and...more
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My experience with Dr Ravi was enlightening. He made me feel very comfortable and reassured about having surgery. After reading his bio I’m very confident in his abilities. He’s very charming, well spoken and VERY easy on the eyes. Will update after upcoming surgery
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I was referred to Dr Ramachandran by Mercy Folsom hospital after a visit to their ER and resulting MRI, CT, and XRay scans revealed possible L3/L4 disc damage compressing the nerve bundle exiting the spine on the left side, which would explain the excruciating pain and lower leg numbness in my left...more
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My 1st review showed only 1 star. I’m embarrassed to say I must have accidentally erased 4stars when backspacing my comments.! He actually deserves 10 stars. He is highly skilled, and his gentle manner, makes one feel you’re his only concern. He performed a cervical spine fusion on me and, I...more
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I was physically fit and sports active until my sciatica benched me from constant pain. I tried everything from physical therapy, yoga, diet change, massage, acupuncture, and positive thinking. Nothing made a difference, UNTIL Dr Ramachandran preformed a laminectomy on my spine relieving the...more
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