Dr. Saravanan Karuppiah, MD

Dr. Saravanan Karuppiah, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male

  
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More

Dr. Saravanan Karuppiah, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Ocala, FL. Dr. Karuppiah has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Halifax Health Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Karuppiah to book an appointment.


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AdventHealth Medical Group

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(386) 267-5703
Multispecialty at Applewood2801 Se 1st Ave Ste 302 Ocala, FL 34471
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Restored my ability to walk free from any pain. Back surgery involved some complications but I was able to walk immediately after leaving recovery room. Absolutely the best staff I've ever dealt with. Light hearted but caring and make you feel like you're the only patient in their world. Timely, no waiting. SK is also not 'cut happy' but also does not BS you--gets straight to the point.
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Best doc and staff I've ever dealt with – Jul 31, 2019
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Dr. Karuppiah performed spinal fusion on me. He explained the procedure and was very patient explaining the procedure. I was very fortunate my doctor referred me to him!
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May 08, 2019
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Excellent Dr. After looking at MRI of spine he knew I needed surgery. Had it done in Sept of 2018. Excellent care from Priscila, Sunny, Terry, Dawn and Ashlea, his office staff.
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Mar 31, 2019
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Dr. SK is very a skilled & very kind/humble neurosurgeon. He immediately saw in my husband's MRI a herniation that other doctors didn't see (1 orthopedic surgeon & 1 Mayo Clinic/Jacksonville spine specialist). We opted for surgery & he performed a unilateral MIS TLIF. Only 2 wks post-op & my husband is now pain free for the first time in 8 months. His PA Priscilla is amazing! Dr. SK is a great neurosurgeon well-loved by his staff, hospital nurses, patients (us). We feel lucky to find him.
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Hanh Vu – Feb 28, 2019
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This doctor made me wait for over 2 months for an appointment and I now have irreversible damage. Would never recomend him
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Dunnellon, FL – Feb 23, 2019
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We feel so blessed to have found Dr. Karuppiah to perform my back surgery, fusing two vertebrates. My sciatic pain in my leg was gone immediately. He has given me back quality life after months and months of severe pain. He and his staff were just wonderful and we can't say enough about his wonderful PA-C Priscila Marques. Everyone was just great and we highly recommend them.
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JoAn Ukshe in Leesburg, FL – Feb 21, 2019
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I am a snowbird from Michigan. When I started having back problems here in Florida I was really concerned. My family doctor recommended Dr S K and I’m very happy that he did. Dr S K explained what the MRI meant in simple words and explained what my options were. He gave me the facts and let me decide what to do next. He said that there was a chance that my problem might correct itself. There was no pressure put on me. When my back acts up again, I will definitely call Dr S K !!!
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Arvid from Michigan – Feb 08, 2019
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. SK and his PA Priscilla and staff. Right from the first appointment I knew I had made the right choice to come to them! They took the time to explain exactly what would happen during surgery and I was so comfortable right from the beginning. Thank you Dr SK and Priscilla for taking such good care of me. Highly recommend them !
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Jennifer Gaver in Ocala, FL – Jan 26, 2019
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Dr. Karuppiah removed a 2x3cm glioblastoma brain tumor for my 78 year old father 16 months ago. Due to his great skill my father is doing great, although much slower mentally and physically. He had 6 mo of chemo, 60 radiation treatments (2/day), starting at 9 months he started Avastin treatments. He has some residual scar tissue or pseudo tumor uptake on MRIs but it looks better every 8 weeks so it likely is not a new GBM. Patricia, his NP is pure evil and full of hatred in her soul.
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none – Jan 12, 2019
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I would reccommend Dr Karuppiah (SK) EXCELLENT +. I'm approx five weeks out of surgery and am pain free. As a senior I've been to many doctors but this man genuinely cares about the patient. He and his PA (Priscila Marques) took the time to explain the procedure and continued through post op and the latest follow up. I cannot praise them enough. The Dr, his PA, Nurse, and entire office staff were not only friendly but awesome. Would I return for future surgery) if needed) you betcha!! 5+Stars!
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Gary Lambert in Summerfield, FL – Jan 12, 2019
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I had my first consulting visit with Dr. Karuppiah, and I was very impressed with him! He was professional, knowledgable, and understanding. His explanations were excellent. As for the office staff, they were prompt, professional, friendly, and courteous. He was recommended to me by a friend, and I am further recommending him to others!
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Sharon C. in Lady Lake, FL – Jan 10, 2019
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Explained everything to us in a easy to understand method. Did exactly what he said he would be doing. Office staff is OUTSTANDING
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Dec 06, 2018
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Excellent! He and Priscilla were amazing. Not to mention the rest of his staff. I have never seen so much professionalism and personality in the medical field before. My surgery went very well. I would recommend them highly to anyone needing Neurosurgical Services.
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Dominic Castro in ocala, FL – Nov 29, 2018
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Doctor Karuppiah and his staff are amazing. They really care and have so much compassion. I had the HF10 procedure done and I could not be more pleased. I cannot thank him enough for giving me my life back and the amazing job he did implanting this life changing device. I would highly recommend Doctor Karuppiah and his dedicated staff to anyone in need and rate him and his team a 5+++
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Rebecca Garrett in Ocala, FL – Nov 18, 2018
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I was very fortunate to have Dr Karuppiah do surgery for me. He is a kind and caring doctor. He and the entire office staff have been extremely helpful and kind. They have answered all my questions and gave me encouragement at the time I needed it. Should anyone ask , YES I would choose him again!.
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cf in FL – Nov 01, 2018
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BEST DOCTOR I HAVE EVER BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH. HE CARES AND VERY EASY TO COMMUNICATE ON PERSONAL NOTE.
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JOSEPH PATTI in THE VILLAGES, FL – Oct 24, 2018
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Dr. Sk, and Percilla are the best caring people I have ever met. They took care of my mother right away. When Dr. Sk and Percilla heard about my mom thery went right to work on her brian issue, and they made sure they did what ever they could to make her comfortable and ready for the big fight. I love Dr. SK and Percilla
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Ocala, FL – Oct 23, 2018
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Implanted nervo stimulator in back for my nerve pain in legs and lower back pain. Did a great job.
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Robert Hutson in OCALA, FL – Oct 19, 2018
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Staff was friendly, helpful, and courteous. Dr. Karuppiah explained my options and asked me to call back when I made a decision. No pressure.
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David in Ocala, FL – Oct 18, 2018
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Doctor Karuppiah is the only Neurosurgeon I will ever go to.I had a spinal fusion in Sept.2018 and I am very happy with the whole process before and after the surgery.He is VERY professional, thorough,and friendly, as is Priscila,his PA-C.The staff is also very good and helpful.Doctor Karuppiah will tell you if you NEED to have surgery and will also tell you if you DON'T. I wish that all of my other doctor's were as good as he is.I highly recommend him to anybody who needs a Neurosurgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Robert Bohdanowicz – Oct 16, 2018
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Karuppiah

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Karuppiah treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Karuppiah treats other conditions, please contact the office at (352) 873-2880.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karuppiah treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Karuppiah treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karuppiah treats Spine Deformities more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Karuppiah treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karuppiah treats Herniated Disc more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Karuppiah treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Karuppiah's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebroplasty

About Me

Biography

Dr. Saravanan Karuppiah, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Ocala, FL. Dr. Karuppiah has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area....Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

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Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Halifax Health Medical Center

Daytona Beach, FL

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

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