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Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Ganapathy

UT Erlanger Neurosurgery & Spine

1010 E 3rd St Ste 202 Chattanooga, TN 37403

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(423) 265-2233


Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Sri Ramachandra Med Coll in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Ganapathy's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ganapathy treats Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Ganapathy treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ganapathy treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Ganapathy treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ganapathy treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Ganapathy treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Ganapathy's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Dr. Ganapathy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ganapathy

4.7

Based on 12 reviews

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Dr. Ganapathy is a very kind and compassionate doctor. He is extremely professional as a physician. He explains the diagnosis in a language that is easily understood without being condescending. It is very obvious the he care about his patients.
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Did not look at my current drug regime and discussed with my GP about writing a drug that causes a serous and possibly deadly reaction with my pain medicine. Had to go to Erlanger Emergency Room. 48 hour stay. Had not reviewed my EMG report prior to my follow up. After visit report minimized the pain I was in and minimized my debilitating condition. After visit report mentioned me getting ELSI injections. I cannot have anymore ELSI injections per pain management physician. Dr. Ganapathy does not have a clear understanding of pain associated with spinal stenosis. I did not come to him looking for medication or surgery. I only wanted to know the source of nocturnal low back pain which was waking me up every two hours. I suggest he spend time in Siskin looking a images and comparing them to thats patients pain and lack of mobility. I should have seen a neurosurgeon not an orthopedic surgeon.
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He is great. But trying to talk to anybody except the person who answers the phone is impossible. I need info about the injection he is having dr Huffman to do on me. Before it happens not After.
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This was my second visit with Dr Ganapathy. This time the entire staff was courteous and my wait time was less than 5 minutes after signing in. Stephanie his nurse was especially helpful. Dr Ganapathy himself is amazing. He took a great deal of time going over the results of my MRI and explaining my condition and options. He’s by far the most compassionate and caring physician I’ve ever met and that covers a lot of territory. Please disregard my first visit review. If I could remove it I would.
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I would give more stars if I could. He is amazing!! I have never encountered a Doctor with more compassion and care for his patients. He never rushed us in and out of appointments, takes ample time explaining things to us and does not make you feel rushed into making decisions. He is honest on his diagnosis and very thorough! We have and will continue to recommend him to our friends and family and he will be our orthopedic surgeon from here on out!
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Dr G is by far the best physician our family has ever encountered. Skilled and compassionate, he ensured our son would be able to walk again. Could not recommend him enough.
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In all the years my. Husband has gone through with back pain, Dr Ganapathy was the first to take time in listening and then discussing options, including therapy and injections. We were never rushed out of the room. Such a concerning Dr... We were extremely pleased !!!!!
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Dr Ganapathy performed back surgery on me and I couldn't have asked for a better physician!! He anticipated my needs before I knew they existed and answered all my questions before during and after surgery!! His follow up Care is phenomenal with him checking back personally to see how you are doing and what you may need!! If you need an Orthopedic Surgeon you can't go wrong by choosing Dr Ganapathy!!
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The staff was polite and very courteous. Best of all, I couldn't have asked for a better doctor than Dr. Ganapathy. He was patient, thorough, listened to everything I had to say, answered all my questions and mentally left me in a better state than I had come in. It's a breath of fresh air when you run into folks who are passionate and sincere about what they do
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Dr ganapathy helped me through most difficult time of my life, his staff and self vould not be more personable and professional....simply the best that i will tell the world about... THANK YOU ALL !!!!
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About Me

Dual fellowship trained in complex spinal surgery, I believe in a holistic approach to patient care by involving patients and their families in their treatment. I strongly believe in understanding a patient's problem in context with their lifestyle, ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2014
Sunnybrook MC-U Toronto
Fellowship Hospital
2013
London Hlth Scis Ctr-U Western Ont
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Dalhousie University / Faculty of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2007
Canadian Coll Fam Prac
1998
Sri Ramachandra Med Coll
Internship Hospital
1997
Sri Ramachandra Med Coll
Medical School
2014
2013
2012
2007
1998
1997

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