Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

SIU School Of Medicine 747 N Rutledge St Springfield, IL 62702 Get Directions
Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, MD
Dr. Venkat Ganapathy is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He specializes in complex spine surgery. Prior to joining SIU, he completed two spinal surgery fellowships – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and London Health Sciences Center, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. He is pursuing a master in health professions education degree at Maastricht University, Netherlands. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Prior to that, he worked as an emergency medicine physician and surgical assistant in orthopaedics as well as a rural family physician in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Ganapathy is Canadian board certified both in orthopaedic surgery and in family medicine. He is also American board-eligible in orthopaedic surgery. He specializes in the management spinal deformity, degenerative, traumatic and oncological conditions of the spine and offers patient centered care. He has research interests in spinal deformity, spinal degeneration as well as in medical education.Dr. Ganapathy is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and AOSpine. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ganapathy, please call SIU Health Care at 217-545-8000.

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Dr. Ganapathy's Care Philosophy

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, circumstances and perspectives to enhance their understanding of medical problems and to reach realistic treatment goals and to meets their expectations. I strive to provide compassionate and loving "Patient-centered care". I have made an irrevocable commitment in my practice to treat every patient as my own kith and kin by making collaborative and informed decisions to achieve the best outcomes for my patients. Spinal surgery is more than technical excellence, and there is no better speciality than spine to apply the famous saying "good surgeons know how to operate, better ones when to operate, and the best when not to operate". I have always lived with that motto to do what is best for my patients. That is my commitment and my promise.

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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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Chatham, IL |
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
in Soringfield,illinois |
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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Dr. Venkat Ganapathy is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He specializes in complex spine surgery. Prior to joining SIU, he completed two spinal surgery fellowships – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and London Health Sciences Center, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

He is pursuing a master in health professions education degree at Maastricht University, Netherlands. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Prior to that, he worked as an emergency medicine physician and surgical assistant in orthopaedics as well as a rural family physician in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Ganapathy is Canadian board certified both in orthopaedic surgery and in family medicine. He is also American board-eligible in orthopaedic surgery.

He specializes in the management spinal deformity, degenerative, traumatic and oncological conditions of the spine and offers patient centered care. He has research interests in spinal deformity, spinal degeneration as well as in medical education.Dr. Ganapathy is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and AOSpine.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ganapathy, please call SIU Health Care at 217-545-8000.

Dr. Ganapathy's Care Philosophy

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, circumstances and perspectives to enhance their understanding of medical problems and to reach realistic treatment goals and to meets their expectations.

I strive to provide compassionate and loving "Patient-centered care". I have made an irrevocable commitment in my practice to treat every patient as my own kith and kin by making collaborative and informed decisions to achieve the best outcomes for my patients.

Spinal surgery is more than technical excellence, and there is no better speciality than spine to apply the famous saying "good surgeons know how to operate, better ones when to operate, and the best when not to operate". I have always lived with that motto to do what is best for my patients. That is my commitment and my promise.

Dr. Ganapathy says...

Spinal deformity

Degenerative spinal conditions

Traumatic conditions of the spine

Oncological conditions of the spine

Dr. Ganapathy says...

Revision spinal surgery for complex spinal conditions and failed back syndrome

Adult and adolescent deformity and reconstruction

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  •  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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Education

  • Medical School
    Sri Ramachandra Med Coll

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Sri Ramachandra Med Coll

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Dalhousie University / Faculty Of Medicine

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    London Hlth Scis Ctr-U Western Ont

    Completed in 2013

    Sunnybrook Mc-U Toronto

    Completed in 2014

  • Other Education
    Canadian Coll Fam Prac

    Completed in 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery