Haran Ramachandran, MD

4.54 out of 5

Specialties

Conditions

  • All aspects of neurosurgery: spinal surgery, surgery of brain tumors and cerebrovascular surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Spine Surgery
  • Anterior cervical cisectomy and fusion (ACDF)
  • Cervical laminectomy and lateral mass fusion
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy (LMD)
  • Lumbar hemilaminotomy
    • Bilateral laminar and lateral recess decompression
    • Cervical laminectomy for excision of spinal cord tumor
    • Lumbar laminectomy for resection of synovial cyst

About

Dr. Haran Ramachandran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky. He trained in medicine and neurosurgery at the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India, a premier medical institution where neurosurgery and neurosurgical training first started. After obtaining his MBBS and MCh degrees, he joined his alma mater as an academic faculty where he practiced for 15 years.


After relocating to the US, he completed residency training in Neurosurgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He then continued as an attending neurosurgeon for the last 10 years at the Lahey Clinic in Boston. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. His 30-year experience covers all aspects of neurosurgery: spinal surgery, surgery of brain tumors and cerebrovascular surgery. He has a special interest in spine surgery, the treatment of neck and back pain and the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Training & Education

Degree

MCh, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
MBBS, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Residency

Neurosurgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Neurosurgery, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Fellowship

Skull Based/Vascular Neurosurgery, Mid Atlantic Brain, Ear and Spine Institute, Annandale, Va.

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Neurological Surgery

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Ratings & Reviews

4.54 out of 5
11 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Very good!

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    Didn't ask how I was dealing with it and had very little concern of my pain. Looked at mri and seen small disc bulge and compares my back problems and pain with others.

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    I thought he was very smart, very nice, very serious and explained things really good. I fully trust him and the UK Hospital -

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    Dr. Ramachandran was extremely thorough yet very efficient but not rushed. He made sure you knew what was going and what to expect.

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    *Dr. Ramachandran was very understanding and knowledgeable about my condition and very patient like he had all day to talk. Grateful I got him as my surgeon.
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      Good
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      I was told of a treatment plan instead of surgery that I would be given a list of exercises to do to strengthen my core muscles for my nerve pain in my back instead of anything that could be fixed by surgery and I was not given anything upon check out.
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      I have already bragged on all of the medical staff and facilities In my recommendations to others who have problems similar to the one I was having.
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      I have had this problem since 1994 I last had an mri and was evaluated in 2016. Surg was recommended I declined. I had mri again last month what the dr told me was not the same as what the radiologist read and reported and what I was told was not the same. My sx are worse scarely and are binterfering with my quality of life. I feel I wasnt heard in that appt.
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      Great experience.
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      Resident, Dr. Jeremy Adkins, saw me first and was EXCELLENT! He took the time to explain my surgery, risks, options, recovery, current state and answered my great amount of questions. I felt hopeful and that every thing had been laid out precisely and with great care. Dr. Ramachandran did not spend as much time with me (which is understandable) but was very good at explaining the surgery process to me and encouraging me on how to move forward. Brooke was my follow up nurse and has been so helpful with questions I've had since the appointment. She explained all the paperwork, next steps (LAB and PreOp EKG), etc. I felt like I was in the best of hands with this entire team!