• Brief Profile


    Dr Arvind G Kulkarni is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Bombay Hospital, one of the premier corporate hospitals of India. He heads the Mumbai Spine, Scoliosis & Disc Replacement Centre. He has a vast experience in spinal surgery having trained in some of the top spinal centres across the globe such as KEM Hospital Mumbai, National University Hospital Singapore, Westmead Adult & Children’s Hospitals as well as St George Hospital Australia and Toronto Western Hospital & Hospital for Sick Children Canada. He is one of the pioneers in artificial disc replacement in India. He has done the first Prodisc-L lumbar disc replacement in India. His special interests are Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Deformity Correction, Artificial Disc Replacement, Revision Spinal Surgery, etc. He has various national & international presentations as well as numerous scientific publications to his credit.

Questions Answered by me

Decompression surgery done in good hands under microscope has minimal risks. However, decompression alone is not enough in your case. The disc...

Answered on : 23 Mar 2009

The surgery is very safe and done using a keyhole. The advantages are minimal post-operative pain, better cosmetic and early recovery. It would...

Answered on : 19 Mar 2009

Your brother-in-law will make a considerable recovery (close to 90%) with surgery. Surgery will be in the form of Micro Endoscopic Internal...

Answered on : 12 Dec 2008

Nerve root injection have a success rate of 60%. The effect is temporary and can be repeated 3 times in a year. While surgery is done in a...

Answered on : 10 Oct 2008

This patient has L5-S1 spondylolisthesis, meaning slippage of L5 vertebra over S1. At the moment, patient should see a physiotherapist and do...

Answered on : 06 Aug 2008

At this stage, I would suggest minimally invasive surgery called MED (Microendoscopic discectomy). Persistent pain interfering with day today...

Answered on : 22 Jul 2008

Cycling is not advisable for a patient suffering from disc prolapse (slip disc) or disc degeneration causing back pain. It increases the...

Answered on : 23 Jun 2008

Your arm pain is a result of the right sided C5-6 disc herniation. If it has not resolved on its own in the last 4 months, I would advise you...

Answered on : 16 Jun 2008

The best advice at the moment is bed rest and analgesics. 90% of disc herniations (slipped disc) resolve with rest. If the problem continues post-...

Answered on : 05 Jun 2008

This patient has canal stenosis with disc prolapse. He will improve with Microlumbar decompression and discectomy, which has a success rate of...

Answered on : 19 May 2008
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