Orthopaedic Surgeon in Mumbai, Maharashtra (MM)

Arvind G. Kulkarni MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Mumbai Spine Scoliosis and Disc Replacement Centre: Centre for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    Room no 206, 2nd Floor, New Wing, Bombay Hospital, New Marine Lines
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400020 - India
    Phone: +91-9930065893/9892875490

About Our Practice

MUMBAI SPINE & SCOLIOSIS CENTRE: Centre for Advanced Spinal Surgery Dr Arvind G Kulkarni has done the first Artificial Lumbar Total Disc Replacement in the City of Mumbai a) Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery: The emergence of minimally invasive spinal surgery has revolutionized spinal surgery.

The procedures that can be performed with this cutting edge technology are discectomies, laminectomies, laminoplasties and spinal fusion. Compared to the traditional open approach, the advantages are many including limited tissue dissection, superior cosmesis, quicker recovery, minimal post-operative morbidity and least limitation of post-operative activity.

The surgeon has the advantage of superior illumination and magnification. b) Intelligent management of Chronic Backache and Neck pain. About 80% of the world’s population suffers from back pain at sometime in their lifetime. Scientific approach in the diagnosis and management of back pain is essential for an effective outcome.

A comprehensive program with team approach involving various modalities in a stepwise integrated manner is provided. While a vast majority of patients can be treated conservatively and with modification of lifestyle, modern surgical approach for unremitting chronic back pain including artificial total disc replacement is a core specialty of this centre. c) Spinal deformity d) Spinal trauma e) Spinal tumours Dr Arvind G Kulkarni heads the ‘Mumbai Spine Scoliosis and Disc Replacement Centre’ as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Bombay Hospital, Mumbai.

He also operates at Saifee and Breach Candy Hospitals. 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, Australia, St George Hospital- Australia and Toronto Western Hospital & Hospital for Sick Children Canada. He is one of the pioneers of Minimally Invasive Spinal surgery and Artificial Disc replacement in India.

His special interests are Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Deformity Correction, Artificial Disc Replacement, etc. He is an invited faculty at most of the national and international spine conferences and workshops. He has made various national & international podium presentations (>250). He has numerous scientific publications (>30) in high-impact journals to his credit.

He has also contributed to chapters in text-books. He was on the Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Orthopaedics for the section on Spine. He is one of the few selected members on the review board of the prestigious international journal ‘Spine’. He is in the executive council of ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeons of India), MISSI (Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India) and BOS (Bombay Orthopaedic Society).

He is one of the founder members of MISSI. His team was awarded the VTI Best Paper presentation Gold medal at ASSICON-Goa in November 2016, the MISSICON-2015 Best paper Award at Mumbai, Best Poster –Silver Medal at ICS-2013 and the ISSCICON (International Spinal and Spinal Cord Spinal Injury) Best Paper [Gold-Medal] Award in 2012. He was awarded the ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeons of India) Best Publication Award in 2005. He has been awarded the Scoliosis Research Society (USA) Global Outreach Award twice in 2004 and 2005. He has been a recipient of Korean SICOT award in 2008. His work has been awarded by Bombay Hospital Research Committee in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 successively.

He has demonstrated his MIS techniques (Minimally Invasive Surgery) at several Live Operative Courses within India and abroad. As an international faculty, he has traveled to Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Spain, Sweden, Korea, etc.

Recently, he was nominated among the top 3 spine surgeons of Mumbai by India Today (November 2012, September 2013 and August 2016).He was awarded ‘Outstanding Young Achiever Award’ by Junior Chambers International (JCI), Marine lines, Mumbai as well as at the National Level in 2012.

He is the director of Spine fellowships at Bombay Hospital with 2 fellowship positions every year. His clinic Mumbai Spine Scoliosis & Disc Replacement Centre' was ranked as the 'Best' in Times Of India Survey in August 2016.

Consultation 1. Room no 206, 2nd Floor New Wing, Bombay Hospital, New Marine Lines, Mumbai 400020

Monday to Saturday: 4.30 to 8.30 pm 2.

Room no 1, Ground Floor, Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai Saturday: 8 to 10 am. For appointments at both places, call Mrs Nilam Mehta: 9930065893 (anytime between 10.30 am to 7 pm)

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Tumor / Infection
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Breach Candy Hospital Mumbai
  • Saifee Hospital Mumbai
University Affiliations
  • Mumbai University
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