Director and Chief Spine Surgeon
The Hospital is guided by Dr. Naresh Babu who was instrumental in shaping up the spine
department into a very busy clinical unit with his great clinical skills and marked research
work. He received his basic medicine and orthopaedic training from Guntur Medical college,
Guntur and had a brilliant academic career throughout his education. He topped the state
PG entrance examination conducted by the University of Health Sciences and was the best
outgoing Orthopaedic Post Graduate. He was awarded the prestigious Prof.
Ethirajulu Gold Medal by the NTR University of Health Sciences. He later topped the National wide competitive entrance examination in Spine surgery conducted by the National Board of examinations, New Delhi and joined Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore for Super Specialisation in Spine surgery. By successfully completing this fellowship in 2005, Dr. Naresh Babu became the First National Board accredited Spine Surgeon of Andhra Pradesh.
The research work done during this period was internationally appreciated and won many International prestigious awards like ISSLS Prize, BritSpine award, ISSLS Sofamor Danek Award and Euro spine open paper award. Following this he had advanced spine surgery training at Rush Presbyterian St.Lukes Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA as a part of ISSLS Macnab Larocca Fellowship Award. This fellowship gave an excellent opportunity to do basic science research with finite element models. Latter Dr. Naresh Babu underwent a year long specialization in minimally invasive spine surgery at National University Hospital Singapore.
Through this fellowship he was exposed to the management of entire range of spinal disorders as well as most advanced spinal surgeries like cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacements, thoracoscopic spinal instrumentation for scoliosis correction, complex occipito-cervical reconstructions, tumor resections and reconstructions. The research work done during this period on thoracoscopic scoliosis corrections won him the Young Orthopedic Investigator Award by Singapore Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Naresh Babu specialises in Minimally invassive spine surgery like micro endoscopic discectomy for lumbar and cervical disc prolapse, minimally invassive lumbar and cervical spinal fixations and fusions, spinal deformity corrections and complex spinal reconstructions. He has special interest in skeletal fluorosis and its effects on spine.
The research work done by him in this field well appreciated and received the Silver Jubilee Orator Award from the Indian Orthopaedic Association. The work done by him on spinal deformity correction in children received VT Ingalhalikar Gold Medal by Association Of Spine Surgeons of India and Consultant Gold Medal by Orthopaedic surgeons Association of South Indian States. Dr. Naresh Babu became the first orthopaedic surgeon from Andhra Pradesh to be honored with these awards.
Summary of Qualification
Johnson & Johnson Trauma Fellowship at Ganga hospital, Coimbatore.
Fellow in Spinal Surgery- National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.
International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Macnab La Rocca Fellowship, Rush Presbyterian St.Lukes Medical Center, Chicago Illinois.
Clinical fellow in Spine surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore.
APOA Clinical training fellowship, Chonnam National University, Korea.
Council Member, AO Spine international, Asia Pacific. Hong Kong.
Member – Growing Spine Committee Scoliosis Research Society, USA.
Member – International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS).
Executive committee Member of the ‘Association of Spine Surgeons of India’ (ASSI).
Research Officer “AO Spine India”.
Secretary, Spine Society of Andhra Pradesh (SSAP).
Editorial committee member “Indian Journal of Orthopaedics”.