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Spine Specialist in Pune - Dr. Rahul Chaudhari

Dr. Rahul D Chaudhari is an Spine Specialist in Pune. He initially completed his, MBBS and MS orthopedic from KEM hospital Mumbai. He received 3 years of specialized training in Spine specialty in the USA also he was trained in adult and pediatric spine surgery at Twin city spine center, Minneapolis and Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. He is a fellow of Dr. Dennis and Dr. Boachie who are the world-known spine surgeons. Further, he received dedicated one-year training in scoliosis surgery at Children’s Hospital, NewOrleans USA. Also, Dr. Rahul Chaudhari published his research studies in international journals and also did podium presentations in International spine conferences.
His expertise involved cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders including degenerative spine conditions, fractures, tumors, and deformities.

Dr. Rahul Chaudhari - Spine Surgeon in Pune

Degenerative Conditions:

• Disc herniations, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis
• Spinal Deformities (Scoliosis, Kyphosis)
• Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
• Disc replacement and Nonfusion technologies
• Non-operative treatment- Nerve root block, facet injections and epidural injections

Specialization Services

Operative and Non-operative management of spinal disorders.

Experience Services

• Dr. Chaudhari received 3 years of specialized training in Spine specialty in the USA
• 15 years of experience in treating various spine patients.
• Dr. Chaudhari was trained in adult and pediatric spine surgery at Twin city spine center and Hospital for Special Surgery (Top Ranking Orthopedic Hospital in the USA)
• He is a fellow of Dr. Dennis and Dr. Boachie, who are world-renowned spine surgeons Expertise His expertise involves treating cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine disorders including degenerative spine conditions (slipped disc, sciatica, and spinal stenosis), fractures, tumors, and spinal deformities.

Qualification Services

• Dr. Rahul Chaudhari [ MBBS MS (ortho) ] Excellence International Excellencequalification
• M.B.B.S (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
• M.S. (Master of Surgery) Orthopedics
• Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon (USA)
• Fellowship Trained Scoliosis Surgeon (USA)
• Fellowship Trained Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon (USA)
• Operated patients from USA UK Singapore Oman Yemen
• ECFMG Certified (USA)
• Trained In United States Of America.
• MMC Registration No. and Date (India): 2002/02/807, Feb 2002

Achievements Services

• Dr. Chaudhari’s research studies have been published in International journals and he has presented his research at International Spine Conferences.

Post Graduate Training

2010-11 Pediatric Orthopedic / Scoliosis Fellowship
• ACGME Accredited Fellowship Training
• Regional Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, USA
2009-10 Adult Spine and Deformity Fellowship
• ACGME Accredited Fellowship Training
• Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA
2008-09 Spine Fellowship 
• Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
2006-2007- Orthopedic Registrar
• Bhabha and Bhagvati BMC Hospitals, Mumbai
2003 -2006 – Orthopedic Residency
• Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Undergraduate Training

1996-2001- Medical schooling
• Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai
2001-02 Internship
• Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Podium Presentations

LSUHSC Research Conference 2011:
• Outcomes in cerebral palsy patients with neuromuscular scoliosis for correction of scoliosis and pelvic obliquity after instrumented posterior spinal fusion.
SAS (Spine Arthroplasty Society) 2011
• The Incidence of Acute Neurological Complications Following Decancellation Osteotomy for Fixed Sagittal Deformity.
AO Spine Congress JUN 2009
• Effect of fusion levels of on lumbosacral fixation in the long fusion construct.
Minnesota Orthopedic Conference May 2009
• strength and screw removal safety of fenestrated screws with cement augmentation.
Conference of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSICON) Jan 2008
• Conservative disc- A disappearing act.
IOACON (The Indian Orthopaedic Association) in Dec 2005
• Analysis of clinical and radiological outcome of composite reconstruction in dorsal spine tuberculosis.
ICSC Instructional Course In Spine on Controversies in spine surgery jointly organized by Spine society of Europe and India in Mumbai July 2005
• Analysis of clinical and radiological outcome of composite reconstruction in dorsal spine tuberculosis.

Poster Presentations

IMAST JULY 2009
• Effect of fusion levels of on lumbosacral fixation in long fusion Construct
• Biomechanical evaluation of a novel expandable meshed bag for lumbar interbody fusion
• Pullout strength and screw removal safety of fenestrated screws with cement augmentation
Subaxial cervical pedicle screw insertion with a newly defined entry point and trajectory:
• accuracy evaluation on the cadaver cervical spine.
NASS Nov 2009
• Effect of fusion levels of on lumbosacral fixation in long fusion Construct
• Pullout strength and screw removal safety of fenestrated screws with cement augmentation.

Long fusion construct: Effect of number of fusion levels on S1 screws:
• Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 15;36(8):624-9
Subaxial cervical pedicle screw insertion with newly defined entry point: Accuracy evaluation in cadavers:
• Eur Spine J. 2010 Jan;19(1):105-12. Epub 2009 Nov 15.
Repeatability test of C7 plumb line and gravity line on asymptomatic volunteers using an optical measurement technique:
• Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Aug 15;35(18): E889-94.
Biomechanical evaluation of an expandable meshed bag augmented with pedicle or facet screws for percutaneous lumbar interbody fusion:
• Spine J. 2010 Nov;10(11):987-93.

ORTHOPEDIC CONFERENCES ATTENDED

    • Lousiana Orthopedic Association Conference Apr 2011
    • AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) Conference Feb 2011
    • Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders. AO North America Course in Las Vegas Nevada May 2010.
    • Synthes Spine Workshop May 2010- Cervical Disc Replacement
      Advanced Cervical Solutions with Prodisc-C Training Program
    • Synthes Spine Workshop May 2010- Lumbar Disc Replacement The ProDisc-L Surgeon Education Program
    • Association of Presacral Spine Surgeons: Problems and Solutions in Adult Scoliosis Treatment- The Role of Lumbosacral Fixation AxiaLIF (Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion) Jan 2010
    • AO Spine Congress JUN 2009
    • Minnesota Orthopedic Conference May 2009
    • Conference of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSICON) Jan 2008
    • Western India Regional Orthopedic Conference (WIROC) held in December 2007.
    • IOACON (The Indian Orthopaedic Association) in Dec 2005
    • ICSC Instructional Course In Spine on Controversies in spine surgery jointly organized by Spine society of Europe and India in Mumbai July 2005
    • Attended a simulated program on Basic Course on Microsurgical Techniques at the Ethicon Institute of surgical education, Mumbai. May 22 to 26 2006.
    • Attended and conducted a seminar on “Treatment of complicated fracture of femur and tibia by Illizaraov method” at K.B. Bhabha Hospital, Mumbai, 400050 in May 2006.
    • Outcomes of The Fast-Track Pathway In Giant Cell Arteritis: A Sight Saver. American College of Rheumatology 2013.
    • Successful Use of Tocilizumab In The Treatment Of Refractory FDG-PET Positive Large Vessel Vasculitis: A Case Series. British Society Of Rheumatology 2013.
    • Prevalence, Management, and Outcomes of PET Positive Large Vessel Vasculitis in Difficult to Treat PMR and GCA Patients. American College of Rheumatology 2012.
    • Undetectable Rheumatoid Factor Following Treatment with Rituximab-What Is Clinical Significance? American College of Rheumatology 2011.
    • Temporal Artery Ultrasound and PET CT: Alternative means of diagnosis – A dual pictorial review of imaging findings. European Society of Radiology 2012.
    • Tadalafil- a novel treatment for vascular manifestations of systemic sclerosis and other connective tissue diseases. British Society of Rheumatology 2012.
    • An unusual case of large bowel obstruction. European Federation of Internal Medicine, Rome 2008.
    • Unusual presentation of Lewy body dementia characterized by severe autonomic involvement. European Federation of Internal Medicine, Rome 2008.