Dr. C V Gopalakrishnan
A Neurosurgeon with more than 12 years of experience, Dr. C V Gopalakrishnan is an expert in Paediatric Neurosurgery and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Trained at some of the finest medical institutes in India, Canada and Switzerland, he specialises in the surgical management of complex brain and spinal disorders in children, including brain tumours, hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, spasticity and spinal dysraphism.
Dr. Gopalakrishnan has attained training in highly advanced procedures like minimally invasive selective dorsal rhizotomies for children with spasticity, spina bifida management, craniofacial surgeries, endoscopic strip craniectomy for infants with craniosynostosis, endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus coagulation for paediatric hydrocephalus.
Dr. Gopalakrishnan has extensive experience in the management of brain and spinal conditions in adults as well, including minimally invasive surgery for management of degenerative and traumatic spine conditions, skull-base surgery and neuro-oncology.
Chef de Clinique, Neurosurgery (University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland) | Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery (British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada) | MCh in Neurosurgery (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram) | MS in General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
Expertise in advanced surgical management of:
Cerebral palsy, including selective dorsal rhizotomy/ baclofen pumps for spasticity
Congenital malformations of the brain and spine
Craniosynostosis including Endoscopic strip craniectomy in infants and post-operative helmeting
Hydrocephalus, including endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus coagulation
Inflammatory/Infectious processes of the brain and spine (e.g. brain abscess)
Neural tube disorders (spina bifida, syringomyelia, tethered cord, etc.)
Spinal cord tumours
Traumatic brain and spinal injuries
Vascular abnormalities, including moyamoya and pediatric aneurysm
Minimally invasive endoscopic techniques
Frameless stereotactic guidance
Intraoperative mapping to preserve normal brain function
Consultant - Neurosurgery, NMC Royal Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Professor – Neurosurgery, M S Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bangalore
Chef de Clinique, Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Canada
Associate Professor, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
Assistant Professor, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
Adhoc Consultant, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
Former visiting Professor at the Division of Paediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Ohio, USA.
Published 44 research articles in peer reviewed journals
Member of the Neurological Society of India
Member of the Indian Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery
Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), USA
Faculty at several national and international neurosurgical conferences / CMEs.
Proficient in English, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.