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Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew

Senior Consultant

A Spine Surgeon with more 12 years of experience, Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew is an expert in advanced minimally invasive spine surgery for management of degenerative disc problems of the neck and back, spinal tumours, infections, craniovertebral dislocation, spinal injuries and other complex conditions of the spine. Trained at some of the finest hospitals in India, Canada and Germany, he is one of the very few Neurosurgeons in the country with specialised orthopaedic spine training for correction of scoliosis/ spinal deformities in adults and children.

Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew is the first spine surgeon in South India to perform lumbar cortical screw fixation and percutaneous Ilio-sacral screw fixation procedures. He is also an expert in conservative (open) surgeries for all spinal conditions and non-surgical management of back, neck and arm pain/ numbness.

Qualifications

AO Spine North America Certified Fellowship | Fellowship in Paediatric Scoliosis and Deformity (Shriners Hospital for Children and Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada) |Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Scoliosis and Spine Program - Adult deformity (Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship in Neuro-endoscopy (Hospital of Barmherzigen Brüder, Trier, Germany) | MCh in Neurosurgery (Christian Medical College, Vellore) | MBBS (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana)


Achievements

Expertise in complex surgeries including:

Single stage Cranio-Vertebral realignment and fusion

Minimally invasive decompression and fusions for cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal conditions

Adult deformity correction surgery

Keyhole spine tumour excision

Minimal Access Spine Surgery (MASS)

Lumbar fusions: TLIF/PLIF/OLIF/ALIF

Spinal stenosis decompression

Tubular Discectomy

Posterior Cervical Microforaminotomy

Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty

Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation for fractures

Minimal access spine tumour removal

Percutaneous ilio-sacral screws for sacral ring fractures

Conventional Spine Surgery

Re-alignment of atlantoaxial dislocation

C1-2 lateral mass / pedicle screw fusion

Foramen magnum decompression in Chiari

Cervical laminectomy & lateral mass fixation

Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (ACDF)

Cervical disc replacement

Cervical Corpectomy and laminoplasty

Adult deformity surgery

Laminectomy

Microlumbar discectomy

Lumbar inter-body fusions

Lumbar cortical screw fixation

Sacrectomy & Coccygectomy

En-bloc resection of bony tumours & metastatic tumours

Spine Deformity Surgery

Scoliosis correction

Kyphosis correction

Correction of sagittal and coronal plane imbalance

Pain, Spasticity & Bladder/Bowel dysfunction

Spinal cord stimulation for failed back surgery syndrome or intractacable low Back pain

Intrathecal Baclofen or Morphine pump placement

Sacral Neuromodulation (InterStim stimulator for bladder/bowel incontinence)

Spine Interventional Procedures

Epidural steroid injection

Transforaminal injections epidural block

Facet blocks & pars block

Sacro iliac joint blocks

RACZ procedure

Work Experience:

Consultant and Associate Professor at Christian Medical College, Vellore

Consultant and Associate Professor at Christian Medical College Ludhiana

Consultant Neurosurgeon at Khoula Hospital, Muscat Oman

Published 10 articles in peer reviewed national and international journals

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi

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