About Us

Boston Brain and Spine Care established by Dr. M. Kodeeswaran, a neurosurgeon with more than 17 years clinical experience in the field of Neurosurgery.

Chief Neurosurgeon

Chief Neurosurgeon Dr. Kodeeswaran Marappan specializes in brain and spine surgeries. He has performed more than 3,000 of them. They include Aneurysms, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Trauma, Neuro-Infection, Paediatric Neurosurgery, Neuro-Endoscopy and Spinal Disorders, including Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS).

           

Surgical Skills and Experience

Elective Spine Surgeries

  • Brain Tumor Excision
  • Neurovascular Surgeries
  • Functional Neurosurgeries
  • Epilepsy Surgeries
  • Lumbar Discectomy

Emergency Neurosurgical Procedures

  • Brain Hematoma Evacuation
  • Burrhole Evacuation
  • Brain Abscess Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Fixing of Craniofacial Fractures
  • VP Shunt
  • Brain Abscess Surgery
  • External Ventricular Drainage

Brain and Skull Surgeries

  • Endoscopic Brain Surgery
  • Endoscopic 3rd Ventriculostomy
  • Endoscopic Skull-based Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor Excision
  • Skull-based Tumor Excision
  • Stereotactic Brain Surgery

Academic Qualifications

 M.Ch. (Neurosurgery)

Stanley Medical College (The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai) August 2008

M.R.C.S. (I)

Royal College of Surgeons, UK November 2007

M.B.B.S.

Madras Medical College (The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai) May 2001

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Tamil Nadu Medical Council

Part of Indian Medical Council

Neurological Society of India

Life Member

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

International Member

North American Spine Society

Neurospinal Surgeons Association of India

Life Member

Royal College of Surgeons – Edinburgh

Member

Indian Medical Association

Life Member

Positions Held

Executive Committee Member

Young Neurosurgeons Committee, World federation of Neurosurgical societies -Current Held

Professor in Neurosurgery

Department of Neurosurgery, Govt. Vellore Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamilnadu. India – Currently Held

Neuroendoscopy Fellowship

NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, India Mar-Apr 2011

Tutor in Neurosurgery

Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India Sep 2008 – Jul 2009

Observer Fellowship (Neurosurgery – Spine Service)

BIDMC, Harvard Medical School, USA Jul 2007

Resident (Neurosurgery)

Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India Jul 03 – July 08

SHO (Surgery)

Sri Ragavendra Hospital, Namakkl, Tamil Nadu, India Jul 01 – Jun 03

RHO (General Medicine, General Surgery, O & G)

Govt. General Hospital/Madras Medical College, Chennai – May 00 – 01

Research

Randomised controlled study of Anterior cervical fusion:Between allograft with plating and carbon fiber cages-Co researcher with Dr.Michael.W Groff, Chief spine service, BIDMC, Harvard Medical School.

Publications

Percutaneous retrogasserian glycerol rhizotomy for trigeminal neuralgia: A simple, safe, cost effective procedure

Journal of Official Association of Neurological Society of India
December 2015, Co-authored with V G Ramesh, N Saravanan & Reshmi Udesh

Subpial transections for epilepsy-protocol

Cochrane Collaboration – October 2009

Fungal tonsillar abscess – a rare cause of quadriparesis

Neurology India, July 2007

Hand book in Neuroradiology Handbook

Co-editor with Prof. M. Dhanaraj

Presentations

Decompressive Craniectomy in head injury should be considered in the treatment of refractory high ICP

University Teaching Course (2010)

A study of 9 cases of vertex extradural hematoma

Neurocon 2005,NSI conference held in Vizag (December 2005)

A case of Giant Calcified Intraventicular Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Neurocon 2005, NSI conference held in Vizag (December 2005)

A case of multiple cerebrospinal cavernous hemangioma

Neuro update 2006 & Neuroendoscopy workshop – Held in NIMHANS (April 2005)
Awarded as the best poster

Evolution in the surgical management of lumbar disc prolapse, from open laminectomy to endoscopic surgery,A government medical college experience

Neurocon 2006 – NSI conference held in Madurai (December 2006)

Reverse coning and pre reverse coning, two case reports with CT evidence

Neurocon 2006 – NSI conference held in Madurai (December 2006)

Anterior cervical fusion:Randomised controlled study between carbon fiber cages and allograft with plates

Neurocon 2007 – NSI conference held in Agra (December 2007)

Penetrating brain injury caused by Nailgun – A case report

Neurocon 2007 – NSI conference held in Agra (December 2007)

Sacrectomy for Primary Sacral tumors-Our experience

Neurocon 2008 – NSI conference held in Pune (December 2008)

A Combination Of Two Rarities: Idiopathic CD4+ Lymphocytopenia And Cerebellar Phaeohypomycosis

Neurocon 2008 – NSI conference held in Pune (December 2008)

Vertex epidural hematoma – Our experience & largest series reported in the literature

Neurotrauma 2010 held in Chennai-India (2010)

Penetrating brain injury caused by Nail Gun- A case report and review of literature

Neurotrauma 2010, Chennai (2010)

MR Spectroscopy and Histopathological correlation

Neurocon 2005 – NSI conference, Vizag (December 2005)
Co-author

Benign Intracranial hypertension-our experience

Neurocon 2005 – NSI conference, Vizag (December 2005)
Co-author

Clinico -radiological correlation of Tuberculous Spine

AAN 2007, Boston, USA (2007)
Co-author

Head injury in elderly above 70 years

Neurocon 2006, Madurai, India (2006)
Co-author

Brain abscess: Our experience

Neurocon 2006, Madurai, India (2006)
Co-author

Recurrent Intracerebral hemorrhage with intraventricular extension due to basal ganglion

PLEXUS (April 2006)
Regional Neuroscientists meeting held once in a month at Chennai

Neuroenteric Cyst :a rare cause of Quadriparesis

PLEXUS (June 2007)
Regional Neuroscientists meeting held once in a month at Chennai

Acoustic Schwannomas

Combined Neurosurgeons and Neuropathologists meeting (January 2007)
Regional Neuropathology Meet

Sellar and Suprasellar SoI

Combined Neurosurgeons and Neuropathologists meeting (May 2007)
Regional Neuropathology Meet

A Combination Of Two Rarities: Idiopathic Cd4+ Lymphocytopenia And Cerebellar Phaeohypomycosis

WFNS Congress, Boston, USA (2009)

Vertex epidural hematoma: Conservative treatment is the main modality of management

AANS 2009, Philadelphia, USA (2009)

Spinous process osteotomy and laminectomy is a better alternate for conventional laminectomy

NSI & CNS Meeting, Jaipur, India (2010)

Conferences and Workshops Attended

Neurocon 2005

Neurological society of India (NSI), Vizag (2005)

Cochrane protocol development workshop

SAEN Cochrane Network, Chennai (2005)

Neuroendoscopy Workshop

NeuroUpdate 2006, Bangalore (2006)

Cochrane protocol development workshop

SAEN Cochrane Network, Chennai (2006)

Neuropedicon 2006

Goa, India (2006)

Neurocon 2006

Neurological Society of India (NSI), Madurai (2006)

9th Microneurosurgery Workshop

AIIMS, New Delhi, India (February 2007)

Microneurosurgery Workshop

VHS Hospital, Chennai, India (October 2007)

Neurocon 2007

Neurological Society of India (NSI), Agra (2007)

Neurocon 2008

Neurological Society of India (NSI) (2008)

WFNS Congress

Boston, USA (2009)

Neurocon 2009

Neurological Society of India (NSI), Lucknow (2009)

AANS Annual Meeting

Philadelphia, USA (2010)

CNS & NSI Joint Meeting

Jaipur, India (2010)

National Neurotrauma Conference

Chennai, India (2010)

Neuroendoscopy Fellowship Workshop

Jabalpur, India (2011)

Teaching Experience

Involved myself in teaching, history taking and practical demonstration of clinical procedures to the undergraduate medical students.

Conducted Postgraduate entrance examination coaching classes for the medical graduates.

Managerial Experience

Screening Diabetes and Hypertension

Along with Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), participated in 7 health camps / blood camps in rural parts of India. (1996 – 98)

Participated in “PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE” health camps

Conducted by the Government of India (1999)
Created public awareness about the common health problems in the society

Tsunami Medical Relief Camp

Led a team of junior doctors and health workers attending to medical emergencies and injuries, creating public awareness and providing psychosocial counselling (Dec 2004)

Conducted one day workshop on “FIRST AID” to the road transport employees

Road safety week, Chennai Road Transport Office, India (7th Jan 2005)

Awards and Grades

Best Poster

Neuro update 2006 & Neuroendoscopy workshop – Held in NIMHANS,Bangalore,India (April 2006)
Topic: A case of multiple cerebrospinal cavernous haemangioma

First Class Aggregate

M. Ch. (Neurosurgery) Part 1 & Part 2 (2004, 2006)
Stanley medical college, The Tamilnadu Dr MGR medical University, Chennai, India.

First Class Aggregate

Pathology, Microbiology, Medicine, Surgery, ENT in MBBS University Exams (1995-2001)
Madras Medical College (The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical College, Chennai, India)