Dr. Sameer Ruparel
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
M.S.Ortho, DNB Ortho, FASSI (Mum), FMISS (Japan), FAIMS (Aus)


Total years of experience - 8
  • Number of cases done (throughout the practice) - Over a thousand cases encompassing the entire spectrum from Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgeries, Conventional, Deformity correction and Cervical Spine Surgeries. 
  • Overseas training and assignments -
1. Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Japan), 
2. Fellowship of Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Research (Australia)

Area Of Interest

    Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Navigation and Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery, Antero-lateral access and Disc Replacement Spine Surgery

Awards and Recognition

    Nominated by Outlook Health as Mumbai Top Docs for two years- 2021 and 2023 in the field of Spine Surgery 

Research Publications

    1. Surgical Management of Spinal Tuberculosis-The Past, Present, and Future. Ruparel S, Tanaka M, Mehta R, Yamauchi T, Oda Y, Sonawane S, Chaddha R. Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 May 24;12(6):1307. 
    2. C-arm-Free Simultaneous OLIF51 and Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation in a Single Lateral Position. Tanaka M, Ruparel S, Oda Y, Fujiwara Y, Shama S, Uotani K, Arataki S, Yamauchi T, Sake N. J Vis Exp. 2022 Sep 16;(187).
    3. Sacroiliac Joint Fusion: Fusion Rates and Clinical Improvement Using Minimally Invasive Approach and Intraoperative Navigation and Robotic Guidance. Sarkar M, Maalouly J, Ruparel S, Choi J. Asian Spine J. 2022 Dec;16(6):882-889.
    4. Assessment of Great Vessels for Anterior Access of L5/S1 Using Patient Positioning. Asian Spine J. Choi J, Rhee I, Ruparel S. 2020 Aug;14(4):438-444.
    5. Drug sensitivity patterns in Xpert-positive spinal tuberculosis: an observational study of 252 patients. Upadhyay M, Patel J, Kundnani V, Ruparel S, Patel A.  Eur Spine J. 2020 Jul;29(7):1476-1482.
    6. Decade-Wise Computed Tomography-Based Morphometric Measurements of a Single Lumbar Spinal Motion Segment L4-5.  Kulkarni AG, Ruparel S, Jaggi S, Murkey N. Int J Spine Surg. 2020 Oct;14(5):795-803.
    7. Perioperative Complications of Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MI-TLIF): 10 Years of Experience With MI-TLIF. Patel J, Kundnani V, Raut S, Meena M, Ruparel S. Global Spine J. 2021 Jun;11(5):733-739.
    8. Comparative Study of Bilateral Dual Sacral-Alar-Iliac Screws versus Bilateral Single Sacral-Alar-Iliac Screw for Adult Spine Deformities. Uotani K, Tanaka M, Sonawane S, Ruparel S, Fujiwara Y, Arataki S, Yamauchi T, Misawa H. World Neurosurg. 2021 Dec;156:e300-e306.
    9. Assessment of 3D Lumbosacral Vascular Anatomy for OLIF51 by Non-Enhanced MRI and CT Medical Image Fusion Technique. Nagamatsu M, Ruparel S, Tanaka M, Fujiwara Y, Uotani K, Arataki S, Yamauchi T, Takeshita Y, Takamoto R, Tanaka M, Moriue S. Diagnostics (Basel). 2021 Sep 23;11(10):1744
    10. Posterior-approach single-level apical spinal osteotomy in pediatric patients for severe rigid kyphoscoliosis: long-term clinical and radiological outcomes. Patel A, Ruparel S, Dusad T, Mehta G, Kundnani V. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Jun;21(6):606-614.