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Dr. Ravi Ramachandran, M.D.

As one of Northern California’s premier spine surgeons, Dr. Ravi’s practice is patient focused with the goal to provide the best results with shorter recovery times. Dr. Ravi focuses on both minimally invasive and open spine surgery and over the past ten years, he has successfully participated in more than 3,500 operations. As a Board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, he is the former chief of Surgery at the Nivano Healthcare Group in the Folsom, Roseville and Sacramento areas. Dr. Ravi is also the Director of Spine Surgery at Mercy Folsom Hospital. In 2018, he founded Folsom Spine, located in Folsom California.

About Dr. Ravi

Dr. Ravi completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University, his medical school education at Stanford University, his residency in orthopedics at Yale University, and his fellowship in spine surgery at Harvard University. During this time, he contributed heavily to clinical research, authoring several papers and significant journal articles. Among numerous accolades, he was awarded a Stanford Medical Scholars Research Grant for his work on titanium wear debris as well as the prestigious Yale Orthopaedics O. Donald Chrisman Research Award.


Dr. Ravi has also authored several book chapters in widely referenced spine surgery texts, including The Handbook of Spine Surgery, Contemporary Spine Surgery, and The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques.

As a practitioner, Dr. Ravi emphasizes conservative care above all other approaches, using operative intervention only as a last resort and practicing state of the art techniques that allow for the fastest recovery times and minimize postoperative pain.


Conditions Treated

I would definitely recommend Dr. Ravi to others, he is thorough, precise, and meticulous in all he does.”

- D.H.

I have seen Dr. Ravi 3

times since August 2016 and he is extremely knowledgeable, very

passionate, and has the best bed-side manner.

- G.L.

Two days after surgery my pain was gone... I felt wonderful for the first time in a long time. I highly recommend Doctor Ravi.”

- F.B.

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