- Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center
- Catholic Medical Center
- Elliot Hospital
- Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
- Parkland Medical Center
- St. Joseph Hospital
- Nashua Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dinakar S. Murthi, MD is an orthopedic spine surgeon who subspecializes in minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spinal surgery done on an outpatient basis. Dr. Murthi is trained in motion sparing surgery such as Cervical Disk Replacement using Mobi-C, which is the only implant that is approved by the FDA for 1 or 2 level surgery. Learn more about Mobi-C here.
Dr. Murthi discovered his calling as an orthopedic spine surgeon during the third year of medical school, when he scrubbed into a case in which orthopaedic surgeons were reconstructing the femur of a woman who had sustained a fracture near a prior total hip replacement.
“The amazing recovery that the patient made, really helped me appreciate the power of science, biomechanics and the human touch in getting patients functioning and enjoying life again without pain.”
He has focused much of his work on relieving pain and restoring function.
“Spinal nerve pain is one of the most difficult and debilitating of symptoms for patients. It truly affects all aspects of their lives. So I’ve dedicated a large part of my life to helping people who are suffering from nerve compression causing pain, weakness, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs.”
Dr. Murthi chose to sub-specialize in spine surgery because it is a rapidly evolving field in which nerve pain can be alleviated with minimally invasive procedures.
“Procedures that used to require large incisions, long hospital stays and significant postoperative pain have now been transformed to outpatient procedures performed in surgical centers. With advances in imaging, surgical navigation and streamlined implants, we can achieve the surgical goals of decompressing the nerve roots to alleviate pain with much less trauma to the surrounding tissue.”
While minimally invasive surgery is powerful, Dr. Murthi believes that it should only be consider after all reasonable nonsurgical options have been exhausted.
“I think it is important to realize that the patient needs to be the focus of the attention and not the technology itself. I strive to cautiously evaluate each patient while listening to their complaints and symptoms. I realize that sometimes the most effective treatments are not necessarily surgical treatments.”
Dinakar S. Murthi, MD is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Murthi graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated with honors from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital, a Level I trauma center in Albany, NY. He completed his fellowship in spine surgery with neurosurgeons and orthopaedic spine surgeons at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Top 10% American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Recertification
Best Operative Plan (AO/ASIF)
Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical honor society)
Sigma Xi (Excellence in Research)
Dr. Murthi enjoys his blessed life with his wife, 2 teenagers and kindergartner.
Dr. Murthi enjoys running, mountain biking and alpine skiing. He is still undecided about cross-country skiing.
Robert works closely with Dr. Murthi and may see you before and after surgery. He is board certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. Robert completed his master’s program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Emily manages Dr. Murthi’s patient schedule and communication. If you have any questions or requests about your care, please give Emily a call.
If you are having surgery, Deb will be your primary contact from the time Dr. Murthi recommends surgery through your first post-operative visit. She will schedule both your surgery and any pre-operative tests you need.