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    • Highly Experienced
    • Keyhole (MIS) Spine Surgery
    • Robotic Spine Surgery
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Complex Spine Surgery

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    Advanced Technology

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    Minimally Invasive Procedures

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    Robotic Spine Surgery

    Robotic Spine Surgery

Mr. Yagnesh Vellore

Spinal Neurosurgeon

Mr. Yagnesh Vellore

Mr. Yagnesh Vellore

Mr. Yagnesh Vellore is a highly qualified Melbourne Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon. He graduated from the prestigious University of Melbourne Medical School in 2001 and went on to complete training as a Neurosurgeon at eminent Melbourne Hospitals, through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Subsequent sub-specialty training in Advanced Spine Surgery options were gained through world renowned centers in the United States of America.

Mr. Vellore is one of Melbourne’s leading Spine Surgeons and one of the pioneers of Robotic Spine Surgery in Australia. He was the first surgeon to perform ROBOTIC spine surgery at the prestigious Epworth Private Hospital in Melbourne. He performs Minimally Invasive (keyhole) spine surgery for all conditions relating to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. With these techniques, Mr. Vellore is able to provide safe and effective surgical options for his patients, with minimal blood loss, enhanced recovery with shorter hospital stays and early return to full functionality.

Mr. Vellore is a specialist in artificial disc replacement for both cervical and lumbar spine. These procedures are particularly useful in young patients who wish to avoid spinal fusion.

Mr. Vellore is one of the first surgeons in Australia to adopt and disc-sparing technology in performing microdiscectomy surgery. He is currently involved in a clinical trial at The Epworth Hospital. This technology reduces the risk of disc re-herniation and re-operation. Currently he is one of the very few surgeons in Australia to provide this surgical option to patients.

Some examples of conditions that may be treated with these advanced contemporary techniques include disc prolapse, sciatica, cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy, neck & back pain, spondylitis, spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebrae), pars defect, fractures, spinal tumours and spinal cord compression.

Mr. Vellore also performs all aspects of Neurosurgery including surgery for brain tumours and peripheral nerve surgery. Again, these are performed with minimally invasive techniques, where feasible, ensuring early recovery.

Mr. Vellore is involved in designing new and improved spinal prostheses, which will benefit patients and surgeons worldwide. He is a proctor for certain complex spinal procedures and supervises and teaches other surgeons, wishing to learn these procedures worldwide. Mr. Vellore frequently travels to The United States of America and Europe to collaborate with fellow international surgeons and develop new technology and techniques in Spine Surgery. He also participates regularly in Major Worldwide Spinal Surgery meetings to advance the body of knowledge available to other practitioners. He currently offers a fellowship in ROBOTIC spine surgery, in Melbourne, which will provide the opportunity for Neurosurgeons and Spine Surgeons worldwide to train under him, in these advanced surgical techniques.

Mr. Vellore holds two public hospital appointments in Melbourne, at The Austin and Northern Hospitals. He operates in the private sector at Epworth Richmond, Valley Private Dandenong, Knox Private Wantirna and Cabrini Malvern. He regularly consults in Frankston, Cranbourne, Mornington, Dandenong, Wantirna, Bundoora, Epping, Boxhill and Footscray, in addition to the main Richmond rooms for the convenience of patients. He also provides services to the population of Bendigo, where he runs a private clinic regularly.

Teaching is one of Mr. Vellore’s passions. He is a lecturer for The University of Melbourne Medical Students at The Northern and Epworth. He also teaches Neurosurgical trainees, junior medical staff and allied staff.


Clinical Educator to Medical Students, The University of Melbourne


  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Part 2 Examination (FRACS Neurosurgery) 2014 -first sitting
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Part 1 Examination (2007) –first sitting
  • Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) Certificate (2005)


The University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 2001


Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, India

Higher Secondary School Certificate 1995

Ranked first in Don Bosco School as highest aggregate throughout primary, high and higher secondary school

First in the State of Tamil Nadu in year 10 and year 12 Board Examinations


Finalist in Singapore Airlines Youth Scholarship (Full Academic Fee, Board and Lodge in select Singapore Junior Colleges) 1993

Government of India Scholarship (Full Fee for education in any Indian University) 1995

The University of Melbourne International House Residential Scholarship 1997 & 2001


"Predictors of stroke and mortality following blunt carotid and vertebral artery injury at a single trauma centre" oral presentation; Spine Society of Australia Annual Meeting, April 2013 Perth, WA

"Evaluation of Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury at a single state Trauma centre" digital poster presentation; Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2008 Orlando, USA

"Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury: Major Trauma Hospital Perspective and Proposal of a protocol for management" oral presentation; World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies 13th Interim Meeting/12th Asian-Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, November 2007, Nagoya, Japan


Sinonasal Inverted Papilloma mimicking a pituitary macroadenoma
Balasubramani YV, Ellul S, Kam A, Maclean C, Malham G; J.Clin Neuroscience 2009; 16: 328-330

The Epidemiology of BCVI at a single State Trauma Centre
Hwang PYK, Lewis PM, Balasubramani YV, Madan A, Rosenfeld JV; Injury 2010; 41(9): 929-934

Idiopathic spinal cord herniation: Clinical review and report of three cases
Summers JC, Balasubramani YV, Chan PC, Rosenfeld JV; Asian J Neurosurg 2013; 8(2): 97-105

Recurrent artery of Heubner aneurysm
Vellore Y, Madan A, Hwang PYK; Asian J Neurosurg 2014; 9: 244-5

Intracranial hypotension after syringopleural shunting in post-traumatic syringomyelia: Case report and review and of the literature
Summers JC, Vellore Y, Chan PC, Rosenfeld JV; Asian J Neurosurg (Epub ahead of print) cited March 3, 2015

Predictors of stroke and mortality following blunt carotid and vertebral artery injury at a single trauma center Vellore Y, Chan CHP, Fitzgerald MCB, Madan A, Paul E, Rosenfeld JV; British Journal of Neurosurgery (submitted)


Missile Injuries
Vellore Y, Rosenfeld JV; WHO textbook of Neurosurgery (in press)


  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • North American Spine Society
  • General Medical Council (UK)



Clinical instructor to medical students (Neurosurgery), University of Melbourne Clinical School (Austin Health) 2008-2010
Clinical educator in Neurosurgery: Resident Doctor Orientation Program, Alfred Health 2011-2013


Cricket, Swimming, E-commerce


Script writing, acting

Other Languages

French, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu

Mr. Yagnesh Vellore

Suite 9.2
89 Bridge Road

Epworth Richmond Hospital

Richmond, VIC 3121
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