Top 10 Spine Surgeons in India
List of top 10 spine surgeons in India is based on our research:
1. Dr. V P Singh
With about 30 years of experience, Dr V. P. Singh’s competence spans all facets of neurosurgery –- cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves. Dr. Singh has special interest in brain tumor surgery, cerebrovascular surgery, epilepsy surgery and radiosurgery. He has operated over 400 intracranial aneurysms and is actively involved in the treatment of arteriovenous malformations by radiosurgery techniques.
Dr. VP Singh is credited with starting the Gamma Knife Unit and epilepsy surgery program at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was Additional Professor and Unit Head of Neurosurgery. He has also worked at VIMHANS, New Delhi along with colleague and mentor Prof. A. K. Banerji. In 2007 Dr. Singh joined Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, along with Prof. Banerji. At Apollo Dr. V. P. Singh was working as a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon.
|DNB Neurosurgery||National Board of Examinations||1989|
|MCh Neurosurgery||All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi||1987|
|MBBS||All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi||1982|
2. Dr. Sudheer Kumar Tyagi
Dr Sudheer Kumar Tyagi is a renowned Neurosurgeon with more than 20 years experience in the field of neurosurgery. He is known for his highly skilled and precise neurosurgical work. Dr. Tyagi is medical graduate of Prestigious King Gorge medical college Lucknow and trained in neurosurgery at the premier neurosurgical institute in India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi. He has further been exposed to the best of neurosurgical centers in the world. He has undergone specialized training in the fields of neurovascular and skullbase surgery at clinical center Ljubljana, Slovenia under Prof. Vinco .V. Dolence who has a world authority in these fields.
Dr. Tyagi Completed training of Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery at St. Vincent Hospital Sydney under super vision of Dr. Malcolm Pell and did his hands-on training of Spinal Cord Stimulation at San Francisco USA. He has done more than 4000 neurosurgical procedures since his neurosurgical training His patients have been greatly befitted from his expertise in all kind of brain tumor ,skull base tumor functional stereotactic and epilepsy surgeries. He is known for his anterior cervical, lumbar microsurgical discectomy and craniovertebral junction surgeries .He also enjoys clipping of aneurysm, excision of AVM malformation and all kind of spinal tumor surgeries giving results as per international standards. Not to miss his skills in spinal instrumentation at all the levels from cervico occipital to Lumbosacral regions.
He is one of the pioneer in India who started functional stereotactic surgery programme at Apollo Hospital New Delhi and has done large number of Deep Brain Stimulation surgeries and ablative surgeries. He is the first surgeon in India who used Image Fusion technique to localize the targets in the Deep part of brain to do functional stereotactic surgeries.
Dr. Tyagi has presented his work of Deep Brain Stimulation at different National and International forums.
Dr. Sudheer Kumar Tyagi is known for his Frameless Stereotactic Navigation work in cases of epilepsy caused by small lesions which are close to eloquent areas of brain. Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is another domain in which he has done largest number of cases at Apollo Hospital New Delhi.He is actively involved in neurosurgical training and research work at Apollo Hospitals New Delhi.
MBBS, MS, MCh
3. Dr. Hitesh Garg
Dr. Hitesh Garg has extensive experience in spine surgery having trained from the best spine centers of the world and India. Dr. Garg specializes in the comprehensive treatment of numerous conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine including degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, trauma, infections, and tumors. He has performed more than 2000 spine surgeries including more than 1500 spinal fusions, 250 deformity correction procedures (Scoliosis and kyphosis), 150 lumbar and cervical artificial disc replacements. In spite of being offered a faculty position in USA, he chose to come back to India with the aim to establish an advanced spine center of international repute in India. With the same aim in mind, he started the spine surgery department at Artemis Health Institute in 2010 with the unique concept of neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons working together to give the best results. He has strong academic interest, has published nationally and internationally and has written chapters in world renowned books on spine surgery. Dr. Garg believes in meeting patients’ individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve active, pain-free lifestyles. He combines leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide patients with the best care possible.
MBBS- AIIMS, MS (Orthopaedics)-KEM, Mumbai, Fellowship in Spine Surgery-Yale University, USA, Fellowship in Paediatric Spine- Shriners Hospitals for Children, USA, Joint Replacement Fellowship -AIIMS
4. Dr. Vineesh Mathur
Dr. Vineesh Mathur has over 25 years of orthopaedic and spinal experience and over 5000 successful independent surgeries to his name. He has worked at leading hospitals all over the world including in Turkey, Spain, Denmark, USA and at Seoul National University Hospital, South Korea. His expertise and specialization in spinal surgery, deformity and tumours have lead to Dr. Mathur being inducted in to esteemed associations such as the Association of Spine Surgeons of India and the North American Spine Society.
DNBEB.J. Medical College, Asarwa1992M.S. (Orthopaedics)B.J. Medical College, Asarwa1991M.B.B.S.B.J. Medical College1988
5. Dr. Ram Chaddha
- J. B. Modi Gold Medal – Neurotrauma
- Young Surgeons’ Forum Award – Bombay Orth Society
- A. K. Talwalkar Award – WIROC
- Best Paper K. S. Masalawala Award – WIROC 1997
- Best Paper Award – ICS – 2000 – Coimbatore
- J. N. Tata Scholarship
- Jamsetji Tata Scholarship
- Ratan Tata Scholarship
- R. D. Sethna Scholarship
- Pirojshah Godrej Scholarship
- Nanabhoy Jeejybhoy Scholarship
- Vashketu Scholarship
- G. D. Gokhale Scholarship
- AO – International Fellowship – Switzerland
- AO Special Grant – Germany
- AADO fellowship – France, Hong Kong
- AFICOT fellowship – France
- Spine Instrumentation Fellowship – Muenster / Neustadt – Germany
- Barrows Neurological Institute Fellowship – Phoenix Arizona
- Nucleoplasty – Freiberg, Germany – Prof. Achim Lueth
- Scoliosis – St. Louis – USA – Prof. Lawrence Lenke
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – Seoul – Korea
6. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
- Did his training in Neurosurgery in U.K. and has been put on the GMC specialist Register for Neurosurgery. Have specialized in Spine surgery with a Fellowship from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. London
- and Paediatric Neurosurgery training at Nottingham University Hospital. U.K Returned to India in 1996 to join the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi as one of the senior Consultants in Neurosurgery and spine surgery.
- Has performed more than 2000 major brain and spine surgeries at the Apollo Hospitals, including over 300 spinal instrumentations.
FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Neurosurgery) Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Neurosurgery (U.K.), CCST (U.K), Fellowship in spine surgery (U.K.)
7. Dr. Rana Patir
Dr. Rana Patir, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Neurosurgery), Fellowship in Neurosurgery (UK), is an eminent Neurosurgeon of India with more than 23 years of experience in the field of advanced Neurosurgery. He is Head and Director – Department of Neurosurgery at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. He has been a teaching faculty at AIIMS and at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He was a professor of Neurology at the Guwahati Medical College. He specilaises in Minimal Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Neurovascular surgery, Extra Cranial-Intracranial Bypass Surgery, Paediatric Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Surgery. He has more than 10,000 neurological procedures to his credit.
8. Dr. Puneet Girdhar
Presently working as a Director – Orthopedics Spine Surgery in BLK Centre for Orthopaedics, Joint Reconstruction & Spine Surgery at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi
Dr. Puneet Girdhar specializes in the surgical and non-surgical management of spinal disorders involving neck and back utilizing turn of the century minimally invasive techniques. He is also well versed with non –surgical pain relieving techniques such as Nerve root blocks, Facetal injections and Epidural infiltrations.
- M.Ch (Ortho.)
- Spine fellow with Mr. Sashin Ahuja, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, U.K.
- Clinical & Bioskills training on MITLIF with Dr. Mun Wai Yue, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
- Articular surface arthroplasty fellow with Dr.Thomas Seibel, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Puttlingen, Germany
- AO trauma fellowship with Dr. Wade Smith,Denver Health Colorado, USA
9. Dr. Umesh Srikantha
Dr. Umesh Srikantha, is a highly acclaimed neurosurgeon working as a Consultant and Head of spine services at Aster CMI Hospital. His areas of special interest are Minimally Invasive Spine surgery, Endoscopic Spine surgery, complex spine surgery, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and Neuro- oncology.
He did his MBBS from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka, followed by M.Ch training in Neurosurgery from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, Karnataka. After working as a general neurosurgeon for a few years, he developed an active interest in the field of spine surgery and further pursued his training by doing a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery from South Korea. Apart from attending various training programs on MIS in the early days of his career, he is also trained in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. He has been a part of several research projects on brain tumours as well.
An ever enthusiastic professional, he has participated in various programs, attended a number of national and international conferences and has several publications to his credit. He has conducted several workshops and has trained several surgeons from across the country in Minimally invasive spine surgery.
10. Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew
A Spine Surgeon with more 12 years of experience, Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew is an expert in advanced minimally invasive spine surgery for management of degenerative disc problems of the neck and back, spinal tumours, infections, craniovertebral dislocation, spinal injuries and other complex conditions of the spine. Trained at some of the finest hospitals in India, Canada and Germany, he is one of the very few Neurosurgeons in the country with specialised orthopaedic spine training for correction of scoliosis/ spinal deformities in adults and children.
Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew is the first spine surgeon in South India to perform lumbar cortical screw fixation and percutaneous Ilio-sacral screw fixation procedures. He is also an expert in conservative (open) surgeries for all spinal conditions and non-surgical management of back, neck and arm pain/ numbness.
AO Spine North America Certified Fellowship | Fellowship in Paediatric Scoliosis and Deformity (Shriners Hospital for Children and Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada) |Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Scoliosis and Spine Program – Adult deformity (Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship in Neuro-endoscopy (Hospital of Barmherzigen Brüder, Trier, Germany) | MCh in Neurosurgery (Christian Medical College, Vellore) | MBBS (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana)