Post Doctoral Fellowships - Others

Ganga-Carl Zeiss Spine Microsurgery Course


To transfer the knowledge and experience of the unit, the spine department of Ganga Hospital in collaboration with Carl Zeiss started a unique microsurgical training centre equipped with a permanent wet lab utilizing the latest Zeiss operating microscopes and high-quality surgical instruments, which will be first of its kind in the world. The purpose of the course is to establish and strengthen the foundation of microsurgical skills in spine surgery. The course has two modules. In the clinical training module, the trainee spends two days in the operating theatre assisting and observing spinal microsurgeries along with other spinal instrumentation surgeries. In the lab module, the trainee is given hands-on training in the wet lab. The course is designed to benefit practising orthopaedic surgeons, spine surgeons and neurosurgeons by teaching them the nuances and techniques of basic microsurgical procedures like lumbar microdiscectomy, micro decompression, anterior cervical microdiscectomy, intradural surgeries and repair of dural tears.
The course has two modules. In the clinical training module, the trainee attends the operating theatre assisting and observing spinal microsurgeries along with other spinal instrumentation surgeries. In the laboratory module, the trainee is given hands-on training in the wet lab.

Course schedule

The course is designed as a 4 days course, which includes 2 ½ days of a live demonstration of spine microsurgery cases and 1 ½ day of hands-on training in the wet lab. The course starts on a Monday and finishes on Thursday evening.
In the clinical module, the trainee will have adequate opportunity to observe and assist spinal microsurgery cases. In addition to microsurgery cases, the trainee will have adequate opportunities to assist spinal instrumentation surgeries including lumbar fusion, cervical instrumentation and scoliosis deformity correction surgeries.
In the lab, the trainee will be taught safe handling of the microscope, techniques of neural canal exposure, safe dissection around the neural structures, techniques of micro-internal decompression and microdiscectomy in a cadaveric calf specimen. Common microsurgery procedures like lumbar microdiscectomy, anterior cervical microdiscectomy and dural opening will be taught. The safe corridors for freehand pedicle screw insertion will be also be explained.

Day 1
Clinical module – basic microsurgery

Day 2
  • Lecture – Principles of Microsurgery Wet lab training Lumbar microdiscectomy (unilateral, midline, micro-internal decompression).
  • Anterior cervical microdiscectomy.
  • Lumbar freehand pedicle screw insertion.
  • Posterior approach to the lumbar inter-body.

  • Day 3
  • Clinical module
  • Advanced Microsurgery.
  • Spinal Instrumentation.

  • Day 4
  • Wet - lab training
  • Dural repair.
  • Safe dural opening and closure.
  • High-speed burr in spine surgery.

  • Fellowships

    International Trainees

    Malaysia

    1. Dr Lim Phaik Gan,
    2. Dr Abdul Halim Yusof
    3. Dr Khoo Eng Hooi
    4. Dr Ahmed Tajuddin Abdullah
    5. Dr Ramachandran Arumugham


    Srilanka

    6. Dr. Devaka Rathnapala,
    7. Dr. Kandeepan Kanagarathna
    8. Dr. Priyance Bandujeewa Piyasena


    Indonesia

    9. Dr. Benny Lay
    10. Dr. Igin Ginting
    11. Dr Harjanto Effendi


    Bangladesh

    12. Dr Abu Baker,
    13. Dr. Shahid Akon


    Nigeria

    14. Dr Akinniyi Oluwatoba Taiwo
    15. Dr Shedul Lohman


    Kenya

    16. Dr David Kilonzo


    Oman

    17. Dr Kishore Kumar M


    Philippines

    18. Dr Paul M. Atienza


    Singapore

    19. Dr Shree Kumar Dinesh


    Iraq

    20. Dr Ali Saadun Al Khaykany
    21. Dr. Hazim Moojid Abbas
    22. Dr. Ardam Jamal Ahmed


    Nepal

    23. Dr. Pramod Baral
    24. Dr. Bigyan Bhandari


    Egypt

    25. Dr Hatem Handy,
    26. Dr. Muhammad Salman Zakzou


    Netherlands

    27. Dr Coen Jaspers


    UK

    28. Dr Anukul Kumar Deb Goswami


    Dubai

    29. Dr Tushar Dholakia


    Germany

    30. Dr. Nazeeh Abu-Dayyah


    National Trainees

    1. Dr Abdul Jaleel T K,Kerala
    2. Dr Ajay Krishnan, Surat
    3. Dr Akshay Jain, Indore
    4. Dr Antony Joseph Thoppil, Kerala
    5. Dr Arul Durai Arasu, Dindigul
    6. Dr Ashok D, Trivandrum
    7. Dr Ashok M Ghodke, Mumbai
    8. Dr B V R N Varma, Vizag
    9. Dr Bangari Swamy, Karimnagar
    10. Dr Bikram Kar, Cuttack, Orissa
    11. Dr Chandrappa M, Bangalore
    12. Dr Gautam Prasad, Mumbai
    13. Dr Gowrishankar Swamy LG,Bangalore
    14. Dr I Satish Raju, Vizag
    15. Dr Jay Deep Ghosh, Kolkatta
    16. Dr Jim F Vellara, Thrissur
    17. Dr K Sambasiva Rao, Tenali
    18. Dr K. Shanmugasundaram, Pollachi
    19. Dr Karthikeyan R, Coimbatore
    20. Dr M Narayana Reddy, Chennai
    21. Dr Madan Temker D, Bangalore
    22. Dr Mallikarjuna Reddy, Karnataka
    23. Dr Mathew P Daniel, Kerala
    24. Dr Muthuraj, Nagercoil
    25. Dr N.Dheen Mohamed Ismail, Chennai
    26. Dr Natarajan S, Erode
    27. Dr Natesh J, Bangalore
    28. Dr P Gnanaprakash, Coimbatore
    29. Dr P P Sunil, Thrissur
    30. Dr Pankaj G Gujar, Maharashtra
    31. Dr Pankaj Kandwal, Mumbai
    32. Dr Rahul Singh, Saharanpur
    33. Dr Rajeev Naik, Bangalore
    34. Dr Rajendra U Mehta, Rajkot
    35. Dr Rajesh Khanna G, Chennai
    36. Dr Rajiv Shah, Vadodara
    37. Dr Ramanand Mishra, Gorakhpur
    38. Dr Rashid A S, Kerala
    39. Dr Ravi K, Kerala
    40. Dr Renjit Kumar J, Kerala
    41. Dr S Jagadeesh Babu, Hyderabad
    42. Dr Sachithanandam V, Erode
    43. Dr Saheel Maajid, J & K
    44. Dr Sandeep Surana, Ahmednagar
    45. Dr Saurabh Chaudhary, Salem
    46. Dr Shameer Ali.T.P, Kerala
    47. Dr Shanmugasundaram P, Chennai
    48. Dr Sudheer U, Kerala
    49. Dr Sundararajan N D, Gopi
    50. Dr Sunil Kumar H,Bangalore
    51. Dr Thiraviam T, Nagercoil
    52. Dr Tushar J Deore, Pune
    53. Dr V.Surya Prakash Rao, Hyderabad
    54. Dr Venugopal S, Bangalore
    55. Dr Veushj Sharma, Punjab
    56. Dr Vignesh Jayabalan S, Chennai
    57. Dr Vishal Prakash Thakur, Mumbai
    58. Dr Dangeti Ram Kishore, Rajahmundry
    59. Dr Shantanu Anil Gunjotikar, Solapur
    60. Dr Prabhakaran Jayaprakasan, Thrissur
    61. Dr Chetan V Mudaliar, Bilaspur
    62. Dr Hitesh L Kukadya, Surat
    63. Dr V Ravi, Chennai
    64. Dr C Ranganath, Bangalore
    65. Dr Saurabh Kapoor, Delhi
    66. Dr Palavali Maheswara Reddy,
    67. Dr Deepu Sebastian, Kannur
    68. Dr A Venkateshwar Rao, Secunderabad
    69. Dr Ajay V Randive, Mumbai
    70. Dr Bharath Kumar R, Trichy
    71. Dr Ambarish Mathesul, Pune
    72. Dr. Ashish Tomar, Haryana
    73. Dr. Backiaraj Devaraj, Thanjavur
    74. Dr. Ajaykumar Ajanavi, Trivandrum
    75. Dr. Parthiban K.
    76. Dr. Suhahish Roy, Kolkatta
    77. Dr. Anindya Basu, Kolkatta
    78. Dr. Srikanth Nara, Hyderbad
    79. Dr. Daya Thirumala R, Vishakapatnam
    80. Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma, Rajasthan
    81. Dr. Gaurav Sawhney, Chandigarh
    82. Dr. Prakash Sitoula, Nepal
    83. Dr. Ranjith Shaw, West Bengal
    84. Dr. Moses Agunda, Nigeria
    85. Dr. Subodh Borle, Burhanpur
    86. Dr. Amarendranath Roy, Kolkatta
    87. Dr. Venkatesan P, Thanjavur
    88. Dr. Suresh Kumar M, Pondicherry
    89. Dr. Suresh Cheekatla, Hyderabad
    90. Dr. Navneet Kumar, Kolkatta
    91. Dr. Md.Mohtashemul Haque, Bihar
    92. Dr. Siddharth Sanjay Shah, Mumbai
    93. Dr. Raghuraj Kundangar, Manipal
    94. Dr. Ratanlal Rajesh Agarwal, Chennai
    95. Dr. S. Karthikeyan, Palani
    96. Dr. Sareesh Kumar, Kottayam
    97. Dr. Mahendra Kolikonda, Telengana
    98. Dr. Ramkinkar Jha, Gurgaon
    99. Dr. Malayanathan, Pondicherry
    100. Dr. Raminder Singh, Patiala
    101. Dr. Naved Farid, Mumbai
    102. Dr. Ashwinkumar Khandge, Pune
    103. Dr. Nitin Ashok Bhalerao, Maharashtra
    104. Dr. Rajesh Bahadur Singh, Varanasi
    105. Dr. Vaibhao Narayan Gorde, Maharashtra
    106. Dr. Vijay Kagane, Maharashtra
    107. Dr. Tushar Ubale, Chembur
    108. Dr. Bhukya Gopilal, Telengana
    109. Dr. Deepak Datrange, Ahmednagar
    110. Dr. Deepak Singh, Rajasthan
    111. Dr. Pankaj Arora, Haryana
    112. Dr. Vivek Vincent, Thrissur
    113. Dr. V.I.Simon, Thrissur
    114. Dr. Karthik Malepathi, Bangalore
    115. Dr. M.Manoj Deepak, Theni
    116. Dr. Harshad G Argekar, Mumbai
    117. Dr. Abhijit Kale, Maharashtra
    118. Dr. Nilay Chhastia, Surat
    119. Dr. Mohammed Ashraf Pasha, Andhrapradesh
    120. Dr. Ameer Theruvath, Kerala
    121. Dr. Rajesh, Vishakapatnam
    122. Dr. Sudeep Kumar, Madurai
    123. Dr. Vinoth T, Madurai
    124. Dr. Kulbhushan Kamboj, Delhi
    125. Dr. Mantu Jain, Bhubaneswar
    126. Dr. Vijay Anand, Maraimalainagar
    127. Dr. Birendra Kumar, Jharkhand
    128. Dr. Shivakumar H.C., Shimoga
    129. Dr. Sekar, Tirunelveli
    130. Dr. Chanda Srinivasa Rao, Telangana
    131. Dr. Srinivas, Karimnagar
    132. Dr. Moulidharan, Hosur
    133. Dr. Pramod Sudarshan, Bangalore