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Spine Surgery

Spine Surgery






Over the last 25 years, the Spine Surgery unit of Ganga has provided comprehensive services in alleviating the pain and improving the functional ability of patients. The unit is one of the largest tertiary care referral centres in India and so far, more than 12000 spine surgeries have been performed.


The unit is headed by Prof S Rajasekaran, and comprises of two Consultants Dr Ajoy Prasad Shetty and Dr Rishi M Kanna. The clinical team includes eleven Spine Fellows, ably supported by three physician assistants and spinal physiotherapists to provide specialised care to all patients with spinal pathologies.


Clinical Expertise


On the clinical side, the unit aims to provide safe spine surgery through expertise and experience. Bolstered by periodic technological advancements, the unit currently has one Intra-operative computer navigation system, two 3D navigation image intensifiers, intraoperative spinal cord monitoring systems and advanced cell saver technology, the only centre in the country to have all under one roof.


SAFE SPINE SURGERY – A REALITY


  1. Ganga hospital is the first unit in the Asia Pacific region to install the BrainLab CT AIRO navigation services for computer aided spine surgery. This ensures safety and precision.
  2. Intra-operative neuromonitoring enables performance of complex spinal cord surgery without risking injury to the spinal cord.
  3. Cell Saver machines enable long and complex surgeries maintaining patients' safety.
  4. The availability of the latest spinal implants allow safety and precision in surgery.
  5. High resolution 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner, Siemens Symphony CT scanner and digital radiographs provide the best imaging support to accurately diagnose diseases.



Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Lumbar microdiscectomy 435 291 373 361 390 258
Lumbar microdecompression 196 212 201 195 157 115
Transforaminal Lumbar Fusion 464 564 499 473 596 358
Thoracic decompression, fusion 6 39 31 68 59 29
Spinal infections - Surgery 114 110 88 74 44 78
Anterior cervical microsurgery 244 235 233 341 263 186
Posterior cervical decompression 149 179 170 188 170 102
Spinal fractures - Surgery 316 238 305 269 287 247
Percutaneous biopsy 93 78 87 74 77 73
Scoliosis/kyphosis surgeries 168 199 193 166 155 86
Spinal cord Surgeries 31 28 12 33 49 40
Tumor surgeries 55 23 34 17 9 9
Vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty 8 26 21 38 10 42
Spinal injections 234 348 350 404 516 414
Endoscopy 0 0 0 0 0 35
Tubular Disc 0 0 0 0 0 3
MIS Tlif 0 0 0 0 0 10
Spino Pelvic Fixation 0 0 0 0 0 23
Miscellaneous 108 92 132 164 160 152
Total 2621 2662 2729 2865 3003 2260

Research and Spine Surgery


The unit is well known internationally for its path breaking research works in the field of disc biology. It has been the proud recipient of many international awards such as

International

  • ISSLS Basic Science Best Paper award 2021
  • North American Spine Society Outstanding Research Award for 2019
  • North American Spine Society Outstanding Research Award for 2020
  • North American Spine Society Outstanding Research Award for 2021
  • Asia Pacific Spine Society Best Clinical Research Award for 2019
  • Asia Pacific Spine Journal Award for Best Clinical Paper for 2019
  • Asia Pacific Spine Society Basic Science Research Award for 2019
  • Asia Pacific Spine Journal Award for Best Basic Science Paper for 2019
  • ISSLS Prize for Spine Research for the year 2017
  • ISSLS Prize for Spine Research for the year 2013
  • ISSLS Prize for Spine Research for the year 2010
  • ISSLS Prize for Spine Research for the year 2004
  • ‘EuroSpine Open Paper Award’ for 2008 for his research demonstrating that Disc Nutrition in spine can be modified by Calcium channel Blockers.
  • Macnab LaRocca Research Award of ISSLS in 2005
  • Sofamer Danek Award for the best Scientific presentation internationally by the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine thrice for the years 1996.
  • Sofamer Danek Award for the best Scientific presentation internationally by the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine thrice for the years 2002.
  • Sofamer Danek Award for the best Scientific presentation internationally by the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine thrice for the years 2006.

The unit has also more than 200 journal publications in spine surgery and many chapters in international textbooks.

AWARDS


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