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Background History

“Neurosurgery Department at the KEM Hospital is third oldest Department of Neurosurgery in the country and oldest in the western India. it was started by Dr. Ram Ginde in 1951, but was given its international standing by none other than Dr. Homi Dastur. this was taken to even greater heights by Dr. Sunil Pandya who followed Dr. Dastur as HOD.”

It serves patients from all sections of society dealing with a wide range of neurosurgical & spinal cord aliments.

Presently department is headed by Professor Dr. Aadil. S. Chagla who is one of the youngest professor in country in year 2003. all subspecialities of neurosurgery are managed in this department.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM- 8th-10th November 2022

Sr.No Name Designation Special Interest
1. Dr. Aadil S Chagla Professor & Head of Department Vascular Surgery, Skulllbase Surgery, Craniovertebral Junction Anomalies, Intracranial Tumors, Craniopharyngioma, Intra Medullary Spinal cord Tumor.
2. Dr. Dattatraya Muzumdar Professor Pediatric Neurosugery, Myelodysplasia Epilepsy
3. Dr. Nitin Dange Professor (Additional) Interventional Neurosurgery(Endovascular Neurosurgery)
4. Dr. Amit Mahore Associate Professor Spine, Craniovertebral Junction Disease
5. Dr. Survendra Rai Assistant Professor Endoscopy
6. Dr. Abhidha Shah Assistant Professor

Academic achievements:
More than 150 scientific published papers in the last ten years in

The journal of neurosurgery [USA],
British journal of neurosurgery,
Acta neurochirurgie,
Clinical neurosciences[Australia]

Most active academic neurosurgical unit in India


Department of Neurosurgery, KEM Hospital had held National level Conference recently for first time in history of Neurosurgery not only in country but also in world.

7 Workstations which were held are given below-

  1. Skull Base Approaches
  2. Microvascular Anastomosis
  3. Neuro- Endoscopy
  4. Neuro- Endovascular
  5. Epilepsy Surgery
  6. Craniovertebral Junction
  7. Spine Instrumention

Following workstation, extensive live demonstration of Neurosurgical technique in 6 cases were shown on single day. Academic feast was arranged by the faculty and preceded by young Neurosurgeon Best Award Paper.

This is also a first time tribute to a teacher Dr.(Prof) B. S. Das from Orissa, which was expressed as a theme of the meeting


M.Ch: Three registrations every yearFellowship Courses:
StereotaxyProposed Courses
Comprehensive Epilepsy Care [Neurosurgery, Neurology]
Comprehensive Movement Disorder Management
Comprehensive Spinal Surgery [Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics]
NeuroNursing [Neurosurgery, Nursing Staff]
NeuroVascular surgery[ Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology]
Neuropsychology [Neurosurgery, Neurology]

Subspeciality development in neurosurgery KEM:

  • Skull base surgery
  • Vascular & endovascular surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Morphologic stereotaxy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Movement disorder and spasticity surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Craniofacial & orbital surgery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery

Proposed Projects:

  • Centre for Neurorehabilitation [Bank of Maharashtra]
  • Centre for Alternative Therapy & Research in Neurological Diseases
  • Musification of Wards [Lioness Club of Breach Candy]
  • Special Theatre for Epilepsy & Functional Neurosurgery [To be decided]
  • Centre for Neurophysiological Studies [EEG, Ecog, EP, MER,
  • ntraoperative NC]
  • Centre for Neuroinstrumentation Development & Research [IIT, BARC, VJTI]
  • NeuroHelp Desk [Volunteers]
  • Centre for NeuroArt [JJ Arts ] [Photography, Presentation etc].
  • `P` Cell : Parkinsons Disease Care [Sun Pharma]

Operative Data:

  • Routine 5-6 cases per day
  • Emergency Non Traumatic: 1-2 per day
  • Emergency Trauma: 1-2 per day
  • Endovascular Surgery: 4-5 per day
  • Stereotaxy:1-2 per day

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