neurology

Spine Surgery

The treatment of spine disorders at BMH Spine Centre utilises the most modern concepts of both diagnosis and treatment. Patients are evaluated to distinguish those who will benefit most from conservative therapy from those who will require surgery.

If conservative therapy is indicated, the patients treatment is managed through available modalities including medications of various types and combinations to control the pain and inflammation until the body heals itself, minor procedures such as pain stimulators, epidural injections, trigger point injections as well as standard physical therapy.

If surgery is required, the treatment is tailored to the individual patient’s needs by utilising modern diagnostic techniques and innovative surgical technology with the goal of providing effective treatment with the least risk. Surgery is performed by experienced Spine surgeon with qualified support team in dedicated operation theatre for Spine surgeries.

The expert team is supported by a state of the art Radio Diagnosis facility which is equippedwith 64 slice multi-detector CT, 1.5 Tesla MRI, Digital x-rays, etc. Dedicated operation theatre and fully equipped ultra-modern critical care beds are other highlightsof this department.

Panel of Doctors

  • Dr. Sandesh Pacha

    Consultant Spine Surgeon

  • Dr. Hari Krishnan

    Associate Consultant

Tab 1

Dr. Sandesh Pacha

Consultant Spine Surgeon

Dr. Sandesh Pacha is a highly accomplished spine surgeon with an exceptional educational background and extensive training in the field of orthopedics. He obtained his MBBS degree from a prestigious institution, followed by specialization in Orthopedics from a renowned medical college. Dr. Sandesh further pursued advanced training, completing a fellowship in spine surgery and arthroscopy from a distinguished international center.

To broaden his expertise, Dr. Sandesh dedicated himself to honing his skills through specialized fellowships. He successfully completed a fellowship in spine surgery from a reputed institution, equipping him with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in treating various spinal conditions. This rigorous training provided him with the necessary expertise to handle complex spine-related issues effectively.

Qualifications

  • MBBS- Government Medical College Calicut
  • MS Orthopaedics- Government Medical College Calicut
  • DNB- Orthopaedics- National Board
  • MNAMS- National Board
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery- Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Spine Surgery Fellowship- Nanoori Hospital, South Korea Seoul

Work Experience

  • Government Medical Officer- PHC Bandadaka
  • Junior Resident- Government Medical College Calicut
  • Asst. Professor, Orthopaedics- Kannur Medical College
  • Asst. Professor, Orthopaedics- MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery
  • FNB Spine Fellow- Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi
  • Consultant Spine Surgeon- Asten Specialty Orthopaedic Hospital Kozhikode

Specialisations

  • Endoscopic (PELD) Discectomy, endoscopic lumbar Canal Stenosis Decompression
  • MIS TLIF
  • Percutaneous keyhole spine fracture fixation
  • Cervical discectomy and fussion
  • Endoscopic cervical discectomy
  • Spinal deformity scoliosis and kyphosis correction surgeries
  • Cervical Laminectomy and Posterior fixations
  • Cervical Disc replacement surgeries
  • Spine Tumour Surgeries including corpectomy cervical, thoracic, and Lumbar Spine
  • Spine Infection surgeries
  • Osteoporotic spine Fracture treatment (kyphoplasty, septoplasty, percutaneous and open cement augmented fixation)
  • Lumbar canal stenosis (Laminectomy and foraminotomy)
  • Posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion surgeries
  • Lumbar epidural injections and facet blocks
  • Revision of spine surgeries

Publications

  • A prospective study on the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a modified technique to augment the strength of pedicle screw in osteoporotic spine fixation
  • Unipolar Austin Moore’s prosthesis versus cemented Bipolar Arthroplasty in Displaced neck of femur fracture, in elderly patient: Journal of clinical Diagnosis Research.
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Dr. Sandesh Pacha

Consultant Spine Surgeon

OP Days and Timings
  • Mon 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Fri 09:30 AM - 04:40 PM

Book an Appointment

Tab 1

Dr. Hari Krishnan

Associate Consultant

Dr. Hari Krishnan is a highly skilled and dedicated orthopedic spine surgeon with over four years of experience in various subspecialties, including adult degenerative spine, kyphoscoliosis, spine infections, and microscopic spine surgeries. He has independently performed more than 500 spine surgeries and assisted in over 3,500. Dr. Krishnan is also actively involved in rural surgical camps across India and has several publications in progress. His commitment to patient care and surgical excellence is evident in his professional achievements and contributions to the field

Qualifications

  • MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (2007-2013).
  • DNB Orthopedics from B. Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai (2017-2020).
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery (SFFG Fellow) under Dr. Shekhar Bhojraj (2020-2022).

Work Experience

  • Consultant Spine Surgeon at Indospine Hospital, Ahmedabad (Since January 2023).
  • Consultant Spine Surgeon at VN Desai Municipal General Hospital, Santacruz, Mumbai (8 Months).
  • Associate Consultant Spine Surgeon with Dr. Shekhar Bhojraj.
  • Spine Fellow at HN Reliance, Breach Candy, Hinduja, and Lilavati Hospitals, Mumbai.

Skills

  • Competent in all subspecialties of spine surgery including adult degenerative spine, kyphoscoliosis, spine infections, upper cervical pathologies, spine fractures, and microscopic spine surgeries.
  • Pain management for spinal pathologies.
  • Spinal biopsies and epidural nerve root blocks.
  • Postoperative spinal rehabilitation.
  • Managing OPD and emergency care.
  • Setting up spine OT and advising modifications of spine surgical instruments.
  • Maintaining professional relationships with patients and staff.

Publications

  • "Spontaneous Lumbar Interbody Fusion Following Posterolateral Spine Surgeries".
  • "Vertebral Hemangioma Surgical Management and Treatment Algorithm" (Publication under process).
  • "Salvage Hartshill: A Case Series and Advantages in Osteoporosis and Infections" (Publication under process).

Memberships

  • The Spine Foundation, Mumbai.
  • ASSI
  • SFFG

Additional Contributions

  • Actively involved in over 100 spine surgeries at rural centers across India through the Spine Foundation.
  • Regular participant in national and international courses and workshops including the Ganga APSS Annual Meeting, World Neuroscience Summit, and WIROC conferences.
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Dr. Hari Krishnan

Associate Consultant

OP DAYS AND TIMINGS
  • Tue 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Wed 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Thu 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sat 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
ummer
Dr. Sandesh Pacha
Consultant Spine Surgeon

Dr. Sandesh Pacha is a highly accomplished spine surgeon with an exceptional educational background and extensive training in the field of orthopedics. He obtained his MBBS degree from a prestigious institution, followed by specialization in Orthopedics from a renowned medical college. Dr. Sandesh further pursued advanced training, completing a fellowship in spine surgery and arthroscopy from a distinguished international center.

To broaden his expertise, Dr. Sandesh dedicated himself to honing his skills through specialized fellowships. He successfully completed a fellowship in spine surgery from a reputed institution, equipping him with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in treating various spinal conditions. This rigorous training provided him with the necessary expertise to handle complex spine-related issues effectively.

  • MBBS- Government Medical College Calicut
  • MS Orthopaedics- Government Medical College Calicut
  • DNB- Orthopaedics- National Board
  • MNAMS- National Board
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery- Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Spine Surgery Fellowship- Nanoori Hospital, South Korea Seoul
  • Government Medical Officer- PHC Bandadaka
  • Junior Resident- Government Medical College Calicut
  • Asst. Professor, Orthopaedics- Kannur Medical College
  • Asst. Professor, Orthopaedics- MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery
  • FNB Spine Fellow- Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi
  • Consultant Spine Surgeon- Asten Specialty Orthopaedic Hospital Kozhikode
  • Endoscopic (PELD) Discectomy, endoscopic lumbar Canal Stenosis Decompression
  • MIS TLIF
  • Percutaneous keyhole spine fracture fixation
  • Cervical discectomy and fussion
  • Endoscopic cervical discectomy
  • Spinal deformity scoliosis and kyphosis correction surgeries
  • Cervical Laminectomy and Posterior fixations
  • Cervical Disc replacement surgeries
  • Spine Tumour Surgeries including corpectomy cervical, thoracic, and Lumbar Spine
  • Spine Infection surgeries
  • Osteoporotic spine Fracture treatment (kyphoplasty, septoplasty, percutaneous and open cement augmented fixation)
  • Lumbar canal stenosis (Laminectomy and foraminotomy)
  • Posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion surgeries
  • Lumbar epidural injections and facet blocks
  • Revision of spine surgeries
  • A prospective study on the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a modified technique to augment the strength of pedicle screw in osteoporotic spine fixation
  • Unipolar Austin Moore’s prosthesis versus cemented Bipolar Arthroplasty in Displaced neck of femur fracture, in elderly patient: Journal of clinical Diagnosis Research.
OP Days and Timings
  • Mon 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Fri 09:30 AM - 04:40 PM

Book an Appointment

ummer
Dr. Hari Krishnan
Associate Consultant

Dr. Hari Krishnan is a highly skilled and dedicated orthopedic spine surgeon with over four years of experience in various subspecialties, including adult degenerative spine, kyphoscoliosis, spine infections, and microscopic spine surgeries. He has independently performed more than 500 spine surgeries and assisted in over 3,500. Dr. Krishnan is also actively involved in rural surgical camps across India and has several publications in progress. His commitment to patient care and surgical excellence is evident in his professional achievements and contributions to the field

  • MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (2007-2013).
  • DNB Orthopedics from B. Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai (2017-2020).
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery (SFFG Fellow) under Dr. Shekhar Bhojraj (2020-2022).
  • Consultant Spine Surgeon at Indospine Hospital, Ahmedabad (Since January 2023).
  • Consultant Spine Surgeon at VN Desai Municipal General Hospital, Santacruz, Mumbai (8 Months).
  • Associate Consultant Spine Surgeon with Dr. Shekhar Bhojraj.
  • Spine Fellow at HN Reliance, Breach Candy, Hinduja, and Lilavati Hospitals, Mumbai.
  • Competent in all subspecialties of spine surgery including adult degenerative spine, kyphoscoliosis, spine infections, upper cervical pathologies, spine fractures, and microscopic spine surgeries.
  • Pain management for spinal pathologies.
  • Spinal biopsies and epidural nerve root blocks.
  • Postoperative spinal rehabilitation.
  • Managing OPD and emergency care.
  • Setting up spine OT and advising modifications of spine surgical instruments.
  • Maintaining professional relationships with patients and staff.
  • "Spontaneous Lumbar Interbody Fusion Following Posterolateral Spine Surgeries".
  • "Vertebral Hemangioma Surgical Management and Treatment Algorithm" (Publication under process).
  • "Salvage Hartshill: A Case Series and Advantages in Osteoporosis and Infections" (Publication under process).
  • The Spine Foundation, Mumbai.
  • ASSI
  • SFFG
  • Actively involved in over 100 spine surgeries at rural centers across India through the Spine Foundation.
  • Regular participant in national and international courses and workshops including the Ganga APSS Annual Meeting, World Neuroscience Summit, and WIROC conferences.
OP DAYS AND TIMINGS
  • Tue 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Wed 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Thu 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sat 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM