Dr. Rajendra Prasad Brain and Spine Surgeon in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital New Delhi | Quick Medical Evaluation

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Dr. Rajendra Prasad Brain and Spine Surgeon in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital New Delhi | Quick Medical Evaluation


Dr. Rajendra Prasad Brain and Spine Surgeon in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital New Delhi | Quick Medical Evaluation

Top Brain and Spine Surgeon in India. I am a brain and spine surgeon with over 35 years experience in this field and have performed more than 4000 brain and spine surgeries at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. My area of special interest is spine surgery. I have a large experience of spine surgery for degenerative diseases like microdiscectomy for lumbar and cervical disc prolapse, micro-surgical laminotomies for lumbar canal stenosis and spinal instrumentation using implants for spinal injuries, infections like Tb, tumours, spondylo-listhesis and cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement. In recent years I have had the opportunity to investigate a large number of patients with back pain and have treated over 250 patients with low back and neck pain with Radio frequency (RF) Rhizotomy. This is one of the largest series in the country performed by a spine surgeon. This work has been presented at the American Congress of Neurological Sciences meeting in the USA. In addition to the above I have performed approximately 1500 microsurgical excision of brain and spinal tumors,both intra and extra-axial. These include gliomas, acoustic tumors, pituitary tumors (Endoscopic Transnasal procedures) and giant meningiomas. Many of these intracranial surgeries have required robotic frameless image guidance or frame based stereotactic assistance.

I performed Asia’s first Robotic spine surgery using the da vinci robot at Apollo Hospital for which we received the British Medical Journal Award in 2014 for the “Surgical Team of the year”. Simultaneously with my clinical work, I moved into the social healthcare field with interests in head injury prevention and neuro-rehabilitation, areas totally neglected in India. Through my work with the Indian Head Injury Foundation for over 10 years, I have helped set up and run three neuro-rehabilitation centres for the less- privileged and was a finalist at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) awards for South Asia in 2015 under the category of “Healthcare Advocacy”for work on decreasing the impact of road traffic trauma through activism and policy change in India. Our programme for the distribution of free helmets to under-priveleged children riding two-wheelers was awarded the British Medical Journal South Asia Award for Non-Communicable Diseases “Initiative of the Year” in 2017. The Primary Trauma Care team in India, which I head, have conducted many head injury training programmes for doctors, nurses, para- medical staff and first responders like policemen. I am presently working with the WHO in promoting Assistive Technology for Neuro-rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities ( PWD’S) and the elderly in the countries of South-East Asia. I have worked in 4 countries and conducted OPDs in several cities in India and Africa. Since 1998 my patients were among the first to travel from East Africa to India for treatment and have operated on nearly 500 patients from Tanzania alone, giving a boost to what is now referred to as Medical Tourism. My clinical and philanthropic work resulted in me being awarded the “ Lifetime Achievement Award “ in 2019 by the Delhi Neurological Society.

Speciality And Areas Of Interest

Minimal invasive spine surgery (MISS) including microdiscectomy for cervical and lumbar disc disease and artificial disc replacement, and cervical and lumbar canal stenosis. Spinal instrumentation for spinal injuries, tumor, Tb and degenerative spine. Back pain treatment including Radio frequency rhizotomy for facet joint and sacro-illiac pain. Microsurgery and stereotactic surgery for brain and spine tumors. Neuro-rehabilitation for head and spine injuries. Assistive Technology (AT) in neuro-rehabilitation. 

Work Experience

Senior Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. Distinguished Clinical Tutor, Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation, (AHERF). Honorary Medical Director, Indian Head Injury Foundation (IHIF), New Delhi. Founder Trustee of KARA Medical Foundation.

Professional Memberships And Certifications

Fellowship/ Membership of overseas Associations: Member of Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) USA. Fellow of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow, U.K. Fellowship of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Neurosurgery, U.K. Member of Global Cooperation on Assistive Health Technology (GATE) which is a WHO global initiative with one goal – to improve access to high quality affordable assistive health products.

Membership of Associations in India

Life Member: Association of Spine Surgeons of India. Life Member: Neurological Society of India. (PNS 63). Past President and Founder Member: Delhi Spine Society. Founder Chairman: Primary Trauma Care Foundation U.K. (India Chapter). Life Member: Neuro Trauma Society of India. Life Member: Indian Society for Critical Care Medicine. Life Member of Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO).

Other Affiliations:

Advisor to W.H.O. South East Asia Office on Trauma, Disability and Rehabilitation. Member in India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Road, Delhi, India. Rotarian : Member of Rotary Club Delhi Garden City.



1. Consulting Services & Treatment Package Development: To accurately assess a treatment plan, a personal medical record is required.

2. Physician Curriculum Vitae: Medical records are transferred to the physician for treatment and pricing options.

3. Second Opinion: Medical report for review by your specialist doctors, with a response expected within 72 hours [3 days].

4. Cost-Effective Treatment Plans: Expect to receive numerous referrals from various hospitals outlining their second opinion and treatment costs.

5. Medical Visa Assistance: Once the patient is satisfied with the recommended treatment and hospital and has finalised their plans to visit India, we will assist them in obtaining a medical visa. The patient must apply for the visa on his or her own at the High Commission of India (Indian embassy) in their home country. We provide the patient with an invitation letter from the appropriate hospital, which is required for submitting their visa application. In addition, our team is trained to answer any questions the patient may have about medical visas and medical attendant visas.

6. Treatment Program: When seeing a doctor, extra contact information for the wardroom is provided.

7. Personal case manager: Once the patient arrives in the designated country for treatment, he or she is completely under our care. To handle any cases involving hospital/doctor negligence or malpractice against patients. We will also be responsible for the accommodation and stay of the members accompanying the patient.

8. Interpretation: If necessary, interpretation assistance is provided.

9. Communication: Help with communication with family and at home. Phone card or mobile phone.

10. Airport arrival and departure assistance: complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off in a cab.

11. Post-acute care rehabilitation: Post-acute care rehabilitation and nursing needs.

12. Wellness and spa packages: Pre and post-procedures have been added to the wellness and spa packages. Palade, yoga, and spiritual classes are available. 4 to 5-star resort accommodations.

13. Follow-up care: Provide free care when patients return to their home countries.

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