Department of Neurosurgery



  • The Neurosurgery department of T.N. Medical college & B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital was established in September 1971 when late Dr. Vijay G. Daftary, who was then heading one of the general surgery units, was made Head of Neurosurgery Department. He continued till his retirement in 1978. Dr. U.S. Vengsarkar took over & he retired in September 1992. Dr. H.V. Savant headed the department from October1992 till April 2016. Dr. Trimurti D. Nadkarni is the present Head of the Department from May 2016.

  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery for Parkinson's disease, was done first time in western India
    at B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, in 1980.


Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Trimurti D. Nadkarni Professor & Head
2 Dr. Devendra K. Tyagi Associate Professor
3 Dr. Srikant Balasubramaniam Assistant Professor
4 Dr. Pandurang S. Barve Assistant Professor


Services Offered:-

We offer treatment in all the subspecialties of Neurosurgical field. We have two new state of the art Operation Theatres (OT) well equipped for various Neurosurgeries.There is a dedicated OT for conducting Stereotactic Neurosurgery. The following surgeries are conducted on a regular basis.

All types of Brain Tumor surgeries.
All types of vascular surgeries like Aneurysms, AVMs of brain & spinal cord.
Endovascular Neurosurgrical procedures
Elective spine surgeries like spinal cord tumors, spine deformities, spine instrumentations.
Endoscopic procedures for hydrocephalus and pituitary tumors.
Surgeries for brain trauma.
Surgeries for spinal trauma.
Skull base surgeries.
Posterior fossa surgeries.
Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Radio frequency lesion in cases of Trigeminal neuralgia.
Epilepsy Surgery.
Functional Neurosurgery.
Stereotactic Neurosurgery for Parkinsons Disease, Violent behavior and
Lumbar facet coagulation

Staff Members:-
Name ,Designation, Phone, Email:-

Dr. T.D. Nadkarni, Prof. & HOD, 09820280696
Dr. D.K. Tyagi, Asso. Professor, 09869195860
Dr. Srikant B., Assist. Professor, 09223388268
Dr. Pandurang S. Barve, Assist. Professor, 09765224119

Residency Program: Four M.Ch. Neurosurgery candidates per year.

Departmental Activities:-

Days:- Tuesday and Thursday, 09 am to 12 Noon
Venue:- Room no. 30, Second Floor, New OPD Building

Operation Theater:-

Days: Daily, 8.30 am onwards
Venue: NSOT, 5th Floor, New OPD Building

Neurosurgery ICU:-

12 bedded ICU dedicated to Neurosurgery patients.
Venue :- 5th Floor, New OPD Building

Neurosurgery Wards:-

Male Ward: - No. 12                           Venue:- 4th Floor, Hospital Building  
Female Ward:- No. 24                         Venue:- 6th Floor, New OPD Building

Endovascular Neurosurgery DSA Laboratory :-

Venue:- Ground Floor, New OPD Building

Academic Activities :-

1. Neuroradiology Meeting: Monday, Pharmacology Seminar Room, College Building, 2nd floor 10. 30 to 12.30pm
2. Journal Club: Thursday, Pharmacology Seminar Room, College Building, 2nd floor 02. 30pm to 03.30pm

Future Plans and Development:-

            We plan to develope Endovascular Neurosurgery services that include treatment of brain and spinal vascular lesions and management of Acute Stroke.

            We also plan to develop Minimally Invasive Spine (MIS) surgery with the availability of cranial and spinal endoscopes and advanced C-Arm.

            We plan to convert both our Operation Theatres to state of the art advanced modular Operation Theatre.



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