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Dr. Mihir Bapat

Director, Spine Surgery
MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics), DNB (Orthopaedics)


Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Deformities & Cervical Spine Surgery.

Services Offered

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Complex Lumbar and Cervical Spine Surgery, Revision Surgeries, Atlanto-Axial Surgery (C1-C2), Surgery for Spinal Tumors, Complex Fracture Reconstruction Surgery, Corrective Surgeries for KyphoScoliosis..

Dr. Mihir Bapat has performed more than 2000 spine surgeries at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. The surgical spectrum encompasses all kinds of spinal pathologies from degenerative, infections and deformities to high cervical and craniovertebral anomalies and tumours.

Dr. Mihir Bapat completed his Orthopaedic training from the premier KEM Hospital & G S Medical College. He continued at KEM Hospital as Specialist in Spine Surgery and subsequently joined P D Hinduja Hospital as Consultant Spine Surgeon.

KDAH Experience :

Dr. Mihir Bapat is one of the leading Spine Surgeons of the country. He specializes in complex Conventional Spine Surgical Procedures as well as Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

Dr Bapat completed his spine surgical training at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He has performed more than 8000 spine surgeries over 13 years. He received the Best Resident Award (1999) during his training period. He has successfully performed more than 1250 procedures since 2009 at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.

The complication rate at < 2% (benchmark 3%-5%) is extremely low leading to a high patient satisfaction rate.

He has had no neurologic complications in operated patients, the most dreaded one, being paralysis of the upper or lower limbs.


  • Conditions/Procedures No. Of Cases Treated
    Spine surgeries. >6000

Membership & Faculty Positions

  • Bombay Orthopedic Association (BOS)
  • Indian Orthopedic Association (IOA) and Annual conference (IOACON)
  • AO spine
  • Bombay Spine society
  • Western India Regional Orthopedic Conference (WIROC)
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) and Annual conference (ASSICON)
  • Johnson and Johnson Annual Travelling Fellowhip Program
  • Bangladesh Spine Society.
  • Maharashtra Orthopedic Association
  • Vidharbha Orthopedic Association

Fellowships Attended

  • Scoliosis Research Society Global Outreach Scholarship 2005
  • Visiting Fellow at Queens Medical Center, Nottingham 2004


  • Kamarkar Gold Medal (1994) for highest in surgery at GS Medical College Mumbai & Second Rank in Surgery in Mumbai University.
  • Pandurangi Award (1996) for Best Resident in Orthopedics.
  • IOACON Appreciation Award 2005 for outstanding work in spine surgery.
  • Best Clinical Research Paper Award (Association of Spine Surgeons of India ) 2006.
  • ASSI Award for Maximum Peer reviewed publications 2006.
  • Surgical decision making in cervical spondylotic myelopathy - prospective analysis of 115 cases. MASSALLAWALA BEST PAPER AWARD SESSION, WIROC,

Mumbai 2006 (Co-Author).)

  • Pathogenesis and staging of craniovertebral tuberculosis. Travel Award. RSNA Chicago, November, 2010 (Co Author).
  • Recovery Patterns in late onset myelopathy. MASSALLAWALA BEST PAPER AWARD SESSION, WIROC, Mumbai 2010 (Co-Author).
  • SM Tuli Best Case paper award. Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference, Mumbai, 2012
  • He has won ASSI(Association Spine Surgeons of India)-Ingalhalikar Gold Medal for Best Clinical Paper 2007 and 2013.


National Conferences

  • Association Spine Surgeons of India (ASSICON 2005 till date)
  • Instructional Course Series (Association of Spine Surgeons of India and European Spine society 2007 till date)
  • Indian Orthopedic Association Conference (IOACON 2001,2005,2013)
  • Western Indian Regional Orthopedic Conference (WIROC 2005 till date)
  • Spinal Injury Center conference , Delhi (2007,2008)
  • Maharashtra Orthopedic Association (2001)
  • Vidharbha Orthopedic Association (2013)
  • Indo-German Orthopedic Federation (IGOF 2011)
  • Indian Medical Association Conference (2009)
  • Gujrat Spine Society CME (2011)
  • Nagpur Orthopedic Association CME (2009)
  • Indore IMA CME (2013)
  • Kolhapur CME (2008)

International Conferences

  • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS 2005,2007, 2008).
  • International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST 2007).
  • Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS 2009,2010)
  • SICOT (2003,2013)
  • Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association (APOA 2003,2007)
  • British Cervical Spine Society (BCSS 2007)
  • Britspine (2008)
  • International Federation of Pediatric Spine Societies (IFPO 2007)
  • Indo-German Orthopedic Federation (IGOF 2011)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS 2010)
  • Spine Week, Geneva (2008)
  • Bangladesh Spine Society symposium (2007)
  • British Orthopedic association (BOA 2007)


  • Mycotic Aneurysm of the Descending thoracic aorta with intraspinal extension causing paraplegia. Acta Orthop Scand. 2002 Oct; 73(5):597-600.
  • Approach to tuberculosis of the cervico-dorsal junction. A classification based on clinico-radiological criteria. Spine 2006 Apr 20; 31(9):E244-9.
  • Epidural varix at the cervico-thoracic. Unusual cause for quadriplegia. Spine. 2006 Feb 1; 31(3): E88-90.4.
  • Role of trans-articular screw fixation in atlanto-axial tuberculosis. Eur Spine J. 2007 Feb; 16(2):187-973.
  • Role of iliac crest reconstruction using autologous rib graft. Spine 2008 Nov 1; 33(23):2570-5
  • Patterns of Compression in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Eur Spine J 2008 17: 1651-1663
  • Paraplegia due recurrent multiple hydatid cyst of the spine. IJO 2008; 42(2): 222-4
  • Conus Medullaris Syndrome due to an intradural disc herniation. IJO 2008; 42(1): 94-96.
  • Complex multi-level lumbar spine fractures with transverse sacral fracture. A case report. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. Indian J Orthop. 2011 Nov;45(6):576-80.
  • MRI diagnosis of intradural disc herniation. A report of three cases with review of literature. Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2011 Volume 18 Number 2
  • Delayed surgery in lumbar spine fractures. Do severe cauda equina lesions recover?. The Spine Journal 2011; 11(10):S11-12.
  • Intradural tumor and concomitant disc herniation. Indian J Orthop. 2011.
  • Free floating intraspinal neuroepithelial cyst: a case report. International journal of case reports and images 2012;3(6): 38-41.
  • Structural odontoid lesions in craniovertebral tuberculosis. A review of 15 cases. Spine 2012;37 :E836-43
  • Management of Sequelae of neglected septic shoulder. IJO 2009; 43(1): 90-2
  • Giant cell tumour of the talus: Case report. Journal of Post graduate Medicine Vol. 46, Issue2; April-June 2000.

Textbook Chapters

  • Text Book of Orthopaedics and Trauma. G S Kulkarni; Jaypee 2008. Spinal fusion techniques
  • Spinal Injuries in Ankylosing Spinal Disorders. Kshitij Chaudhary, Mihir Bapat, Vinod Laheri. Spine Infections and Trauma, Chapter 27, 1st edition, editors: S Rajasekaran, Anil Jain. Jaypee Publishers, India.
  • RDB's art of clinical presentation: A clinical hand book for under graduate students.
  • Reviewer for Orthopedic Journal of case reports. (spine).

Implant Designing

  • Universal orthosystems (pedicle screws)
  • Uma Surgicals . Instrumentation for C1-2 transarticular screw fixation..

  • Mohamed Yusuf Haji, Kenya

    Excellent service from the International patient coordinator. The remaining hospital staff are ok but need more communication skills.
Dr. Mihir Bapat | Orthopaedics

A 30yr old man came to Kokilaben Hospital with severe pain in the right leg and a stiff back. He said that he was unable to do any activity due to pain. He had consulted several doctors and had received varying opinions.

At the Kokilaben hospital he was impressed by the congenial approach of the entire staff and that was the time he decided to get operated by Dr. Mihir Bapat (Consultant spine surgeon). As explained a microscopic discectomy was performed through a 2.5cm incision.This was rather surprising as Danny's weight was more than 100kgs. He amazingly started walking normally without any pain in the leg and was extremely happy.Danny is one of the many cases successfully treated by Dr. Bapat at the Kokilaben Hospital . On asked he said the ultra-modern equipment makes these procedures easy in selected cases.

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