Head, Neurosurgery and Consultant, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
MS (General Surgery), DNB (General Surgery), FRCS (General Surgery), FRCS (Neurosurgery)
Brain Tumour Surgery, Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery, Stereotactic Radio surgery, Paediatric Neurosurgery
Dr. Abhaya Kumar has operated over 8000 cases in the last 15 years at KDAH. Of these 3500 have been Spine cases and 5500 are brain cases.
He is one of the few neurosurgeons who have expertise in treating both Brain and Spine cases.
He has done more than 2500 Minimal Invasive spine cases in last 15 years with a success rate of 96%. Conversion to open surgery was needed in only 2% of cases. Kokilaben Hospital is one of few centres in Mumbai offering full-fledged Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery services using Tubular retractors, Endoscopy and O-arm.
Minimal Invasive spine procedures done include:
He has successfully treated more than 300 cases of Craniovertebral Junction anomalies. He has operated on around 3000 cases of Brain Tumours and over 500 cases of Spinal Cord Tumours, regularly using Intraoperative MRI (IMRIS), Neuro navigation, Stereotaxy and Neuroendoscopy
His success rate for brain tumours is 90% with residual tumour in only 10% of patients. This is comparable with international benchmarks. The overall complication rate is 3%-5% (Benchmark 5%-8%)
He has done more than 500 Awake Neurosurgery.
Neuroendoscopy is been used for Pituitary tumors,Hydrocephalus,Colloid cyst and Intraventricular tumors
He has also treated successfully more than 500 cases of Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgiawith a success rate of 98%.
The three main surgical treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia, which are offered at Kokilaben Hospital are:
We are the only centre in Mumbai, which is able to provide the entire range of treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia patients.
As part of the Stroke Team, he has provided surgical treatment for more than 500 Ischemic and Haemorrhagic Stroke patients. As a part of Epilepsy team, he has done more than 200 surgeries for medically refractory epilepsy. As a part of movement disorder team, he has done more than 100 Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease
Abhaya sir is so cool and explained well. I am satisfied with Dr Abhaya Kumar. I want to become neurosurgeon like him.
I am extremely grateful to you and your crew for performing the Spine surgery on me exactly 3 years ago. (14.01.2019)
When I reached your hospital I had a big question on my future life and earning potential, ...
I want to write to you to say how grateful i am to you and your team for giving my brother a fresh lease of life.
I haven't seen god but i have met them in your hospital in the form of your team, who are risking their lives to ge...
Hi I am Alex Machanga, the father of Gilbert Alwanda who was there for surgery.
I just want congratulate all the doctors of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital for the good job you did to my son.
Gilbert is imp...
Are there God's on Earth? after having spent more than 100days on the bunkers outside ICU,in Last decade, I can vouch there are, and they are at Ambani hospital. Dr Vimal Someshwar, intervention radiologist, Dr Vaishali Sarao, ICU intensivist,D...
THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU AGAIN MY DOCTOR ABHAYA KUMAR.
I am Mr. Geoffrey from Nigeria that you did lumber surgry and treated in your hospital Kokilaben in India. I am pleased to inform you that I am getting better. I am still ...
This article is about Nishit Desai's epilepsy history from the start of the problem till the surgery done before 3 months.
My brother got his first epilepsy attack when he was...
This is to show my gratitude to KDAH and Dr Abhay Kumar Neurosurgeon in particular for the difference he made in bringing happiness to my wife Rita Chaturvedi and my family.
It's just a year back, same time, when My wife Rita was hav...
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I would like to thank you and the excellent team of doctors and entire support structure which exists in your hospital
I am a 42 ye...
I am a Gynaecologist from Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (W) and now staying at Karjat for the last 5 years.
I would like to pen down a few comments on my experience of undergoing Spinal Surgery by Dr. Abhaya Kumar at your hospital on ...
On October 23rd this year, it will be one year since you performed my back surgery. During the 10 years prior to that there had been about 3-4 episodes triggered by a bending forward action that resulted in extreme pain but I s...
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To all patients requiring Minimal Invasive Lumbas Fusion Surgery.
I Mrs. Armaity M. Bajan am a 62 year old lady. From De...
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I would like to give sincere thanks to Dr Abhaya Kumar for the successful surgery and treatment to my mother Vandana Sag...
To all patients requiring neurological treatment,
I would like to share my experience with all patients who have neurological problems.
I am 50 years old and was suffering from severe headache since two an...
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|Conditions/Procedures||No. of Cases Treated||International Success Rate||KDAH Success Rate|
|Craniovertebral Junction anomalies||>250||90%||90%|
complication rate 3%-5%
complication rate around 5 %
|Spinal Cord Tumours||>500||98%||98%|
|Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia||>500||96%||98%|
|Ischemic and Haemorrhagic Stroke||>500||90%||90%|
|Minimal Invasive spine||>2500||96%||96%|
|Deep brain stimulation||>100||98%||98%|
|Surgery For Epilepsy||>200||95%||94%|
|Endoscopic surgery for pituitary tumours||>150||94%||94%|
Helen, 49 years old female patient came to Kokilaben D Ambani Hospital with upper backache since 8 years on and off. No history of weakness or paresthesia. Neurologically there was no deformity or tenderness. MRI spine showed a large solid heterogeneously enhancing tumour of size 8.5 x 8.0 x 10 cm arising from right sided Thoracic (T6) nerve root with widened neural foramina causing displacement of spinal cord to left with mild compression.
Fig 1 – MRI sagittal view of complete spine showing Intradural component of tumour at T5-T6 level
Fig 2- MRI Spine coronal view showing hyperintense tumor in posterior mediastinum extending from T2 to T9 level on right side.
Fig 3 - MRI Spine coronal view showing heterogenous enhancement of tumour with dumbbell shaped tumour causing widening of neural foramina.
Fig 4 - MRI Spine axial view showing heterogenous enhancement of tumour with dumbbell shaped tumour causing widening of neural foramina.
She underwent Right sided thoracotomy with excision of mediastinal mass and intradural T5-T6 neurogenic tumour by Dr Abhaya Kumar on 28/12/2016.
Postoperatively, ICD was removed and patient was discharged on 10th day without any deficit and total tumour excison.
Histopathology report showed bening schwannoma.
A 87 year old women suffering from left Trigeminal Neuralgia for last 10 years was admitted with us recently. She had tried conservative treatment with medicines. She had relief with medicines for 8 yrs, but since last 2 yrs the medicines were not giving her relief of pain.
She was seen by Dr Abhaya Kumar, Consultant Neurosurgeon at KDAH. Gold standard surgical treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia is Microvascular decompression of trigeminal nerve. Since this patient was elderly and not fit for open surgical treatment we decided to do percutaneous balloon compression of trigeminal nerve after discussion with the patient and her relative. This procedure was done successfully and patient had excellent relief of pain. Balloon compression treatment for Trigeminal neuralgia is a simple day case procedure done under local anesthesia or mild sedation. Success rate is around 90% with this procedure.
A 87 year old women suffering from left Trigeminal Neuralgia for last 10 years was admitted with us recently.
She had tried conservative treatment with medicines.
She had relief with medicines for 8 yrs, but since last 2 yrs the medicines were not giving her relief of pain.
She was seen by Dr Abhaya Kumar, Consultant Neurosurgeon at KDAH.
Gold standard surgical treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia is Microvascular decompression of trigeminal nerve.
Since this patient was elderly and not fit for open surgical treatment we decided to do percutaneous balloon compression of trigeminal nerve after discussion with the patient and her relative.
This procedure was done successfully and patient had excellent relief of pain.
Balloon compression treatment for Trigeminal neuralgia is a simple day case procedure done under local anesthesia or mild sedation. Success rate is around 90% with this procedure.
For more information on Trigeminal Neuralgia and different treatments available at KDAH, please refer patient's guide.
All Treatment modalities are available at KDAH.