Minimal Invasive Spine surgery and Stereotactic Radiosurgery in United Kingdom
Brain Tumour Surgery, Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery, Stereo tactic Radio surgery
Brain Tumours, Craniovertebral Junction abnormalities, Epilepsy, Head injury, Pituitary tumours, Cerebral Aneurysm and AVM, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Pediatric brain tumours and Hydrocephalus, Normal pressure hydrocephalus, Minimal Invasive Spine surgery, Spine tumours, Spinal Dysraphism, Stroke, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Wilson Disease
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Dr. Abhaya Kumar has operated over 5000 cases in the last 11 years at KDAH. Of these 2200 have been Spine cases and 2800 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 1500 Minimal Invasive spine cases in last 11 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.
He has successfully treated more than 150 cases of Craniovertebral Junction anomalies. He has operated on around 1800 cases of Brain Tumours and over 240 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 300 Awake Neurosurgery.
Neuroendoscopy is been used for Pituitary tumors,Hydrocephalus,Colloid cyst and Intraventricular tumors
He has also treated successfully more than 300 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:
Microvascular Decompression of the Trigeminal Nerve
Radiofrequency Ablation of the Trigeminal Nerve
Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia
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 150 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
No. of Cases Treated
International Success Rate
KDAH Success Rate
Craniovertebral Junction anomalies
94% complication rate 3%-5%
95% complication rate 5%-8%
Spinal Cord Tumours
Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia
Ischemic and Haemorrhagic Stroke
Minimal Invasive spine
Deep brain stimulation
Surgery For Epilepsy
Endoscopic surgery for pituitary tumours
Gold medallist in MS (General Surgery) exam
Trained in Neurosurgery at Institute of Neurosciences, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Clinical Study And Management Of Ureteric Calculi In Goa.
This is been published in the Goa university newsletter. This was the topic for my dissertation for MS [General Surgery] degree at Goa Medical College, India.
I was the part of the team involved in STICH trial at Newcastle General Hospital,UK.
This trial was published in STROKE journal.
Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Refractory Unilateral Limb Pain Syndromes
Abhaya Kumar, Catriona Felderhof, M. Sam Eljamel. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 2003;81:70-74
Vagal Nerve stimulation for medically intractable epilepsy-Dundee experience with 17 patients
Kumar, Sam Eljamel, R.Roberts British Journal of Neurosurgery 2003; 17(1):95-96
Simultaneous living donor liver transplant with sleeve gastrectomy for metabolic syndrome and NASH-related ESLD—Indian journal of Gastroenterology
Treatment of Elizabeth king in meningoseptica Neonatal Meningitis with Combination Systemic and Intraventricular Therapy -The Indian Journal of Pediatrics.
Neuroschistosomiasis: An Unusual Intracranial Space Occupying Lesion-Indian Pediatrics
Dosimetric Comparison of 6 MV flattening filter free and 6 MV stereotactic Radiosurgery beam using 4 mm conical collimator for Trigeminal Neurlagia Radiosurgery- Journal of Radiation protection and Research.
Successful treatment of C. auris shunt infection with intraventricular caspofungin
Walter E Dandy Neurosurgical Society, USA
Congress of Neurological surgeons, USA
Neurological Society of India
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
Association of Medical Consultants, Mumbai, India
Bombay Neurosciences Association, Mumbai, India
Minimal Invasive Spine society of Bharat.
Geoffrey Chiadikobi, Nigeria
As for me I am getting better. I can now bend down with little pains and can sit down much longer. Though still taking precaution and also getting on with my physioteraphy. Thank you very much for the treatment.
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 year old corporate executiv , and had visited your hospital on 4thJan 2014 with a minor problem of pain in the right shoulder and a suspected case of spondylitis.
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 October 22, 2013.
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 seemed to recover after 2-3 days of rest. It was after the final episode that occurred about 2 years prior to the surgery that seemed to cause lingering pain even after 2 weeks of rest
I Mrs. Armaity M. Bajan am a 62 year old lady. From December 2010 I was suffering from lower back and leg pain. I could not sit for long, sit or even sleep peacefully as the pain was too severe. My family doctor told me it could be an age related pronlem and asked me to consult an orthopedic
I would like to give sincere thanks to Dr Abhaya Kumar for the successful surgery and treatment to my mother Vandana Sagar.
My mother was suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia (Rare nerve disorder) , she was suffering from extreme pain on the jaw and chin.
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.
Dr. Abhaya Kumar | Percutaneous Balloon compression treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia
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.
Dr. Abhaya Kumar: Monster Thoracic Spine Tumour
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.
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