Dr. Hrishikesh Sarkar

Dr. Hrishikesh Sarkar

Consultant, Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon


  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 10+ Years
  • GENDER: Male
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, German
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Neurosurgeon trained at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore which is now one of the premier institutes in World (Current Medicine Research and Practice, 2004-2014) , having a clinical practice based firmly on principles of: 1) High quality patient care 2) Strong medical ethics 3) Evidence based decision making 4) With special emphasis on adopting a "minimally invasive" approach (In suitable cases).

My Mantra

Care, Ethics, Compassion


Brain tumors – Both Adults and Pediatrics, Spinal cord tumors – Both Adult and Pediatrics, Vascular Neurosurgery, Restorative Neurosurgery


Minimally invasive and keyhole endoscopic surgery for brain tumors, spine disc prolapse/tumors aneurysms, Stereotactic and Computer guided brain surgery, Gammaknife and Stereotatic Radiosurgery


Neuro Trauma, Brain Tumour, Hydrocephalus, Brain clots, Spine tumors, Disc prolapse


    • MBBS, Christian Medical College, Vellore
    • MCh (Neurosurgery),  Christian Medical College, Vellore


    • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive ans Endoscopic Neurosurgery – Hirslanden Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    • International Observer Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery, Karolinska University, Sweden
  • World Skull Base Congress Scholarship Award Jun 2016 World Skull Base Society
  • Co – authored textbook in Neurosurgery – Complications in Neurosurgery. Published by international by Springer Verllag. Available on Amazon
  • Described a new neurosurgical Approach - A Novel minimally invasive keyhole approach described and recognized by international journal – NEUROSURGERY - Jun 2013  honor issuer NEUROSURGERY JOURNAL
  • Best paper in Basic Sciences at the 57th annual conference of the Neurological Society of India 2008
  • Best Scientific Paper Award, NSI Sehgal award, Neurosurgery. A new neurosurgical tool developed. 2007 Neurological Society of India
  • Certificate of honor conferred by the Medical University during MBBS in following subjects - Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Community Health, Otorhinolaryngology, General Medicine and Paediatrics.
  • All India Medicine Quiz - Runner Up 2000  - Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • Selected for India’s top ranked undergraduate MBBS course via an all India entrance exam at the prestigious Christian Medical College, Vellore - Jul 1997

After completion of MBBS and residency training at CMC Vellore for twelve continuous years, Dr. Sarkar has worked as Assistant Professor for two more years. Over the course of fourteen years, he witnessed and managed approx 2200 complex neurosurgical cases per year and at one of the most diverse neurosurgical centres in India and South East Asia.

Worked at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and Hirslanden Klinik, Switzerland to get his hands on state of the art, Robotic Cyberknife Radiosurgery system and computer guided surgery. Fellowship in keyhole and endoscopic Neurosurgery under mentorship of Prof Robert Reisch, Dr Daniel Simmens in Switzerland

Observership in Neuromodulation at the prestigious Karolinska Institute - Brief stint at the home place of Nobel Prize, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. The institute was pioneer in developing Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery in the world.

KDAH Experience

Within a short span, Dr Sarkar has successfully operated on more than 200 patients with many of these considered complex cases of both Brain and Spine conditions. Notable were clipping of aneurysms, brain bypass (ST-MCA bypass), excision of arteriovenous malformations and complex skull base tumors such as Glomus jugulare.

As a surgeon:

    Participated and operated on more than 3000 cases of brain and spine conditions, having a clinical practice based firmly on principles of:

    • High quality patient care
    • Strong medical ethics
    • Evidence based decision making
    • With special emphasis on adopting a "minimally invasive" approach (In suitable cases).

    Exposed and trained in the latest, world class healthcare technology.

    As a researcher

    • Fabricated and manufactured a novel surgical device in Neurosurgery – “Vellore Localizer”
    • Described a new surgery which is key hole and minimally invasive for brain tumors (See in publications)
    • Published scientific content in leading national and international Neurosurgery Journals

    As an academician

    • Editor of the journal – NeuroOpen Access
    • Coauthor, Editor of textbook in Neurosurgery - “Complications in Neurosurgery” published by international publisher Springer Verlag.
    • Bedside and didactic teachings to undergraduate, postgraduate and superspecialities trainees.
    • Co- Organised International Conference on Complications in Neurosurgery (ICCN) edition 2017 and 2019.


    • Complications in Neurosurgery , Jan 2019 , Springer Verlag
    • Efficacy of amantadine in improving cognitive dysfunction in adults with severe traumatic brain injury in Indian population: A pilot study, 2018, Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
    • Rare occurrence of intracranial epidermoid tumor in an unusual location with atypical radiological features, Dec 2015, Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
    • Keyhole SupracerebellarTranstentorial Transcollateral Sulcus Approach to the Lateral Ventricle, Dec 2013, Neurosurgery
    • Ventriculo ureteric shunt surgery-Thou shalt be not forgetten of me!!. A report. Sep 2013, Neurology India
    • Pure intraventricular origin of gliosarcoma - a rare entity. Feb 2013, Turkish Neurosurgery
    • Posterior fossa infarct following Viper bite: a paradox 2013, The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseasee, Embase - ISSN 1678-9199, 2011, volume 17, issue 3.
    • Conservative antibiotic policy in patients undergoing non-trauma cranial surgery does not result in higher rates of postoperative meningitis: an audit of nine years of narrow-spectrum prophylaxis. Br J Neurosurg. 2013;27(4):497–502
    • A computed tomography-based localizer to determine the entry site of the ventricular end of a parietal ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Mar 2011, Neurosurgery
    • Bilateral "mirror" cystic meningiomas: a rare radiological presentation. Mar 2011, Neurology India
    • “Salt or Sugar” Better option in Head Injury? - Critical Care Update, 2005

    Professional Memberships

    • Neurological Society of India
    • Walter Dandy Neurosurgical Society
    • Bombay Neurological Association
    • Association of Medical Consultants
    • North Americal Spine Society
  • Ketan Soni, Mumbai

    It was a ordinary day for us, on 12th August 2019, Ketan Soni finished his work at night 10pm. He started vomiting at 11pm and had a little bit of headache too. We visited a general physician at midnight 12, who treated him for vomiting thinkin...

  • Akanksha Dubey, Mumbai

    Dear Dr. Sarkar,
    I just wanted to share how grateful I am for what you have done for Akshay. Him being a 19 year old healthy and fit boy, we never dreamt that he could be diagnosed with something so life threatening.

    I ...

  • Niranjan Ajgaonkar, Mumbai

    I was admitted to the Accident & emergency section of KDAH on 19-may-18 with an incident of seizures and resultant fracture in shoulder. Everything felt fine to start with, but one investigation led to other and ultimately I was diagnosed w...

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