Patients who wish to come to India for any kind of Brain or Spine Surgery are searching for the Best Neurosurgeon in India through Google. The results that pop up are due to the advertising or marketing by digital marketing companies. This is achieved through manipulation on google search and these companies have little knowledge of the real ground situation.
The field of Neurosurgery in India is highly advanced today due to the efforts of some great neurosurgeons who have contributed in extending the frontiers of this field. Dr Ramamurti of Chennai is considered as the father of neurosurgery in India who alongwith Dr Tandon of AIIMS were the earliest Neurosurgeons in India who established this surgical branch. Dr Tandon was followed by another big name in Dr Bannerjee at AIIMS who later moved to VIMHANS and helped in establishing it as the premier neurosurgery centre in North India. Dr Bannerjee was ably assisted by Dr V.P.Singh at Vimhans and when both of them moved to Apollo Hospital, Vimhans lost its sheen. Dr Bannerjee and Dr V.P.Singh are both at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon at present.
Dr V.S.Mehta succeeded Dr Bannerjee at AIIMS in the year 1994 and stayed there till 2006 before moving to Paras Hospital where he is operating till today and has played a very big role in establishing Paras Institute of Neurosciences at Gurgaon. Other big names that have come out of AIIMS Neurosurgery department are Dr Rana Patir and Dr Sandeep Vaishya, both of whom are currently associated with Fortis Hospital at Gurgaon. Dr Aditya Gupta who also comes from AIIMS is now associated with Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon.
Gurgaon has emerged as the best place for any kind of brain or spine surgery. The city which is just 20 minutes drive from the New Delhi Airport spoils the patient for choice. Some of the best neurosurgeons in India are available within a distance of 5 kms in the city of Gurgaon. Patients can now get opinion from the best neurosurgeons before deciding to get the surgery done by one of them. The technology deployed by these hospitals is also world class. While the Fortis Hospital has gone for Brain Suite and Cyber Knife, Artemis Hospitals also boasts of Cyber Knife for treatment of brain tumours without surgery. The cost of brain tumour surgery in India is in the range of USD 6000 – 9000 which is only a fraction of the cost in other countries with similar results. Not all neurosurgeons are comfortable doing all kinds of surgeries. So while Dr.V.S.Mehta is considered a world authority on Brachial Plexus Surgeries, Dr Sandeep Vaishya is considered great when it comes to Radiosurgery or Gamma Knife Surgery for Brain Tumour in India. Dr Rana Patir and Dr Sandeep Vaishya have excellent results when it comes to Spine Surgeries.
Many organizations in India are distributing awards to the doctors across various specialties for being the best in the country. There is no evidence of any kind of research done by these organizations before giving away these awards. Most of the awards are given after charging money from the concerned doctors. Do not get fooled by these awards and do a systematic research of your own before choosing the right doctor for your treatment.