Dr. Abhaya Kumar

Consultant - Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
32 years of experience

Dr. Abhaya Kumar - Consultant - Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Dr. Abhaya Kumar has operated over 2500 cases in the last 8 years at KDAH. Of these 1400 have been Spine cases and 1100 are brain cases.

His forte is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He has done more than 800 Minimal Invasive spine cases in last 8 years with a success rate of 96%. Conversion to open surgery was needed in only 2% of cases. Minimal Invasive spine procedures done include:

  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdiscectomy & Lumbar Micro Decompression.
  • Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar TLIF
  • Cervical Microforaminotomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty

Kokilaben Hospital is one of only two centres in Mumbai offering full-fledged Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery services. He has successfully treated more than 120 cases of Craniovertebral Junction anomalies. He has operated on around 600 cases of Brain Tumours and over 150 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 also treated successfully more than 150 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 300 Ischemic and Haemorrhagic Stroke patients. As a part of Epilepsy team, he is routinely doing surgeries for medically refractory epilepsy. As a part of movement disorder team, he is routinely doing Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease
Professional highlights

  • Gold medallist in MS (General Surgery) exam
  • Trained in Neurosurgery at Institute of Neurosciences, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery,

  • MS (General Surgery)
  • DNB (General Surgery)
  • FRCS (General Surgery)
  • FRCS (Neurosurgery)
  • Consultant - Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

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