Chairman’s Message

Around 80% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives; about two thirds of the population will suffer from neck pain. These afflictions end up increasing the healthcare expenses and losing time from work. Moreover, these problems are responsible for the sufferings of millions of population, becoming two major causes of disability.

Our spine is a complex structure, supported by several muscles, ligaments, and tendons; thus, there is enormous risk of injuries. When any part of the spine is affected, it has devastating effects on our lives.

The neck and back are two of the most vulnerable body parts to accident and injury, not to mention the natural process of aging and wear-and-tear inflicted as we go about our daily activities.

Living with neck and back pain can have such far-reaching implications. It affects the sufferers’ family, social and work life. Living pain-free and having a good quality of life is possible by understanding the causes of pain and making the best choice of treatment.

We at Asian Spine Hospital, have a unique model of tackling this misery, starting from preventive measures to rehabilitative interventions, with primary goal of freedom from pain.

“Our aim is to relieve pain and treat other problems in the spine, provide rehabilitation so that our patients can lead a healthy life”.

About

Dr. Sukumar Sura

MS, DNB, MRCS (Edinburg), M. Ch (PGI-Chandigarh), FRCS Ed. (Neurosurgery) Consultant Neurosurgeon Specialist in Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Dr. Sura is an accomplished Neurosurgeon who specializes in Full Endoscopic Spine Surgeries. His unique approach in endoscopic interventions provides best outcomes in the patients, allowing them to lead a healthy, pain-free life.

  • Dr. Sukumar Sura is a Senior Neurosurgeon with expertise in Least Invasive Spine Surgery. He has successfully performed more than 4000 Brain and Spine Surgeries, including over 2500 Full Endoscopic Spine Surgeries.
  • In the last 8 years, Dr. Sura has been specializing the cutting-edge Full Endoscopic Surgical techniques for Lumbar, Thoracic, and Cervical Spine.
  • He has trained and proctored spine surgeons across the world on Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery.
  • Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Brain & Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hemifacial spasms, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia, Glossovagopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Navigation guided Minimal-Access Brain Tumour Surgery
  • Functional Neurosurgery (Epilepsy Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation)
  • Full Endoscopic Transforaminal Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Discectomy
  • Full Endoscopic Transforaminal Foraminoplasty for Lateral Recess Stenosis
  • Full Endoscopic Trans-iliac Transforaminal L5-S1 Discectomy & Foraminoplasty
  • Full Endoscopic Lamino-foraminoplasty, 3600 decompression of Spinal Canal Stenosis
  • Full Endoscopic Interlaminar Discectomy & Decompression
  • Full Endoscopic Assisted Spine Fusion
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon & Director, Centre for Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Asian Spine Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India; since May 2020.
  • Clinical Director, Spine Endoscopy Research Foundation (SERF), Hyderabad, Telangana, India; since Feb 2020.
  • Visiting Surgeon – Training, Department of Orthopedic & Spine Surgery, International Medical Center (IMC), Cairo, Egypt; since July 2018.
  • Visiting Surgeon – Training, Malaysia Endoscopic Spine Surgery Group; since Oct 2018.
  • Director, Barat Academy of Spine Endoscopy (BASE), Hyderabad, Telangana, India; since April 2019.
  • Present Director & Board Member, World Institute of Spine Endoscopy (WISE), Hyderabad, India; since April 2019.
  • Consultant Brain & Spine Surgeon, Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India; May 2019 – April 2020.
  • Congress Director, 1st World Congress of Spine Endoscopy (WCSE) 2019, Hyderabad, India.
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, STAR Hospitals, Hyderabad, India; July 2011 – April 2019.
  • Consultant Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Rainbow Childrens Hospital, Hyderabad, India; July 2011 – April 2019.
  • Organizing Secretary, Annual Meeting of Full Endoscopic Transforaminal Spine Surgery 2018, Hyderabad, India; January 2018.
  • Assistant Professor, General Surgery, Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India; 2007 – 2008.
  • Assistant Professor, General Surgery, MNR Medical College, Hyderabad; 2005 – 2006.
  • Clinical Fellowship Training on Full Endoscopic Assisted Spine Fusion (EndoTLIF) under the mentorship of Dr. Said G. Osman, Sky Spine Endoscopy Institute, Maryland, USA, in 2018.
  • Clinical Consultation on Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery (Interlaminar approach) under the mentorship of Dr. Sebastian Ruetten, St. Anna Hospital, Herne, Germany, in 2018.
  • FRCS – Neurosurgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK, in 2018.
  • Functional Neurosurgery Training / Observership under the mentorship of Dr. Andre Machado, Chairman, Center for Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, USA, in 2017.
  • Clinical Fellowship Training on Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Anthony Yeung, Director, Desert Institute of Spine Care (DISC), Phoenix, AZ, USA, in 2017.
  • Trained for Navigation guided Ultrasound in Neurosurgery by Prof. Geirmund Unsgaard, St. Olav University, Trondheim, Norway, in 2015.
  • Surgical Training on Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar and Cervical Discectomy under the mentorship of Dr. Gun Choi, Wooridul Spine Center, Seoul, South Korea, in 2013
  • Stereotactic Radio Surgery Training at PGIMER, Chandigarh and Bombay Hospital, India, in 2010.
  • Senior Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India; Dec 2010 – June 2011
  • Ch. – Neurosurgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, in 2010.
  • Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Bombay Hospital, India;2006 – 2007
  • MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK, in 2005.
  • DNB (Diplomate of National Board, India) – General Surgery, in 2005
  • MS (Master of Surgery) – General Surgery, MGR University, Chennai, in 2005
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery), University of Mysore, Mysore, in 1999.
  • Invited Guest Lecture on “Full Endoscopic Surgical Techniques for Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Spine – The Way Forward” at Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center, USA
  • International Instructor, RIWOSPINE GmbH Education & Training Programs
  • Performed 1st Full Endoscopic Transforaminal Spine Surgery for Lumbar Discectomy in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh
  • Unique distinction in starting first dedicated Endoscopic Spine Surgery centre in south India.
  • Recognized as the first centre in India with “CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE” for Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery (FESS)
  • Best Dissection Award for Dissecting Sub Occipital Triangle and Hand in cadaver, in 1994

Brain Surgery:

  • Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hemifacial spasms, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia, Glossovagopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Navigation guided minimal-access brain surgeries
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Intrathecal Baclofen therapy
  • Endoscopic removal of CP Angle schwannomas, meningiomas, epidermoids
  • Endoscopic anterior skull base tumor surgeries
  • Endoscopic trans-nasal pituitary surgeries
  • Clipping and Endovascular coiling of cerebral aneurysms
  • Craniovertebral Junction surgeries
  • Trauma- EDH, SDH and Contusions
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery – Medulloblatomas, Astrocytomas, Tethered cord, Spinal dysraphism, hydrocephalus surgeries (VP shunt, ETV), Craniosynostosis, Head & spine injuries

Spine Surgery:

  • Full Endoscopic Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Spine Discectomy & Decompression
  • Full Endoscopic Transforaminal Foraminoplasty for Lateral Recess Stenosis
  • Full Endoscopic Trans-iliac Transforaminal L5-S1 Discectomy & Foraminoplasty
  • Full Endoscopic 3600 decompression of Spinal Canal Stenosis
  • Full Endoscopic assisted Spine Fusion
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy, Minimal Invasive Spine fusion (MIS TLIF), Surgery for lysthesis and deformities
  • Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion, cervical arthoplasty, corpectomy fusion
  • Spinal tumors (Meningioma, Neuro fibroma, Intramedullary tumors)
  • Principal Investigator, STOP-IT: Study to Assess the Safety and Performance of SURGICLOT® in the treatment of Cancellous Bone Bleeding; 2015-2016
  • Principal Investigator, CLOSURE: Randomized Control Study to assess the Safety and Performance of SURGICLOT® as an adjunct to sutured Dural Repair; 2016-Present
  • Member, Neurological Society of India
  • Member, Neurosurgical Society of India
  • Member, North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Member, The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)

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