Dr. Vidyadhara S.a | Best Spinal Care/Surgery Doctor | Bangalore, India

Dr. Vidyadhara S. Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Bangalore, India

About - Dr. Vidyadhara S.

 

Designation: Consultant Spine Surgeon

Professional Qualification:

  • MBBS - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India.                  
  • MS (Ortho) - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India.       
  • DNB (Ortho) - National board of Examinations, New Delhi, India.      
  • FNB (Spine Surg) – Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore & National board of Examinations, New Delhi.
  • MNAMS – Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, India.
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society, USA.

Previous appointments:

  • 2.09.2008 till date: Consultant Spine Surgeon, Spine Division, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, INDIA.
  • 2.09.2009 till 17.08.2009 (1-year): Associate Professor and Consultant Spine Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry, India.
  • 5.10.2006 to 1.09.2009 (3-years): Assistant Professor and Consultant Spine Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India.
  • 1.1.2008 to 30.06.2008 (6-months): Honorary Clinical Associate, Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital and Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • 14.08.2004 to 31.09.2006 (2-years): Post-Doctoral fellow of the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in Spinal Surgery at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore – 641009.
  • 27.07.2002 to 13.08.2004 (2-years): Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal - 576 104, India.
  • 29.08.1999 to 15.07.2002 (3-years): Resident, Department of Orthopedics, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal - 576 104, India.
  • 1.12.2000 to 31.1.2001 (2 months): Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India.
  • 1.08.1998 to 31.07.1999 (1-year): Resident Intern, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal - 576 104, India.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Spinal deformity surgeries,
  • Revision spine surgeries,
  • Computer Assisted Spine Surgery,
  • Minimally invasive spine surgeries,
  • Endoscopic spine surgeries,
  • Artificial disc replacements,
  • Complex spine surgeries,
  • Spinal tumor surgeries, and
  • Interventional Pain Management.

Achievements and Awards

  • Till Dec 2009, he has authored more than 20 international publications in indexed journals and many scientific articles in National, and Regional Journals. He has authored numerous chapters in textbooks of Orthopaedics and also E-Medicine.
  • He has been on the Editorial Board of three International Indexed Journals and on the Reviewer Board of numerous International Indexed Journals as of Dec 2009.
  • He has delivered over 100 presentations towards Invited Guest Lectures, Scientific Papers and Posters in international, national and regional meetings as of Dec 2009.
  • He has participated in more than 50 Conferences / Courses / Work Shops actively and has been an active member of the Organizing Committee of many conferences as of Dec 2009.
  • Co-author of the paper on “A Study of Effects of in vivo Mechanical Forces on Human Lumbar Discs with Scoliotic Disc as a Biological Model - Results from Serial Post-contrast diffusion studies, Histopathology and Biochemical Analysis of 21 Human lumbar scoliotic discs” which won the International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Best Research Award – Basic Science Research category for 2010 to be presented at Auckland at the Annual Meeting of ISSLS on 16th Apr 2010. This is the second time an Indian Research is being awarded this honor in the history of ISSLS.
  • Awarded the Membership of the Research Grant Committee of Scoliosis Research Society, USA in Jan 2010 for a period of three years.
  • Awarded the Scoliosis Research Society Traveling fellowship 2012 to visit three centers of excellence in scoliosis surgery in the USA over a period of 3-weeks. He is the second Indian to be bestowed with this fellowship ever.
  • Awarded the Candidate Membership of Scoliosis Research Society, USA in Jan 2009. He is the fifth Indian Spine Surgeon and the first from Karnataka to have been awarded the membership of this World’s largest Spine Deformity Forum.
  • Awarded “Dr. Shantharam Shetty Gold Medal” for Best paper presentation at Karnataka Orthopedic Association Conference conducted at Mangalore in Feb 2009 for the research on “Bone transport over a nail for infected gap nonunion of tibia”.
  • Selected for the “Karnataka Samskrutika Academy Rajyotsava Award – Medicine 2009” at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana in Jan 2009.
  • Awarded “Most Promising Spine Research Award” for the paper on “Supine radiographs predict in-brace correction of scoliosis” presented at Hong Kong Orthopedic Association Meeting Nov 2008.
  • Recipient of the Scoliosis Research Society Educational Scholarship 2008 towards attending SRS Annual Meeting at Salt Lake City, Utah, USA in Sep 2008.
  • Recipient of Dr. RL Mittal IOA-SICOT Fellowship 2008 towards attending the Triennial Congress of SICOT in Hong Kong during Aug 2008.
  • Awarded the Honorary Clinical Associate position at Queen Mary Hospital and Duchess of Kent Hospital, University of Hong Kong from Jan - Jun 2008. He is the second Indian to be bestowed with this fellowship ever.
  • Awarded the Study Grant for travelling to Hong Kong by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi (Dec 2007).
  • Recipient of the prestigious Lester Lowe SICOT Award 2007 awarded at SICOT/SIROT Annual Meeting at Morocco (Sep 2007).
  • Awarded the AO Spine International short-term fellowship in Spine Surgery at Spine Center, Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité–University Hospital, Berlin, Germany for a period of 12 weeks (Sep-Dec 2007).
  • Awarded the “ISCA Young Scientist Award: 2006” by the former President of India, Hon. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam during the 94th Indian Science Congress held at Annamalai University, Chidambaram on 5th Jan 2007 for the original research work on “Novel approach to juxta-articular aggressive and recurrent Giant cell tumors: Resection arthrodesis using bone transport over an intramedullary nail”. He is the first Indian Clinician to be bestowed with this Award ever.
  • Gold Medal of ASSI-Depuy Best Research award 2005 presented at the Annual meeting of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) at Chandigarh, for the paper “A study of effect of mechanical forces on the endplates of lumbar vertebrae – Scoliotic disc as a biological model” (Feb 2006).
  • Dr. Ingalhalikar Gold medal for the Best Paper Presentation at the Annual meeting of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) in Chandigarh (Feb 2006). The paper was on “Randomized clinical study to compare the accuracy of navigated and non-navigated thoracic pedicle screws in deformity correction surgeries”.
  • Awarded APOA-Depuy Travelling Spine Fellowship 2005 and visited reputed spine centers in Thailand, Singapore, Korea and Taiwan (Nov 2005).
  • Awarded the Research Grant by “Foundation Yues Cotrel” Insitut de France-Paris for 2004-2005. Research Topic - “A study of endplate characteristics and diffusion of solutes across intervertebral discs in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis - An in-vivo serial post-contrast MRI study comparing the diffusion characteristics at convex and concave vertebral segments”. This is the second time an Indian Research had won this Prestigious Grant.
  • Awarded the Best Paper of the Session Award for “Use of intramedullary fibular strut graft - A novel adjunct to plating in the treatment of osteoporotic humerus shaft nonunion” at TNOACON 2008 at Kodaikanal.
  • AA Mehta Gold Medal for Best Paper presentation at Annual Meeting of Uttar Pradesh State Orthopedic Association (UPOA), Varanasi (Jan 2006) for the paper on “Arthroscopic assisted management of tibial condyle fractures”.
  • Awarded the Best Paper of the academic year 2006-7 for “A novel adjunct to plating in the treatment of osteoporotic humerus shaft nonunion - Use of intramedullary fibular strut graft” at Scientific Forum of MGMC & RI, Pondicherry.
  • Best paper award for “Is navigation in scoliotic thoracic pedicle screw insertion helpful in improving the accuracy – A randomized control study” at Karnataka Orthopaedic Association Meeting 2007 at Mysore.
  • Best poster award for “Analysis of collagen in the different areas of the scoliotic curve” presented at the CSIR Foundation Day of Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai (Aug 2005).
  • Best scientific paper award at the 29th annual conference of Karnataka Orthopedic Association (KOA), at Bangalore for “Pre-emptive analgesia with caudal epidural injection for lumbar spine surgeries – randomized control study” (Feb 2005).
  • Best scientific paper of the session award at the 49th annual conference of Indian Orthopedic Association (IOA), at Agra for “Nailing of proximal third tibial shaft fractures: Clinico-radiological analysis of 45 cases” (Dec 2004).
  • Best poster award at the 28th annual conference of Karnataka Orthopedic Association (KOA), at Shimoga for “Global reconstruction of type IIIA open comminuted fracture shaft of femur with segmental bone loss in 11-year old girl – a case report” (Feb 2004).
  • Best scientific paper award at the 27th annual conference of Karnataka Orthopedic Association (KOA) at Mangalore for “Uncemented hip arthroplasty using CLS stem and St Nabor cup: Short term Clinico-radiological outcome” (Feb 2004).
  • Topped the All India Spine Surgery Fellowship Entrance Examination - 2004 Conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), Delhi.
  • Topped the All India Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Entrance Examination - 2003 Conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), Delhi.
  • Dr. TMA Pai Gold Medal for the best outgoing postgraduate student of year 2002 by MAHE University.
  • INOR India Gold Medal for the Best postgraduate student for the year 2002.
  • Dr. TMA Pai Best outgoing undergraduate student of the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal awarded in Dec 1998.

International Work Experience (Hospitals Worked at)

  • Honorary Clinical Associate, Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital and Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Number of key surgeries/procedures:

  • More than 2000 spinal surgeries performed till Dec 2009 successfully.
  • Sacro-pelvic fixation for severe neuromuscular scoliosis of over 100 degrees on Master Prateek aged 11-years in 2009 - First time ever in Karnataka.





Education - Dr. Vidyadhara S.

MBBS - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. MS (Ortho) - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. DNB (Ortho) - National board of Examinations, New Delhi, India. FNB (Spine Surg) – Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore & National board of Examinations, New Delhi. MNAMS – Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, India. Fellowship in Spine Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society, USA.

Membership - Dr. Vidyadhara S.

Board certification details:

  • DNB (Orthopedics) - National board of Examinations, New Delhi, India.      
  • FNB (Spine Surg) – Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore and National board of Examinations, New Delhi.
  • MNAMS – Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences, India.
  • Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society, USA.

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