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M.S. (Orthopedics), Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Fellow Spine Surgeon (France),
Fellow Spine Surgeon (Germany) Fellow Spine Surgeon (Switzerland)
Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dr Sajan K. Hegde

Medical Education:
1980 : Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Baroda Medical College, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda

Postgraduate Education:
1985 : Master of Surgery (Orthopaedics) Baroda Medical College, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda

Professional Positions

  • 1994 till date : Consultant Spine Surgeon, Spine Service, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • 1989 to 1994 : Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Madras Institute of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Vijaya Hospitals, Chennai
  • 1985 to 1988 : Junior Consultant, P.D. Hinduja Sindhi Hospital,Bangalore

Spine Surgery Fellowships/Residencies/Visiting Fellowships

1989 - Cotrel Spine Fellowship : Unit of Dr. D. Chopin
Department of Spinal Surgery
Institut Calot, Berck-sur-mer
(First Indian to receive the prestigious spine fellowship)

1989 - Resident in Spinal Surgery : Unit of Dr. D. Chopin
Department of Spinal Surgery
Institute Calot, Berck-sur-mer

1991 - Visiting Surgeon : Unit of Dr. N. Passuti
Clinique Chirurgicale Orthopedique
Centre Hospitalier Regional
Et Universitaire de Nantes
Hospital Saint Jacques
Nantes, France

1992 - A.O. Spine Fellowship : Unit of Prof. W. Dick
Orthopaeische Universitatsklinik
Basel, Switzerland

1993 - Visiting Surgeon : Unit of Prof. Kim
Spine Center
Yongdong Severance Hospital
Seoul, South Korea

1995 - Harms Spine Fellowship : Unit of Prof. Harms
Spine Centre
Klinikum, Karlsbad Langensteinbach

1995 - Visiting Surgeon : Unit of Dr. G. Tabasso
Clinica Orthopedica
University of Torino

1995 - Visiting Surgeon : Unit of Dr. Harry Shufflebarger
Chief Spine Surgeon
Division of Spinal Surgery
Department of Orthopaedics
1150, Campa Sano Avenue
Suite 300, Coral Gables
Florida, Miami 33146 USA

1997 - Visiting Surgeon : Unit of Prof. Kaneda
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Hokkaido University
School of medicine
Sapporo, Japan
1997 - Visiting Surgeon : Unit of Prof. Tomita
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Kanazawa University
Kanazawa, Japan

1998 - Visiting Surgeon : Unit of Dr. Henry Halm
Spine Unit, Department of Orthopaedic
Munster, Germany

1999 - Visiting Surgeon : Unit of Prof. Harms
Spine Centre
Klinikum, Karlsbad Langensteinbach
Karlsbad, Germany

Membership of Professional Bodies, Associations

  • Indian Orthopaedic Association (I.O.A)
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)
  • Groupe Internationale COTREL DUBOUSSET (GICD)
  • Spine trauma study group USA
  • Fellowship of The National Board in Spine Surgery - Examiner, 2004

International Meets / Conferences

  • International Congress on Cotrel-dubousset Instrumentation Monte Carlo, in June 1989 Participant
  • C.D. Basic Course 1989 in Institut Calot, Berck-sur-mer, France Participant
  • International congress on Cotrel Dubousset Instrumentation Minneapolis, in May 1991 Participant
  • C.D. Advanced Course 1991 in Institut Calot, Berck-sur-mer, France Participant
  • AO / ASIF Course Seminar in Madras Nov 1992 Faculty
  • 1st International Symposium on Hip & Spine, Indo-German Orthopaedic Foundation in Nov 1992 Faculty
    • Surgical management of spinal deformities
  • Baroda Orthopaedic Association, April 1993 Faculty
    • Spinal Stabilization Techniques
    • Cotrel Dubousset Instrumentation
  • Tamil Nadu Ortopaedic Association in Jun 1993 Faculty
  • Lumbosacral Instability
  • International workshop on Stabilization of the Spine, Madras Oct 1993 Faculty
  • Surgical Management of Scoliosis
  • Management of Lumbo Sacral Instabilities
  • Techniques & Concept of Spinal Surgery Phuket Island, Thailand in 1997 Participant
  • ASSICON 97 Chennai, India Organising Secretary. Conducted and organized with a faculty of reputed Spine/Neuro surgeon from around the world
  • Muller Course on Surgery of Paediatric Spine in Nov 1997 Faculty
  • Surgical Management of the deformed Spine An Indian Experience
  • ASSICON 98 Patna, India Faculty
  • Surgical management of the deformed Spine
  • The tension band principle and its applications in Spine Surgery
  • Work shop on Spinal Stabilization 1998 at NIMS Hyderabad
  • Performed a front-back live demonstration surgery for failed back surgery
    Papers Presented
    • Surgical Management of Spinal deformity
    • Evolution of Spinal Instrumentation
    • The Tension band principle & Its application in Spinal surgery
  • Down Under with Big Time Spine Coolum, Australia May 1999 - Faculty
    • Surgical Management of the Deformed Spine An Indian Experience
    • Surgical Management of Tuberculosis of the Thoracic & Lumbar Spine
  • The Royal London Hospital White Chapel, St. Bartholomews, London Invited speaker
    • Spinal deformity
    • TB spine
  • ASSICON 1999 Hyderabad, India Faculty
    • Surgical management of deformed spine
    • The tension band principle: Its role and application in spine surgery
    • Surgical management of Spinal Tuberculosis
  • AFORT 1999, Chennai, India Faculty
    • Surgical management of severe spinal deformity
    • Surgical management of Kochs Spine
  • 9th International conference on Lumbar Fusion & Stabilization 1999 in Chesire, The United Kingdom Participant
  • Invited to talk at Khoula Hospital, Muscat and to perform surgeries at the Military Hospital in 1999
  • The 3rd Annual international course on Global Spine Surgical principles and the latest techniques, Maui, Hawaii, 1999 Participant
  • ASSICON 2000 Bombay, India Faculty
    • Spinal Tuberculosis & Instrumentation
  • IOACON 2000 Hyderabad, India Faculty
    • The surgical management of complex spinal deformity
  • 7th GCC Orthopaedic conference, Kuwait, Feb 2000 Faculty
    • Surgical management of complex spinal deformity
    • The tension band principle in Spine
  • The 7th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for the study of Surgical Techniques for Spine and Spinal Nerves, Japan, September 2000 - Faculty
    • Operative treatment for Tubercular Spondylitis
  • International symposium on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Bern, Switzerland, December 2000, Participant
  • ASSICON 2001, Delhi, India Faculty
    • Role of Instrumentation in the surgical correction of the deformed spine
  • The 1st Annual International course on Current Spine Advances in Techniques and Technology, Langkawi, Malaysia, Feb 2001, Course Co Director & Faculty
    • Surgical Management of Spinal TB
  • Visiting Surgeon to Armed Forces Hospital, Oman, June 2001
  • The second annual international course on current spine (Advances in technique & technology, Jan 30 Feb 02, 2002 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Course Co-director & Faculty
    • Instrumentation in Spinal Tuberculosis
  • Global spine, July 12-14, 2002, Hawaii - Faculty
    • High grade spondylolisthesis
  • Spine trauma study group inaugural meeting, Los Angeles, Nov 7-10, 2002
  • Spine trauma study group, Miami - May 2003
  • MAST Workshop, Bordeaux, France May 2003
  • Second interdisciplinary congress on spine care World Spine II, Chicago, Illinois; 10-13 August 2003
    • Instrumentation in spinal tuberculosis
  • Spine trauma study group, Sonoma, California, Sept. 4-6, 2003
  • GSACON 2003, 5th Annual conference, Gujarat Spine Association, Ahmedabad Oct. 2003 - Faculty
    • Congenital scoliosis
    • Surgical management of spondylolisthesis
    • Surgical management of severe spinal deformities
  • Instructional lecture course of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India & European Spine society, Coimbator, India, Oct. 2003
    • Surgical management of the severely deformed spine
  • WIROC, Mumbai, 29th Nov 2003 - Faculty
    • Surgical Management of Dorso-lumbar Junctional lesions
  • 48th Annual Conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association - Dec. 2003, Chennai - Faculty
    • Implants in the surgical management of spinal tuberculosis
  • Annual conference of the Association of spine surgeons of India (ASSICON), 23-25 Jan 2004, Pune, India Faculty
    • Surgical management of multilevel disc degeneration
    • Live Surgical demonstration of TLIF (Kidney cage) and PLIF (R-90) with instrumentation in 2 level disc degeneration
  • Annual conference of Tamilnadu Orthopedic Association, 13-14 Feb 2004, Nagarkoil, Tamilnadu Faculty
    • The case for anterior surgery in multilevel cervical disc disease
  • ISICON (International Spinal Injuries Conference), Delhi, 11th 13th March 2004 Faculty
    • Surgical Management of Severe Rigid Deformities
    • Complications of Spinal Surgery in Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Complications of Spinal Surgery in Children
    • Intervertebral Cages in Lumbar Spine Biomechanics & Indications
  • Spine Trauma Study Group, Denver, Colorado, 13-14 May 2004
  • Workshop on the Sextant, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery at the MERI, Memphis 16th May 2004
  • BOA International Congress, Manchester- September 2004
    • Surgical Management of High Grade Spondylolisthesis
  • EFORT (European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) Amsterdam; September 2004
    • Surgical Management of High Grade Spondylolisthesis

Course / Workshop Organised

  • The First COTREL-DUBOUSSET basic course and workshop in India, with Dr. N. Passuti as co-course Director May 1991
  • The First workshop on Moss Miami / Moss / Titanium mesh system with Dr. Harry Shufflebarger and Prof. Harms in 1995
  • Under print: Instrumentation in spinal tuberculosis.
  • This article (full version) has been officially accepted for publication in the Spine Journal (official journal of NASS)

Some comments on Dr Hegde spine work

  • Have pioneered the use of many modern instrumentation systems, for Example, the Cotrel Dubousset, the Moss Miami, The Ray cages (PLIF), the BAK cages and the Harms Mesh Systems in India
  • Present repertoire of work covers almost the entire gamut of spinal disorders and includes deformity, low back, tumor, trauma, Infection & cervical spine surgery
  • In deformity surgery, Dr Hegde has successfully managed a wide range of deformities from mild to the very severe using back, front back, multiple staged interventions. Dr Hegde quite at home in the use of anterior as well as posterior instrumentation systems
  • In the low back, Dr Hegde routinely tackle a variety of problems ranging from disk prolapse, to spondylolisthesis, failed back and salvage situations. I do complicated revision surgeries for instability and sagittal malalignment using back-front-back techniques in the same sitting. I am familiar with PLIF (BAK cages), TLIF (Harms technique) and global fusion techniques
  • Dr Hegde have tackled variety of tumors including benign (eg. Hemangioma) and malignant (primary, secondary). Dr Hegde familiar with vertebrectomy techniques and reconstruction using cages, grafts, etc.
  • Dr Hegde have tackled trauma using a wide variety of approaches concepts and implant systems, from the front and back
  • Dr Hegde frequently invited nationally as well as internationally to conduct workshops on modern spinal techniques and perform live demonstration surgeries.
  • Teaching responsibility
    • Guide in the DNB teaching program
    • Spine fellowships training of aspiring spine surgeons from India and abroad
    • Dr. Hegde credited with introducing Arthroplastic reconstruction of the lumbar and cervical discs with artificial discs in India.

    A first for an Indian spine surgeon:

    Dr Hegde designed in collaboration with Medtronic Sofamor Danek (MSD) a comprehensive spinal instrumentation system for anterior fixation in a variety of spinal problems including spinal deformities, tumors, infections and injuries. The system is awaiting FDA clearance and will be marketed internationally by MSD. It is called The Pegasus .

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