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Doctor Profile

Dr. Deshpande V Rajakumar

Dr. Deshpande V Rajakumar

Director, Neurosurgery Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road


OPD Schedule - +91 80 6621 4444

Dr. Deshpande V. Rajakumar is a director of Neurosurgery department at Fortis. Dr. Rajakumar specialises in minimal
access surgeries of the brain and the spine.

Apart from being the first neurosurgeon in Bangalore to perform pedicle screw fixation for spine injuries, Dr. Deshpande has been instrumental in developing a Cadaver Laboratory at the Harper Hospital, carrying out numerous dissections of the human skull and brain.

In addition to an illustrious track record of teaching at leading hospitals, his areas of interest include - brain tumours (including skull base tumours), cerebrovascular diseases, and spine.

Actively involved in developing new endoscopic approaches for brain and spine related diseases, Dr. Deshpande has presented and published papers on the subject at the International Congress of Skull Base at San Diego.


Decompression Surgery, Spine Surgery; Dr. D. V. Rajakumar; Fortis Bangalore, India

Mr. Suryanarayanappa (72 years) would regularly go for 5 km morning walks. One day during his walk he felt sudden pain in his legs and collapsed. There was no sensation in his legs for 5 minutes. He was rushed to the nearest hospital and was given medication. Slowly the pain came back. He consulted local doctors but got no relief. His son brought him to Dr. Deshpande V Rajakumar, a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Fortis Hospitals. After initial investigation Dr. D V Rajakumar explained his spinal problem and suggested surgery. He underwent Microlumbar Decompression and was mobilized 4 hours after surgery and shifted to the ward. His post surgery recovery was fast and he was soon relieved of the post operative pain.

Lumbar fusion, Spine Surgery; Dr. D. V. Rajakumar; Fortis Bangalore, India