M.Ch (Neurosurgery), Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery
Consultant, Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta Road
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.