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Dr. Gaurav Khandelwal

 Senior Consultant Spine Surgeon

MS (Orthopaedics), DNB (Orthopaedics), MNAMS,

 FISS, FNB (Spine Surgery),

Spine MIS and Endoscopy 

(Mumbai, Coimbatore, Pune, Bangalore and Germany)





    Experience of over 6000 Spine Surgeries.


    Experience of working in Bombay Hospital and Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai and in various hospitals in Pune, Bangalore, Indore and Kolhapur.


    Expertise in all Spine techniques available in India including Percutaneous Endoscopy, MIS Spine Surgery, Disc replacement, Laser Spine Surgery, Scoliosis correction, Complex reconstructions. 


    One of the very few Spine Surgeons in India to have a National Board Degree in Spine Surgery.


    The only Spine Surgeon in Gujarat to be awarded FNB in Spine Surgery from Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.


    The only Spine Surgeon in Gujarat to be trained by Prof. Ruetten and Prof. Oestemir from St. Anna Hospital, Herne, Germany. 


    National faculty for Spine Surgery.


    Publication in International Journals- 

    1.  Spine Journal

    2.  European Spine Journal


    Gold Medal winner IOA Raipur 

    Silver Medal winner IOA Indore

    Gold Medalist MS Ortho exam



    M.B.B.S. (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha).

    M.S. Orthopaedics (M. Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha).

    D.N.B. Orthopaedics, MNAMS

    Clinical Fellowship in Spinal Surgery (Medtronics).

    F.N.B. Spine Surgery (Fellowship of National Board), (Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore)

    Endoscopic Spine Surgery (Herne, Germany)


    Education and Appointments: 

     M.B.B.S (1997-2001).

     Internship (2002-2003).

     Medical Officer (Feb.2003- Dec.2004) 

     MS Orthopaedics-  

     Tutor - 5/1/2005 to 30/4/2005.

     Resident - 1/5/2005 to 30/4/2007.

     Registrar - 1/5/2007 to 30/4/2008.

     House Officer - 1/5/2008 to 20/7/2008.

     Senior Resident -21/7/2008 to 31/10/2008.

     Senior Resident Officer - 4/2/2009 to 31/7/2009. (Bombay Hospital, Mumbai).                                                                                                                                            


    Clinical Fellowship in Spinal Surgery-Medtronics- Dr. Samir Dalvie -1/8/2009 to 31/1/2010. (Bombay Hospital, Hinduja Hospital, MRC Laud Clinic, Mumbai).


    Fellowship of National Board – F. N. B. Spine Surgery – 18/3/2010 to 17/3/2012. (Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore).


    Ganga Hospital is a world renowned, 450 bedded, premier, tertiary care referral centre for Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery located in Coimbatore, India. Over 20,000 major Orthopaedic and Plastic surgeries and over 1500 major Spine surgeries are performed every year. The department of Orthopaedic and Spine surgery is headed by renowned Prof. S. Rajasekaran (M.S., DNB, F.R.C.S(Ed)., M.Ch (Liv.)., FACS., F.R.C.S.(Eng)., PhD.


     Endoscopic Spine Surgery- St. Anna Hsopital, Herne, Germany,Bangalore and Pune.



     Formerly :

     Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon- CHL Hospital, Indore

     Mohak Hitech Superspeciality Hospital, Indore

     Bhandari Hospital, Indore                 

     Asst. Professor, Spine Unit, Dept. of Orthopaedics, SAIMS, Indore.


     Till Recently :

     Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon- Pawana Hospital, Pune.

     Pioneer Hospital, Pune.    

     Core Hospital, Chakan.

     Panacea Hospital, New Panvel.



       1. Winner- B.P.N.I. Quiz, Amravati.

       2. Completed- ‘Problem Solving for Better Health’ program by Dreyfus Health Foundation, New York.          3. Won Gold Medal for ‘Best Paper’-“Evaluation of BMD in fragility fractures with DEXA analysis of

phalangeal BMD.”IOA CG CON, RAIPUR 2007.

       4. Winner – Intercollegiate Quiz (State) -MOACON 2007- hence sponsored by Maharashtra Orthopaedic

Association to attend IOACON 2007.

       5.Winner – Sliver Medal for best paper open category – MPOrthoCon 2012 Indore- Transverse pedicle

variation according to height of the CT scan slice.    

          Diplomate of National Board.

          IELTS: Overall Band Score- 8.5

          FNB All-India entrance: 2nd rank - Theory, 1st rank - Interview.



  1. Rajasekaran S. and Khandelwal G. Drug therapy in Spinal Tuberculosis. European Spine Journal. 2013 Jun; 22 Suppl. 4:587-93.

  2. Khandelwal G. Letter to Editor. Re: Niggemann P, Kuchta J, Beyer HK, Grosskurth D, Schulze T, Delank KS. Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: prevalence of different forms of instability and clinical implications. Spine. 2011 Oct 15; 36(22):E1463-8. Spine. 2012 Apr 1; 37(7):629.

  3. Khandelwal G. and Patond K. “Evaluation of BMD in fragility fractures with DEXA analysis of phalanx BMD.”The Journal of MGIMS.2007; 12, 23-27.


       Thesis accepted for Fellowship of National Board: A new look at pedicle morphometry of the thoracolumbar spine: Transverse pedicle angle variation according to the height of the CT scan slice (and proposing a new classification for the pedicles of the transitional thoracolumbar vertebrae).


  1. Evaluation of BMD in fragility fractures with DEXA analysis of phalangeal BMD. ‘SILVOSCON’- 2006. Nagpur.

  2. Use of ‘G’ Bone in Orthopaedics. Poster. MOACON 2007. Amravati.

  3. Paediatric spinal trauma. Poster presentaion. MOACON 2007.

  4. Chylothorax – a rare complication of anterior release and instrumented correction of thoracolumbar scoliosis. Case presentation. ‘Bombay Orthopaedic Society’ clinical meeting.  2nd August 2009.

  5. Vertebroplasty-current trends and review of literature-Bombay hospital. 22nd August 2009.

  6. Relevance of anterior release in scoliosis. ASSICON 2010. Nagpur.

  7. Intraoperative Iso-C 3D Navigation in Excision of Spinal Osteoid Osteomas. IOACON 2011. New Delhi, December 2011.

  8. Transverse pedicle variation according to height of the CT scan slice – MPOrthoCon 2012- Indore- Awarded Silver Medal.

  9. Recent advances in spine surgery. IDCON Pune 2013.

  10. Gallie fusion-current role, Approach to a patient with spine disorders and Positioning tips for cervical spine surgery. All at National CME on the cervical spine. Wardha. March 2017.


       Courses participated in: 

  1. Hand injury workshop. Vidarbha Orthopaedic Society. Amravati. Feb. 2005.

  2. National Trauma Management Course. Nagpur. April 2006.  

  3. Osteoporosis and Fracture management with LCP. C.M.E. Vidarbha Orthopaedic Society. Nagpur. Sep. 2006.

  4. B.O.S. L.T.M.G. Fracture Fixation Course-Basic-October 2006.

  5. HOME 2007- Instructional Course. January 2007.

  6. 2nd International Symposium on Current Concepts in Lower Limb Arthroscopy and Basic Workshop. New Delhi. April 2007.

  7. 1st National JESS Conference, Mumbai, June 2007.

  8. Resident education course-Tuberculosis-Nagpur-July 2007.

  9. Paediatric Orthopaedic Workshop. Vidarbha Orthopaedic Society. Nagpur. August 2007.

  10. Management of complex trauma. C.M.E. and IOACON 2007. Kolkata.

  11. “Joints”- Nashik, Maharashtra, August 2009.

  12. IOACON 2011. New Delhi, December 2011.

  13. KOACON, Kolhapur, July 2016.

  14. Pune Trauma Course. Pune. July 2016.

  15. MATCON Pune Aug. 2016.

  16. IDCON Manchar Aug. 2016.

  17. TIMACON, Talegaon, Dec. 2016.

  18. IOACON 2016 Kochi, Dec 2016.


       Spine courses participated in: 

  1. Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy-Workshop- Vidarbha Orthopaedic Society + MGIMS Sewagram Feb. 2006.

  2. Combined Instructional Course Lectures Current Concepts and Future Trends of ASSI and SSE. Hyderabad. August 2006.

  3. Basic Spine Course-Bombay Orthopaedic Society- October 2007.

  4. Instructional Course in Spine Surgery. Departments of Neurosurgery Lilavati Hospital and LTMG Hospital, Mumbai. March 2009.

  5. CME-Cervical Spine Instrumentation. Dr. Abumi K, Japan. Hinduja Hospital. May 2009.

  6. CME and Live Surgery-AxiaLIF-Dr. Mukund Gundana,USA. Hinduja Hospital. July 2009.

  7. AO Spine Principles Course. Mumbai. July 2009.

  8. Instructional course in Spine. ASSI and Euro Spine. Khajuraho. August 2009.

  9. Spine Course and Cadaveric Workshop- BOS- B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Oct 2009.

  10. Spine Conclave- WIROC December 2009.

  11. CME -Management Issues in Spinal Trauma- Dr. Rajiv Sethi, USA. Hinduja Hospital-Dec 2009.

  12. Cadaveric spinal dissection and instrumentation -Workshop-ASSICON-Jan 2010.

  13. Modern Techniques in Spinal Fusion-CME and live surgery TLIF- Dr. Mukund Gundana. Hinduja Hospital. Jan 2010. 

  14. Cervical Disc Replacement-Surgical Demo- Dr.Paul Thng, Singapore. Hinduja Hospital. Feb 2010.

  15. Ganga Operative Spine Course 2011. Ganga Hospital. Coimbatore. June-July 2011-As a member of the Organizing Committee and the Operating Team.

  16. Spine Conference 2011, CME and Workshop on Percutaneous Endoscopic Spine Surgery. Kovai medical center and hospital. Coimbatore. July 2011.

  17. Spine laser safety certification course. Kovai medical center and hospital. Coimbatore. July 2011.

  18. Instructional Course in Spine. ASSI and Euro Spine. Mahabalipurum. August 2011.

  19. Sagittal balance in adult deformity correction- ASSICON-Feb 2012.

  20. ASSICON Pune 2014.

  21. 2nd Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Endoscopy Training Program-Bangalore-May 2015.

  22. ACMIST Goa Sep 2015.

  23. Advanced endoscopic spine surgery training- Bangalore- Nov. 2016

  24. Faculty, Demonstrator and Session Chairman at National CME-live surgeries and cadaveric workshop on the Cervical Spine. MGIMS Wardha, March 2017.

  25. Advanced endoscopic spine surgery training- St. Anna Hospital, Herne, Germany 2017.






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