Neurosurgery - MMHRC

Because the most critical needs demand the finest care.

The Department of Neurosurgery offers comprehensive neurosurgical care to all patients, from basic trauma to highly complicated procedures such as skull base and vascular neurosurgery. It is equipped with all necessary state-of-the-art gadgets at Operation Theatres for safe and effective neurosurgical work. We also do all complicated neurosurgeries with results on par with international standards.

Our department also has DrNB (Doctorate in National Board) residency programme in affiliation with National Board of Examination in Medical Science (NBEMS), Delhi for post graduate training in Neuro Surgery and we receive two residents every year under this programme from all around the country. Our residents also participate in various national and international conference and also achieved many awards like best research paper award in World Federation of Neurological Societies (WFNS), Neurological society of India Conference (NSI), Tamil Nadu Neurological Society (TANS) etc.,

Our department also participated in various multinational, multicentric studies like Global Neuro Trauma Outcome Study (GNOS) in collaboration with Cambridge University. We have also started full time in house endovascular services like mechanical thrombectomy for acute stroke, coiling and flow diverter procedure for ruptured and unruptured aneurysms, embolization for AVM and AV fistulas etc. We are planning to establish a centre of excellence for Neurovascular science both microvascular and endovascular in a world class quality in the near future.

The department is equipped with an advanced operating microscope. The availability of 64-slice CT scanning and MRI scanning with SPECT within the hospital has allowed a far more precise diagnosis and localization for surgical procedures.

  • Separate state-of-the-art Neuro Theater
  • AESCULAP Neuro Endoscope System
  • STRYKER Neuro Drill System
  • Intraoperative neuro monitoring
  • CUSA
  • Laica OH4 microscope
  • 11-bed Neuro ICU
  • Neuro Rehabilitation Unit
  • 32-bed general ward
  • Codman ICP Monitors


Specialized Services – Brain operations:


The management of brain tumors requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. Treatment is often made possible by the cooperation of a team comprising neurosurgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, and neuropathologists.

Typical neurosurgical procedures done at MMHRC include:

  • Supratentorial tumors
  • Posterior fossa and tumors of CP angle
  • Pituitary tumors (Transphenoid procedures)
  • Neuroendocopic procedures are done for certain intraventricular tumor
  • Skull base tumor
  • Minimally invasive surgery for certain brain tumor


  1. Arteriovenous malformation of brain: Team of interventional neurologist, neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist helps in giving good patient outcome
  2. Aneurysm: Both chipping and coiling procedures are done regularly.


MMHRC is certified to treat trauma patients with severe head injuries. A vast majority of the patients are from southern and eastern parts of Tamil Nadu. The Trauma Center team provides 24-hour coverage for trauma and emergency surgery cases. The presence of neurosurgeons, along with excellent multidisciplinary collaboration with specialists in Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and many other services, provides ideal management and treatment options for trauma patients. It takes a whole team of surgeons, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, chaplains, respiratory therapists, and others to help patients get back to normal life.


  • Spine stabilization procedure
  • Intramedullary tumor removal are technically challenging procedure
  • Spinal vascular malformation are done with help of neuro interventionist and neurosurgeons


Most spine patients respond well to non-surgical treatment. However, some back and neck cases are best treated with surgery.

The Department of Neurosurgery, MMHRC offers comprehensive treatment for:

  • Skull fracture
  • Brain & Spinal cord tumor
  • Spinal trauma
  • Disc herniation
  • Disc disease
  • Bone spurs
  • Compressed nerve root
  • Degenerative spine diseases
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spondylolisthesis


  • Craniosynostosis surgery
  • Pediatric brain tumor
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Meningomyelocele


  • Comprehensive epilepsy care with help of neurologist is given and all type of epilepsy procedures are been done <br>- The epilepsy procedure done are temporal lobectomy,VNS
  • Surgery for pain: Pain procedure like micro vascular decompressive for facial pain and MVD for trigeminal neuralgia
  • DBS for movement disorders


  • Endoscopic Transnasal Transpterygoid Excision
  • Vagal nerve stimulation for intractable seizures

Dr. K.Selvamuthukumaran,

M.Ch., (Neuro)

Senior Consultant


Dr. G.Rajasekaran.

MS., M.Ch.,(Neuro)

Hony. visiting Consultant


DR. S.Manjulashri




Dr.K. Senthil Kumar

M.S., (Gen.Sur). DNB., (Neu. Sur) M.Ch., (Neuro Sur)

Senior Consultant


Dr. K. Gowtham

MBBS., DrNB.,(Neu.sur).Fell.Neu.Radio