Dr. RAKESHKUMAR LUHANA is a Neuro surgeon and Spine Specialist. He did his M.B.B.S from M.S University of Baroda in 1999 and completed M.S (General Surgery) in 2002. Then he did his DNB (Neuro Surgery) at prestigious Bombay Hospital under Dr. C. E. Deopujari and Dr. Rajan Shah and passed DNB examination at first attempt.
He went to Japan and did fellowship in advanced Neuro surgery where he got opportunity to work
with Dr. Hirotoshi Sano (Guinness World Record Holder for maximum Brain Aneurysm Surgeries).Dr. Yoko Kato and Dr. Matoi Shoda.
Subsequently he did his 2yrs clinical Hands on Fellowship in Spine Surgery at University of Toronto under Dr. Howard Ginsberg (Spine Neurosurgeon) and Dr. Henry Ahn (Ortho Spine Surgeon).
He returned back to India in 2009 with a dream to establish Spine Center of Excellence in Vadodara. He is practicing in Vadodara since 2009 as a Neuro Surgeon and Spine Specialist at Venus Super Speciality Hospital, his area of expertise and interest are :-
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Microscopic Spine Surgery
CV Junction anomalies
Endoscopic Spine Surgery
As he has worked in State of the Art Neuro surgery department and worked with re-known Neuro Surgeons; he also expertise in Brain Tumors; Intracranial aneurysm, Brain Heamorrhage; head injury and Endoscopic Brain Surgeries.
Along with Dr. Bhavin Parikh (ENT & Lateral skull base surgeon) he is performing surgeries for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm and CP angle tumors in a minimally invasive way.
He has made up a team with Dr. Sachin Patel (ENT surgeon) and doing Endoscopic Transnasal resection of pituitary tumors.
He does about 35-40 cases a month among that 90% work is of Spine. He does Cervical; lumbar degenerative work; Traumatic Spine and Spine malignancies as well.
His areas of interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery and CV junction and does good numbers of CV junction fixation; Minimally Invasive lumbar and cervical cases and instrumentation from occiput to sacrum.
His MISS cases range from MIS lumbar discectomy; MIS TLIF; MIS Lumbar canal stenosis- unilateral approach bilateral decompression; MIS – Cervical foraminal discectomy; Vertebroplasty and percutaneous pedicle screw fixation.
He thoroughly enjoyed teaching and was involved in teaching to under graduates in clinical postings and to fellow junior residents during his training period.
Informal interaction with support staff including nurses on matters of better patient care.
Presented numerous talks associated with my publications at various meets and conferences.
Invited as faculty at ICCN Mumbai 2017; Cadaver workshop on posterior cervical fixation 2016 at Ramaiah
Institute, Bangalore; MISSICON 2014; MISSICON 2015; CV junction workshop at MUMBAI 2010.
Areas of interest
Dr. Luhana is interested in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & C.V. Junction and Posterior cervical instrumentation.
Scholarships / Honors
B-Braun Scholarship 2005 for outstanding achievement in the field of Neurosurgery during residency. (Based on score in the entrance exam for specialty, publications, presentations and similar achievement in the past.)
Best paper prize for paper on “Split Cord Malformations” at Annual Research Meet by Medical Research Centre, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai (August 2005)
Prizes for securing merit in University in the subjects of ENT & Ophthalmology & Preventive and Social Medicine by Baroda Charitable Education Fund, Gujarat (1998).
National Merit Scholarship – for securing merit in secondary school certificate examination, Gujarat (1991)
Scholarship for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education – for clearing Gujarat Secondary Education Scholarship Examination with merit, (1988-1993)
Scholarship for Primary Education – for clearing Gujarat Primary Education Scholarship Examination with merit, (1985-1988)
Infra-optic ACA with ICA bifurcation aneurysm: A case report. Indian Journal of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vol. 1, 2005
Neurosurgery in elderly : Published as a symposium by Medical Research Centre, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, 2005
Contemporary management of Hydrocephalus with special reference to Spina bifida : Resource book, First national update on spina bifida & hydrocephalus, Mumbai, 2006.
Dissertation for M.S – Role of Ventriculo peritoneal(VP) shunt surgery in post Tuberculous Meningitis Hydrocephalous (A study of 50 cases)
Endoscopic Trans nasal Trans Sphenoidal Approach for Non-Pituitary Lesions – Paper at the annual meeting of Skull Base Surgery Society of India, Mumbai, 2004.
Role of Surgery in Intra-cranial Granulomas – Paper at the 53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (NSI), Indore, 2004
Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension : A Case Report – Paper at the annual meeting of Bombay Neurosciences Association (BNA) Mumbai, 2005.
Split Cord Malformations – Paper at the 5th annual conference of Neuro-Spinal Surgeons Foundation of India, Pune, 2005.
Neurosurgery in Elderly – Paper at the Symposium organized by Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, 2005.
Role of Surgery in Intra-Cranial Granulomas – Paper at the Annual Research Meet, Medical Research Centre, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, 2005.
Split Cord Malformations – Award winning Paper at the Annual Research Meet, Medical Research Centre, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, 2005.
Clipping of Partially Coiled Aneurysms – Paper at the Annual Conference of Cerebrovascular Surgery Society of India, Bangalore, 2005.
Plasma Cell Granuloma: A Case Report – Poster at the annual meeting of Skull Base Surgery Society of India, Mumbai, 2004.
Clipping of Partially Coiled Aneurysms – Poster at the Annual Conference of Skull base Surgery Society of India, Kochi, 2005.
Split cord malformations– Poster at the Sixth Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons,Mumbai, 2006.
Ultrasound guided Transfacetal pedicle preserving approach for thoracic dic. Phoenix; Arizona. (Spine section meeting of AANS? CNS 2008)
Workshops & Meetings Attended:
53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, Indore, 2004
6th Annual Conference of Skull base Society of India, Mumbai, 2004
1st Endoscopic Skull Base Conference and workshop, Mumbai, 2004
4th Annual conference of Indian Society of Cerebrovascular Surgery, Ahmedabad, 2004
2nd Indo-Japanese Neurosurgery Conference, AIIMS, New Delhi, 2004
Annual AIIMS Micro-neurosurgery, AIIMS, New Delhi, 2004
6th Jaslok Neurosciences CME, Mumbai, 2004
Endoscopic Spine Surgery Workshop, Indore, 2004
5th Annual conference of Indian Society of Cerebrovascular Surgery, Banglore, 2005
AO Spine Summer Seminar, Mumbai, 2005
5th Annual Conference of Neuro-Spinal Surgeons Foundation of India, Pune, 2005
7th Annual Conference of Skull base Society of India, Kochi, 2005
2nd Endoscopic Skull Base Conference and workshop, Mumbai, 2005
6th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Mumbai, 2006
1st National update on Spina bifida & hydrocephalus, Mumbai, 2006.
Minimally invasive lumbar disorders Cadaver workshop. St Louis. 2008
CNS meeting. Orlando, Florida. 2008
Spine Section Meeting of AANS/ CNS. Phoenex, Arizona. 2008
AO Spine advanced course. New Delhi. 2010
Neurocon. 2012. New Delhi
Neurocon 2013; Mumbai.
Spine Meeting; Kodaikanal 2013.
Operative Spine Course, Ganga Hospital; 2011 & 2013 & 2015
MISSICON 2014- Ahmedabad
Spine 2015 by NSSI- Goa
Neurological society of India.
Association of Spine Surgeons of India
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons society of India
Neurological Spine Surgeons Society of India.
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