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Dr. Umesh Srikantha

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Dr. Umesh Srikantha

Dr. Umesh Srikantha is a highly acclaimed neurosurgeon working as a Consultant and Head of spine services at Aster CMI Hospital. He has received specialty training from several countries in the field of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. His areas of special interest are Minimally Invasive Spine surgery, Endoscopic Spine surgery, complex spine surgery, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and Neuro- oncology.

He has a rich experience of performing close to 2000 Minimally Invasive spine procedures with an overall experience of more than 4500 procedures in brain and spine. His experience in MISS ranges from basic procedures like micro lumbar discectomy, foraminotomy and decompression surgeries to the most complex spinal fusion procedures for advanced pathologies like tumors, multi- level cervical spondylotic myelopathy and high-grade spondylolisthesis. He is one of the top surgeon faculties in the country for MISS, having trained more than a 100 aspiring surgeons to adopt MISS through more than 40 advanced training programs of different formats. He has also presented his advanced MISS cases at a number of conferences.

He did his MBBS from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka, followed by M.Ch training in Neurosurgery from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, Karnataka. After working as a general neurosurgeon for a few years, he developed an active interest in the field of spine surgery and further pursued his training by doing a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery from South Korea. Apart from attending various training programs on MIS in the early days of his career, he is also trained in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. He has been a part of several research projects on brain tumors as well.

An ever enthusiastic professional, he has participated in various programs, attended a number of national and international conferences and has several publications to his credit.


  • Silver jubilee award for the best outgoing student from NIMHANS, one of the premier institutes for neurosurgery training in the country.
  • Pioneering cadaver work on minimally invasive spine surgery for the cervical spine and cranio-vertebral junction, which has been successfully applied into clinical practice.
  • Invited faculty for several workshops and conferences on minimally invasive spine surgery.
    Conducted several cadaveric hands-on training courses and trained more than 100 surgeons from all over the country on minimally invasive spine surgery.
  • More than 20 publications in renowned national and international journals and authored book chapters on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
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