Department of Neurosurgery


  • The neurosurgery department of T.N. Medical college & B.Y.L. Nair hospital was established in September 1971 when late Dr. Vijay G. Daftary, who was then heading one of the general surgery units, was made Head of Neurosurgery Department. He continued till his retirement in 1977. Dr. U.S. Vengsarkar took over & he retired in September 1992. Dr. H.V. Savant became Head of department in October 1992.
  • Important moments in the past:
  • First Stereotaxy surgery for Parkinson's disease, in whole of west India was done at Nair Hospital by Dr. U.S. Vengsarkar & Dr. H.V. Savant in 1980.


Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Trimurti D. Nadkarni Professor & Head
2 Dr. Devendra K. Tyagi Associate Professor
3 Dr. Srikant Balasubramaniam Assistant Professor



  • College Building 2nd Floor, R.No. 207


  1. Dr. Trimurti D. Nadkarni

Departmental activities and timings:

  • OPDs
    Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am to 12 Noon
    Venue: Room no. 30, Second Floor, New Building
  • Operation Theatre:
    Days: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8.30 am onwards
    Venue: NSOT, 5th Floor, New Building
  • Academic Activities:(Rounds, Teaching, Presentations, Paper writing etc.)
    Days: Monday
    Venue: Neurosurgery Office, H Building, 4th Floor



  • We offer treatment in all the subspecialties of neurosurgical field. We have two state of the art Operation Theatres (OT) well equipped for various surgeries. There is a dedicated OT for conducting stereotactic procedures. The following surgeries are conducted on a regular basisThe department is well equipped for various surgeries like:
  • All types of brain tumor surgeries.
  • All types of vascular surgeries like aneurisms, AVMs of brain & spinal cord.
  • Elective spine surgeries like spinal cord tumors, spine deformities, spine instrumentations.
  • Surgeries for brain trauma.
  • Surgeries for spinal trauma.
  • Skull base surgeries.
  • Posterior fossa surgeries.
  • Pediatric neurosurgery.
  • Radio frequency lesioning in cases of Trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Epilepsy Surgery.
  • Functional Neurosurgery.
  • Stereotactic Procedures

Contact Numbers:

  • Dr. H.V.Savant: 9869370563
  • Dr. D.K.Tyagi: 9869195860
  • Dr. Srikant B: 9223388268


  • Title: Posterior fossa involvement in a recurrent Gliosarcoma. Journal and Issue: J Neurosci Rural Pract 2012; 3: 60-4
  • Title: Everted skull fracture. Journal and Issue: World Neurosurg 2011; 76(5): 479e1-e3
  • Title: Intramedullary enterogenous cyst of the conus medullaris presenting as lower limb pain. Journal and Issue: J Craniovert Jun Spine 2011; 2: 46-8
  • Title: Giant primary ossified cavernous hemangioma of the skull in an adult: A rare calvarial tumor. Journal and Issue: J Neurosci Rural Pract 2011; 2: 174-7
  • Title: Polytetrafluoroethylene Sponge Syringosubarachnoid shunt
    Journal and Issue: Turkish Neurosurgery 2011; 21: 443-5
  • Title: Spontaneous resolution of spontaneous subperiosteal orbital hematoma
    Journal and Issue:Neurol  India 2011; 59(3): 463-4
  • Title: Primary calcified hydatid cyst of the brain
    Journal and Issue: J Neurosci Rural Pract 2010; 1(2): 115-7
  • Title: Intracranial presentation of teratocarcinosarcoma
    Journal and Issue: J Clin Neurosci 2010; 17: 1349-51
  • Title: Intramedullary tuberculoma in six year old
    Journal and Issue: Neurol India 2010; 58(5): 736-8
  • Title: Complete visual recovery following excision of anterior clinoidal mucocele
    Journal and Issue: J Clin Neurosci. 2010 May;17(5):670-2
  • Title: Tuberculous temporal brain abscess mimicking otogenic pyogenic abscess
    Journal and Issue: Pediatr Neurosurg 2009; 45(3):220-4
  • Title: Tonsillar herniation and Cervical syringomyelia due to post operative meningitis in a case of pineal region epidermoid
    Journal and Issue: Pediatr Neurosurg 2009; 45(1):56-60
  • Title: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in recurrent jugular foramen endolymphatic sac adenocarcinoma
    Journal and Issue: J Clin Neurosci 2009; 16(5):710-1
  • Title: Plexiform schwannoma in schwannomatosis.
    Journal and Issue: Journal of Post Graduate Medicine, page 206-207, Volume 55(3), July 2009.
  • Title: Tuberculous abscess presenting as unilateral proptosis. A diagnostic challenge.
    Journal and Issue: Bombay Hospital Journal, page 41-44, Volume 51(1), Special Issue2009
  • Title: Cerebral N-butyl cyanoacrylate glue-induced abscess complicating embolization
    Journal and Issue: J Neurosurg 2008 Aug; 109(2):347
  • Title: Glioblastoma multiforme of Conus medullaris with holocordal spread.
    Journal and Issue: J Clin Neurosci  2008 May; 15(5):601-3
  • Title: Primary Ewings sarcoma of the Petroclival bone.
    Journal and Issue: J Clin Neurosci  2008 Jun; 15(6):712-4
  • Title: A massive cervicomedullary `Boat shaped’ intramedullary spinal cord lipoma.
    Journal and Issue: J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Jul; 15(7):817-20
  • Title:  Co-occurrence of Intracerebral Tuberculoma with Lumbar Intramedullary Tuberculoma
    Journal and Issue: The National Medical Journal of India.2008; 12(6):300
  • Title: Cervical Intramedullary tuberculoma in an infant.
    Journal and Issue: J Neurosurg.2007 Mar; 106(3 suppl):243
  • Title: Osteochondroma of basi-occiput.
    Journal and Issue: Neurol India.2007 Apr-Jun; 55(2):182-3
  • Title: Simultaneous thalamic and cerebellar hypertensive hemorrhages. 
    Journal and Issue: Neurol India.2007 Apr-Jun; 55(2):182-3
  • Title: Mortality due to adverse drug reactions in a large general hospital.
    Journal and Issue: The National Medical Journal of India.1999; 12(6):300

Future plans:

  • We plan to set up a 10 bedded dedicated Neuro ICU with state of the art monitoring equipment. New operating microscope and neuroendoscopes are being procured.


World's largest brain tumor removed at TNMC