Department of Neuro Surgery


The department provides one of the best round the clock neurosurgery (brain and spine) services in and around Pondicherry and Tamilnadu. The department has a well furnished outpatient department with working hours from 8.30 am to 4 pm daily except Sundays. A dedicated modern Operation Theatre is available with modern equipments, instruments and trained staff nurses. A separate Operation Theatre is available for handling neuro-emergency cases. The department is well supported by an Intensive Care Unit, equipped with modern ventilators and monitors, and managed by anaesthesiologists, trained neuro staff, physiotherapists and paramedical staff. Round the clock services are provided for all inpatients and neuro-emergency cases. At present the department offers services in Neuro trauma, Neuro-oncology, Paediatric Neurosurgery, Neuro vascular and spine surgery (open and minimally invasive). There is a vision of further developing the department into an advanced brain and spine center by expanding the services to involve Neuro endoscopy, Functional Neurosurgery and Stereotactic procedures.


  1. Carl zeiss microscope – tivato
  2. Medtronics drill system – midax rex mr8
  3. Cusa
  4. C- arm

Equipments Planned for the Department in the Near Future

  1. Brain and spine endoscopic instruments
  2. Neuro cath lab
  3. Neuronavigation
  4. Stereotactic apparatus
  5. Intraoperative CT/MRI

Faculty List

SNo. Name Designation
1 Manikandan. P. Assistant Professor


  • Neurotrauma care : brain – decompressive craniectomy, cranioplasty, anterior cranial fossa repair, vp shunt spine – cervical traction, fracture stabilization (open and minimally invasive techniques), decompressive laminectomies
  • Neuro-oncology : craniotomy and excision of both benign and malignant tumors
  • Paediatric neurosurgery : surgeries for hydrocehpalus , brain tumors, brain and spine infections, arnold chiari malformations, meningocele/meningomyelocele
  • Skull base surgery : surgeries for cp angle tumors, trigeminal schwannomas, skull base meningiomas, trigeminal neuralgia
  • Neurovascular surgery : clipping of aneurysms, excision of arteriovenous malformations (avms), decompressive craniectomy for stroke, intracranial hemorrhage evacuation
  • Spinal disorders : surgeries for spine tumors (intra and extra medullary), cv junction anamolies, anterior cervical discectomy/corpectomy and fusion, cervical and lumbar disc surgeries, deformity corrections, spine trauma and infections, open and minimally invasive spine procedures
  • Epilepsy surgeries


The department trains both undergraduates and post graduates. Post graduates from Emergency medicine, General surgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and ENT come for regular training program. The department is planning for starting MCh Neurosurgery course in the near future.


S.No. Topic First Author Name of the Journals Link of the recognition in UGC enlistment of the Journal Date of Acceptance Date of Publication ISSN No. Name of the Indexing database Type  
1. Observational study of “unknown” head injury patients at a tertiary care neurosurgical centre Dr. Manikandan Patchayappan, Dr. Rajkumar R and Prof. Dr. Balasubramanian D International Journal of Current Research 28.06.2018 31.07.2018 0975-833X Cross Ref International  
2. A comparative study of surgical and conservative management of Intracerebral hemorrhage Dr. Rajkumar R, Dr. Manikandan P and Prof. Dr. Balasubramanian D International Journal of Current Research 06.07.2018 30-08.2018 0975-833X Cross Ref International  
3. “Tumor Grading Model Employing Geometric Analysis Of Histopathological Images With Characteristic Nuclei Dictionary” V. Brindha, P. Jayshree, P. Karthik, P. Manikandan , Computer in Biology and Medicine 14.08.2022 Oct 2022 0010-4825  Elsevier International  


1. Ancient Schwannoma – A Rare Retroperitoneal Mass Global Journal of Health Science and Research July 2023      
2. Dorsal cervical third hand – a rare case report of polymelia Indian society of Paediatric Neurosurgery Conference, Hyderabad Feb 2018  
3. Subdural collections complicating third ventriculostomy Indian society of Paediatric Neurosurgery Conference in Hyderabad Feb 2018  
4. Observational study of ‘unknown’ head injury patients at a tertiary care neurosurgical centre Tamilnadu Association of Neurosurgeons Conference in Kodaikanal  April 2018  
5. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy Vs CSF shunt in the treatment of hydrocephalus Neurological society of India Conference, Jaipur Dec 2018  
6. Adult supratentorial extraventricular recurrent anaplastic ependymoma – A case report Tamilnadu Association of Neurosurgeons Conference, Mamallapuram April 2019