Dr. Nitin Garg - Bansal Hospital Bhopal

Dr. Nitin Garg

About Me:

Dr. Nitin Garg is a consultant neurosurgeon in Bansal Hospital Bhopal. He completed his graduation(MBBS) from Government Medical College, Nagpur, and then went on to do his Master (MS) in General Surgery from Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka. He holds a super specialty degree(M.Ch.) in Neurosurgery from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences(NIMHANS), Bengaluru. Prior to practicing as a neurosurgeon in Bansal Hospital, he worked at Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC), where he was Assistant Professor from 2007 to 2014. He holds expertise in performing spine surgeries, and the state-of-the-art neurosurgery set up with facilities for advanced microscopic and minimally invasive spine surgery makes such surgeries easy and accessible to all. Dr. Garg thus is the most renowned spine surgeon in Madhya Pradesh.


Year Degree Institute
2000 M.B.B.S. Government Medical College, Nagpur
2003 M.S. (General Surgery) Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal, Karnatka
- M.R.C.S. Edinburgh
2006 M.Ch.(Neuro Surgery) NIMHANS, Banglore

Specialization and Expertise

  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Minimal Access Spine Surgery.
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery (Transcranial and Transnasal).
  • Vascular Neurosurgery.
  • Navigation guided Brain and Spine surgery.
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery.
  1. Neurological Society of India, India.
  2. Indian Society of Neuro-Oncology (ISNO).
  3. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA.
  4. Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS),USA.
  5. North American Spine Society,USA (NASS).
  6. Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgeons Association of Bharat (MISSAB).
  7. Royal college Of Surgeons, Edinburgh ,UK.
  1. 1992 – National Talent Scholar – awarded in the year
  2. 2006 – Best outgoing student Award (Silver Jubilee Award)accomplishments NIMHANS
  3. 2011 – Performed first case of Phrenic nerve stimulation for neurogenic hypoventilation in India
  4. 2012 – Performed first case of Minimally invasive lateral trans-psoas approach (DLIF) for tuberculosis of spine in India
  5. 2016 – First case of Cranioplasty in Central India using titanium mesh designed using 3D printing technology
  6. 2019 – Organized National Conference of Indian Society of Neuro-Oncology (ISNOCON 2019) in April, 2019. Attended by about 350 delegates including 14 international faculty. First of its kind in Central India and Bhopal.
  7. Have been a faculty for training neurosurgeons on cadavers on minimally invasive spine surgery (Discectomy, percutaneous screws, TLIF)
  8. 2014 – Invited as faculty for 6th World endoscopic, navigated and minimally invasive spine surgery conference (WENMISS) held in New Delhi in November 2013. Presented a paper titled ‘Minimally invasive TLIF’ Was the only paper presenter from India in Annual Conference of SMISS in September 2012 at Miami, USA.Invited for an article on Minimally invasive options in Tuberculosis of lumbar and dorsal spine by CORR (Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research) journal, a reputed journal. Published in June 2014.
  9. Instrumental in modernization and upgradation of department at BMHRC like procuring triple chip endoscopic camera, Midas Rex electrical drill system, Neuronavigation system, CRW stereotaxyalongwith proper and smooth functioning of the department during this period.
  10. Publishing Bi-monthly newsletter for increasing awareness amongst the medical fraternity in and around Bhopal.

Conferences and workshops attended: As Faculty

  1. 2019 – Biennial Summit of International Brain Tumor Association (IBTA) at Washington DC, USA in 2019
  2. 2019 – Organised ISNOCON 2019 at Bhopal, the National Conference of Indian Society of Neuro-Oncology.
  3. 2018 – Microneurosurgery workshop, Jabalpur, 2018.
  4. 2018 – MISSAB Cadaveric workshop 2018 at Bangalore.
  5. 2017 – MISSAB Live and Cadaveric workshop 2017 at Bangalore organized by Minimally Invasive Spine Society of India.
  6. 2017 – Cadaveric workshop on “Navigation guided percutaneous screw fixation at MS Ramaiah College, Bangalore in March 2017.
  7. 2016 – MISSICON 2016 held at New Delhi
  8. 2016 – Cadaveric workshop held at AIIMS in August 2016 for Epilepsy surgery.
  9. 2015 – MISSICON, Annual conference of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India, held at Mumbai, September 2015.
  10. Presented lectures on ”Minimally Invasive treatment of Tuberculosis of Spine and ‘A challenging case’
  11. 2015 – Neurotrauma Conferenceheld at NIMHANS in August 2015. Presented lecture on ‘Minimally Invasive Options in Thoracolumbar Trauma’
  12. 2013 – 6th World Congress of WENMISS society held in New Delhi in November 2013. Presented my paper on ‘Minimally invasive TLIF’
  13. 2013 – Cadaveric workshop held at M.S.Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore in May 2013 for minimally invasive spine procedures.

Conferences and workshops attended: As Delegate

  1. 2013 – Was with Prof JuhaHernesnemi at University hospital, Helsinki, Finland in October as a visiting fellow for a week in October 2013. Observed various vascular and microneurosurgery procedures.
  2. 2015 – Attended ASSICON 2015, held in Poona by ASSI.
  3. 2014 – Attended Neurovascon held in Bangalore in September 2014 by Indian Society of Vascular Neurosurgery at NIMHANS.
  4. 2013 – Attended the workshop on Percutaneous Endoscopic discectomy by Dr.Satishchandra Gore in Pune in August 2013.
  5. 2012 – Attended the Endoscopic Skull Base conference at Jaipur in April 2012, with Amin Kassam being the chief faculty.
  6. 2012 – Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) Annual Conference at Miami, USA in September 2012. Presented paper titled Minimally Invasive Approaches for Tuberculosis of Dorsal and Lumbar Spine. (This was the only presentation from India). Also participated in Cadaveric Workshop.
  7. 2012 – Participated in Annual Conference of Association of Spinal Surgeons of India in New Delhi in February 2012.
  8. 2011 – Neurological Society of India Conference at Bangalore in December 2011. Presented paper titled ‘Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion’.
  9. 2010 – Neurological Society of India Conference at Jaipur in December 2010. Presented paper titled “Minimal access surgeries for the spine: our experience.
  10. 2010 – Spine workshop on Minimally Invasive Spine surgery at Dubai in 2010.
  11. 2010 – WFNS-AASNS educational course at Agra, India in February, 2010.
  12. 2009 – Fellowship in image guided neurosurgery at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh , USA under Prof Kondziolka in September 2009.
  13. 2009 – Minimally invasive spine surgery cadaveric workshop at AIIMS, New Delhi in July 2009.
  14. 2009 – Spine surgery workshop at “Ganga Hospitals, Coimbatore, India in March 2009.
  15. 2008 – European Continuing Medical Training (ECMT) course on DBS in Parkinonism at Hospital Pitie Le Salpetiere, Paris under Prof PhillipeCornu in September, 2008.
  16. 2008 – Ginde oration by Prof. Yasargil M.G.at Mumbai in 2008.
  17. 2007 – Cadaveric workshop by Prof. Albert Rhoton in Singapore in October 2007 (Masterclasses in difficult Neurosurgery).
  1. 1. Lumbar Spine Surgeries under Spinal Anaestehsia in High-Risk Pateints: A Retrospective Analysis. (World Neurosurgery 2019) DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.01.023)
  2. 2. Midline Posterior Fossa Mature Teratoma in a Child. (J PediatrNeurosci 2018;13(2):252-254. DOI: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_5_18
  3. 3. Clinical experience of Autologous Blood Transfusion in Neurosurgery: Prospective Study in Central India. (World Neurosurgery 2018; S1878-8750(18)) DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.091
  4. 4. Evaluating the potential of circulating hTERT levels in glioma: can plasma levels serve as independent prognostic marker? (J Neuro-Oncology 2017;135:255-261.) DOI: 10.1007/s11060-017-2578-6
  5. 5. Immunophenotypic signature of primary glioblastomamultiforme: A case of extended progression free survical. (World Journal of Clinical Cases 2017;5(6):247-253. DOI:10.12998/wjcc.v%.i6.247
  6. 6. Unique case of oligoastrocytoma with recurrence and grade progression exhibiting differential expression of high mobility group A1 and human telomerase reverse transcriptase. (World Journal of Clinical Cases 2016 ; 296-301.) DOI: 10.12988/wjcc.v4.i9.296
  7. 7. Atypical Presentation of Orbital Hemangiopericytoma. (International Journal of User Driven Healthcare 2014;4(3). DOI: 10.4018/ijudh.2014070107
  8. 8. Primary Extradural Leiomyosarcoma involving cavernous sinus in an immunocompetent patient. (Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2014;3:115-117. DOI: 10.4103/2277-9167.138921
  9. 9. A 40 year old woman with Intracranial Bleed and Osteomalacia: case of the months. (Brain Pathology 2014;24(4):419-420.) DOI: 10.1111/bpa.12155
  10. 10. Cerebral aspergilloma mimicking tumoral mass: A diagnostic dilemma. (West African Journal of Radiology 2014;21:87-90. DOI: 10.4103/1115-1474.134620
  11. 11. Minimally invasive Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion for tuberculosis of Lumbar Spine (Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2014;1:36-40) DOI: 10.4103/227-9167.132002
  12. 12. Minimally invasive approaches for tuberculosis of thoracic and lumbar spine. (Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2014;472(6):1855-1867) DOI 10.1007/s11999-014-3472-6
  13. 13. Unilateral Phrenic Nerve Stimulation for Neurogenic Hypoventilation in patient with Arnold Chiari malformation. (Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2013; Oct-Dec (2):284-287.) DOI:10.4103/2277-9167.124238.
  14. 14. Is total excision of spinal neurenteric cysts possible? (British Journal of Neurosurgery 2008;22(2):241-251). DOI: 10.1080/02688690701818919
  15. 15. Mixed meningitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a case of sickle cell disease (International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2008;Sept 12(5):560-2). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2008.01.008
  16. 16. Does choroid plexus tumordiifer with age? (British Journal of Neurosurgery 2008;22(3):373-388). DOI:10.1080/02688690801942072
  17. 17. Fatal delayed post-operative cerebral venous thrombosis after excision of hypoglossal nerve schwanomma. (ActaNeurochirurgica (Wien) 2008;150:605-609). DOI:10.1080/02688690801942072
  18. 18. Tension pneumoventricle following exposure of the shunt chamber (British Journal of Neurosurgery 2008;22(1):121-22). DOI: 10.1080/02688690701579263
  19. 19. Complete ophthalmoplegia associated with clival fracture following trauma: case report and clinicoanatomical correlation. (Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2007;4(1):49-52). DOI: 10.1016/S0973-0508(07)80012-8
  20. 20. Central nervous system cladosporiosis – An account of ten culture proven cases and review of literature (Neurology India 2007;55(3):282-88). DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.35690
  21. 21. Elevated skull fracture (Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2007;4(2):133-34). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0973-0508(07)80031-1
  22. 22. Folliculitis in Keloid / hypertrophied scar. (Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2002;35:19-22).

    Chapters in book:
    1. Positioning in Neurosurgery: +{(for Textbook of Neurosurgery. Ravi Ramamurthy, Sridhar K, Vasudevan MC (eds). 2nd edition, 2012, pages 2499-2304.
    2. Minimally Invasive Surgery in Tuberculosis of Spine (for Textbook of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Arvind G Kulkarni (ed). 1st edition, 2018, 354-369).

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