Neuro Surgery


A well organized Neuro Surgery Department headed by Dr. A. Marthanda Pillai one of the pioneer Neuro surgeons in India. This department does all kinds of Neuro surgery cases including Micro Neuro Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, aneurysm surgery, Stereo Tactic Surgery, endospopic procedures, Microdiscectomy and all kinds of tumors. In addition to it this department is supported by a team of neurosurgeons, anesthetists, trauma care experts to handle complicated trauma cases.

This services is already in full swing and is backed up with a fully equipped ambulance with building ICU to provide patient care where its needed.


Neuro Surgical Centre - Brain Tumor Surgery

Neuro Surgical centre at AHRI is a referral Centre providing solutions to many types of tumors with the most advanced surgical procedures. Many of these employ sophisticated, non-invasive mapping techniques, computer-assisted image guidance and intra operative electrophysiological monitoring.

Skull base tumors are frequently approached in conjunction with members of other departments, notably otolaryngology. A collegial multi-disciplinary team of Neuro surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Neurologists and rehabilitation specialists are involved in the management of glial and metastatic neoplasms. performed here with the greatest attention.

Paediatric Neurosurgery

Paediatric Neurosurgery is one of the major areas where this centre is performing a number of congenital and chronic pediatric neurosurgery procedures. Approximately 20 percent of the surgical procedures are for pediatric diseases, primarily hydrocephalus, spina bifida and tethered cord, and Chiari malformations.

Given the complex, multidimensional and chronic nature of most pediatric neurosurgical conditions, the division has vigorously promoted a team approach to both preoperative care and surgical intervention. Multi-disciplinary teams include Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Urology and Orthopaedics in collaboration with the pediatric department.

The Center For The Study And Treatment Of Movement Disorders

Parkinson's Disease and essential tremor (a more common, but lesser known, movement disorder) afflict more than 6% Indians, often with weakening, disabling symptoms. For many years, treatment options have been limited primarily due to drug therapy, whose effectiveness can decrease over time and whose side effects can be significant. Additional treatment options are now available here.


The wide range of epilepsy surgeries, including multistage surgery, corpus callosotomy, hemispherectomy, hippocampectomies, subpial transactions and awake craniotomies with intra-operative functional mapping, subdural electrodes, tailored and standard temporal lobectomies are

Spinal Neurosurgery

The program in spinal neurosurgery is run by Dr. A. Marthanda Pillai assisted by a team of neurosurgeons. Patients are referred from all over the country to this centre for specialised treatment and surgeries. The mix of cases includes degenerative spinal disease, spinal tumors, traumatic conditions as well as congenital conditions or infections. To undertake these complex surgeries we have facilities like Carl zeiss Microscopic, C-Arm, Pneumatic & electric drills, endoscope, etc. which are the best available. Cervical median corpectomy for cervical spondyloses and OPLL cases have been successfully done.

The Center for Skull Base Surgery Specialises In The Treatment Of:

Dorsum Sella Meningiomas
Fibrous Dysplasia
Petroclival Meningiomas
Foramen Magnum
Glomus Jugulare Tumors

Anterior Fossa Lesions

Olfactory Groove Meningiomas
Tuberculum Sella and Planum Sphenoidale
Sphenoid Ridge Meningiomas
Middle and Lateral Sphenoid Ridge Meningiomas


Vestibular Schwannomas (Acoustic Neuromas)
Other Cranial Nerve Schwannomas

Facial Pain

Facial pain is one of the most distressing neurological symptoms for which the causes are numerous and extremely varied: Cranial neuralgias are distinct, treatable syndromes which comprise one of the possible causes of facial pain. The cranial neuralgias include the following:
Trigeminal Neuralgia (which is the most common)
Neuralgia secondary to nervus intermedius pathology
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia.

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

We provide comprehensive care for all patients with peripheral nerve injury, entrapment and tumors throughout the body. Peripheral nerve problems are managed according to the type of the problem.
Brachial plexus injury all types (trauma, birth, radiation) and Birth palsy (Erb’s palsy)
Nerve sheath tumors throughout the body (schwannomas, neurofibromas, lipomas, metastatic tumors involving nerves or plexi, neurofibromatosis) and Radial nerve injury
Thoracic outlet syndrome, both neurogenic and disputed
Scapular winging, spinal accessory palsies, trapezial weakness, scapular pain
All nerve entrapments in the body, both upper and lower extremities here the best brains toil (carpal tunnel [endoscopic and regular], cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, common peroneal nerve entrapment at the fibular head, ulnar nerve entrapment [wrist and elbow], tarsal tunnel, suprascapular nerve entrapment, pyriformis syndrome, AIN and PIN lesions)
Lumbosacral plexus injuries and tumors (trauma, sacral fractures, radiation damage, pelvic tumors)
Inguinal pain and neuropathy (trauma, pain after hernia repair or gynecological surgery) and any sciatic, tibial, or common peroneal stretch injuries
Foot drop, sciatica, radicular pain and Parsonage Turner syndrome, shoulder weakness, cervical radiculopathy, and/or neck pain
Peripheral nerve stimulators for neuropathic pain syndromes
Surgical management of painful neuromas

Ananthapuri Hospitals And Research Institute

Prof.Dr. Marthanda Pillai.A

MS(Neuro), MNAMS (Neuro), FRCS

OP days :
2.00 pm - 7.00 pm(Monday - Saturday)

Dr.A.Marthanda Pillai –  World renowned Neuro surgeon . Under him the department of Neurosurgery has underwent rapid modernisation. He did pioneering work in Craniofacial Surgery and Upper Cervical Spine Surgery in Kerala since 1983 which… | View Profile

Ananthapuri Hospitals And Research Institute

Prof.Dr.Suresh Kumar.K.L

MS(Gen Surgery), MCh(Neuro)

OP days :
9.30 am - 1.00 pm(Monday - Saturday)

A Neurosurgeon with 20 years of experience in various Government medical colleges in Kerala. His areas of interests includes cases of Neurotrauma and trauma related surgeries

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Ananthapuri Hospitals And Research Institute

Dr.Thomas Varghese

MS(Gen Surgery), MCh(Neuro)

OP days :
9.30 am - 1.00 pm(Monday, Tuesday,Thursday, Friday)

A Neurosurgeon with more than 20 years’ post MCh Experience  and has paved way to set up Neurosurgery department in different centers across Kerala. His aresa of intersrest includes orbital surgery and spine surgery.

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Ananthapuri Hospitals And Research Institute

Dr Jose.P.B

MS (Gen Surgery), MCh (Neuro)

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