About Dr.Shankar Acharya
Dr.Shankar Acharya belongs to the exclusive group of leaders of Scoliosis & Deformity Correction Surgery in Asia.
A Brief Portrait – Prof. (Dr.) Shankar Acharya
Dr. (Prof.) Shankar Acharya
M.B.B.S., M.S. (Ortho), DNB (Ortho), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasg.), M.Ch(Ortho) Liverpool. , FRCS (Ortho) U.K,
- Chairman – Department of Spinal Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
- Program Director – AOSpine Referral Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
- Professor of Spine Surgery – Ganga Ram Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education & Research
- Founder & Managing Trustee – KOST-KCT (Kadambini Orthopaedic & Spine Trust)
Professor (Dr)Shankar Acharya is one of the most eminent and distinguished Senior Orthopaedic& Spine Surgeon in India. He has done his M.B.B.S and MS (Orth) from SCB Medical College, Cuttack in 1985 &1990 respectively, D.N.B. (Ortho) from National Board of Medical Sciences , New Delhi , FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons & Physicians of Glasgow, FRCS from Inter Collegiate Board of Royal colleges UK. He did his M.Ch (Ortho) at the University of LiverpoolUK in the year 1996. He has a fellowship in Spinal surgery from Birmingham ,Germany as well as U.S.A.
Currently he is a Senior Consultant, Chairman and Head of Spinal Surgery department, with 25 years of spinal surgery experience at the renowned Sir GangaramHospital, New Delhi.He serves as Program Director of the AO Spine Referral Center, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, as well as Head of Department of Physiotherapy Department Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
He has performed over 20000 complex orthopaedics & spine surgeries with special interest in surgery for scoliosis& kyphosis. He has the largest experience in microscopic procedures in the state. His patient’s morbidity and mortality rates are lower and comparable internationally.
He is an experienced clinical investigator and has been primary and co-investigator in several international and national trials. He also participates in multiple clinical trials that investigate motion preservation implants and surgical techniques.
Apart from the clinical expertise he has given more than 300 presentations in various medical forums at national & international levels and has multiple publications in peer reviewed international journals. His contribution in peer-reviewed scientific publications and international journals has been promising. He has been actively involved in many national and international conferences held by the renowned medical institutions in the field of Orthopaedics & Spine Surgeries. He has contributed in various book chapters on Back pain & Spine Conditions.
MEMBERSHIP OF VARIOUS BODIES
Dr, Acharya is certified by the National Board of Medical Sciences, New Delhi India, He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons & Physicians of Glasgow and Inter Collegiate Board of Royal colleges of UK. Besides being the President of Delhi Orthopaedic Association.he also holds memberships in the AO Spine International, Association of spine surgeons of India, Delhi Orthopaedic Association, Indian Orthopaedic Association, World Orthopaedic Concern, Orissa Orthopaedic Association, Bombay Orthopaedic Association, Bombay Orthopaedic Association, Indian Foot Society, Indian Musculoskeletal Oncology Society, Neurological Surgeons’ Society of India.
AREA OF SURGICAL EXPERTISE AND INTERESTS
- His main interest is Spine surgery and at present 90% of his work is Spine. He has had extensive training in all aspect of spinal surgery. He deals with spinal trauma, spinal infections, spinal tumour, spinal deformity & other adult degenerative conditions of the spine. He performs micro-disectomies and other complex spinal fixations. He has done a wide variety of anterior surgical procedures. He has performed all spinal procedures independently from Cervical Spine to Sacrum.He does all Scoliosis Surgeries.
- Complex Spine Surgery With or without instrumentation
- Complex spine and reconstructive surgery
- Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery
- Back, Neck & Spine Pain
- Back, Neck & Spine Deformity
- Back, Neck & Spine Degenerative & Inflammatory Conditions
- Back, Neck & Spine Fracture
- Back, Neck & Spine Tumor
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
As one of the leading spine specialists in India, Dr. Shankar Acharya has pioneered some of the latest advancements in evaluating and treating cervical, Dorsal, Lumbar and Sacral spine conditions and injuries. This includes minimally invasive spine surgery, new modular disc implants that allow for more mobility, spinal fusion surgery, and disc arthroplasty. He’s on a mission to provide the best options available to help patients regain movement and return to the activities they enjoy without debilitating back and neck pain. His statement “We’ve pioneered less invasive procedures for the spine emphasizing less pain, quicker recovery, and superior long-term results.”
Because of the complexity of bones, discs, muscles, nerves, and cartilage that make up the spine, receiving an accurate diagnosis is a major first step to resolving the problem. An incorrect diagnosis can delay receiving the right course of treatment, one that has been individualised based on the patient’s back or neck problem and lifestyle.
Dr. Acharya has been a leader in evaluating the effectiveness of new technology and materials for artificial disc implants, which allow for more flexibility or movement of the back. With the newer implants and minimally invasive spine surgery, he’s able to make a small incision of 1-2 inches, remove the damaged disc, and replace it with a new artificial disc. The procedure takes about an hour to perform and recovery is approximately one to two weeks.
Although he is a spine surgeon, Dr. Acharya does not always recommend surgery for patients. In fact, he says, most back and neck issues can be managed without surgery, using non-operative, conservative treatment options.
He treats a wide range of patients, from high school gymnasts to retirees. This includes patients needing an initial diagnosis or second opinion, as well as those who may need previous surgeries corrected.
Patients with back and neck pain typically look for medical care primarily from their family doctor or General care physician. However, a lot of patients require the guidance of a spine consultant. A spine consultant is a physician who has added years of medical education in the analysis, diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders such as fractured vertebrae, tumours, scoliosis, osteoarthritis, herniated discs, neck & back injuries, spinal deformity, spine infections and congenital abnormalities.
He is the founder Trustee of KOST- Kadambini Charitable Trust (http://www.kostindia.org/) of KOST, an NGO that mainly offers medical help to the economically weaker sections suffering from curable illness.