Department of Neurosurgery



Initial Donor – Dr.Achanta Lakshmipathi(Arogya Ashrama Samithi) Cornerstone laid by Dr. M.G.Ramachandran(Ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu) Inaugurated in 1981 by Dr.H.V.Hande, the then Health Minister ICU and Operation theatre revamped with R.Choodamani Endowment Fund in 2012

The Dr. Achanta Lakshmipathi Neurosurgical Centre and Postgraduate Institute of Neurological Surgery at the VHS Hospital and Research Centre, Adyar, has been at the forefront of neurosurgical care, education, innovation and research for the past 40 years (1978-2018).

The institution has been a recognised postgraduate training centre by the National Board of Examinations. Since 1984, there have been 33 postgraduates who have undergone strenuous training of 5 years before writing the National Board examinations. The institution is currently allowed one candidate per year and the course is now for 6 years. The candidates are selected by the National Board on the basis of an all-India examination and counselling done centrally.


Treating a huge number, of neurosurgical patients, that were managed both conservatively and surgically is the main achievement of this institution. The creation of a distinct Indian school of Neurosurgery has been its hallmark. Multi-author textbooks published by the Department are the main source of educational material for neurosurgery postgraduates.

The Department has benefited all sections of the society by providing free neurosurgical service and care to the poor, subsidised for the middle income groups, and appropriately charged neurosurgical service for the higher income groups.


Providing an educational opportunity to

Neurosurgical postgraduates

General surgery postgraduates

Neuro-anaesthesia training

MS neuroscience students

B.Sc., M.Sc. Nursing students

Krishnan SS, Nigam P, Bachh O, Vasudevan MC. Quad Fever: Treatment through Lowering of Ambient Temperature. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2018 Jan;22(1):43-45. doi: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_295_17.

Krishnan SS, Patel BR, Vasudevan MC Concurrent Multilevel Spinal Intra-medullary with Extensive Intracranial Tuberculomas: A Rare Case Report. Asian J Neurosurg. 2017 Oct-Dec;12(4):774-778. doi: 10.4103/1793-5482.185073.

Vasudevan MC, Kameswaran M, Devareddy G, Amarnath D, Krishnan SS. A rare case of an internal acoustic meatal tuberculoma involving the VII-VIII nerve complex.Neurol India. 2017 May-Jun;65(3):658-660. doi: 10.4103

Goyal S, Krishnan SS, Kameswaran M, Vasudevan MC, Ranjith, Natarajan K. Does cerebellar flocculus size affect subjective outcomes in pediatric auditory brainstem implantation. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jun;97:30-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2017.03.027. Epub 2017 Mar 22.

Chidambaram S, Vasudevan MC, Nair MN, Joyce C, Germanwala AV.Impact of Operating Room Environment on Postoperative Central Nervous System Infection in a Resource-Limited Neurosurgical Center in South Asia.World Neurosurg. 2018 Feb;110:e239-e244. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.10.142. Epub 2017 Nov 22


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