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About the Functional Neurosurgical Program

Functional Neurosurgical Program was established in 1988

The only comprehensive Functional Neurosurgical Program in India.

The first and onlymultidisciplinary program having movement disorder specialist,pediatric neurologist, epileptologist, stroke expert and headache specialist.Further support provided by state of the art Neuroradiology and Neurophysiologyfacilities.

Postsurgical care offered by dedicated nursing staff, rehabilitation specialist and physiotherapists.

Conducting research in the field of glioma andPD surgery. Completed five research projects and two research projects areunderway.

It is the only centre that offersfellowship programin Stereotactic andFunctional neurosurgery for qualified neurosurgeons. The fellowship program hasa waiting period of more than three years.

Doshi PK. History of Stereotactic Surgery In India; inTextbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Lozano AM, Gildenberg P,Tasker R (eds). 2nd Ed. Berlin, Springer. P155-

About Dr. Paresh Doshi

Trained in Functional Neurosurgery from reputed centers such as the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, the Maudsley Hospital, London, Yale University, USA, Newcastle General Hospital, UK, as well as centers in France (with Prof. Benabid), Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Germany

First neurosurgeon to perform DBS surgery in India. Started DBS therapy in 1998 long before it was introduced in the USA (2002)
Largest number of DBS surgeries in India.

Only Neurosurgeon to perform DBS in patients with cardiac pacemakers
Operated on the oldest patient (82 years old) of PD in the world
Largest number of stereotactic procedures performed by a single person in India, with a success rate of> 95%. Experience of 250 movement disorders surgeries of which 200 are DBS surgeries
More than 30 publications including those in peer reviewed journals

Delivered >150 lectures in national and international meetings
Extensively interviewed by the National and International press, with live interviews on most TV channels

Reviewer for “Neurosurgery” Journal, regional editor for WSSFN newsletter, Treasurer of Indian society of stereotactic and Functional neurosurgery, board member of Asian-Australasian society of functional neurosurgery, member of the task force to form guidelines on psychosurgery

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