The division of neurosurgery at SUT Pattom Hospital is headed by Dr. Suresh Kumar K. L. (MS, Mch Neurosurgery), former Professor and Head Department of Neurosurgery in Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum who has over 30 years of surgical and teaching experience in the field of neurosurgery. He has vast experience in Brain and Spine surgeries. He has special interest in Vascular and Tumour surgery.

  • Combining precise surgical skills and cutting-edge technology
  • The most advanced and pioneering centre for all keyhole surgeries for brain and spine
  • Centre doing the highest number of keyhole discectomy(Cervical and Lumbar) , minimally invasive TLIF , keyhole excision of spinal cord tumors ,keyhole procedures for lumbar canal stenosis and keyhole spine fixations
  • Brain tumors like eloquent area lesions , CP angle tumors , brainstem tumors are done under intraoperative monitoring.
  • No wait policy for the management of head and spine trauma
  • First centre in Kerala to do minimally invasive TLIF.
  • First centre in Kerala to do TLIF under navigation.
  • First centre in Kerala to do Long segment percutaneous pedicle screw fixation
  • First centre in Kerala to use D wave monitoring for spinal cord (Intra medullary and other tumors)
  • Regularly doing awake craniotomies under monitoring and navigation
  • First centre in Trivandrum to use regular intracranial pressure monitoring for head trauma and brain tumors
  • Academic centre for simulated minimally invasive workshop

The range of treatments and procedures offered in this department include:

  • Day care surgeries – Minimally invasive (Keyhole) cervical and lumbar disc surgeries
  • Minimally invasive (Keyhole ) fusion procedures for listhesis
  • Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation for fractures
  • Endoscopic base of skull surgeries (with ENT department)
  • Endoscopic surgery for pituitary tumors , craniopharyngiomas , hypothalamic tumors etc.
  • Endoscopic CSF leak repair
  • Endoscopic excision of skull base tumors, meningioma , clival tumors , gliomas & all other brain tumors.
  • Keyhole surgeries for aneurysms and anterior skull base tumors.
  • Keyhole surgery for trigeminal neuralgia
  • Adolescent and adult degenerative spine deformity corrections
  • Most advanced systems for intracranial pressure monitoring and brain oximetry and BIS in severe head injury.
  • Intra operative neuromonitoring which includes, SSEP , MEP , D wave , BIS
  • Surgery for brain and spine trauma
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgeries