DR. S VIDYADHARA - HOD & Consultant of Spine Surgery & Spine Care

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HOD & Consultant – Spine Surgery, Spine Care

Manipal Hospital, HAL Old Airport Road, Kodihalli, Bengaluru.

QUALIFICATION: MBBS | MS | DNB | FNB (Spine Surgery) | FHKU (Spine Surgery)

Fellowship & Membership

  • Chairman, Communication Committee of Scoliosis Research Society USA (2017-20).
  • Editor, SRS Newsletter (2017-20).
  • Active Fellow of “Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) since 2008.
  • Fellow of University of Hong Kong in Spine Surgery 2008.
  • Fellow of National board of Examinations (FNB) in Spine Surgery 2004-06.
  • Adjunct Visiting Professor of Spine Surgery (Manipal University)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Tamil
  • Malayalam
  • Telugu
  • Tulu
  • Konkani

Field of Expertise

  • Non-operative and operative treatment of neck & back pain.
  • Various injection techniques in the spinal disorders.
  • Microscopic and Endoscopic Procedures.
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Stabilization, Posterior and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF / TLIF).
  • Artificial Disc Replacement.
  • Complex Cervical Spine Surgeries.
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic fractures,
  • Surgery for Spinal Tumors.
  • Scoliosis Correction Surgeries.
  • Spinal Osteotomies for Kyphosis.
  • Spinal Column Reconstruction – Posterior/ Anterior.
  • Surgeries for Spinal Cord / Column Tumors.

Awards & Achievements

  • First Indian to become Chairman of Communication Committee of Scoliosis Research Society, USA (2017-20)
  • First Indian to get the prestigious Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellowship in 2012,
  • Fifth from India and lone active member of Scoliosis Research Society from Karnataka,
  • International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Best Research Award 2010,
  • Most Promising Spine Research Award Hong Kong Orthopedic Association, 2009
  • Scoliosis Research Spine Society Educational Scholarship, 2008
  • Dr. R L Mittal IOA Fellowship, 2008,
  • Lester Lowe SICOT Award, 2007
  • ISCA Young Scientist Award (President’s Medal) from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in 2006
  • ASSI-Deputy Best Spine Research Award 2005
  • APOA Traveling Fellowsip 2005

Talks & Publications

  • Randomized clinical study to compare the accuracy of navigated and non-navigated thoracic pedicle screw insertion in difficult deformity correction surgeries. S Rajasekaran, S Vidyadhara, Ramesh P, Shetty AP. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007; 32: E56-64.
  • Iso-C3D fluoroscopy based navigation in direct screw fixation of Hangman’s fracture – A case report. S Rajasekaran, S Vidyadhara, Shetty AP. J Spinal Disorders and Techniques 2007; 20(8): 616-9.
  • Coupling between sagittal and frontal plane deformity correction in idiopathic thoracic scoliosis and its relationship with post-operative sagittal alignment. Luk KDK, S Vidyadhara et al. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010; 35(11): 1158-64.
  • Intra-operative Iso-C3D C-arm Navigation for pedicle screw instrumentation of Hangman’s fracture. S Rajasekaran, S Vidyadhara et al. J Orthop Surg 2007 Apr; 15(1): 73-77.
  • ISSLS Prize Winner: A Study of Effects of In Vivo Mechanical Forces on Human Lumbar Discs With Scoliotic Disc as a Biological Model: Results From Serial Post-contrast Diffusion Studies, Histopathology and Biochemical Analysis of Twenty-One Human Lumbar Scoliotic Discs. Rajasekaran S, S Vidyadhara, et al Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010; 35 (21): 1930-43 (Cited by 45).
  • Predictability of supine radiographs for determining in-brace correction for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. JPY Cheung, KKL Yiu, S Vidyadhara et al. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018; 43 (14), 971-976.
  • Rationale in the Management of 4-Level Lumbar Spondylolyses with or Without Instability and/or Spondylolisthesis. S Vidyadhara. Spine 2014; 39 (12): E734-E738.
  • Spine surgeon Dr. S Vidyadhara cautions about spondylitis
  • She attends school with ventilator
  • Hope againts hope – Surgical miracle at manipal hospital, bangalore
  • Surgical Marvel : Boy will walk after two years wait
  • How work from home has triggered an epidemic of pain, Dr. S. Vidyadhara, Head of Spine Surgery, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road
  • Languages : English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Tulu Konkani
  • Gender : Male