Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre—Mumbai, India


​Department of Spine Surgery
New Marine Lines,
Mumbai, 400020

​Program Director

Arvind Kulkarni

​Spine team

​Director: Arvind Kulkarni

Team Member: Vishal Kundnani

​Center description

Bombay Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Mumbai. We perform more than 1000 spine surgeries in a year. We have all modern facilities including spinal navigation and neuromonitoring. The fellowship at our centre is accredited by ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeons of India) and AOSpine.

​Most frequent pathologies

Deformity, Degeneration, Infection

Most frequent surgical procedures

Tubular Micro-lumbar decompression, tubular micro-discectomy, MIS-TLIF

​Number of cases
Number of cases per year:
Number of instrumented cases per year: 

Total estimated number of procedures:
• Cervical deformity    
• Cervical trauma
• Cervical tumor    
• Rheumatoid cervical spine
• Degenerative cervical spine
• Degenerative lumbar spine  
• Thoracic & lumbar trauma
• Thoracolumbar deformity  

Other techniques performed:
Minimally invasive spinal surgery


2 per month
2 per month
2 per month
1 per month
5 per month
20 per month
1 per month
2 per month

​Types of fellowships

  • National fellowship
  • Regional and international fellowship
  • Short-term fellowships (2 weeks to 6 months)
  • Long-term fellowships (6 to 12 months)
  • Fellow can scrub-in and assist scrubbed in

Average number of surgeries per week in the OR for the fellow: 8–10