Sir Ganga Ram Hospital—Delhi, India

Department of Spine Surgery
Rajinder Nagar 
Delhi, 110060



Spine Center Director: Shankar Acharya

Team member:
R.S. Chahal (Associate Course Director)
K.L. Kalra

Center description

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is one of the oldest charitable multispecialty hospital in Delhi since last 65
years. It is situated in the heart of the city and has 675 beds. It is one of the best rated hospital in the
country. The research and academic training are of high standards. It provides the largest number of
DNB and FNB fellowship in the country.

Most frequent pathologies

Degenerative, trauma, infective spine, deformity, tumor

Most frequent surgical procedures

Microdiscectomy, TLIF L4-L5, L5-S1, cervical ACDF, laminoplasty
Number of cases
Number of cases per year: 
Number of instrumented cases per year: 

Approximately 1608 procedures performed per year 

• Cervical deformity
• Cervical trauma 
• Cervical tumor 
• Chronic Pain
• Degenerative cervical spine
• Degenerative lumbar spine
• Dysraphic conditions
• Rheumatoid cervical spine
• Special procedures
• Spinal cord Injury
• Thoracic & lumbar trauma
• Thoracic & lumbar tumor
• Thoracolumbar deformity


approx. 6 per month
approx. 8 per month
approx. 0 per month
approx. 1 per month
approx. 23 per month
approx. 46 per month
approx. 11 per month
approx. 3 per month
approx. 10 per month
approx. 2 per month
approx. 5 per month
approx. 5 per month
approx. 16 per month

Types of fellowships

  • National fellowship
  • Regional and international fellowship (prior MCI registration is mandatory)
  • 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: 10