Dr Nirad S. Vengsarkar
M.S. (Orth.) (BOM), D. Ortho, FCPS, D.N.B (Orth.)
Fellowship Trained Spine & Joint Replacement Surgeon
Fellow : Singapore General Hospital, Twin Cities, Spine Centre USA
Dr Nirad S. Vengsarkar is a specialist knee, hip and spine Orthopaedic Surgeon. Common surgical treatments such as knee replacement, hip replacement, minimally invasive spine surgeries and deformity corrections are the cornerstone of Dr Vengsarkar’s practice.
His priority is the prompt diagnosis, treatment and management of all knee, Hip and spine complaints. He achieves this goal by working closely with all referring GPs, physiotherapists and other physicians.
Dr Vengsarkar mission is to provide his patients with The Best and Most Up-To-Date Orthopaedic Care! Each person has their own individual wants and needs and at Ortho Insight your top priorities are very important to us.
1) M.S.(ORTH) ( MASTERS IN ORTHOPEDICS) completed in 1999
2) D.N.B.( Orth)(DIPLOMATE NATIONAL BOARD) 1999-GOLD MEDAL
3) F.C.P.S. (FELLOW OF COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS) 1999
4) D (Orth), (DIPLOMA IN ORTHOPAEDICS) completed in 1998
Twin Cities Spine Centre, Minneapolis USA (November 2002–October 2003)
( www.tcspine.com )
Completed ACGME accredited fellowship in Spine surgery. Was the 1st international foreign fellow to be accepted into this program. An extremely well known and one of the oldest fellowship programs in the United States, from the year 1972. This prestigious spine center was started by Dr John Moe, one of the fathers of scoliosis surgery.
The staff included three past Presidents of the Scoliosis Research Society, Dr R. Winter, Dr J. Lonstien and Dr James Ogilvie. Had the privilege to work the under Dr Francis Denis (current Head of Department) and Dr E. Transfeldt (Fellowship Director).
Rush Presbyterian, Chicago (May–June 2002)
Visiting fellow with Dr Richard Berger and Dr A. Rosenberg (pioneers in minimal access Hip and Knee Replacement)
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York (April 2002)
Under the guidance of Dr E. Salvatti (Head of Adult Reconstruction)
Insall Scott Kelly and Albert Einstein Institute, New York (January–March 2002) ( www.iskinstitute.com )
Visiting fellow for Joint replacement at this prestigious center where knee replacement was started by Dr John Insall and his legacy is carried forth by Dr Norman Scott and Dr Vince Kelly, under whom I was trained.
Singapore General Hospital (March–August 2001)
Clinical Fellow in Adult reconstruction and Arthroplasty. Worked on hip and knee arthroplasty, under the guidance of Dr K H Seow (Head of Dept of Adult Reconstruction), Dr N N Lo (Associate Head of Adult Reconstruction) and Dr S J Yeoh (Senior Consultant).
Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgeon with the following private hospitals in Mumbai.
1) Lilavati Hospital ( www.lilavatihospital.com )
2) Saifee Hospital ( www.saifeehospital.com )
3) Bhatia Hospital (www.bhatiahospital.org )
4) Wockhardt Hospital (www.wockhardthospitals.com)
Principal Areas of Expertise
Have been performing primary and revision arthroplasties for the hip, knee and shoulder since the year 2000
Using computer navigation for minimal access knee replacement. (Trained in Melbourne, Australia 2006)
Also doing surface replacement and smaller hip prosthesis like the Proxima for younger active arthritics.
Doing patient matched technology (CT and MRI guided) for knee replacements
Cover the entire range of spinal pathologies from cervical to lumbar areas including:
Trauma, degenerative, congenital, tumors and deformity correction with instrumentation.
Minimal access surgery for faster patient recovery.
Trained in Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty.
Gold medalist in the DNB examinations (1999)–stood 1st among the successful candidates in the country in this national level examination in Orthopedics conducted across India.
Gold medal in Anatomy and Silver medal in Pathology and Microbiology in the undergraduate University of Bombay examinations.
Use of Allograft in Revision Hip Replacement -Study of 30 Cases –presented in the Singapore Orthopaedic journal
Cadaveric study on the use of cement and screw constructs in knee replacement
Biologic plating of comminuted fractures of the femur
APAS –asia pacific arthroplasty conference presentation on the early results of the
proxima hip – Mumbai 2007
Osteotomies to correct Sagittal and coronal imbalance in revision deformity
surgery –study done in twin cities Spine center
Presented at national level meetings on joint replacement and on the teaching panel for Zimmer and Johnson and Johnson India
Training fellows in arthroplasty for five years (2007 to 2011) with the sponsorship of Depuy (Johnson & Johnson), India, with each Fellow being exclusively assigned for a period of 6 months.
Lecturer in the Department of Orthopedics, LTMG Hospital Mumbai (1999–2000)
Faculty on the National Arthroplasty Course (2004-2016)- Course designed to teach national postgraduate doctors from all over India tips and techniques of arthroplasty.
Faculty on the Bombay Spine Course (2004-2012) – Local body teaching students the art of spinal surgery.
I have moved on from having two clinics at dadar and kemps corner to a single central location at worli naka. My clinic is called Ortho Insight – Joint Replacement And Spine Clinic.
Here between me and my associate Dr Avinash Bhabad we do see more patients in a more friendly and professional set up having access to x rays in our building and pathology .
We maintain records of all our opd patients
We use whatapp and mail to answer patient related queries so as to reduce the need for office visits.
We also have physiotherapist in house to answer patient related queries about the right exercise.
We still maintain our primary policy of not selling surgery until we feel there is no other option.