Division of Spine Surgery is attached to the Department of Orthopaedics. Treatment for entire spectrum of Spinal Disorders is provided at SP Fort Hospital. Thorough clinical and radiological evaluation is followed by formulation of a treatment plan suited best for the patient.
While the vast majority of common back pain and neck pain are treated by non operative methods like focused exercises, physiotherapy, lifestyle modifications or injections, some patients may need surgical intervention.
Patient can expect a thorough explanation and discussion with the doctor about the disease process, natural course, treatment options (operative and non-operative), lifestyle alterations and expectations after surgery.
Fully equipped operation theatre and advanced instrumentation supports fellowship- trained spine surgeon and anesthesiologits in delivering Spine surgery conforming to world standards at affordable cost.
Division of Spine Surgery at SP Fort Hospital is run by Dr Ashok Thomas. He is the first and only person in South Kerala to obtain the superspecialty fellowship degree (FNB) in Spine Surgery offered by the National Board of Examinations. He has undergone extensive training in Spine surgery at reputed centres in India and abroad.