Chirag Solanki

Position: Consultant Neurosurgeon

Dr Chirag Solanki

MBBS, MS, MCh Neurosurgery (NIMHANS, Bengaluru) Fellow Stereotactic & Functional Neuromodulation Surgery (Oxford, UK) Fellow Endoscopic Neurosurgery (NSCB, India)

Consultant Neurosurgeon (Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery Specialist)

Education, Fellowship & Training :

• Neurosurgery training under stalwarts of the field from NIMHANS, Bengaluru – A premier neuroscience Institute of National Importance (INI)

• Institutional residency training in the subspecialties of Neurosurgery including Stereotactic & Functional, Epilepsy, Gamma knife Radiosurgery, Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgeries which are available in only a few top institutes in India

• Fellowship in Functional Neuromodulation surgery from John Radcliffe (JR) Hospital, Oxford University, Oxford, UK under mentorship of Prof. Tipu Aziz – a pioneer and a giant in the field • Training in DBS, SCS, PNS, ITDD, VNS and programming under Functional Team of JR consisting of Prof Alex Green, James Fitzgerald and Stana Bojanic

• Fellowship in endoscopic neurosurgery under Prof. Y R Yadav from NSCB, India

• Special training in ‘Key-hole’ Brain surgery under Prof. Charles Teo from Australia

• M.B.B.S. and M.S. in General Surgery from B. J. Medical College & Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad

Experience :

• Extensive experience of 11 years with more than 5500 neurosurgeries under his belt which also includes exclusive Neurosurgical subspecialty surgeries apart from other surgeries

Special Interests & Expertise :

• DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) for: Parkinson’s, Dystonia, Tremors, Epilepsy, Psychiatric disorders like OCD, Major depression etc.

• Ablation surgeries: Parkinson’s, Dystonia, Tremors, Psychiatric diseases, pain, spasticity etc • Neuro-Onco Surgery

• SCS (Spinal cord stimulation) for: Intractable pain syndromes like CRPS, FBSS, Phantom limb pain, Neuropathic pain including diabetic neuropathy; Peripheral arterial occlusive diseases & angina; post traumatic paraplegia etc.

• ITDD (Intrathecal drug delivery) for: Spasticity in cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, HSP and other causes; Intractable pain syndromes especially cancer related pain etc.

• PNS (Peripheral nerve stimulations) for: SNS for bowel-bladder incontinence; VNS for epilepsy; Phrenic stimulation for diaphragm palsy; ONS/STN/SON for intractable headaches like migraine, cluster headaches

• Programming of DBS, SCS, VNS, SNS, ITDD and other neuromodulation systems

• Surgeries/injections/stimulations for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm

• Epilepsy surgeries: Lesionectomies with corticography & cortical mapping; ablations including in hypothalamic hamartoma; SEEG implantation; ATL-AH; disconnections; functional hemispherotomy; VNS, DBS, RNS etc.

• Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgeries: Brachial plexus injuries-Neuotization/grafts/distal nerve transfers, Entrapment syndromes like Carpel/Cubital tunnel syndromes, Tardive ulnar nerve palsies

Professional Membership :

• INS (International Neuromodulation Society)

• International Deep Brain Stimulation Society

• AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

• EANS (European Association of Neurological Surgeons) with Functional Neurosurgery Chapter • MDS (International Movement Disorder Society)

• TNS (The Neuromodulation Society of India)

• ISSFN (Indian Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery)

• MDSI (Movement Disorder Society of India)

• ISPNS (Indian Society of Peripheral Nerve Surgery)

• Neurological Society of India (NSI)

• Neurotrauma Society of India (NTSI)

Awards & Accolades:

• The FIRST institute & fellowship trained Functional Neurosurgeon of Gujarat

• Started Gujarat’s FIRST Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Functional Neurosurgery Program

• Received scholarship from an accolade of International Functional Neuromodulation societies

• Runner up in the Global Quiz on Deep Brain Stimulation & Neuromodulation out of 22 participants from all over the world

• Awarded bursary by SBNS (Society of British Neurological Surgeons) for fellowship in Functional Neuromodulation Surgery

• Awarded for his research by WFNS (World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies) – The global highest governing body of neurosurgeons

• Multiple podium presentations in International conferences as a faculty, award paper presentations and free papers

• Awarded distant mentorship program by INS (International Neuromodulation Society)

• Certified by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh for training in trauma care

Research & Publications:

• There are multiple researches and 13 publications in international journals as a primary author under his name

• He also has authored 4 chapters in two neurosurgery books