Dr. Sajan K. Hegde

Consultant Spine Surgeon Apollo Hospitals, Chennai


  • MBBS - Baroda Medical College, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda
  • MS - Baroda Medical College, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda

Spine Surgery Fellowships/Residencies/Visiting Fellowships

  • 1989 - Cotrel Spine Fellowship: Unit of Dr. D. Chopin,  Department of Spinal Surgery. Institut Calot, Berck-sur-mer  France. (First Indian to receive this prestigious spine fellowship) 
  • 1989 - Resident in Spinal Surgery: Unit of Dr. D. Chopin, Department of Spinal Surgery, Institute Calot, Berck-sur-mer France
  • 1991 - Visiting Surgeon: Unit of Dr. N. PassutiClinique Chirurgicale Orthopedique, Centre Hospitalier Regional Et Universitaire de Nantes Hospital Saint – Jacques Nantes, France
  • 1992 - A.O. Spine Fellowship: Unit of Prof. W. Dick Orthopaeische Universitatsklinik, Felix-Platter-Spital, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1993 - Visiting Surgeon: Unit of Prof. Kim Spine Center Yongdong Severance HospitalSeoul, South Korea
  • 1995 - Harms Spine Fellowship: Unit of Prof. Harms, Spine CentreKlinikum,Karlsbad – Langensteinbach, Karlsbad, Germany 
  • 1995 - Visiting Surgeon: Unit of Dr. G. Tabasso Clinica Orthopedic, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
  • 1995 - Visiting Surgeon: Unit of Dr. Harry Shufflebarger Chief Spine Surgeon Division of Spinal Surgery Department of Orthopaedics, Florida, Miami, USA
  • 1997 - Visiting Surgeon: Unit of Prof. Kaneda Department of Orthopedic Surgery  Hokkaido University  School of medicine Sapporo, Japan 
  • 1997 - Visiting Surgeon: Unit of Prof. Tomita Department of Orthopedic Surgery Kanazawa University Kanazawa, Japan 
  • 1998 - Visiting Surgeon: Unit of Dr. Henry Halm Spine Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
  • 1999 - Visiting Surgeon: Unit of Prof. Harms Spine Centre  Klinikum, Karlsbad – LangensteinbachKarlsbad, Germany 

Brief Profile 

Dr. Hedge is one of the most experienced and renowned spine surgeons in the country. He has pioneered numerous innovative techniques in the field. He is the Chief Spine surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. He has extensive experience both in India and abroad.  He is considered by some to be a world authority in the field. He has pioneered the use of many modern instrumentation systems, for Example, the Cotrel – Dubousset, the Moss Miami, The Ray cages (PLIF), the BAK cages and the Harms Mesh Systems in India. His present work covers almost the entire range of spinal disorders including deformities, low back, tumor, trauma, Infection & cervical spine surgery. He is credited with introducing Arthroplastic reconstruction of the lumbar and cervical discs with artificial discs in India. A first for an Indian spine surgeon: He has designed in collaboration with Medtronic Sofamor Danek (MSD) a comprehensive spinal instrumentation system for anterior fixation in a variety of spinal problems including spinal deformities, tumors, infections and injuries. The system is awaiting FDA clearance and will be marketed internationally by MSD. It is called “The Pegasus”.


  • Indian Orthopaedic Association (I.O.A)
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)
  • Groupe Internationale Cotrel Dubousset (GICD)
  • Spine trauma study group USA
  • Fellowship of The National Board in spine surgery - Examiner, 2004

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