Dr. Mohinish Bhatjiwale

   MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Neurosurgery), DSE, DHA, Fellowship (Stereotaxy & Functional Neurosurgery) – London, UK

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Dr. Mohinish Bhatjiwale

Consultant – Neuro Oncosurgeon


MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Neurosurgery), DSE, DHA, Fellowship (Stereotaxy & Functional Neurosurgery) – London, UK



HCG Cancer Centre - Borivali


31 Years

  • Dr. Mohinish is a senior neurosurgeon who has been associated with numerous national and international healthcare institutes.
  • His expertise lies in the following procedures:
    • Minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery for brain and spine tumours
    • Radiofrequency and CyberKnife for brain tumours
    • Management of neuralgia and cancer pain
  • He primarily focuses on the surgical management of brain and spinal cord tumors, as well as cranial and cranial base lesions.
  • Dr. Mohinish believes in creating a comfortable treatment setting for his patients and striving towards delivering care that is patient-centric and value-based.
Training and Certifications
  • He is the first fellowship trained (London, UK) Epilepsy Surgeon of India and is largely acknowledged as the Founder of the Stereotaxy, Epilepsy and Movement Disorder Surgery Section at KEM Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Dr. Mohinish has completed his special certification in spine surgery from L.T.M.G.H, Mumbai.
  • He has also completed his certification course in advanced pain therapies from South Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia.
  • He has completed his diploma in hospital administration at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
  • Dr. Mohinish is credited with discoveries in the fields of radiofrequency for neuralgia and deafferentation pain, spine bypass surgical technique, and migrainous facial palsy.
  • Dr. Mohinish firmly believes in the importance of adopting newer treatment approaches to achieve better clinical outcomes. He has revolutionised the field of neurosurgery with the following procedures:
    • First Awake Craniotomy in Public Teaching Hospital in India (1999)
    • First ECog-guided En bloc temporal lobectomy in India
    • First En-Bloc Temporal Lobectomy for Hippocampal Sclerosis in a Public General Hospital in North, West & East India (2000)
    • First Deep Brain Stimulation in a Public General Hospital in India (2001)
    • First successful Intrathecal Baclofen Pump insertion for spasticity in Mumbai (2004)
    • First successful Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery in Mumbai for tardive dyskinesia (2010)
    • Initiator of Microneurosurgery 2002 & Microspine Surgery (2002) & MIS (2016) in Western Suburbs of Mumbai
  • His extensive contributions to the field of neurology and neurosurgery have been honoured with the following recognitions:
    • Charak Award (2012) for outstanding contributions to underprivileged sections, in neurological sciences.
    • National Excellence in Healthcare Award (2015) for excellence in neurological surgery for the masses.
    • Quality Brands Award (2015) to the Neuro Health Foundation for excellence in neurological sciences in society.
    • Sushrut Award (2015) for outstanding contributions to the underprivileged sections of the neurosurgical field.
    • Rotary Excellence Award (2018) for contributions to the neurosurgical care of the masses.
    • Global Icon Excellence Award (2019)
    • Golden Aim Award 2022 For Excellence & Leadership in Neurological Healthcare
  • He also has 30 years of experience as a teaching faculty for the disciplines of general surgery and neurosurgery. Throughout his experience, he has been responsible for the launch of new services, care centres, and dedicated clinics for different neurological conditions in both private and public hospitals.
  • He is a lifetime member of several reputed medical associations, namely the Indian Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, the Indian Epilepsy Association, the Neurological Society of India, the Association of Medical Consultants, the Forum of Alternative Medicine & Holistic Sciences, and the Indian Medical Association.
  • He is a patron and founder of many NGOs that focus on making advanced neurocare accessible to the masses and environmental preservation.
  • Vardachary KS, Bhatjiwale M. G, Amoebic Liver Abscess, Review: Bombay Hospital Journal, October 1990 (Published in Internship) (Unarchived)
  • Vengsarkar U, Mokashi Y, Bhatjiwale M: Middle fossa decompression of the trigeminal sensory root for trigeminal neuralgia--a re-appraisal and a modification of the technique. Br J Neurosurg. 1995; 9(6): 743–8. 1995
  • Bhatjiwale M, Goel A, Desai K: Pathological laughter as a presenting symptom of trigeminal neurinoma - a case report. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 1996 Sep;36(9):644-6.
  • Bhatjiwale M, Goel A, Muzumdar D, Patankar T: Consecutive cerebellar and cerebral astrocytomas. J Postgrad Med. 1996 Apr-Jun;42(2):62-4. Review.
  • Bhatjiwale M.G, Muzumdar DP, Gumte B: Skull tongs as an unusual cause of Cerebral abscess: A Letter to Editor, Case Report, Neurology India, 1996
  • Bhatjiwale MG, Ramani PS, Chagla A, Vast R, Muzumdar DP: Aspergilloma: An Unusual Differential Diagnosis for Spinal Cord Compression in a Healthy Young Man Case Report, Neurology India, 1997
  • Goel A, Bhatjiwale M, Desai K: Basilar invagination: a study based on 190 surgically treated patients. J Neurosurg. 1998 Jun;88(6):962-8.
  • Bhatjiwale M, Polkey C, Cox T, Dean A, Deasy N: Rasmussen's encephalitis: neuroimaging findings in 21 patients with a closer look at the basal ganglia. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1998 Sep;29(3):142-8.
  • Bhatjiwale M, Goel A, Muzumdar D: Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea in spongiform dysplasia of the cranium: an unusual presentation of neurofibromatosis. Br J Neurosurg. 1998 Dec;12(6):592-3.
  • Bhatjiwale M, Gupta S: Midline cerebellar cystic schwannoma: a case report. Neurol India. 1999 Jun;47(2):127-9.
  • Bhatjiwale M, Nadkarni T, Desai K, Goel A: Pathological laughter as a presenting symptom of massive trigeminal neuromas: report of four cases. Neurosurgery. 2000 Aug;47(2):469–71
  • Muzumdar DP, Bhatjiwale MG, Goel A, Doshi P. Cavernous haemangioma in the interpeduncular cistern: case report and review of the literature. J Postgrad Med. 2001 Jul-Sep;47(3):191-3.
  • Muzumdar DP, Vengsarkar US, Bhatjiwale MG, Goel A.: "Diffuse calvarial meningioma: a case report. J Postgrad Med. 2001 Apr-Jun;47(2):116-8.
  • Bhatjiwale MG, Goel A, Muzumdar DP: A multiposition brain holder: a versatile appliance for micro laboratories. J Postgrad Med. 2001 Jan-Mar;47(1):82-3.
  • Bhatjiwale M, Goel A, Muzumdar D: Transnasal intracranial entry of a flying wire fragment. Br J Neurosurg. 2001 Jun;15(3):256–8.
  • Konnur M, Bhatjiwale M, Navlakhe M, Khandelval P: Vestibular Rehabilitation therapy in Neurosurgical patients and occupational therapy perspective: Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy Vol 33 No 1 April –July 2001, Pg 17-19.
  • Desai K, Bhatjiwale, Goel A: Flare-up after Stereotactic Aspiration of Tuberculous Abscess. NeuroMed Chir [Tokyo] Vol 42, No 3, March 2002
  • Desai K, Nadkarni T, Bhatjiwale M, Goel A.: "Intraventricular tuberculoma. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2002 Nov;42(11):501-3.
  • Goel A, Muzumdar D, Bhatjiwale M: Basilar Invagination and Chiari Malformation associated with cerebellar atrophy. Report of two treated cases. Journal of Clinical Neurosciences, March 2002, 9(2):194-6
  • Muzumdar DP, Bhatjiwale MG, Goel A.: "Giant cerebral cavernous haemangioma: a case report and review of the literature. J Clin Neurosci. 2003 May;10(3):348–51.
  • Muzumdar DP, Bhatjiwale MG, Goel A. Death following ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunting in a supratentorial malignant tumour associated with hydrocephalus. Neurol India. 2004 Jun;52(2):284-6.
  • Muzumdar DP, Bhatjiwale MG, Goel A. Plaster of Paris mould for stereotactic frame fixation. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2005 Sep-Oct;41(5):229-32.
  • Bhatjiwale MG, Bhatjiwale MM, Bhagat A: Ultra Extended Euthermic Pulsed Radiofrequency for the treatment of Ophthalmic Neuralgia. Sept-Dec Stereotactic Supplement, Surgical Neurology International, 2016.
  • Bhatjiwale M, Bhatjiwale M, Naik LD, Chopade P. Bi-modal radiofrequency treatment for coexisting neuralgia and neuropathy in adjacent divisions of the trigeminal nerve. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Dec;47(12):1557-1560. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2018.05.014. Epub 2018 May 30. PMID: 29857984.
  • Bhatjiwale MM, Bhatjiwale MG, Chandorkar SS. Transtentorial Brain Herniation After Lumbar Drainage in Patient Planned for Cranioplastic Reconstruction: Catastrophic Play Between Atmospheric and Intracranial Pressure. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jul; 127:366-369
  • Bhatjiwale, Mohinish G., Mrudul M. Bhatjiwale and Sushil Gadekar. ""Cannon Ball Bleeds" in the Brain Following Tenecteplase Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction." Neurology India 69 (2021): 1105 - 1106.
  • Bhatjiwale, Mrudul M., Mohinish G. Bhatjiwale and Salila S. Chandorkar. "In Reply to the Letter to the Editor Regarding 'Transtentorial Brain Herniation After Lumbar Drainage in a Patient Planned for Cranioplastic Reconstruction: Catastrophic Play Between Atmospheric and Intracranial Pressure'." World neurosurgery 141 (2020): 555.
  • Bhatjiwale, Mohinish G. and Mrudul M. Bhatjiwale. "Migrainous facial palsy (MFP): the introduction of a new concept of neurovascular conflict and its preliminary clinical evidence." Neurological Sciences (2020): 1-6.
  • Bhatjiwale, Mohinish G. and Mrudul M. Bhatjiwale. "Is "Vital" More Appropriate than "Super" Specialty in Addressing Emergency Neurosurgery for Head Injury and Stroke in Rural India." Asian Journal of Neurosurgery 16 (2021): 907 - 908.
  • Bhatjiwale M, Bhatjiwale M. Theco-thecal bypass technique elucidating a novel procedure and perspective on the treatment of post-arachnoiditis syringomyelia: A case report. World J Surg Proced 2021; 11(1): 1-9 [DOI: 10.5412/wjsp. v11.i1.1].
  • Mohinish G Bhatjiwale, Mrudul Mohinish Bhatjiwale, The Honorable “Honorary system” in teaching/university public hospitals - An ideal blend of academics and prosperity for the medical professional, Commentary: 2022, Vol 66, Issue 2, Pg 226-229.
  • Road Map for a Rail Service - Railways as a Preferred Mode of Transport to Help Rural Neurosurgery Patients in Emergency, Mohinish G Bhatjiwale, Mrudul M Bhatjiwale, Neurology India, 2023, Vol 71, Issue1, page 168.

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