Dr. B.S.V.Raju MS DNB (Ortho) MCh (Neuro)

Department of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery
Aster Prime Hospital
Hyderbad, India 500038


1. Spine Fellowship, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA, 2001-2002
2. Spine & Peripheral Nerve Fellowship, Stanford University, USA, 2002-2003
3. United States Medical Licencing Examination, (USMLE), June 1998, Certification No: 0-570-221-2
4. M.Ch (Neurosurgery), June 1996, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad, India
5. D.N.B (Orthopaedics), December 1992, India
6. M.S (Orthopaedics), March 1992, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India
7. M.B.B.S, October 1989, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, India

Clinical & Training Experiece
Director & Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon - Prime Hospital, Hyderabad, India from 2007 till date
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon - Yasodha Hospital, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, July, 2003- October, 2007
Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery - Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad, 1997- June, 2001
Senior Resident (Post MCh Neurosurgery) - Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad, July, 1996- June, 97
Senior Resident - Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (During MCh Neurosurgery) (NIMS), Hyderabad, 1996-1997
Resident in Orthopaedics (MS) - Feb 1989 – Dec 1992
Internship - Oct 1987 – Nov 1989

Research Interest

Scientific Activities


1. Neurological Society of India
2. North American Spine Society
3. Indian Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery
4. Twin Cities Neuro Club
5. Twin cities Spine club
6. Indian Medical Association.


1. A.K. Purohit, BSV Raju, Shiv Kumar, KD Mallikarjun. Selective musculocutaneous fasciculotomy for spastic elbow in cerebral palsy. Acta Neurochirurgica. 140:5, 473-478, 1998.

2. VSSV Prasad, BSV Raju, C Sundaram, Chordoma as a cause for atlanto axial instability. Spinal Cord, 36,661-663, 1998.

3. Black disc disease: a commentary. Rengachary SS, Balabhadra RS. Neurosurgery Focus. 2002 Aug 15;13(2):E14.

4. Management of strut graft failure in anterior cervical spine surgery. Thongtrangan I, Balabhadra RS, Kim DH. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Sep 15;15(3):E4

5. Surgical techniques for total sacrectomy and spinopelvic reconstruction. Zhang HY, Thongtrangan I, Balabhadra RS, Murovic JA, Kim DH. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Aug 15;15(2):E5.

6. Vertebral body replacement with an expandable cage for reconstruction after spinal tumor resection. Thongtrangan I, Balabhadra RS, Le H, Park J, Kim DH. Neurosurgery Focus. 2003 Nov 15;15(5):E8.

7. Surgical treatment of tumors involving the cervicothoracic junction. Le H, Balabhadra R, Park J, Kim D. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Nov 15;15(5):E3.

8. Anterior cervical fusion using dense cancellous allografts and dynamic plating. Balabhadra RS, Kim DH, Zhang HY. Neurosurgery. 2004 Jun;54(6):1405-11; discussion 1411-2.

9. Thoracoscopic transdiaphragmatic approach to thoracolumbar junction fractures. Kim DH, Jahng TA, Balabhadra RS, Potulski M, Beisse R. Spine J. 2004 May-Jun;4(3):317-28.

10. Biomechanical comparison of anterior and posterior stabilization methods in atlantoaxial instability. Kim SM, Lim TJ, Paterno J, Hwang TJ, Lee KW, Balabhadra RS, Kim DH. J Neurosurg. 2004 Mar;100(3 Suppl Spine):277-83.

11. BSV Raju, Purohit AK, VSSV Prasad, DS Ganapathi Rao, Dinakar I, Cerebellar vermian dysgenesis and associated anomalies. Management of six cases and brief review of literature. Clinical Proceedings of NIMS, 9:4: 11-15, 1995.

12. BSV Raju, VSSV Prasad, Dinakar I, UN Das, AK Purohit. Role of Quantitative estimation of malondialdehyde (MDA) and effect of Methylprednisolone after acute spinal injury Clinical Proceedings of NIMS, 11:2:10-14, 1996.

13. VSSV Prasad, Dinakar I, BSV Raju, AK Purohit, RTA Naik, BCM Prasad, PK Gupta, Imageology in acute spinal trauma, Proceedings of 2nd National Neurotrauma Conference (Supp). 16-21, August, 1993.

14. PK Gupta, L Prasad, BSV Raju, Dinakar I. Split atlas with atlanto-axial dislocation, The Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging, 4:3: 177-178, August, 1994.

15. PK Gupta, L Prasad, BSV Raju, Dinakar I. Scar Carcinoma of the scalp-2 case reports and review of literature. The clinical proceedings of NIMS 9:1:32-37, January, 1994.

16. VSSV Prasad, BSV Raju, Dinakar I. Diabetes Insipidus in Cervico-dorasl Spinal Cord Injury. Neurology India, 43, 206-208, 1995.

17. AK Purohit, BSV Raju, JJM Reddy, Dinakar I. Claudicatory priaprism in lumbar canal stenosis with lumbar disc prolapse, Neurology, India, Vol 46; Vol. 1, June 1997.

18. AK Purohit, Meena Minz, BSV Raju, Dinakar I. Primary hypthyrodism presenting as precocious puberty and sellar – suprasellar mass. Quarterly Journal of Surgical Sciences. Accepted for publication in December, 1997.

19. BSV Raju, AK Purohit, A Krishna Reddy, VSSV Prasad, BP Sahu, Non-Surgical therapeutic interventions after acute spinal cord injury. The clinical proceedings of NIMS, 12:1, 16-22, March, 1998.

20. BSV Raju, AK Sinha, AK Reddy, C Sundaram, VSSV Prasad, BP Sahu, TVRK Murthy, Giant Spinal neurofibromas. Neurology India, Vol. 47, Supplement 1, December, 1999 (Abstract).

21. Jagan Mohan Reddy, VSSV Prasad, BSV Raju, BP Sahu, AK Purohit, Clinical outcome following Cervical Spine surgery: Prognostic indicators. Neurology India, Vol. 47, Supplement 1, December, 99 (Abstract).

22. AK Purohit, Jagan Mohan Reddy, Ramana Murthy, BSV Raju, TVRK Murthy. Sciatic selective motor fasciculotomy for spastic knee flexion in Cerebral Palsy. Neurology India, Vol 47, Supplement 1, December, ’99 (Abstract).

23. AC Upadhyaya, BSV Raju, C Sundaram, Subash Kaul, S Ram Murthi, AK Purohit. Unusual case report of actinomycosis of acalp & skull vault with intradural extension. Neurology India, Vol. 47, Supplement 1, December, ’99 (Abstract).

24. C. Sundaram, T.R. Paul, B.S.V.Raju: Cysts of the central nervous system: A clinicopathologic study of 145 cases, Neurology India, 2001:49, No.3- 237-242

25. BSV Raju, AK Purohit, S Ram Murthy, C Sundaram, T Sanjay,. Traumatic Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm in A Child; A Case Report. Accepted for publication,neurology India, January 2001.

26. Setti S Rengachary, Raju SV Balabhadra; Reduction in Spondylolisthesis. Neurosurgical Focus Vol 1391);2002

27. Setti S Rengachary ,Raju SV Balabhadra; Black Disc Disease; A Commentary Neurosurgical Focus Vol 13(2);2002.

28. Hong Le, Raju Balabhadra SV, Jon Park, Daniel Kim,; Surgical Treatment Of Tumors Involving The Cervico-thoracic Junction. Nurosurgical Focus Vol 15(5);2003

29. Ho Yeo Zhang, Issada Thongtrangan, Raju SV Balabhadra, Judith A Murovich, Danielh Kim;Surgical Techniques For Total Sacrectomy And Spinopelvic Reconstruction.Neurosurgical Focus Vol 15(2):2003..

30. Daniel H Kim, Tae A Jahng, Raju SV Balabhadra, Michael Potulski, Rudolf Beisse: Thoracoscopic Transdiaphragmatic Approach To Thoracolumbar Junction Fractures.The Spine Journal 2004.

31. Sung-Kim-, T.Jesse Lim, Josemaria Paterno, Tae-Jin Hwang, Kun-Woo Lee, Raju Sv Balabhadra, Daniel H. Kim: A Biochemical Comparision of Anterior and Posterior Stabiliszation Methods in A Severe Atlanto Axial Instability Model.Spine 2004.

32. Raju SV Balabhadra, Daniel H Kim. Anterior cervical fusion using dense cancellous allografts and plating.neurosurgery,may 2004.


1. BSV Raju, VSSV Prasad, AK Reddy. Recent advances in spinal cord injury. In reviews in Neurology. Ed.S.Mohan Das, Rupam Borgohain. Indian academy of Neurology. 119-137, 1999.

2. AK Reddy, BSV Raju, P Tripathy, M Panigrahi, BP Sahu, Extended anterior approaches to cervicothoracic spine. In: Indian Clinical Neurosurgery Vol. 1, Ed; AK Singh 2001.

3. Mick J Perez-Creut, Raju SV Balabhadra, Dino Samartzis, Daniel H Kim:
Historical Background of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. In: Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Instrumentation: Percutaneous Procedures edited by Daniel H. Kim, Richard G. Fessler, John J. Regan, Thieme Publishers, 2005.

4. Raju SV Balabhadra, Michael Potulski, Rudolf Beisse, Daniel H Kim:
Thoracoscopic Decompression and Fixation MACSTL. In: Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Instrumentation: Percutaneous Procedures edited by Daniel H. Kim, Richard G. Fessler, John J. Regan, Thieme Publishers, 2005.

5. Raju SV Balabhadra, Russel A Andrew, Mark Li: Cervical Trauma. In: The 5-Minute Neurology Consult edited by D. Joanne Lynn, Herbert B. Newton, Alexander D. Rae-Grant. Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2004.

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