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Dr. D.K. Vatsal

Department of Neurosurgery

21+ Years of Experience

Qualification: MBBS, MS (General Surgery, Gold Medal), MCh (Neurosurgery, Gold Medal)

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Dr. D K Vatsal splendid list of qualifications consisting of MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Neurosurgery) and DCH degrees have all being achieved from the renowned K G Medical College (Lucknow). The fact that Dr. Vatsal is a two time Gold Medallist, one in MS and the other in MCh examinations is an exemplary illustration of academic brilliance and ingenuity. Finalization of multidisciplinary training in Emergency Care (MDTEC- USA, UK, and India) was an augmenting factor to his existing qualifications thus providing him an insight into emergency and urgent patient care.

A glimpse into his past experience brings out the fact that Dr. Vatsal formerly served at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals (New Delhi), a hospital of high repute. This was followed by teaching experience as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for a period of two years. Dr. Vatsal later worked in the Neurosurgery Department of KGMU as a Senior Research Associate. During this tenure, Dr. Vatsal performed various major neurosurgical operations and within a span of three years molded extremely skilled Neurosurgeons imbibing high professional excellence.

Till date, Dr. Vatsal has performed over 10000 operations with the numbers growing rapidly. His publication record includes 40 papers in reputed national & international journals with two chapters on posterior decompression of cervical spine and Ependymoma Brain in Clinical Neurosurgery book.

Besides academics, Dr. Vatsal has won several awards in sports events, all playing a crucial part in his versatile personality. His invention of a new operation named Square Laminoplasty in 2003, published in the Journal of Neurosurgical Surgery tops the list of his professional achievements. Such an accomplishment indeed figures among the praiseworthy feats achieved by a doctor.

His specializations include,

  • Brain Tumor
  • Neurovascular Diseases of Brain
  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury and Tumor
  • Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences.

  • Member, Neurological Society of India (NSI).

  • Member, Neuro Spinal Surgeon Association of India ( NSSAI)


  • Recipient of Gold Medal in MS (General Surgery) examinations.
  • Recipient of Gold Medal in MCh (Neurosurgery) examinations.
  • Best Nursing Teacher Award for the year 1996-97.


  • Fellow of Lucknow College of Surgeons, India.
  • Fellow of International College of Surgeons (FICS).
  • Article- Primary fibrosarcoma of brain. Vatsal D K, Sharma S, Renjen P N, Kaul S, Jha A N. Neurology India. 2000 Dec;48(4):396-8.
  • Article- MR demonstration of brain abscess rupture into the subarachnoid space and its possible implication in management. Chawla J, Husain M, Vatsal D K, Jha D, Husain N, Gupta R K. Surg Neurol. 2003 Mar;59(3):197-9; discussion 199
  • Article- Square cervical laminoplasty incorporating spinous process: surgical technique. Vatsal D K, Husain M, Jha D, Chawla J. Surg Neurol. 2003 Aug;60(2):131-5
  • Article- Differentiation of Tuberculous from pyogenic brain abscesses with in vivo proton MR spectroscopy and magnetization transfer MR imaging. Gupta R K, Vatsal D K, Husain N, Chawla S, Prasad K N, Roy R, Kumar R, Jha D, Husain M. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2001 Sep;22(8):1503-9.
  • Article- Cerebellar hemangioblastoma simulating arachnoid cyst on imaging and surgery. Vatsal D K, Husain M, Husain N, Chawla S, Roy R, Gupta R K. Neurosurg Rev. 2002 Mar;25(1-2):107-9
  • Article- MRI demonstration of unsuspected intraventricular rupture of pyogenic cerebral abscesses in patients being treated for meningitis. Kamra P, Vatsal D K, Husain M, Pradhan S, Venkatesh S K, Gupta R K. Neuroradiology. 2002 Feb;44(2):114-7
  • Article- Comparative evaluation of magnetization transfer MR imaging and in-vivo proton MR spectroscopy in brain tuberculomas. Gupta R K, Husain M, Vatsal D K, Kumar R, Chawla S, Husain N. Magn Reson Imaging. 2002 Jun;20(5):375-81
  • Article- Neuro-endoscopic surgery–experience and outcome analysis of 102 consecutive procedures in a busy neurosurgical center of India. Husain M, Jha D, Vatsal D K, Thaman D, Gupta A, Husain N, Gupta R K. Acta Neurochir (Wien).2003 May;145(5):369-76
  • Article- Neuroendoscopic Transnasal Repair of Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea. Husain M, Jha D, Vatsal D K, Husain N, Gupta R K. Skull Base. 2003 May;13(2):73-78
  • Article- Transcranial Doppler sonography evaluation in patients with vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage. Gupta C, Husain M, Kumar M, Kohli N, Tiwari V, Vatsal D K, Nirala AP. JIMA 2004, 102 (4) 191-6
  • Article- Ectopic fascioliasis in the dorsal spine: case report. Vatsal D K, Kapoor S, Venkatesh V, Vatsal P, Husain N. Neurosurgery. 2006 Sep;59(3):E706-7; discussion E706-7
  • Article- A retrospective study of multiple interbody grafting and long segment strut grafting following multilevel anterior cervical decompression. Nirala A P, Husain M, Vatsal D KBr J Neurosurg. 2004 Jun;18(3):227-32
  • Article- Percutaneous vertebroplasty: an experience of 31 procedures. Nirala A P, Vatsal D K, Husain M, Gupta C, Chawla J, Kumar V, Thamman D, Agarwal A. Neurol India. 2003 Dec;51(4):490-2
  • Article- Posterior fossa arachnoid cyst presenting as high cervical cord compression. Shukla R, Sharma A, Vatsal D KBr J Neurosurg. 1998 Jun;12(3):271-3
  • Article- Magnetization transfer MR imaging in patients with posttraumatic epilepsy. Kumar R, Gupta R K, Husain M, Vatsal D K, Chawla S, Rathore R K, Pradhan. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2003 Feb;23(2):218-24
  • Article- Chronic Empyema thoracis – A Clinical Study. Vatsal D K et al. Surgery (organ of north zone chapter ASI), 1998. 8(12), 29-34
  • Article- Epidemiology of head injury. K Singh, Vatsal D K et al. Surgery (organ of north zone chapter ASI), 1997
  • Article- Outcome in severe head injured patients with attendant oriented care. Vatsal D K et al. Surgery (organ of north zone chapter ASI), 1997, 7 (11), 55-58
  • Article- Trans-sphenoidal microsurgery of pituitary macroadenoma long term follow up. Husain M, Vatsal D K. et al. Surgery (organ of north zone chapter ASI), 1998, 8(12), 42-62
  • Article- Survey of Maxillofacial and associated injuries of severely traumatized patients. Agarwal Rajiv, Vatsal D K. et al. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery 1999
  • Article- Vaginolith on a coated polyglactin suture. Dalela D, Kumar R, Vatsal D KArchivos Espanoles De Urologica 1993
  • Article- Unilateral pulsatile exophthalmos – Neurosurgical approach. Vatsal D K, Husain M. J of Internal Medicine of India 2001, Dec. 4(4), 210-12
  • Article- An overview on the complication of TBM & their management. Vatsal D K, Thamman D, Husain M, Suryakant. Journal of Internal Medicine of India 2001
  • Article- PTE not always the PTE. Vatsal D K et al. Annals of Neurosciences. 2002
  • Article- Management of spinal tuberculosis with special reference to indications of surgery. Vatsal D K. Chawla Jayant, Jha D, Agarwal Alok, Hussian M. JIMI, Dec. 2002
  • Article- Cervical Spondylosis – Management. Vatsal D K, Chawla J, Tayal A, Hussain M. JIMI, 2002
  • Article- Unusual Presentation of Brain Tuberculosis. Vatsal D K, Vatsal Priti, Vishwajeet Singh. Indian Journal of Bio Research 2008, 50(8), 50-56
  • Article- Chapter in Book: Ossified posterior longitudinal ligament – posterior decompression. Hussain M, Vatsal D KIndian Clinical Neurosurgery Vol.1
  • Article- Chapter in Book: Posterior fossa ependymoma. Hussain M, Vatsal D KIndian Clinical Neurosurgery Vol. 2.
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