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Dr. Rakesh Kumar Dua


Spine Surgeon


25+ Years of Experience


New Delhi

About Doctor

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Dua is a Spine surgeon, He has gained over 25 years of experience. Currently, he directs the Neurosurgery department and heads the Neurospine division at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi. The National Board of Examinations (NBME) in Neurosurgery and Spine has appointed him as a faculty member.

Dr. Dua possesses a wide range of expertise in spine surgery, which includes performing complex spinal decompression and fixation, conducting endoscopic surgeries, treating neurotrauma, and removing brain and spine tumors. He specializes in congenital anomalies in children, performs minicraniotomies for tumors and hematomas, and conducts minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Dua provides his patients with the best possible care as he is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon. He belongs to several professional organizations, such as the Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) and the Indian Society of Neurological Surgeons (ISNS).

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS from University of Delhi, 1976
  • MCh in Neuro Surgery from University of Delhi, 1979

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Vascular skull base Endoscopic
  • Brain & spine tumors,
  • Spinal decompression & fixation 
  • Neurotrauma 
  • Minimally invasive neuro & spine surgeries 
  • Neuro-critical care

All Treatments

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior cervical corpectomy
  • Cervical decompression
  • Cervical laminoplasty
  • Cervical laminectomy
  • Cervical laminotomy
  • Cervical posterior decompression and fusion
  • Cervical laminectomy and fusion
  • Cervical posterior foraminotomy
  • Anterior/posterior cervical fusion
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Cervical fusion for tumors
  • Posterior thoracic decompression
  • Posterior thoracic laminectomy
  • Thoracic posterior fusion
  • Thoracic interbody fusion
  • Thoracic posterior fusion for tumors
  • Percutaneous pedicle instrumentation of the thoracic spine
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar posterior fusion
  • Lumbar fusion for tumors
  • Pars repair
  • Percutaneous pedicle instrumentation of the lumbar spine
  • Posterior spinal fusion
  • Anterior/posterior spinal fusion
  • Anterior spinal fusion
  • Exploration of fusion
  • Osteotomies
  • Removal of spinal implants/hardware
  • Revision spinal surgery
  • Synovial cyst excision

Professional Work Experience

  • At Fortis Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, he treats patients as a neurosurgeon.
  • He worked at the Max Super Speciality Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, where he served as Associate Director.

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Rakesh Kumar Dua is a specialist in spinal surgery with over 25 years of experience.
  • He specializes in micro-invasive neuro-spinal surgery for various conditions, from vascular tumors to congenital malformations to degenerative spinal conditions to spinal fixation.
  • The Neurological Society of India, the Delhi Neurological Association, the Neurospinal Society of India, and the Delhi Medical Association are just some of the illustrious groups of which he is a member.
  • He is currently on the National Board of Examinations' Faculty.
  • He has participated in numerous national conferences and has had numerous papers published.
  • In 1999, he was recognized as the best senior resident at MAMC and its affiliated hospitals with the Mohan Lal Nayyar Award.

Research and Fellowships

  • Punjab Medical Council 

Awards and Recoginition

  • He won Rahul Gandhi Ekta Award in 2011
  • He received Mohan lal Nayyar Award for Best Senior Resident MAMC in 1999
  • He has 17 Publications and 25 Papers Presented in Conferences.
  • He presented 6 Guest Lectures

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