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Dr. SK Rajan




15+ Years of Experience



About Doctor

Dr. SK Rajan, with over 15 years of invaluable experience, is widely celebrated as the epitome of excellence in spine and neurological surgery. He has studied at prestigious institutions in both the United States and abroad.

Dr. Rajan received his MBBS at GMCH in Patiala, his MS in general surgery at the prestigious PGI in Chandigarh, and his MCH in neurosurgery at the prestigious GB Pant Hospital.

Dr. S. K. Rajan is well-known among neurosurgeons all throughout India for his innovative approaches to treating difficult spinal problems, particularly those affecting the cervical spine (at the base of the skull) and the lumbar spine (lower back) (lower back).

More than three thousand operations, including some of the most difficult spine cases, are to his credit.

Dr. Rajan is often asked to speak at scientific conferences both nationally and internationally, and he is also frequently asked to serve as National Guest Faculty at Live Operative Teaching Courses.

Dr. S. K. Rajan specializes in procedures involving the spine, including minimally invasive (keyhole) spine surgery (for slipped disc, canal stenosis), Craniovertebral junction (CVJ), endoscopic spine surgery, spinal fractures, and spinal tumors.

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS (GMCH, Patiala)
  • MS (Surgery) (PGI, Chandigarh)
  • MCh (Neurosurgery) (GB Pant, New Delhi)

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  •  Minimally Invasive (Keyhole) Spine Surgery (for slipped discs, canal stenosis) 
  •  Craniovertebral Junction (CVJ) Anomalies like Atlantoaxial Dislocations/fractures
  •  Spinal Fractures – including cementing (Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty)
  •  Endoscopic Spine Surgery (for slipped discs and tumors)
  •  Spinal Deformity correction (Kyphosis and Scoliosis)
  •  Spinal Tumors – including keyhole tumor removal
  •  Disc replacement (Artificial Disc Placements)
  •  Spinal Tuberculosis & Discitis

All Treatments

  • Brain tumors.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak.
  • Chronic pain in your back or neck.
  • Congenital brain conditions, such as Chiari malformations and arachnoid cysts.
  • Congenital spinal column conditions, such as spina bifida and tethered spinal cord.
  • Essential tremor.
  • Herniated disks.
  • Hydrocephalus.
  • Intracranial aneurysms.
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Pinched nerves.
  • Sciatica.
  • Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy.
  • Spinal bone spurs (osteophytes).
  • Spinal stenosis.
  • Spinal fractures.
  • Spinal tumors.
  • Spinal deformities, such as scoliosis and spondylolisthesis.
  • Traumatic head, brain, neck, or spine injuries.

Professional Work Experience

  • He was the department head of New Delhi's Maharaja Agrasen Hospital.
  • At the same time, he worked as a Professor at VM Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital.
  • At the time, he was working as a Consultant at G B Pant.
  • Additionally, he is a senior resident at PGI, Chandigarh.
  • He has previously worked as a consultant at Cleaveland Hospital in the United States.

Career Highlights

  • Dr. SK Rajan is a certified spine surgeon by the prestigious 'AO International' and has worked in a broad range of surgical settings throughout the course of his 15 years in practice.
  • Dr. Rajan received his surgical training at prestigious institutions in India, including PGI Chandigarh and GB Pant Hospital in New Delhi.
  • He later traveled to the United Kingdom and the United States to train under Professor Edward Benzel at the Cleveland Clinic and Mr. Adrian Casey in London, two of the most renowned spine surgeons in the world.

Research and Fellowships

  • After Completing MCh, he went to the Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute in the United States to do a fellowship in spinal surgery.
  • He completed a spine surgery fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in the United Kingdom, the Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery in the United Kingdom, and the KEM Hospital and Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, India.
  • Dr. Rajan was one of just a few people from all over the globe to get a distinguished fellowship to the United States from the International World Federation of Neurosurgeons.
  • Member of NASS - North American Spine Society
  • Member of AANS - American Association Of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member of MISSI - Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India
  • Member of NSSI - Neurological Surgeons Society of India
  • Member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

Awards and Recoginition

  • Recent recognition for his work in spine surgery includes a "award of excellence" from the Global Healthcare Excellence Awards in New Delhi.
  • Interspinous spacers- State of the evidence - 2010
  • Analysis of Management of 108 cases - 2009
  • Tethered Cord Syndrome - 2008

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