The department of neurosurgery at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal is a tertiary referral center for all neurosurgical ailments and caters to a large population stretching from North Kerala to costal Karnataka and Goa. The department is well-equipped with state of the art facilities and has the required infrastructure and expertise to tackle any complex neurosurgical problem. The department also trains residents in neurosurgery. The department has a long and rich history and is regarded as one of the leading neurosurgical centers in India.


Flagship subspecialties

  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Endoscopy & minimally invasive Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery 
  • Peripheral nerve surgeries
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgeries

Comprehensive programs in collaboration with neurology

  • Comprehensive epilepsy surgery program
  • Stroke unit – surgery for stroke
  • Surgery for movement disorders
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery
  • Percutaneous/endoscopic  spinal stabilization techniques


Dr. Raghavendra Nayak

Professor & HOD

Dr. Girish Menon

Professor & Unit Head

Dr. Rajesh P Nair

Associate Professor

Dr. Ashwin Pai

Associate Professor

Dr. Susanth S

Associate Professor

Dr. Lakshmi Prasad

Additional Professor

Dr. Nithin Raj S D

Assistant Professor