Dr. Girish Datar Profile | Center For Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Dr. Girish Datar is a Qualified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes (Fellowship Trained) in diagnosing and treating the causes of back pain and sciatica from painful degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, particularly herniated discs, bulging discs with annular tears, Lateral & foraminal stenosis. The technique he uses has proven to be very effective in relieving both back and leg pain. Dr. Girish Datar can target and visualize the pain generator with an endoscope, using imaging as a guide& confirming the source of pain with diagnostic and therapeutic injections. He is among the first to use endoscopically guided lasers in spine in India.

The technique used by Dr. Girish Datar avoids injury to normal spinal anatomy while targeting the source of pain in Lumbar spine. The procedure continues to evolve, and is taught in the Cadaveric Workshops, Training & fellowship program directed by Dr. Girish Datar onsite & online at the Centre for Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Interventional Spine & Pain Management, Sushruta Hospital for Orthopaedics & Traumatology (CESS-SHOT). Additionally, Dr. Girish Datar is a lecturer and author of many scientific publications, Scientific Meetings on Endoscopic Spine Surgery. He is a International & National Faculty on Endoscopic Spine Surgery.

Dr. Girish Datar served as the National Convener for Endoscopic Spine Surgery at the IOACON (Indian Orthopedic Association Annual Conference) 2017 & Currently Co Director of Medical Education at the International Endoscopic Therapy Spine Society (IETSS). He is on the Editorial board of International Journal of Spine Surgery & Indian Journal of Pain.

Dr. Girish Datar travels extensively Nationally & Internationally giving workshops, teaching and lecturing.
  • Speciality Training & Fellowship in SELD (Sacral Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression) & PSLD (Percutaneous Stenoscopic Lumbar Decompression) at Good Doctor Teun Teun Hospital, Republic of Korea with Dr. Park Chun Kum MD, PhD & Dr. Lim Kang Taek MD

  • Speciality Training in Percutaneous Instrumentation in Spine at the National University of Singapore, May 2013 with Prof. Dr. Hi kit Wong and Dr. Gabriel Lieu.

  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery - YESS Fellow (Yeung’s Endoscopic Spine Surgery System) with Dr. Anthony Yeung at Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC), Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

  • Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery - Speciality Training & Fellowship in Endoscopic Spine Surgery at St. Anna’s Hospital, Herne, Cologne, Germany.

  • Interventional Spine – Speciality Training & Fellowship in Epidural Neuromodulation & Pulsed Radio-frequency at Marie Stern Hospital, Remagen, Cologne, Germany with Prof. Dr. Omar Pasha

  • Interventional Pain Management – Aesculap Academy.

  • Laser Safety Certification Course at Kovai Medical Centre, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

  • JR Resident in the Department of Orthopaedics at Bharati Vidyapeth Deemed University Medical College & Hospital, Sangli - 05 Years

  • Paediatric Orthopaedics – Fellow Paediatrics Orthopaedics, Mumbai with Dr. Ashok Johari.

  • Master of Surgery Orthopaedics & Traumatology

  • Diploma in Orthopedic Surgery (Dip. Ortho) (CPS Mumbai).

  • Medical Graduation (M.B.B.S) at Govt. Medical College Miraj, Miraj, Maharashtra.

C & MD Centre for Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Sushruta Hospital for Orthopedics & Traumatology - 21 Years
Practicing Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Spine Specialist - 12 Years
Interventional Spine and Pain Management Specialist - 12 Years
Orthopedic Surgeon at Sushruta Hospital for Orthopaedics& Traumatology, Miraj for the last 21 Years.
Affiliate Consultant Endoscopic Spine Surgery- Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi
  • Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery under Local Anaesthesia

  • Transforaminal Endoscopic Decompression of Spinal Stenosis under Local Anaesthesia

  • Interlaminar Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery

  • PSLD - Percutaneous Stenoscopic Lumbar Decompression

  • Endoscopic Foraminoplasty, Annuloplasty

  • Endoscopic Interbody Fusion - E-TLIF, E-PLIF

  • Percutaneous Spinal Instrumentation

  • Percutaneous minimally invasive Intradiscal Procedures

  • Interventional Pain Management Procedures

  • Radio-frequency Pain Management Procedures

  • Epidural Neuromodulation - DRG PRF, DREZ Lesion, Dorsal Horn Lesion

Author - Contribution in Text Books

  • The Spine - Principles & Practice (Update Publication) (2018) Chapter 62- Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy- 759 to 773 - Dr. Girish Datar

  • Interventional Pain Management: A Practical Approach - 2nd Edition (2015) Jaypee Publication. Chapter 50- Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy - Dr. Girish Datar

Research Papers Published/Presented

  • Suprailiac versus transiliac approach in transforaminal endoscopic discectomy at L5-S1: a new surgical classification of L5—iliac crest relationship and guidelines for approach - Journal of Spine Surgery, January 2020
    Authors:Prasad Patgaonkar, Girish Datar, Utkarsh Agrawal, Chellamuthu Palanikumar, Anshul Agrawal, Vaibhav Goyal, Vivek Patel

  • Surgeon motivation, and obstacles to the implementation of minimally invasive spinal surgery technique- Journal of Spine Surgery, January 2020
    Authors: Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, José-Antonio Soriano-Sánchez, Zhang Xifeng, Jorge Felipe Ramírez León, Sergio Soriano Solis, José Gabriel Rugeles Ortíz, Carolina Ramírez Martínez, Gabriel Oswaldo Alonso Cuéllar, Kaixuan Liu, Qiang Fu, Marlon Sudário de Lima e Silva, Paulo Sérgio Teixeira de Carvalho, Stefan Hellinger, Álvaro Dowling, Nicholas Prada, Gun Choi, Girish Datar, Anthony Yeung.

  • Regional variations in acceptance, and utilisation of minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques among spine surgeons: results of a global survey - Journal of Spine Surgery, January 2020. Authors: Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, José-Antonio Soriano-Sánchez, Zhang Xifeng, Jorge Felipe Ramírez León, Sergio Soriano Solis, José Gabriel Rugeles Ortíz, Carolina Ramírez Martínez, Gabriel Oswaldo Alonso Cuéllar, Kaixuan Liu, Qiang Fu, Marlon Sudário de Lima e Silva, Paulo Sérgio Teixeira de Carvalho, Stefan Hellinger, Álvaro Dowling, Nicholas Prada, Gun Choi, Girish Datar, Anthony Yeung.

  • Surgeon Training & clinical implementation of spinal endoscopy in routine practice: results of a global survey.
    Authors: Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, José-Antonio Soriano-Sánchez, Zhang Xifeng, Jorge Felipe Ramírez León, Sergio Soriano Solis, José Gabriel Rugeles Ortíz, Gabriel Oswaldo Alonso Cuéllar, Marlon Sudário de Lima e Silva, Stefan Hellinger, Álvaro Dowling, Nicholas Prada, Gun Choi, Girish Datar, Anthony Yeung.

  • Technical Consideration of Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery in Central Herniation, Indian journal of Pain - Original Article
    Authors: Dr. Girish Datar, Dr. Ajit Shinde, Dr. Kalyan Bomakantti

  • Lateral Recess Epidurography and Block, ACMISST 2017 (Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques), Bangkok, Thailand.
    Authors: Dr. C Palanikumar, Dr. Girish Datar

  • Transforaminal Endoscopic Fragmentectomy Techniques for Migrated Herniations - Modified Classification & Treatment Guidelines, ACMISST 2017 (Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques), Bangkok, Thailand. 

    Authors: Dr. Prasad Patgaonkar, Dr. Girish Datar

  • Transforaminal Endoscopic Fragmentectomy Techniques for Migrated Herniations - Modified Classification & Treatment Guidelines - Poster, ACMISST 2017 (Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques), Bangkok, Thailand. 
Authors: Dr. Prasad Patgaonkar, Dr. Girish Datar

  • Clinical correlates of Annular tears2nd World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques at Bahia, Brazil, August 2012
    Authors: Datar GP, Gore SR

  • Physiotherapeutic approach following (OSSCS) orthopedic selective Spasticity control surgery in the management of CP42nd Annual Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, 2004 Feb, held at Jaipur, India. T.
    Authors: Bhagwat SL, Datar GP, Joshi JN, Holkar SV.

  • OSSCS in the orthopedic management of cerebral palsy.19th Annual Conference of Maharashtra Orthopedic Association held at Solapur.
    Authors: Datar G P., Joshi J N., Holkar S V.

  • Our Experience with Wagner’s external fixator for the management of complex Tibial fractures.13th Annual Conference of Maharashtra Orthopedic Association held at Nagpur.
    Authors: Datar G P., Hardikar SM, Prakash S.

  • Featured & Listed in Forbes India Magazine - 2020 — Leaders in Healthcare.

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at 3rd Annual Congress of Singapore Spine Society, Singapore, 2020.

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at BLANC Congress & ISINCE Congress, Brazil, 2019

  • Awarded ICONS OF HEALTH 2018 - South Maharashtra for Contribution to Endoscopic Spine Surgery by TOI - Times of India, India’s Leading News Paper.

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at 5th ASEAN MISST at Manila, Philippines. page3image29531840 page3image29533760 page3image29530688 page3image29540096 page3image29534528 page3image29539904 

  • Nominated as a member of the Research Committee of ASSI, India

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at NASS Annual congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawai, USA.

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at NSSA Spine Masters course, Mumbai, India, 2019

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at ASSICON Annual Congress, Ahmadabad, India, 2019

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at Minimal Access Spine Surgery Update 2019, Indore, India.

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at MISSICON - 2018, Hyderabad, India

  • Invited Operating Faculty & Guest Speaker at IOACON- 63rd Annual Conference of Indian Orthopedic Association at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Invited Faculty at the Endoscopic Spine Cadaveric Workshop at Ng Tent Feng General Hospital, Jurong, Singapore

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at Bombay Orthopedic Society Basic Spine Course at KEM Hospital & Medical College, Mumbai, MH, India

  • Invited Operating Faculty & Guest Speaker at the 1st Live Course on Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Spine Surgery Under LA at Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India, under the aegis of Maharashtra Orthopedic Association.

  • Invited Guest Speaker & Faculty at the Instructional Course in Spine 2018 (ICS 2018) at Amritsar, Punjab, India to Conduct a session on Endoscopic Spine Surgery & Deliver Talks

  • Invited International Faculty & Guest Speaker at the 4th ASEAN MISST 2018 & NASS at Chiang Mai, Thailand.

  • Invited Speaker & Panelist at Sangli First - Congress on Beyond the Horizon, Sangli

  • Invited National Operating Faculty at the 2nd ASSI Live Spine Surgery Course under the aegis of ASSI - Associations of Spine Surgeons of India at Indian Spinal Injuries
    Centre, New Delhi, June 2018

  • Invited National Faculty & Guest Speaker at the “ Current State of the Art Conclave” on Spine at Hyderabad, May 2018.

  • Course Coordinator, Invited National Operating Faculty & Guest Speaker at the National Endoscopic Workshop on spine at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, May 2018

  • Invited International Faculty & Guest Speaker at the 2nd Endoscopic Spine Surgery Congress under the aegis of South American & Brazilian Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Society at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for Cadaveric Workshop & Dialectic Lectures - March 2018

  • Organising Chairman & Clinical faculty at the 1st to 9th Cadaveric Workshop at MS Ramaiah Advanced learning Centre, Bangalore, Nov 2017

  • Invited International Guest Faculty at the Inaugural Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Institute & Research Centre Central South University 1st, 2nd & 3rd Xiangya Hospital, Changsha, Hunan Province, China Oct 2017 - Advanced Endoscopic Applications in spine surgery.

  • Invited National Faculty & Guest Speaker at the NSSA - Neuro- Spine Surgeons Association’s Annual Congress, SPINE 2017 at New Delhi, Oct 2017 to deliver a talk on Transforaminal Decompression of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

  • Invited International Faculty & Guest Speaker at the Beijing Chou Yang Hospital, Beijing, China sept 2017

  • Invited International Faculty & Guest Speaker at the Regional Orthopedic Congress in Hangzhou, China, Sept 2017

  • Invited International Faculty & Guest Speaker at the China Forum on Functional Neurosurgery, Beijing, China, Sept 2017

  • Invited International Faculty & Guest Speaker at the Taiwanese Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Annual Congress at Taichung, Taiwan September 2017

  • National Convener - Endoscopic Spine Surgery - IOACON 2017

  • Invited National Faculty to conduct a Symposium on Low Bark Pain & Sciatica at the IOACON 2017 Indore

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at the 5th MSS Scientific Congress (Malaysia Spine Society), Melaka, Malaysia, 4-6 August 2017 to speak on Minimally Invasive Intradiscal Treatments & Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery.

  • Invited International Faculty, Guest Speaker & Instructor for Cadaveric Workshop at ACMISST 2017 (Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques) June/ July 2017, Bangkok, Thailand to talk on Pathogenesis & Development of Spinal Stenosis & Philosophy of Transforaminal Endoscopic Decompression.

  • Invited Operating Faculty & Guest Speaker at the Operative Workshop of East-West Medical Trust at Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai. Operated 2 cases with live video display & delivered 01 talk on Endoscopic Spine Surgery.

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at ‘COLUNA RIO 2017’ (XVI Brazilian Spine Society Congress, XIV Latin American Spine Society Congress, 1st BRICS Spine Meeting) April 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Delivered 05 Talks on Pathophysiology of Lumbar disc disease, Endoscopic Spine Surgery & Transforaminal Decompression of Canal Stenosis.

  • Invited Faculty, Guest Speaker & Instructor for Cadaveric Workshop on Endoscopic Spine Surgery at 33rd EgSA (33rd International Conference of the Egyptian Society of Anaesthesiologists & Pain, Cairo, Egypt.

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker at TNOA-CON 2017 (Tamilnadu Orthopedic Association Annual Conference) Coimbatore (TN) - Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery (Video Session)

  • Felicitation at Indian Medical Association, Miraj Branch for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Endoscopic Spine Surgery, February 2017.

  • CME on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery SDOA, Sangli February 2017.

  • Invited Faculty & Guest Speaker ASSICON 2017 (Associations of Spine Surgeons of India), Hyderabad

  • Inducted Co.Director of Education - International Intradiscal Transforaminal Therapy Society (IITTSS)

  • Invited Guest Speaker at MATSCON 2016, Baramati, MH, INDIA.

  • Invited International Faculty & Guest Speaker 1st Asia-Pacific Transforaminal & Minimally Invasive Spine Meet (2016), Guangzhou, China.

  • Maxmore Spine Annual meeting (2016), Guangzhou, China.

  • Invited National Faculty & Guest Speaker at MISSICON 2016, New Delhi.

  • Invited International Faculty & Guest Speaker at the 4th ISASS / IITTSS Basic & Advanced Endoscopic ASC-MIS Spine Surgery Cadaver Course at Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (2016)

  • Inducted Life Member of International Intradiscal Transforaminal Therapy Society (IITTSS) & India Chapter Representative.

  • Editorial Board of International Journal of Spine Surgery & Indian Journal of Pain

  • Scientific Advisor to Nouvag - Switzerland, RS techniques - Germany & Euroline- India

  • Invited International Faculty & Guest Speaker - 5th World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Jeju Islands, Korea, June 2016

  • Invited National Faculty & Guest Speaker - Annual Congress of Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Goa, 2015 (Management of Lateral Canal and Foraminal Stenosis by Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery under Local Anaesthesia)

  • Invited National Faculty & Guest Speaker - Global Update on Pain, Mumbai, 2015

  • Faculty & Course Chairman - Operative Workshop on Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Intradiscal Procedures & Interventional Spinal Pain Management, Bharati Hospital, Sangli, 2015

  • Invited National Faculty & Guest Speaker - International Conference on recent advances in Pain, Kolkata, 2015

  • Invited National Faculty & Guest Speaker - 30 th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Study of Pain, Chennai, 2015

  • Invited National Faculty & Guest Speaker - Annual Conference of Karnataka Orthopedic Association, Mysore, 2015

  • Invited International Faculty & Guest Speaker - ISMISS, Turkey, 2014

  • Faculty & Course Organising Chairman for the 1st to 8th International Operative, Cadaveric Workshop, & Training Course on Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Intradiscal Procedures & Interventional Spinal Pain Management, MS Ramaiah Advanced Learning Centre, Bangalore.

  • Faculty & Guest Speaker at The Endoscopic Spine Surgery Conference at Goa & Dervan.

  • Faculty & Guest Speaker at the Annual CME of the Deccan Surgical Society at Karad, Feb 2013 on Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery.

  • Faculty & Guest speaker at the Annual CME of Bagalkot Orthopedic Association on Management of Neglected and Relapsed Club foot, 2010.

  • Faculty & Guest speaker at the Annual conference of Indian Academy of Paediatrics Maharashtra State at Mahabaleshwar, November 2008.

  • Faculty & Guest speaker at the Annual conference of Maharashtra State Orthopedic Association at Mahabaleshwar, November 2008.

  • Faculty & Guest speaker at the 22nd Annual conference of Indian Academy of Paediatrics at Raichur, Karnataka on 1st & 2nd November 2003.

  • Faculty & Guest speaker on Surgical Management of Upper Limb Cerebral Palsy at MAHEPEDICS 2003, Department of Orthopedics, KMC, Mangalore on 15th & 16th November 2003, CME on Pediatric orthopedics.

  • Faculty & Guest Speaker on Orthopedic management of Cerebral Palsy – Work shop held at KLE College of Physiotherapy, Belgaum, 4th February 2007.

  • Guest speaker - Goa Orthopedic Association, Goa.

  • Guest speaker - Indian association of Paediatrics Mangalore Branch & Mangalore Orthopedic Association

  • Guest speaker - Indian association of Paediatrics – Malnad branch, Karnataka

  • Guest speaker - Indian association of Paediatrics – Bidar branch, Karnataka

  • Guest speaker - Indian association of Paediatrics – Kodagu branch, Karnataka

  • Guest speaker - Indian association of Paediatrics – Sangli branch, Maharashtra

  • Guest speaker - Indian association of Paediatrics – Kolhapur branch, Maharashtra

  • Guest speaker - Indian Medical Association – Akluj, Maharashtra

  • Guest speaker – Indian Medical Association - Baramati, Maharashtra

  • Guest speaker – Indian Association of Paediatrics – Satara, Maharashtra

  • Guest Speaker (Ozone Neucleolysis) – Indian Society for study of Pain, Sangli , Maharashtra

  • Proficiency Training in “Clinical Trials Management” and ICH -GCP in Clinical Trials.

  • Internal Auditor as per the standards of ISO 9001: 2000

  • CEO for an ISO 9001: 2000 Hospital for the last 21 years.

Experience of over 3500 procedures.

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