Doctor Spotlight : Doctor Kaushal Malhan

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Starting from today every Saturday we will be featuring a "Doctor Spotlight Series" which will help our users to know our doctors at Wockhardt Hospital locations across India,including their surgical expertise,clinical specialties along with their OPD schedules. Patients and care givers are kindly requested to send in their questions to the doctor as a blog comment or an email us their questions at

Today we feature Doctor Kaushal Malhan,Joint Replacement / Resurfacing and sports Surgeon at Wockhardt Hospitals,Mumbai

DR. KAUSHAL C. MALHAN - Joint Replacement Specialist /Resurfacing and sports Surgeon ,Wockhardt Hospitals,Mumbai


FRCS (Orth) U.K., FRCS (Surg) U.K, Dip. Sports Medicine U.K.
MS (Orth) Bombay, D (Orth) Bombay.

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Dr Malhan completed his MS in orthopaedics in one of Asia's premier institutions - King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay. He quickly progressed to become a junior consultant and lecturer in orthopaedic surgery at the same institute. His interest in joint replacement and sports surgery took him overseas where he spent nearly 7 years training in some of the best centers for joint replacement and resurfacing surgery including the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital, Oswestry, U.K.

Dr. Malhan completed the British orthopaedic training programme in the Oswestry-Stoke rotation (West Midlands) and was awarded the FRCS(Orth). Besides extensive training in primary and revision joint replacement surgery he has also worked in the National institute of sports surgery - UK and units dedicated to knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgery. He is well versed with advanced techniques in cartilage and ligament reconstruction. Dr Malhan did his post FRCS (Orth) fellowship in advanced joint surgery at the Freeman hospital, Newcastle - UK. He is presently a consultant surgeon at the Wockhardt Bone and Joint hospital, Bombay (now called Mumbai) and specializes in knee, hip and shoulder surgery. Here he has established the Regional Hip Resurfacing and Joint Replacement Center for western India. This center has state of the art infrastructure and attracts patients from all over India and overseas.

Dr. Malhan has been in the forefront in the field of high bending total knee replacement and minimally invasive replacement surgery. The first minimally invasive mobile bearing unicompartmental knee replacement in India was done by him.

Medical Breakthroughs of Dr Malhan :Dr. Kaushal Malhan pioneered and popularized hip resurfacing surgery with the first ever live surgical demonstration of the Birmingham hip resurfacing done in Mumbai. This was done in an international conference on resurfacing at the Wockhardt Hospital, Bombay.

The conference was presided over by Dr. Dereck McMinn the inventor of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. Dr. Malhan has performed the highest number of Birmingham hip resurfacings in Bombay. He is also the only surgeon to have publicly demonstrated his skills in Mumbai, time and again. Recently two of his live demonstrations of hip resurfacing surgery were telecast to multiple centers within India, for the benefit of other orthopaedic surgeons.

He is also actively involved in training overseas surgeons in hip resurfacing and recently did a live demonstration for surgeons from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. He has also had the privilege to demonstrate this surgery in one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country.

Recently, Dr. Malhan was selected from amongst India's joint replacement and resurfacing surgeons to lecture on hip resurfacing for an audience of North American doctors at a symposium organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII).

Academic Achievements

* 12Publications (9 in international journals like The Knee, Spine, Arthroscopy)
* 21 Presentations (18 in international meetings)
* 2 Dissertations
* Demonstrator on faculty in India and abroad – 7
* 15 international courses and symposia
* Guest lectures at meetings –32 (these include lectures to prestigious medical bodies like the IMA and GPA)
* Teaches trauma life support in the Wockhardt trauma course which was started by him.
* His views and articles have been published in reputed newspapers and magazines like the Times. Express, Free Press journal, Midday etc.

For online Appointment and Consultation with Doctor Kaushal Malhan,please email us at

Current Openings for Medical Professionals

Wockhardt Hospitals has established itself as a leader in the field of health care. Our vision to excel has been shaped by our team of highly motivated and dedicated people. Wockhardt invites qualified, talented and motivated individual who share our vision to provide the best possible care to our patients.For Wockhardt its not only about providing world class affordable health care to our patients,but its also about making our patients partners in Care. For more details log in to Careers page at our website

We are one of the nations fastest growing Hospital chain of 18 Super-Specialty hospitals in India,15 state-of-the-art facilities with more than 5000 employees ,583 Doctors & 1823 nurses and Approximately 1620 beds across all centres in India.

Wockhardt hospitals provide super speciality care in Heart Care, Brain & Spine, Bone & Joint, Minimal Access Surgery and Women Care.

Some of our Medical Breakthroughs include

1994: Introduced India to the World of off pump Coronary Bypass Surgery

1996: Performed Australasia’s first minimal access two vessel surgery

2000: Performed the world’s first awake coronary bypass surgery with aortic valve replacement

2002: The first Hospital Chain In India to Chronic Atrial Fibrillation using Maze III procedure

2004: First Hospital in India to perform Vertebral Artery Angioplasty

If you are interested to join our team at various locations across Indian please send your details to


1)Designation: Junior Consultant : Endocrinology

Qualification:DM : Endocrinology,Freshers are welcomes to apply

Location : Bangalore

2)Designation:Registrars in Anaesthesia

Qualifications: DA/MD in Anaesthesia.Freshers can apply


3)Designations:Registrars in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Qualifications:DGO/MD in Obs/Gynaec . Freshers can apply


4)Designation :Neurologist

Qualifications: MD/DM from a reputed Institute in India or equivalent degree from US/UK with 3-4 years post DM experiance


5.)Designation: Consultants/Junior Consultants for Critical Care

Qualifications:MD with three years experiace in ICU

Locations: Bangalore,Kolkata,Mumbai

6)Designation: Junior Consultant,Cardiology

Qualifications:DM,Cardilogy with 0 to 3 yrs experiance


6)Designation:Junior Consultant,Neurosurgery

Qualifications:MS/MCh with 0-3 yrs experiance


7)Designation:Junior Consultant ,Surgical Oncology

Qualifications:MS/MCH with 0-3 years experiance

Location Bangalore

8) Consultants : Internal Medicine

Qualification :MD in Internal medicine with 4-5 yrs of experiance

Location: Bangalore

We also encourage young MBBS Doctors for any specialty to send their CV to us. Experienced Consultants DM/MCh or equivalent with some years experience in the related specialty, in a reputed Institute are invited to apply for the following positions mentioned below.

  • Cardiologist
  • Cardiac Surgeon
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Medical oncologist
  • Nephrologist
  • Neurologist
  • Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon
  • Nephrologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Urologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Cardiac Surgeon
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • Joint Replacement Surgeon
  • Minimal Access Surgeon
  • Radiology
  • Paediatric Cardiology

Please send your updated CV's to

Modern Techniques for treating Brain Tumors

Brain tumors have always challenged the (hand) procedures. CT scan delineates the bone very well when compared neurosurgeon in many ways. They arise in many locations within and outside the brain substance; can get interlocked with the arteries and nerves; destroy bone and affect the functioning of the brain quite subtly at times.

The first decision-making process is to classify the tumors into benign and malignant .Generally, an experienced neurosurgeon can come to a preliminary conclusion based on the CT scan and MRI scan.


Advances in imaging technology have given the neurosurgeon the ability to see within the skull and its confines in great detail, in the form of CT scan, MRI scan, PET Scan and Digital Subtraction Angiography.

While CT Scan and MRI Scan is commonplace,In PET Scan or Positron Emission Tomography Using isotope-labelled glucose as an intravenous injectable, the scans from this machine show areas of metabolic hyperactivity, which are a direct function of malignancy. PET scans have revolutionised detection of very early stages of cancer.

DIGITAL SUBTRACTION ANGIOGRAPHY: (DSA) This is commonly used to study the anatomical pattern of cerebral vasculature. It is the preferred standard for detecting Aneurysms
and Arterio-venous malformations(AVMs).

Microsurgery for Brain Tumor Treatement:The most commonly usedtechnique is Microsurgery. Microsurgery is the gold standard around which other technical innovations are based and it is the most common form of brain tumor surgery. The skill of the surgeon is paramount and effectively decides the final outcome for the patient. The other major techniques are Sterotaxy and Endoscopic Brain Tumour Surgery. The different types of technology and techniques can be
used alone or in conjunction with other methods, for example, Endoscope Assisted MicroSurgery (EAMS).

Microsurgery involves the use of the operating microscope, microinstruments,ultrasonic surgicalaspirator and other adjuncts.

Endoscopic Brain Tumour Surgery: This is the technology and technique that uses specially designed endoscopes and endoscopic instruments for treating brain tumors. Manyapproaches are already in vogue and new approaches are being developed. For certain brain tumors, endoscopic approaches offer a novel, minimally invasive method to excise these lesions effectively. The minimal operative scar, lesser dissection and minimal hospital stay offer an attractive alternative.

The tumors suitable for endoscopic surgery depend on the location and the tumor type

1.)Intraventricular tumours: colloid cyst excision, posterior third ventricular tumor biopsy,observation of ventricular wall for seedlings.

2.)Intracystic/Intracisternal tumours: Useful for Around the Corner observation, location of mural nodule, etc

3.Trans-nasal/Trans-oral approaches: Pituitary tumour, meningioma, craniopharyngioma,sellar cysts, skull base chordoma, etc.

The technology and the techniques described have improved the outlook for treating brain tumour patients. Patients can look forward to less operative trauma, less postoperative pain, and less hospital stay at no increased cost. These options should be discussed by the family physician with the patient and the neurosurgeon can guide effectively in improving patient care.

Dr. DV Rajakumar M.Ch.
Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon
Wockhardt Hospitals,Bangalore


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