Dr. Mihir Bapat is a leading expert in the field of spine surgery and has over 20 years of professional experience. He specialises in Minimally Invasive Spine (MIS) surgery as well as complex spine surgery. Dr Bapat’s skill, experience and passion in treating his patients with minimally invasive spine surgery has often garnered positive reviews from the patients, alleviating their pains and a faster recovery post-surgery.

Dr Bapat has successfully performed thousands of spine surgical procedures since 2000. His gamut of experience includes treating a wide array of spinal pathologies from cervical to lumbar slip disc, lumbar canal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal deformities- scoliosis/kyphosis, spinal tumours, spinal infections and spinal fractures.

Apart from the surgical excellence, Dr Bapat also excels on the academic front. He is frequently invited to various national and international scientific forums to share his knowledge. Dr. Bapat is a heavily-published author, editor and presenter of articles, studies and poster/abstract presentations in prestigious academic journals, conferences and textbook chapters.

Dr. Mihir Bapat completed his orthopaedic and spine surgical training at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He received the Best Resident Award (1999) during his training period.

Currently, Dr Bapat is practising as the Director of the minimally invasive spine surgery department at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, as a mentor at spine surgery unit in Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research centre, senior consultant at Hinduja Healthcare Surgical and Prof. Emeritus at Dr R.N Cooper Hospital Mumbai, India.

Speciality Interest

  1. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  2. Complex and Revision Surgeries
  3. Craniovertebral junction surgery
  4. Deformity surgery
  5. Tumor
  6. Fracture reconstruction surgery

Membership & Faculty Positions

  1. Bombay Orthopedic Association. (BOS)
  2. Indian Orthopedic Association (IOA) and Annual conference (IOACON)
  3. AO spine
  4. Bombay Spine society
  5. Western India Regional Orthopedic Conference (WIROC)
  6. Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) and Annual conference (ASSICON)
  7. Johnson and Johnson Annual Travelling Fellowhip Program
  8. Bangladesh Spine Society.
  9. Maharashtra Orthopedic Association
  10. Vidharbha Orthopedic Association
  11. International AO faculty

Fellowships Attended

  1. Scoliosis Research Society Global Outreach Scholarship 2005
  2. Visiting Fellow at Queens Medical Center, Nottingham 2004


  1. Kamarkar Gold Medal (1994) for highest in surgery at GS Medical College Mumbai & Second Rank in Surgery in Mumbai University.
  2. Pandurangi Award (1996) for Best Resident in Orthopedics.
  3. IOACON Appreciation Award 2005 for outstanding work in spine surgery.
  4. Best Clinical Research Paper Award (Association of Spine Surgeons of India ) 2006.
  5. ASSI Award for Maximum Peer reviewed publications 2006.
  6. Surgical decision making in cervical spondylotic myelopathy – prospective analysis of 115 cases. MASSALLAWALA BEST PAPER AWARD SESSION, WIROC, Mumbai 2006 (Co-Author).)
  7. Pathogenesis and staging of craniovertebral tuberculosis. Travel Award. RSNA Chicago, November, 2010 (Co Author).
  8. Recovery Patterns in late onset myelopathy. MASSALLAWALA BEST PAPER AWARD SESSION, WIROC, Mumbai 2010 (Co-Author).
  9. SM Tuli Best Case paper award. Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference, Mumbai, 2012
  10. He has won ASSI(Association Spine Surgeons of India)-Ingalhalikar Gold Medal for Best Clinical Paper 2007 and 2013.
  11. The Best Poster Award in 7th Asian Congress of MISST & 18th Korean Minimally invasive spine surgery society international symposium – Seoul, Korea.

National Conferences

  1. Association Spine Surgeons of India (ASSICON 2005 till date)
  2. Instructional Course Series (Association of Spine Surgeons of India and European Spine society 2007 till date)
  3. Indian Orthopedic Association Conference (IOACON 2001,2005,2013)
  4. Western Indian Regional Orthopedic Conference (WIROC 2005 till date)
  5. Spinal Injury Center conference , Delhi (2007,2008)
  6. Maharashtra Orthopedic Association (2001)
  7. Vidharbha Orthopedic Association (2013)
  8. Indo-German Orthopedic Federation (IGOF 2011)
  9. Indian Medical Association Conference (2009)
  10. Gujrat Spine Society CME (2011)
  11. Nagpur Orthopedic Association CME (2009)
  12. Indore IMA CME (2013)
  13. Kolhapur CME (2008)

International Conferences

  1. Scoliosis Research Society (SRS 2005,2007, 2008).
  2. International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST 2007).
  3. Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS 2009,2010)
  4. SICOT (2003,2013)
  5. Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association (APOA 2003,2007)
  6. British Cervical Spine Society (BCSS 2007)
  7. Britspine (2008)
  8. International Federation of Pediatric Spine Societies (IFPO 2007)
  9. Indo-German Orthopedic Federation (IGOF 2011)
  10. North American Spine Society (NASS 2010)
  11. Spine Week, Geneva (2008)
  12. Bangladesh Spine Society symposium (2007)
  13. British Orthopedic association (BOA 2007)
  14. 7th Asian Congress of MISST & 18th Korean Minimally invasive spine surgery society international symposium – Seoul, South Korea (2019).
  15. 5th global congress on Spine and Spinal Disorders, Osaka Japan 2019.


  1. Mycotic Aneurysm of the Descending thoracic aorta with intraspinal extension causing paraplegia. Acta Orthop Scand. 2002 Oct; 73(5):597-600.
  2. Approach to tuberculosis of the cervico-dorsal junction. A classification based on clinico-radiological criteria. Spine 2006 Apr 20; 31(9):E244-9.
  3. Epidural varix at the cervico-thoracic. Unusual cause for quadriplegia. Spine. 2006 Feb 1; 31(3): E88-90.4.
  4. Role of trans-articular screw fixation in atlanto-axial tuberculosis. Eur Spine J. 2007 Feb; 16(2):187-973.
  5. Role of iliac crest reconstruction using autologous rib graft. Spine 2008 Nov 1; 33(23):2570-5
  6. Patterns of Compression in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Eur Spine J 2008 17: 1651-1663
  7. Paraplegia due recurrent multiple hydatid cyst of the spine. IJO 2008; 42(2): 222-4
  8. Conus Medullaris Syndrome due to an intradural disc herniation. IJO 2008; 42(1): 94-96.
  9. Complex multi-level lumbar spine fractures with transverse sacral fracture. A case report. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. Indian J Orthop. 2011 Nov;45(6):576-80.
  10. MRI diagnosis of intradural disc herniation. A report of three cases with review of literature. Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2011 Volume 18 Number 2
  11. Delayed surgery in lumbar spine fractures. Do severe cauda equina lesions recover?. The Spine Journal 2011; 11(10):S11-12.
  12. Intradural tumor and concomitant disc herniation. Indian J Orthop. 2011.
  13. Free floating intraspinal neuroepithelial cyst: a case report. International journal of case reports and images 2012;3(6): 38-41.
  14. Structural odontoid lesions in craniovertebral tuberculosis. A review of 15 cases. Spine 2012;37 :E836-43
  15. Management of Sequelae of neglected septic shoulder. IJO 2009; 43(1): 90-2
  16. Giant cell tumour of the talus: Case report. Journal of Post graduate Medicine Vol. 46, Issue2; April-June 2000.
  17.  Congenital Unilateral Atlanto-Occipital Rotatory Subluxation: Rare Cause of C1 Neuralgia; Article in Spine 43(23):1 · May 2018.
  18. Recovery Pattern in Surgical Management of Late Onset Myelopathy Due to Spinal Deformity; Article in Global Spine Journal 06(S 01) · April 2016
  19. Classification of Dorso-lumbar Tuberculous Lesions. Prospective Analysis of 270 Radiological Lesions; Article in Global Spine Journal 06(S 01) · April 2016
  20. Surgical Protocol Based on Radiological Patterns in Osteoporotic Fractures (OPF) with Neurology; Article in Global Spine Journal 06(S 01) · April 2016
  21. Diagnostic Challenges in Spinal Tuberculosis and Role of Genexpert MTB/RIF Assay (Cartridge Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test [CBNAAT]); Article (PDF Available) in Open Forum Infectious Diseases 2(suppl_1) · December 2015
  22. Anterior transoral atlantoaxial release and posterior instrumented fusion for irreducible congenital basilar invagination Article in European Spine Journal 24(12) · March 2015

Textbook Chapters

  1. Text Book of Orthopaedics and Trauma. G S Kulkarni; Jaypee 2008. Spinal fusion techniques
  2. Spinal Injuries in Ankylosing Spinal Disorders. Kshitij Chaudhary, Mihir Bapat, Vinod Laheri. Spine Infections and Trauma, Chapter 27, 1st edition, editors: S Rajasekaran, Anil Jain. Jaypee Publishers, India.
  3. RDB’s art of clinical presentation: A clinical hand book for under graduate students.
  4. Reviewer for Orthopedic Journal of case reports. (spine).
  5. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Percutaneous Transpedicular Approaches to the Spine – In book: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Academic Presentation

Cranio-vertebral Junction:

  1. Role of transarticular screws in tuberculous atlanto-axial instability.
  2. Persistent post-tuberculous atlanto axial instability: series of 18 cases
  3. Pathogenesis and staging of craniovertebral tuberculosis.
  4. Strategies in surgical management of cranio-vertebral tuberculosis
  5. Odontoid lesions in tuberculosis.
  6. Approach to basilar Invagination
  7. Approach to Atlanto-axial dislocation
  8. C1-C2 fixation techiques
  9. Injuries of upper cervical spine
  10. Craniovertebral junction injuries
  11. Craniovertebral junction injuries
  12. Craniovertebral junction anomalies
  13. C1-2 Transarticular screw fixation.
  14. Strategies in surgical management of cranio-vertebral tuberculosis: A single centre experience of 30 cases

Cervical Spine:

  1. Surgical protocol for management of degenerative cervical myelopathy
  2. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: Surgical protocol based on radiological patterns on compression
  3. Workshop cervical plating technique
  4. Epidural venous ectasia : rare cause of traumatic paraplegia
  5. Is surgery indicated in acute cervical disc prolapse with radiculopathy?
  6. Stand-alone anterior reconstruction in cervical kyphosis: A prospective analysis
  7. Surgical decision-making in cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM)
  8. A prospective analysis of anterior reconstruction for cervical kyphosis
  9. Stand-alone anterior reconstruction in cervical kyphosis: A prospective analysis of 41 cases
  10. Decision making in cervical disc herniation
  11. Review of cervical disc replacement
  12. Cervical tuberculosis: decision making
  13. Cervical spine in rheumatoid arthritis
  14. Posterior instrumentation techniques in cervical spine

Cervico-dorsal junction:

  1. Approach to tuberculosis of cervico-dorsal region
  2. Evaluation of stand-alone anterior decompression and instrumentation for cervico-thoracic deformities
  3. Stand-alone anterior decompression, reconstruction and instrumentation for cervico-dorsal kyphosis � A prospective study
  4. Approach to lesions of the cervico-dorsal junction and the role of manubriotomy
  5. Anterior Approach to cervico-dorsal lesions
  6. Management of cervico-thoracic kyphosis

Dorsal spine and deformities:

  1. Management of kyphotic deformities of the spine
  2. Correction of paediatric Kyphosis
  3. Role of pedicle subtraction osteotomy in severe kyphosis
  4. Applied anatomy and approaches to dorsal and lumbar spine
  5. Pedicle Subtraction osteotomy in complex deformities
  6. Correction of complex spinal deformities
  7. Complex spinal deformities: surgical approach based on patterns of compression
  8. Surgical Outcome of 72 cases of tuberculous paraplegia
  9. Neurological outcome of late onset myelopathy in severe kyphoscoliotic deformities treated with posterior-only vertebral column resection osteotomy
  10. Management of thoracic and lumbar tuberculous kyphosis in the very young (<8 year): A surgeon’s nightmare
  11. Single stage posterior vertebral resection osteotomy for correction of pediatric spinal deformities
  12. Complex spinal deformity. Patterns of cord compression
  13. Current trends in kyphosis correction
  14. Classification of dorso-lumbar tuberculosis
  15. Decision making in tuberculosis of the dorsal spine
  16. Patterns of neurological recovery in late onset myelopathy

Lumbar Spine:

  1. Decision making in lumbar disc herniation
  2. Pathogenesis of lumbar stenosis and decision making
  3. Complications in lumbar spine surgery and salvage
  4. Debate: Minimally invasive TLIF versus open TLIF
  5. Spondyloptosis mechanics and management
  6. Non-operative treatment in Lumbar stenosis
  7. Spinal pain and treatment
  8. Spondylolisthesis, Is reduction necessary?
  9. Workshop, Pedicle screw placement techniques
  10. Dural tear and management
  11. Role of PLIF.
  12. Clinical outcomes in revision lumbar spine surgery
  13. Do injuries of the cauda equina recover? Outcomes in delayed Lumbar fractures. Outcome study of delayed presentation of thoraco-lumbar fractures
  14. Applied anatomy of thoraco-lumbar spine.
  15. Role of vertebrectomy in tumors of the spine
  16. Piecemeal vertebrectomy versus en-bloc resection: safety concerns and outcomes.


  1. Do injuries of the cauda equina recover? Outcomes in delayed Lumbar fractures. Outcome study of delayed presentation of thoraco-lumbar fractures
  2. Case presentation, Rare thoraco-lumbar and sacral fracture.
  3. Outcome study in vertebroplasty in osteoporotic fractures, 1 year follow-up
  4. Role of vertebroplasty in altering life threatening complications in the elderly
  5. Patterns of osteoporotic fracture and treatment.
  6. Neurological complications in osteoporotic fractures and management
  7. Outcome study after surgery for osteoporotic fractures
  8. Management of cervical trauma.

Implant Designing:

  1. Universal orthosystems (pedicle screws)
  2. Uma Surgicals . Instrumentation for C1-2 transarticular screw fixation.