DR. DAMANDEEP SINGH MAKKAR'S
THE SPINE CLINIC
Centre for Endoscopic, Minimally Invasive spine surgery and
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THE SPINE CLINIC,
57 A, RAJGURU NAGAR,
DR. DAMANDEEP SINGH MAKKAR,
M.B.B.S., D.N.B. (Ortho.), M.N.A.M.S., F.I.A.S.A. (USA)
Post-doctoral Fellowship in spine surgery: Ahmedabad.
Fellowship in Minimally Invasive spine surgery: Rush University, Chicago, USA.
Fellowship in Deformity correction and paediatric spine surgery: Cincinnatti Childrens Hospital and Medical Centre, Cincinnati, USA.
Fellowship in Adult reconstructive Spine surgery: Samsung Medical Centre, Seoul, South Korea
I started my journey as a medical student in 2001 at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, after completing my graduation. I pursued my training in Orthopaedic surgery in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi. It was here that I developed an interest in spine surgery and got certified by the National Board of Examinations for Orthopaedic surgery.
I went to Ahmedabad to do my senior residency in AMC MET Medical college; here my interest in spine surgery was further bolstered as Ahmedabad is one of the leading cities for spine surgery in India.
I was selected for the post doctoral Chirayu spine fellowship in Ahmedabad, one of the largest centres for spine surgery and deformity correction Centre in western India, under the mentorship Dr. Amit Jhala, who is also one of the pioneers of minimally invasive spine surgery in India. I was exposed to all varieties of spine surgeries and trained under the watchful eyes of my mentor.
During my training I visited Samsung medical Centre in Seoul, South Korea to get international exposure in Adult reconstructive surgery. South Korea is known for its advancements in Spine surgery and their infrastructure to conduct the most complex surgeries. The visit was an eye opner towards the latest International trends and techniques in spine surgery.
I was invited to Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA for a visitng fellowship in deformity correction under the mentorship of Dr. Viral Jain and Dr. Alvin Crawford where I enhanced my Skills in Deformity correction and other Spine disorders. CCHMC is one of the world authorites in management of Paediatric spine disorders and one of the leading deformity correction centres in the United States of America.
I was then selected for fellowship of Indo-American spine alliance at Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago, USA under the mentorship of Dr. Kern Singh to enhance my skills in minimally invasive spine surgery. It was here that gave me a different insight into the scope and future of MIS surgery. Dr. Kern Singh is a well known figure in the international circuit. He has authored papers and published many books on Minimally invasive Spine surgery. I learnt the latest procedures in MIS such as XLIF and ALIF at RUSH.
Having acquired all the skills and experience over time to deal with the disorders of the spine, I took the decision to settle in Punjab to give a new dimension to spine surgery in Ludhiana and Punjab.
Research and Publications:
Co-Author in a chapter titled “Minimally Invasive Cervical laminectomy in the book tilted “textbook of Minimally Invasive Spine surgery” by Dr. Kern Singh
Co-Author in a chapter titled "lateral mass screw fixation” in the book tilted “textbook of Minimally Invasive Spine surgery” by Dr. Kern Singh.
Prediction of coronal balance intra-operatively using the last instrumented vertebrae radiographic findings in Lenke type C curves: a retrospective study. (In collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and medical Centre, Cincinnati)
Asymmetric Pedicle subtraction Osteotomy (Convex close wedge osteotomy) for correction of rigid scoliosis: a retrospective review. (Sent for publication in Indian Journal of Orthopaedics).
Minimally Invasive Trans-foraminal Lumbar interbody fusion: Prospective Clinical and radiological results of 23 consecutive cases - An Indian perspective. (published in Indian Journal of Orthopaedics).
Case report- use of Calcitonin in the percutaneous management of Aneurysmal bone cyst in C5 vertebrae. (Sent for publication in The Spine Journal)
Paper presented in the Gujarat Orthopedic Association conference 2013 on “clinical and radiological results of Minimally Invasive TLIF: a prospective study of 24 consecutive cases.”
Poster presentation in the Gujarat Orthopedic Association conference 2013 on “ Asymmetric pedicle subtraction osteotomy for correction of rigid scoliosis”
Presented a paper on “Management of Tibial Pilon fractures with Ilizarov method” in 23rd Annual Indian Foot and Ankle Society Conference held from 6th-8th August 2010 in Delhi.
Paper published in Malaysian journal of Orthopaedics in July 2012 titled “Results of closed intramedullary nailing using Talwarkar square nail in adult forearm fractures”. (http://www.morthoj.org/2012/v6n2/Closed-Intramedullary-Nailing.pdf)
Paper sent for publication in Journal of Orthopaedic surgery, Hong-Kong titled “study of results of operative outcomes of fractures of the Calcaneum”
Published a case report on Salmonella Paratyphi A infection with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Diffuse large B cell type of the Hip in the journal of Orissa Orthopaedic Association. Vol.30 January 2009(78-80).
AS SPEAKER IN CONFERNCES/SMPOSIUMS:
Presented “Review of Literature on Prolapsed Lumbar disc” in CME on Lumbar Disc prolapse organized by Gujarat Spine Association on 28th October 2012 in Ahmedabad.
ADVANCED COURSES AND TRAININGS:
Indo-American Spine Alliance Cadaveric workshop on emerging techniques in complex spine on 15th and 16th September 2012 in Bengaluru.
Academia Medical Education Cadaveric course on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Balloon Kyphoplasty on 20th and 21st May 2013 in Ahmedabad.
Participated in the AO Spine Principles Course in February 2013, Ahmedabad.
completed the Cadaveric course in minimally invasive spine surgery in November 2014 held in Ahmedabad by the Minimally invasive spine society of India
Attended the Ganga Operative Spine Course in May 2015 held in Coimbatore