About Neurosurgery

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.

Contact Details

HOD: Dr. Girish Menon

1st Floor, OPD Block

Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104


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

The Team

Dr. Girish Menon

Head of Department

Dr. Raghavendra Nayak


Dr. Laxmi Prasad

Associate Professor

Dr. Vinod Kumar

Associate Professor

Dr. Rajesh P Nair

Associate Professor