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Dr. Hitesh Garg
Consultant Spine Surgeon, Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana
Orthopedics Surgery
Hospital - Artemis Hospital, Gurugram Haryana

  • Started the Spine surgery department at Artemis Health Institute
  • 2 years of clinical experience in spine surgery from USA
  • Has performed more than 2000 spine surgeries including 250 deformity correction procedures (Scoliosis and kyphosis), 150 lumbar and cervical artificial disc replacements
  • Performing the most advanced spine surgery procedures like fusionless techniques for deformity correction, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries and degenerative spine
  • Officially certified from Synthes Spine Advancing Technologies Forum, Pennysylvania to perform Prodisc-C and Prodisc-L implantation procedures
  • Experienced in doing all kinds of orthopedic trauma

Career Interests and skills

  • Deformity correction for all kinds of scoliosis and kyphosis including advanced fusionless surgeries like VEPTR, Growing Rods, Vertebral Body Stapling
  • Spinal osteotomies including Ponte’s, Smith Peterson, Pedicle subtraction osteotomies and Vertebral column resections
  • Motion Preserving Surgeries of degenerative Spine : Lumbar and Cervical Disc Replacement, Xstop/DIAM insertion
  • Spinal Fusions TLIF,PLF,PLIF, ALIF
  • Occipito-cervical and Cervical Spine Surgeries including anterior cervical discectomies, corpectomies, posterior cervical fusions, C1-C2 fixations, Occipito cervical fusions.
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries (MISS) (Percutaneous instrumentation and decompression), Micro-discectomy, Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty, Laminotomies
  • Aging Spine
  • Percutaneous procedures of spine including selective nerve root blocks, facet joint blocks etc.
  • Spine trauma and tumors
  • Orthopedic trauma surgeries

Board Certification: Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon

Licensure: Pennsylvania State Limited License, Delhi Medical Council, Maharashtra Medical Council, Haryana Medical Council

Education and fellowships

  • MBBS (AIIMS, New Delhi), MS (Ortho, KEM, Mumbai), Fellowship in Spine Surgery (Yale University, USA), Fellowship in pediatric spine (Philadelphia, USA), Joint Replacement Fellowship (AIIMS)

Previous Experience

  • 11/2010 to 7/2011 Clinical spine fellow, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, USA
  • 3/2010 to 11/2010 Associate Consultant spine surgeon, Artemis health institute, Gurgaon, India
  • 8/2009 to 2/2010 Consultant Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon, Sahara Hospital, Gwalior, India
  • 7/2008 to 7/2009 Clinical spine fellow, Yale University, New Haven, USA
  • 3/2008 to 7/2008 Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Sahara Hospital, Gwalior, India
  • 9/2007 to 3/2008 Arthroplasty Fellow and Research Associate, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • 11/2005 to 5/2007 Registrar, Department of Orthopedics , King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai, India
  • 2/2004 to 10/2005 House surgeon, Department of Orthopedics , King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai, India
  • 1/2002 to 12/2003 Clinical Clerkships in departments of Psychiatry, Medicine, Ophthalamology, Neuroradiology, Emergency Medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • 1/2001 to 12/2001 Internship, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Awards & Honors (If any)

  • Dr. Pandurangi Award for the “Best Orthopaedic Resident” for the year 2006-07 at KEM Hospital and Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai.
  • Selected among the top 12 nominees out of 298 submissions for All Asia Young Inventor Award organized by Hewlett Packard (Dec 2000), for work on Homemade spacer for asthmatic patients. The work was mentioned in “Far Eastern Economic Review” (Dec, 2000).
  • Ranked 5th in All India Pre-Medical Entrance Examination (1996)
  • Ranked 2nd in Punjab Pre-Medical Test(1996)
  • Dr Hira Lal Sharma Memorial Gold Medal (1996-97) for standing first in Punjab School Education Board ( Std XII ) in the state of Punjab
  • Priviliged to sign the college Roll of Honour ( 1996-97)
  • Merit Certificate and Silver medal from Punjab School Education Board
  • National Level Science Talent Search Examination Scholarship
  • Certificate of Merit for being among the top 0.1% of the successful candidates for All India Secondary School Examination in Mathematics

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Membership: AO Spine, Delhi Spine Society, Association of spine surgeons of India, Gurgaon Orthopedic Society

Book Chapters

  • Osteoplasty: The Treament of Vertebral Body Compression Fractures using the Osseofix Device in “The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine”
  • Shubhranshu S Mohanty, Hitesh Garg . Osteoarthritis of knee and High Tibial Osteotomy “ Text book of Orthopedics and Trauma bu G S Kulkarni”
  • Garg H, Cahill P, Pahys J: Injuries of the thoracolumbar spine in children in “Pediatric Orthopedic Surgical Emergencies”

Publications.

  • Wenhai Wang, George Baran, Hitesh Garg, Randal R. Betz, Patrick J. Cahill: Cement augmentation of pedicle screw fixation: a finite element analysis :( Submitted to spine)
  • Samdani A, Cahill P, Garg H, Bonet H, Betz R: Acute intraoperative shunt failure in a case with myelomeningocoele A case report : ( JBJS(Am) , Feb 2012 )
  • Miller CP, Jegede K, Essig D, Garg H, Bible JE, Biswas D, Whang PG, Grauer JN The Efficacies of Two Ceramic Bone Graft Extenders for Promoting Spinal Fusion in a Rabbit Bone Paucity Model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Aug 18.
  • Garg, Hitesh , Ramachandran, Ravi, Yue, James “Prodisc-C”.Techniques in Orthopaedics: June 2010 - Volume 25 - Issue 2 - pp 118-126
  • Mohanty SS, Bhasme VK, Garg H, Wargantiwar A. The haemophilic pseudotumour - surgical treatment by excision and filling the defect with calcium-phosphate cement granules.( Haemophilia. 2007 Mar;13(2):217-20 )
  • Bapat M, Choudhary K, Garg H, Laheri V : Reconstruction of Iliac Crest using autogenous rib graft (Spine 2008 Nov 1;33(23) 2570-75 )
  • Garg H Mohanty SS: Study of the self centering mechanism of bipolar endoprosthesis (Thesis. Mumbai university)
  • Singhal T, Garg H, Arora HS, Lodha R, Pandey RM, Kabra SK : Efficacy of a homemade spacer with acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma : A randomized controlled trial.( Indian J Pediatr 2001; 68(1) : 37-40 )

Abstracts

  • “ Reconstruction of complete iliac crest donor site defects using autogenous rib graft” in book of abstracts for WIROC 2006
  • “Quality of life in patients undergoing total hip replacement after fracture neck of femur – Indian scenario” in the book of abstracts for IOACON, 2006. Also published in ISTA, 2008 (International Society for technology in Arthroplasty) abstracts book and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume, Vol 92-B, Issue SUPP_I, 137
  • “Self Centering Mechanism in Bipolar Endoprosthesis – Is it effective?” Published in ISTA, 2008 (International Society for technology in Arthroplasty) abstracts book and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume, Vol 92-B, Issue SUPP_I, 140.
  • Samdani, Marks, Bastrom, Cahill, Garg, Lonner, Shah, Miyanji, Shufflebarger, Newton, Betz Treatment of AIS with All Pedicle Screw Constructs with Minimum 5 year Follow up (IMAST, 2011)
  • Samdani, Garg, Cahill, Marks, Bastrom, Clements, Shah, Shufflebarger, Betz, Newton 5 Year Results for Lenke 1/2Curves: Comparison of Anterior, Posterior Hybrid, Posterior All Pedicle Screws (SRS, 2011)
  • Pahys J, Samdani A, Garg H, Cahill P Assessment of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Shoulder Balance with Proximal Screws vs. Hooks in Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: PAPER #7 (Spine: Affiliated Society Meeting Abstracts: 2011 - Volume - Issue - p 58)
  • Patrick J. Cahill, MD Amer Samdani, MD Hitesh Garg, MD Josh Pahys, MD Baron Lonner, MD Randal Betz, MD, Harms Study Group: Prediction of Postoperative Height Increase after Deformity Correction in Scheuermann’s Kyphosis (Submitted for AAOS, 2012)

Presentations

  • Presented a case of “ Three column Fracture of L2-L3 without neurological deficit associated with burst fracture L5 in an 18 years old girl “ at IMA meeting, Gwalior (Dec, 2009)
  • Presented paper on “ Reconstruction of complete iliac crest donor site defects using autogenous rib graft” at WIROC 2006 (Western Indian Regional Orthopaedic Conference) held at Mumbai (Dec, 2006)
  • Presented a paper on “Quality of life in patients undergoing total hip replacement after fracture neck of femur – Indian scenario” as co-author at IOACON, 2006 ( Nov 2006)
  • Presented a paper on “ Bipolar hemiarthroplasty in intertrochantric fractures” in SICOT 2008
  • Presented a poster on Askin Tumour of the dorsal spine presenting as a paraplegia at ICS ( Aug 2005 )
  • Poster on “Quality of life in patients undergoing total hip replacement after fracture neck of femur – Indian scenario” as a co-author at ISTA, 2008, Seoul, Korea
  • Poster on “Self Centering Mechanism in Bipolar Endoprosthesis – Is it effective?” as a co-author at ISTA, 2008, Seoul, Korea

Current Research Projects

  • Body Mass Index in operated cases of Scheuermann’s kyphosis at 2 years follow-up period
  • 2 years follow up results of operated cases of scoliosis associated with spinal cord injury in paediatric population

Scientific Meets.

  • 3rd Pediatric spinal deformity meeting at Miami, 2011 (Shuffleberger, Harms, Betz, Newton)(CME)
  • Special Training Course on Prodisc C at Synthes Spine Advancing Technologies Forum, Pennysylvania.(Jul 2009)
  • Special Training Course on Prodisc L at Synthes Spine Advancing Technologies Forum, Pennysylvania.(Jul 2009)
  • Fourth annual course on “ Sharpening your spine surgery skills” (Hands on cadaveric course) at Spine Masters Institute, Burr Ridge, IL (May, 2009)
  • 2008-09 “Young Leaders in Spine” spine surgeon transition program in Las Vegas (Apr,2009)
  • 2009 Spine Fellows Deformity Education Summit in Las Vegas, NV ( Feb 2009)
  • 2008 DePuy Spine Advanced Concepts in Spine Surgery Bioskills Workshop in Chicago, IL (Aug 2008)
  • Advances & Techniques in Joint Replacement Surgery - Ranawat Orthopaedic Conference 2008” at New Delhi (Jan 2008)
  • Conference on Hip Resurfacing with live demonstration and hands-on workshop held at K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai on 16th February 2007 ( Dr. J.G. Boldt, Dr. V.J. Lahiri)
  • Western Indian Regional Orthopaedics Conference (WIROC) at Mumbai (Dec 2006)
  • Pre-WIROC workshop on “Paediatric Deformity Correction” at Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai on 1st Dec, 2006 (Dr. Alaric Aroojis)
  • Basic Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Certification Workshop organised by Indian Arthroscopy Society in Mumbai (July 2006)
  • Orthopaedic Oncology CME on Benign bone tumours at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (March 2006)
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association conference (IOACON) in Mumbai (December 2005 )
  • Basic Spine Cadaveric workshop at IOACON ( December 2005 )
  • International seminar on spinal surgery (CME) at Lilavati hospital and research centre Mumbai (July 2005)
  • The Spine Foundation Master Class lecture series (Dr. Shekhar Bhojraj) conducted by Spine unit at the P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre , Mumbai ( Jan 2005 to April 2005 )
  • An instructional lecture and demonstration course on Ilizarov treatment for complicated fractures and non-unions of femur ( Dr. Suhas Shah ) at K. B. Bhabha Hospital, Mumbai ( June 2005 )
  • CME on Paediatric fracture meeting (Dr. Alaric Aroochis) at Wadia Hospital, Mumbai (Sep 2005 )
  • AO basic course and hands on workshop on Locking Compression Plate ( Sep 2005)
  • Symposium on Exeter Hip (Dr. Nilen Shah & Dr.Hugh English) at Bombay Hospital, Mumbai conducted by Stryker India on 12th December 2004
  • CME on Paediatric orthopaedic infections ( Dr. Alaric Aroochis ) at Wadia Hospital ( Nov 2006)
  • Attended all the bimonthly Post Graduate Training courses organised by Bombay Orthopaedic Society at various hospitals in Mumbai( 2006 )
  • Attended all the quarterly meetings of Spine Club of Mumbai ( 2005-06 )

US Licensure Exams

Exam Score
USMLE Step 1 99(252)
USMLE Step 2 96(253)
USMLE Step 2 CS Passed
USMLE Step 3 90(218)

Other Skills

  • Organization of Basic and Advanced Spine Cadaveric Workshops at KEM hospital Mumbai
  • Completion of Artificial Disc Replacement Training at Spine Masters Institute, Burr Ridge, Chicago in 2008
  • Special Training Course on Prodisc C and Prodisc L at Synthes Spine Advancing Technologies Forum, Pennysylvania
  • BLS and ACLS Certification