Dr. Sumeet Pawar - Best Paediatric Neurosurgeon in Mumbai | Narayana Health

Dr. Sumeet Pawar

MBBS, DNB Neurosurgery, MBA F. MASS (Japan), F. ESS (Taiwan) Consultant

  • SpecialityNeurosurgery - Paediatric

  • HospitalMumbai - SRCC Children's Hospital


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Brief Profile

  • Dr Sumeet Pawar is a neurosurgeon having high expertise in minimal access surgery.
  • He is trained for minimal access surgery from Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
  • His passion for minimal invasive surgery has led to India's first endoscopic surgery for detethering at SRCC Children's Hospital and currently the largest series in the World.
  • He has done endoscopic craniosynostosis repair with use of Helmet as well and as a protocol does Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) instead of shunt to avoid long term complications of shunt surgery in cases of obstructive hydrocephalus.
  • He is currently Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Spine Surgery and Executive Member of NSSA, India

Awards & Recognition

  • BNA Scholarship Award (Mumbai, India) 2016-2017
  • World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies - Best Research Paper Award (Manila, Philippines )2017
  • WFNS Travel Scholarship – (Rome, Italy) 2015
  • Young Neurosurgeons Award (Pune, India) - 2015

Fields of Expertise

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopic and Minimal Access brain and spine surgery


  • MBBS, DNB Neurosurgery, MNAMS
  • Fellow – Minimal Access Spine Surgery (Japan)
  • Fellow – Endoscopic Spine Surgery (Taiwan)

Key Procedures Performed

  • Endoscopic Detethering of Cord
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Repair
  • Complex Spinal Dysraphism repair
  • Complex pediatric brain tumors

Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • Neurological Society of India
  • Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association of India
  • Neurological Surgeons Society of India
  • Walter Dandy Society
  • North American Spine Society


  • Gill A, Cahyadi A, Babhulkar S, Pawar S, Ramani P. Recurrent Hemangioendothelioma of the Spine. J Spinal Surg 2014;1(1):28-31
  • Prasad A, Pawar S, Dhar A, Ramani PS, Malik A, Babhulkar S: Surgical Management of degenerative spondylolisthesis J Spinal Surg; 2015; 2(3): 67-71
  • Pawar S, Ramani PS, Ibrahim S: Major Spinal Surgery Procedure on a High Cardiovascular Risk Patient with Symptomatic Neural Compression due to 1: Osteoporotic T12 Compression Fracture along with 2-L5/S1 Spondylolisthesis. J Spinal Surg 2014;1(3):138-140
  • Pawar S, Ramani PS, Prasad A, Dhar A, Babhulkar SS, Bahurupi YA: Software version of Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire for outcome assessment in low back pain. Neurol Res 2017 April 39(4): 292-297
  • Pawar S, Dhar A, Prasad A, Munjal S, Ramani PS. Internal decompression for spinal stenosis (IDSS) for decompression and use of interlaminar dynamic device (CoflexTM) for stabilization in the surgical management of degenerative lumbar canal stenosis with or without mild segmental instability: our initial results. Neurol Res 2017 April 39(4): 305-310
  • Dhar A, Pawar S, Prasad A, Ramani PS: Approaches to paraspinal tumours - a technical note. Neurol Res 2017 April 39(4): 315-322
  • Dhar A, Pawar S, Prasad A, Ramani PS: Nerve root anomalies detected intra-operatively technical nuances towards achieving a successful surgical outcome: our experience of three case reports at a tertiary level centre. Neurol Res 2017 April 39(4): 311-314
  • Pawar S, Dhar A, Prasad A, Ramani PS: Broken Spinous Process and Posterior dynamic stabilization: J Spinal Surg 2017; 4(1): 26-29
  • Prasad A, Pawar S, Dhar A, Ramani PS: Silent Spinal Cord Tumor: J Spinal Surg 2017; 4(1): 22-25
  • Pawar S, Dhar A, Prasad A, Ramani PS: Surgical Management of Multilevel degeneration with PDS: J Spinal Surg 2017; 4(4): 187-190

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati