Dr. Subodh M. Shetty, one of India’s most renowned spine and joint surgeon now practices as a senior consultant in Bangalore. He is available for consultations at SMS Spine and Ortho Clinic at Koramangala and Banashankari.
His Orthopaedic training was at KMC, Manipal and passed MS Orthopedics from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum. He worked at City Hospital and Research Center with Prof. Shantharam Shetty at Mangalore. He then moved to Mumbai where he worked at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai under Prof. P S Ramani and completed his fellowship in spine surgery. Following this, he trained in minimally invasive spine surgery at Fujita Health University at Japan in 2005. He also underwent specialized training for paediatric spine surgery and deformity correction in Germany.
He keeps himself actively updated in the latest trends in spine surgery and travels extensively to study any breakthroughs in the field. He has attended many international conferences and has visited places like St. Maarteans Klinick, Netherlands, German Scoliosis Center, Germany, Tantock Hospital, Singapore, and Bethania Spine Center, Switzerland etc.
His work mainly concerns with treatment of disorders of the spine. These conditions include degenerative disorders of the back or neck (disc herniations, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, etc), tumours of the spinal column, infections involving the spine (Tuberculosis etc), osteoporosis of the spine, trauma to the spinal column and developmental problems including scoliosis.
Dr. Shetty is an expert in treating slipped disc problems of the neck and lower back using minimal invasion techniques. He has also been treating paediatric spine problems with hunch back problems.
He is one of the very few specialist doctors in India who treat people with failed back surgery, that is revision spine surgery. His results in performing a secondary spine surgery, with complicated spine problems after an initial spine surgery has been excellent. Almost 30 to 40 percent of spine surgery cases are revision spine surgery. He has a wealth of experience operating on more than 5000 spine patients with disc problems, deformities, traumatic spine infections and hunch back problems.