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About Dr. Hitesh Garg

Dr. Hitesh Garg is a highly experienced and skilled spine surgeon affiliated with Artemis Hospital, located in Gurgaon, India. With a remarkable track record, he has successfully performed over 4000 spine surgeries, demonstrating expertise in various spine procedures.
Dr. Garg’s training includes learning from some of the best spine centers in both India and across the world, which has enriched his knowledge and surgical skills. Dr. Hitesh Garg’s impressive accomplishments and dedication to advancing spine surgery in India make him one of the top spine surgeons in Gurgaon and a respected figure in the field of spine care in the country.
Despite being offered a faculty position in the USA, Dr. Hitesh Garg chose to return to India with the aim of establishing an advanced spine center of international repute in his home country. This showcases his commitment to improving healthcare in India.
In the past, he was recognized and selected as one of the top 12 nominees out of 298 submissions for the All Asia Young Inventor Award organized by Hewlett Packard in December 2000. The nomination was for his work on a homemade spacer for asthmatic patients.Dr. Garg is a renowned member of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India, demonstrating his active involvement and contributions to the spine surgery community in the country.
Some notable accomplishments and areas of specialization include spinal fusion surgery such as TLIF and PLIF, Spine deformity correction surgeries (scoliosis and kyphosis), cervical spine surgery, surgery for spinal tumor, Artificial Disc replacements and Spinal reconstruction for spinal trauma.
His 2 noted skills are Scoliosis correction surgery and spine surgery for decompression, fusion and fixation. He has done hundreds of Scoliosis correction surgeries till date in which he has treated patients of all age for their crooked spine. Scoliosis correction surgery in which the curved spine is straightened to offer patients a normal life is a very specializes skill which Dr. Hitesh Garg proudly has.
Also, to relive the patients of their radiating pain due to nerve compression by doing endoscopic decompression and fixation spine surgery. He regularly does such surgery for decompression of nerves of cervical spine and lumbar spine for disc degenerative disease.

Dr. Hitesh Garg’s Qualifications

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)

Dr Hitesh Garg has impeccable academic credentials from the Best Medical Institutions around the world. He graduated from India’s Best Medical College – All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS ) before joining KEM College, Mumbai to specialize in Orthopaedic Surgery. After doing his Post Graduation from one of the busiest orthopaedic setups in India at the KEM College, Mumbai, Dr Garg headed to the Yale University in USA for doing one year fellowship in Spine Surgery and following it with one year fellowship in Paediatric Spine Surgery from Philadelphia, USA. He has also done Fellowship in Joint Replacement from AIIMS.

Officially certified from Synthes Spine Advancing Technologies Forum, Pennysylvania to perform Prodisc-C and Prodisc-L implantation procedures

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

Dr. Hitesh Garg’s Memberships

AO Spine, Delhi Spine Society, Association of spine surgeons of India

Dr. Hitesh Garg’s Speciality

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

Dr. Hitesh Garg’s Previous Experience/Employment

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

Dr. Hitesh Garg’s Research and Publications

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

1. 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)
2. 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 )
3. 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.
4. Garg, Hitesh , Ramachandran, Ravi, Yue, James “Prodisc-C”.Techniques in Orthopaedics: June 2010 – Volume 25 – Issue 2 – pp 118-126
5. 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

Dr. Hitesh Garg’s Academics

1. 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)
2. 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)
3. 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)
4. Presented a paper on “ Bipolar hemiarthroplasty in intertrochantric fractures” in SICOT 2008
5. Presented a poster on Askin Tumour of the dorsal spine presenting as a paraplegia at ICS ( Aug
2005 )
6. 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
7. Poster on “Self Centering Mechanism in Bipolar Endoprosthesis – Is it effective?” as a co-author
at ISTA, 2008, Seoul, Korea

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

1. 3rd Pediatric spinal deformity meeting at Miami, 2011 (Shuffleberger, Harms, Betz,
2. Special Training Course on Prodisc C at Synthes Spine Advancing Technologies Forum, Pennysylvania.(Jul 2009)
3. Special Training Course on Prodisc L at Synthes Spine Advancing Technologies Forum,
Pennysylvania.(Jul 2009)
4. Fourth annual course on “ Sharpening your spine surgery skills” (Hands on cadaveric course) at
Spine Masters Institute, Burr Ridge, IL (May, 2009)
5. 2008-09 “Young Leaders in Spine” spine surgeon transition program in Las Vegas (Apr,2009)
6. 2009 Spine Fellows Deformity Education Summit in Las Vegas, NV ( Feb 2009)
7. 2008 DePuy Spine Advanced Concepts in Spine Surgery Bioskills Workshop in Chicago, IL (
Aug 2008)
8. Advances & Techniques in Joint Replacement Surgery – Ranawat Orthopaedic Conference 2008”
at New Delhi (Jan 2008)
9. 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)
10. Western Indian Regional Orthopaedics Conference (WIROC) at Mumbai (Dec 2006)
11. Pre-WIROC workshop on “Paediatric Deformity Correction” at Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai on 1st Dec, 2006 (Dr. Alaric Aroojis)
12. Basic Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Certification Workshop organised by Indian Arthroscopy
Society in Mumbai (July 2006)
13. Orthopaedic Oncology CME on Benign bone tumours at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
(March 2006)
14. Indian Orthopaedic Association conference (IOACON) in Mumbai (December 2005 )
15. Basic Spine Cadaveric workshop at IOACON ( December 2005 )
16. International seminar on spinal surgery (CME) at Lilavati hospital and research centre Mumbai
(July 2005)
17. 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 )
18. 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 )
19. CME on Paediatric fracture meeting (Dr. Alaric Aroochis) at Wadia Hospital, Mumbai (Sep
2005 )
20. AO basic course and hands on workshop on Locking Compression Plate ( Sep 2005)
21. Symposium on Exeter Hip (Dr. Nilen Shah & Dr.Hugh English) at Bombay Hospital, Mumbai
conducted by Stryker India on 12th December 2004
22. CME on Paediatric orthopaedic infections ( Dr. Alaric Aroochis ) at Wadia Hospital ( Nov 2006)
23. Attended all the bimonthly Post Graduate Training courses organised by Bombay Orthopaedic
Society at various hospitals in Mumbai( 2006 )
24. Attended all the quarterly meetings of Spine Club of Mumbai ( 2005-06 )

Dr. Hitesh Garg’s Awards, Achievements and Honors

1. Dr. Pandurangi Award for the “Best Orthopaedic Resident” for the year 2006-07 at KEM Hospital and Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai.
2. 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).
3. Ranked 5th in All India Pre-Medical Entrance Examination (1996)
4. Ranked 2nd in Punjab Pre-Medical Test(1996)
5. Dr Hira Lal Sharma Memorial Gold Medal (1996-97) for standing first in Punjab School Education Board ( Std XII ) in the state of Punjab
6. Priviliged to sign the college Roll of Honour ( 1996-97)
7. Merit Certificate and Silver medal from Punjab School Education Board
8. National Level Science Talent Search Examination Scholarship
9. Certificate of Merit for being among the top 0.1% of the successful candidates for All India Secondary School Examination in Mathematics

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