Category: Case of the month

Incredible Spine Surgery of Ashok Sapar by Dr. Shailesh Hadgaonkar

Patient:- Ashok Sapar, 61 Years/Male


Obesity & Spine Surgery post Cardiac bypass

We share the experience of Mr Sapar with a complaint of low back pain, difficulty to stand & walk, having severe leg radiation.

Mr Sapar Ashok is a k/c/o (known case of) bypass surgery, HT (Hypertension), DM (Diabetes Mellitus) & overweight obesity (around 110 kg wt.)

He was seen by many physios, alternate treatments done by many physicians but were not better.

He had large disc with Lumbar Stenosis leading to incapacitating back and leg pain


He was sent for medical assessment, his medication was optimised cardiac and anaesthesia. Fitness was the ultimate option was remaining.

We performed Lumbar Spine Fusion (TLIF) surgery in Aug 2016.

Now it is one & half year of time, Mr. Ashok is enjoying his life and doing all the activities of daily living.

Dr. Shailesh Hadgaonkar feels that we should always consider spine surgery as last resort. But with advancement in technology, the results are significantly better now.


Interesting complex Spine Revision Case by Dr. Shailesh Hadgaonkar

Patient : 56 yrs, Female

• Who was suffering from

– Excruciating back pain
– Difficulty to stand
– Inability to walk more than 10 to 15 mins
– Bilateral lower limb medication with Claudication

• Previous History

– Renal transplant
– Previous spine surgery elsewhere
– Overweight

• Surgery

– Microscopic revision spine surgery
– Less invasive approach

• 2 weeks follow up she started walking with a walker

• 3 weeks followup significant improvement in pain

At 8-12 weeks – Leading happy life.

Dr Shailesh Hadgaonkar (Spine Surgeon) feels careful evaluation, medical and state of art operation facility with advanced technology is required in dealing such complex spine surgery.