Dr. B S V Raju

Director & Senior Consultant Neuro and Spine Surgeon
MBBS, MS, DNB (Ortho), M.Ch (Neurosurgery)
Neuro Surgery
English, Hindi, Telugu

Dr. BSV Raju is among the best Neuro & Spine surgeons in Hyderabad and is a Senior Consultant Neuro & Spine surgeon at Aster Prime Hospital, Hyderabad. He has completed his MBBS training from Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada in 1989. In 1992, he obtained his MS (Orthopaedics) and DNB from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam.

In 1996, Dr. Raju completed M.Ch from Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad.

Dr. BSV Raju completed the certification course from United States Medical License Examination (USMLE) in 1998. He completed Spine Fellowship from Wayne State University, Detroit, USA, in 2002. Later, in 2003, he completed the Spine & Peripheral Nerve Fellowship from Stanford University USA. He has been widely recognized for his achievements in spine surgery.  

He pioneered minimally invasive spine surgery like percutaneous spine surgery, percutaneous spinal fixation, and percutaneous endoscopic discectomy. 

Work Experience

Prior to joining Aster Prime, he worked in various corporate hospitals. 

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon - Yasodha Hospital, Somajiguda, Hyderabad,  July, 2003 - October, 2007
  • Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery - Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS),  Hyderabad, 1997 - June, 2001
  • Senior Resident (Post M.Ch Neurosurgery) - Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences   (NIMS), Hyderabad, July, 1996- June, 97
  • Senior Resident - Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (During M.Ch Neurosurgery (NIMS), Hyderabad, 1996-1997
  • Resident in Orthopaedics (MS) - Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam,  Feb 1989 – Dec 1992
Area of expertise
  • Minimally invasive Spine Surgery: Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous Laser Discectomy, Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy, Percutaneous Spinal Fixation
  • Lumbar/Cervical disc prolapse
  • Complex spine surgery/Spinal deformity
  • Spinal tumours
  • Brain tumours
  • Brain bleeding, Aneurysms, AVM surgery
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral nerve tumours/injury 


  • Performed the first percutaneous laser discectomy in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Raju presently has the vastest experience of this technique in the country.
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India- Traveling Spine Fellowship for the year 2001
  • Member of the prestigious North American Spine Society
  • Selected in “Who is Who in the USA” in the year 2003
  • Performed over 6000 spine surgeries including minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal fixations, disc replacements, and dynamic spinal stabilizations.
  • Acharya Sushrut, Sadbhavana Puraskar Award in 2010 by Indian Cultural Department of Hyderabad
  • Seva Ratna award from the Mother Theresa Foundation, Hyderabad for the year 2012
  • Best Doctor’s Award, From “ Health Care International”, Hyderabad  for the year 2015
  • Best Hyderabad Neuro & Spine Surgeon Award “Global Healthcare Excellence Awards,” New Delhi, 2015


  • Awarded Association of Spine Surgeons of India - Depuy Travelling Spine Fellowship for the year 2000

Professional Memberships

  • Neurological Society of India 
  • North American Spine Society 
  • Indian Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery 
  • Twin Cities Neuro Club
  • Twin Cities Spine club
  • Indian Medical Association. 

Research Activities


  • A.K. Purohit, BSV Raju, Shiv Kumar, KD Mallikarjun. Selective musculocutaneousfasciculotomy for spastic elbow in cerebral palsy. ActaNeurochirurgica. 140:5, 473-478, 1998
  • VSSV Prasad, BSV Raju, C Sundaram: Plasmacytoma of dens as a cause for atlanto axial instability. Spinal Cord, 36,661-663, 1998
  • Black disc disease: a commentary.Rengachary SS, Balabhadra RS. Neurosurgery Focus. 2002 Aug 15;13(2):E14
  • Management of strut graft failure in anterior cervical spine surgery.Thongtrangan I, Balabhadra RS, Kim DH. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Sep 15;15(3):E4
  • Surgical techniques for total sacrectomy and spinopelvic reconstruction. Zhang HY, Thongtrangan I, Balabhadra RS, Murovic JA, Kim DH. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Aug 15;15(2):E5
  • Vertebral body replacement with an expandable cage for reconstruction after spinal tumor resection.Thongtrangan I, Balabhadra RS, Le H, Park J, Kim DH. Neurosurgery Focus. 2003 Nov 15;15(5):E8
  • Surgical treatment of tumors involving the cervicothoracic junction. Le H, Balabhadra R, Park J, Kim D. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Nov 15;15(5):E3
  • Anterior cervical fusion using dense cancellous allografts and dynamic plating.Balabhadra RS, Kim DH, Zhang HY. Neurosurgery. 2004 Jun;54(6):1405-11; discussion 1411-2
  • Thoracoscopictransdiaphragmatic approach to thoracolumbar junction fractures. Kim DH, Jahng TA, Balabhadra RS, Potulski M, Beisse R. Spine J. 2004 May-Jun;4(3):317-28
  • Biomechanical comparison of anterior and posterior stabilization methods in atlantoaxial instability. Kim SM, Lim TJ, Paterno J, Hwang TJ, Lee KW, Balabhadra RS, Kim DH. J Neurosurg. 2004 Mar;100(3 Suppl Spine):277-83
  • BSV Raju, Purohit AK, VSSV Prasad, DS GanapathiRao, Dinakar I, Cerebellar vermiandysgenesis and associated anomalies. Management of six cases and brief review of literature. Clinical Proceedings of NIMS, 9:4: 11-15, 1995
  • BSV Raju, VSSV Prasad, Dinakar I, UN Das, AK Purohit. Role of Quantitative estimation of malondialdehyde (MDA) and effect of Methylprednisolone after acute spinal injury Clinical Proceedings of NIMS, 11:2:10-14, 1996
  • VSSV Prasad, Dinakar I, BSV Raju, AK Purohit, RTA Naik, BCM Prasad, PK Gupta, Imageology in acute spinal trauma, Proceedings of 2nd National Neurotrauma Conference (Supp). 16-21, August, 1993
  • PK Gupta, L Prasad, BSV Raju, Dinakar I. Split atlas with atlanto-axial dislocation, The Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging, 4:3: 177-178, August, 1994
  • PK Gupta, L Prasad, BSV Raju, Dinakar I. Scar Carcinoma of the scalp-2 case reports and review of literature. The clinical proceedings of NIMS 9:1:32-37, January, 1994
  • VSSV Prasad, BSV Raju, Dinakar I. Diabetes Insipidus in Cervico-dorasl Spinal Cord Injury. Neurology India, 43, 206-208, 1995
  • AK Purohit, BSV Raju, JJM Reddy, Dinakar I. Claudicatorypriaprism in lumbar canal stenosis with lumbar disc prolapse, Neurology, India, Vol 46; Vol. 1, June 1997
  • AK Purohit, MeenaMinz, BSV Raju, Dinakar I. Primary hypthyrodism presenting as precocious puberty and sellar – suprasellar mass. Quarterly Journal of Surgical Sciences. Accepted for publication in December, 1997
  • AK Purohit, KK Shiv Kumar, Roopa Y, BSVRaju: Long term results of lumbosacral posterior rhizotomy in 125 cerebral palsy cases. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 99(1): July, 1997
  • BSV Raju, AK Purohit, A Krishna Reddy, VSSV Prasad, BP Sahu, Non-Surgical therapeutic interventions after acute spinal cord injury. The clinical proceedings of NIMS, 12:1, 16-22, March 1998.
  • BSV Raju, AK Sinha, AK Reddy, C Sundaram, VSSV Prasad, BP Sahu, TVRK Murthy, Giant Spinal neurofibromas. Neurology India, Vol. 47, Supplement 1, December 1999 (Abstract).
  • Jagan Mohan Reddy, VSSV Prasad, BSV Raju, BP Sahu, AK Purohit, Clinical outcome following Cervical Spine surgery: Prognostic indicators. Neurology India, Vol. 47, Supplement 1, December, 99 (Abstract).
  • AK Purohit, Jagan Mohan Reddy, Ramana Murthy, BSV Raju, TVRK Murthy. Sciatic selective motor fasciculotomy for spastic knee flexion in Cerebral Palsy. Neurology India, Vol 47, Supplement 1, December, ’99 (Abstract).
  • AC Upadhyaya, BSV Raju, C Sundaram, SubashKaul, S Ram Murthi, AK Purohit. Unusual case report of actinomycosis of scalp & skull vault with intradural extension. Neurology India, Vol. 47, Supplement 1, December, ’99 (Abstract).
  • C. Sundaram, T.R. Paul, B.S.V.Raju: Cysts of the central nervous system: A clinicopathologic study of 145 cases, Neurology India, 2001:49, No.3- 237-242
  • BSV Raju, AK Purohit, S Ram Murthy, C Sundaram, T Sanjay: Traumatic Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm in A Child; A Case Report. Accepted for publication, neurology India, January 2001.
  • Setti S Rengachary, Raju SV Balabhadra; Reduction in Spondylolisthesis. Neurosurgical Focus Vol 1391); 2002
  • Setti S Rengachary, Raju SV Balabhadra; Black Disc Disease; A Commentary Neurosurgical Focus Vol 13(2); 2002.
  • Hong Le, RajuBalabhadra SV, Jon Park, Daniel Kim; Surgical Treatment Of Tumors Involving The Cervico-thoracic Junction. Neurosurgical Focus Vol 15(5);2003
  • Ho Yeo Zhang, IssadaThongtrangan, Raju SV Balabhadra, Judith A Murovich, DanielhKim; Surgical Techniques For Total Sacrectomy And SpinopelvicReconstruction.Neurosurgical Focus Vol 15(2):2003.
  • Daniel H Kim, Tae A Jahng, Raju SV Balabhadra, Michael Potulski, Rudolf Beisse: ThoracoscopicTransdiaphragmatic Approach To Thoracolumbar Junction Fractures.The Spine Journal 2004.
  • Sung-Kim-, T.Jesse Lim, JosemariaPaterno, Tae-Jin Hwang, Kun-Woo Lee, RajuSvBalabhadra, Daniel H. Kim: A Biochemical Comparision of Anterior and Posterior Stabiliszation Methods in A Severe AtlantoAxial  InstabilityModel.Spine 2004.
  • Raju SV Balabhadra, Daniel H Kim. Anterior cervical fusion using dense cancellous allografts and plating.neurosurgery, may 2004.
  • Daniel H Kim, Raju SV Balabhadra, Michael Potulski, Rudolf  Beisse: Anterior Thoracoscopic Vertebral Reconstruction and Instrumentation. In: An anatomic approach to Minimally invasive spine surgery. Ed. Mick J Perez-Cruet, Larry T Khoo, Richard G Fessler. Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, 2006. 
  • Syed Jaffer, Mohammad Farhan Ahmed, Mir Anna Ali, Farheen Sultana, BSV Raju: European Journal of  Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, June, 2019.
  • Venkateshwarlaramaraju, SrinivasKonda, Kavitha rani Balamuri, Anvesh Balabhadra, BSV Raju, GinjupallyDhanunjayaRao: MER based analysis of local field potentials with deep brain stimulation subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson`s disease using coherence and entropy techniques. Indian Journal of Neurosciences 2020; 6(3):202-19.
  • Venkateshwarlaramaraju, SrinivasKonda, Kavitha rani Balamuri, BSV Raju: Circuitous goal of bSTN deep brain stimulator in Parkinson disease: A study with fusion MRI guided by computed axial tomography and microneurosensor recording MER techniques. Indian Journal of Neurosciences 2020; 6(3):226-31.
  • Anvesh Balabhadra, ApoorvaMalipeddi, Nilofeur Ali, RajuBalabhadra: Abdominal Epilepsy: a rare cause of unexplained abdominal pain. Cureus 12(8): e10120 DOI 10.7759/cureus.10120

Chapter in Books:

  • BSV Raju, VSSV Prasad, AK Reddy. Recent advances in spinal cord injury. In reviews in Neurology. Ed.S.Mohan Das, RupamBorgohain. Indian academy of Neurology. 119-137, 1999.
  • AK Reddy, BSV Raju, P Tripathy, M Panigrahi, BP Sahu, Extended anterior approaches to cervicothoracic spine. In: Indian Clinical Neurosurgery Vol. 1, Ed; AK Singh, 2001
  • Mick J Perez-Creut,Raju SV Balabhadra, Dino Samartzis, Daniel H Kim: Historical Background of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. In: EndoscopicSpine Surgery and Instrumentation: Percutaneous Procedures edited by DanielH. Kim, Richard G. Fessler, John J. Regan, Thieme Publishers, 2005.
  • Raju SV Balabhadra, Michael Potulski, Rudolf Beisse, Daniel H Kim: Thoracoscopic Decompression and Fixation MACSTL. In: Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Instrumentation: Percutaneous Procedures edited by Daniel H. Kim, Richard G. Fessler, John J. Regan, Thieme Publishers, 2005.
  • Raju SV Balabhadra, Russel A Andrew, Mark Li: CervicalTrauma. In: The 5-Minute Neurology Consult edited by D. Joanne Lynn, Herbert B. Newton, Alexander D. Rae-Grant. Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2004.
  • Anvesh Balabhadra, BSV Raju, Uma Sridevi C, Ajay kumar M: Nonsurgical treatment of  degenerative lumbar scoliosis. In: Neurosurgery update Vol. 1, Ed. ManasPanigrahi. Thieme, Noida, 2019.
  • Anvesh Balabhadra, BSV Raju, Y.Muralikrishna: Clinical evaluation of Adult degenerative Scoliosis. . In: Neurosurgery update Vol. 1, Ed. ManasPanigrahi. Thieme, Noida, 2019.