Dr. Sajan K Hegde

Dr. Sajan K Hegde

MBBS, MS – Orthopaedics, Fellowship – Spine Surgery
Consultant – Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Spine Surgeon – 33 Years of Experience

Email : drsajanhegde@healthyatra.com

Doctor Profile

Dr. Sajan K Hegde is one of the most experienced and renowned spine surgeons in the country. He has pioneered numerous innovative techniques in the field. He is the Chief Spine surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. He has extensive experience both in India and abroad. He is considered by some to be a world authority in the field. He has pioneered the use of many modern instrumentation systems, for Example, the Cotrel – Dubousset, the Moss Miami, The Ray cages (PLIF), the BAK cages and the Harms Mesh Systems in India. His present work covers almost the entire range of spinal disorders including deformities, low back, tumor, trauma, Infection & cervical spine surgery. He is credited with introducing Arthroplastic reconstruction of the lumbar and cervical discs with artificial discs in India. A first for an Indian spine surgeon: He has designed in collaboration with Medtronic Sofamor Danek (MSD) a comprehensive spinal instrumentation system for anterior fixation in a variety of spinal problems including spinal deformities, tumors, infections and injuries. The system is awaiting FDA clearance and will be marketed internationally by MSD. It is called “The Pegasus”.


  • MBBS – The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, 1980
  • MS – Orthopaedics – The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, 1980, 1985
  • Fellowship – Spine Surgery – France


  • Member – Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member – Association of Spine Surgeons of India
  • Member – Indian Medical Association
  • Member – Group International COTREL DUBOUSSET
  • Member – Spine Trauma Study Group – USA



  • Orthopedics, Consultant- Apollo Children’s Hospital, Shafee Mohammed Road , currently working
  • Orthopaedics, Consultant- Apollo Hospitals, Greams Lane , currently working
  • Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Consultant- MIOT, Vijaya Hospitals, Chennai , 1989
  • Orthopedics, Junior Consultant- P D Hinduja Sindhi Hospital, Bangalore , 1985

Special Interests

  • Spine fellowships – helping and guiding aspiring spine surgeons understand the nuances in the field.
  • Conducting workshops on spinal techniques
  • Conducting studies on spinal instrumentation
  • Researching about various developments in surgical and non-surgical spine treatments
  • Performing clinical research
  • PLIF, TLIF and global fusion techniques
  • Use of minimal Invasive techniques
  • Tackling Trauma


  • Osteoporosis Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Osteoporosis Tests
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • SLAP Tear
  • Stress Fracture
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Disc Herniation
  • Medial Collateral Ligament
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament
  • MCL Tear
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Hammer Toes
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • PCL Tear
  • Wrist Fractures


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