MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, MNAMS - Orthopaedics
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Dr. Ajay. R. Kothari done his MBBS, DNB (Ortho) MNAMS (Ortho)(New Delhi) FISS (USA, Germany) Gold Medalist. He is a Consultant Spine Surgeon at Sancheti Hospital, Pune.Dr. Ajay Ramesh Kothari is a senior experienced and renowned spine surgeon. He did his medical graduation (MBBS) from Pune University. He stood first and attained distinction in all the four years of his graduation. He then went on to do post graduation from world reknowned and orthopaedic and spine hospital in India, Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitaion. He passed his DNB orthopaedics and stood first all over India and was awarded Dr. Balu Sankaran Gold Medal for the same. During his tenure at Sancheti Hospital, he got the best resident award. He got extensively trained in advanced spine management in Germany, USA, Netherlands.He did his spinal fellowship with Prof Henry Halm at Schon Klinik Neustadt, Prof Robert Phflugmacher Bonn University hospital, Germany, Dr. Behrooz Akbarania Sandiego, USA. He was awarded the prestigious SRS(Scoliosis Research Society, USA) traveling fellowship for the ear 2014 and visited two world renowned spine centers in the USA as a guest surgeon- Rady's children Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital. He has been elected as a Member of SRS (USA). Very few Indian surgeons have been elected for this prestigious post. He is also awarded with IGASS International Fellowship.He is also member of AO Spine (Swiss) Dr Kothari has performed over 2000 spine surgeries successfully. He is specially trained in spinal degenerative conditions (both cervical and Lumbar), revision spine surgeries, spinal deformities (Scoliosis and Kyphosis), Spinal Infections, spinal tumours and paediatric spine problems. He also specialises in MISS( Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries) also know as key hole spine surgeries. He has been specially trained in microscopic decompressions. Dr. Ajay Kothari has also liking for Non operative treatment for spinal ailments. In last 4 years he has a data of 225 patients who were advised surgery elsewhere were treated successfully with advanced physiotherapy and Spinal injections (cervical and lumbar selective nerve root block, epidural injections, facet blocks, radio- frequency ablations Etc)Dr. Ajay Kothari firmly believes that there is a great scope of non-operative treatment in spinal conditions. almost 90- 95% patients can be treated non-operatively. Only 4-5 patients need surgery.Dr. Ajay Kothari aspires to offer spine services both non operative and operative for patients not only from Pune or India but all across the globe.Spine Centers visited for Advanced Spine training –1. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India 2. Sancheti institute for orthopaedics and Rehabilitation,Pune, India3. Ganga Hospial, Coimbatore, India4. Bonn University Hospital, Germany5. Shon Klinik Neustadt , Germany6. Sharp memorial hospital,sandiego, USA With Prof Behrooz Akbarania and Dr Gregory Mundis7. Rady’s children hospital, San Diego with Dr Peter Newton8. Hospital for specialised surgery , New york USA with Dr Frank Schwab and Dr Han Jo Kim9. Leatherman Spine Centre, Louisville, Kentucky, USAworked with Dr Steven Gassmann.Note : Doctor is available 1st and 3rd Tuesday in Tapadia Diagnostic Centre and 2nd and 4th Tuesday in Aarogya Aadhar Diagnostic Centre.
I am throwing some lights on my great experience with *** ** *** **** ***** ******** Dr. Ajay Kothari from Sancheti Hospital, Pune. I have been consulting with Dr. Ajay Kothari for Lumbar Wedge Compression Fracture.
I still remember the day on which I had hard fall incident and was in very bad pain. So initially for time being I consulted to one of the hospital nearby me, however I was not getting that confidence and better relief. Then with my one of the friend’s reference I heard about Dr. Ajay Kothari. Immediately I visited him as I was in very much of back pain due to fall injury.
As soon as I connected with him, very first he helped me to relieve my worries with his soft spoken words, “You will be fine very soon and could return back to regular routine as before”. This was the trigger where I got half of the relief and the confidence. Then with his precise diagnosis and treatment, in couple of days only I started feeling better. With every follow up visit he kept me motivating which helped me a lot for speedy recovery.
He is very much commendable & quick with his diagnosis and the line of treatment. Also he is not only attentive but also compassionate towards patients. Importantly, he always go to the root cause of problem and possible issues associated with it, about which we might not be aware about .There exactly he helped me by explaining the things and made me aware. He is always approachable for the patients. He is empathetic, great listener and genuinely concerned about his patients well-being. Throughout he’s been very patient while responding to my queries.
I would say he is a great asset in Today’s Medical Era, where he has been helping people with exceptional care and doing great amount of contribution in society’s well-being, through different channels of digitization as well. Truly, with his great work he has set a classic example in the spine world of 'Center of Excellence'.
I am very Grateful and Thankful to him for his help and support throughout. And yes, now I am back to my regular routine as he said in very first conversation!! Hence, I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ajay Kothari to anyone who is seeking an expert help in Spine related issues.
In simple words I would describe his efforts as “Passionate about work and Compassionate about people with utmost care”
Dr. Kothari is truly one of the most experienced doctors I've known. He is one of the few doctors with whom I feel that I can drop my guard and just trust the advice that I'm getting. His advice & treatments have always been on point and have worked wonders. What sets Dr. Kothari apart is that he is not only ************* *** experienced but is also very compassionate, patient and kind with his patients.
My first interaction with Dr. Kothari goes back 6 years ago, when both; my mother and I suffered from lumbar spine injury and had to undergo surgery. At 37, my life was miserable as I was unable to walk without pain. My mother on the other hand had a relapse of the same back problem after a previous surgery done 5 years ago in Mumbai which didn't help. Dr. Kothari entered our lives as an angel who not only helped us both recover but was also a great mentor and motivator throughout the process. I'm truly grateful to Dr. Kothari for giving my mom and me a new life and I thank him for all the support he extended to us to ensure we and our families were always comfortable.
I would recommend him to anybody and everybody.
NECESSARY DISCLOSURE : Dr.Ajay Kothari is my classmate; a childhood friend.
EXPERIENCE : Had to visit him as a doctor with an ailing friend . He really explained all the pros and cons of the ailment, the procedures which could be carried out, it's merits and demerits and at the last his final authoritative word * *** **** ********* ** *** * *** ******* ********* * . Everything was in the patient's interest. Thank and wish him as well all the luck in advancing his expertise in the interest of his patient's health.
I was suffering from severe unbearable pain in my neck and shoulder for 15 days and getting treated but with no result. Then a friend suggested to go to Sachet hospital in Pune, India, so I immediately book my ticket and went to Sancheti Hospital to Dr. Ajay Kothari, He immediately diagnosed my problem as cervical radiculopathy and very well understood my condition and started treatment right away without any delay. He is very friendly and professional too. Very good doctor. * **** *** *** ** *** **** * **** **** **** *******
* ** **** ******* ******* ** * **** ****** *** * ***** ******* *** he barely has enough time to spare for a new patient. He should see new patients ONLY when he can afford the time as, he left in the middle of my consultation in a hurry and I was left at the mercy of the junior doctor who barely could answer any of my queries. The hospital should have a system in place where they give limited appointments depending on the doctors availability but sadly they don’t. Dr.ajay gave instructions to the junior doctor in a hurry who didn’t remember all of them later. He had asked me to see a specific physiotherapist in my area and the junior doctor completely forgot about it. I had to remind him and he didn’t know the name nor contact details of the physiotherapist! So he had to go and ask dr.Ajay in the next room again! If I want to see a junior doctor I will book an appointment with them. If I’m spending my time / energy/ money to see dr.Ajay Kothari then that’s what I expect to get as I have a very long and complicated medical history. I’m currently following the treatment he suggested but I doubt I would want to visit there again as I don’t want to go through the same dissatisfied experience. I hate hospitals(like everyone) and avoid it even in extreme cases exactly for this reason. Along with physical pain , you have to suffer mentally too due to other people’s callousness/incompetence in hospitals.
The doctor is very confident, ***** ** *** ********** helpful, explained every detail, gave lot of confidence and saved a surgery. I am healing well. Thanks to Dr. Ajay Kothari who treats his patients tirelessly and with his signature smile.
I have recommended even my mother Mrs. Kusum Bhujbal who is 70+ for her spinal issues due to aging and she is very happy and has healed well. She no more has back complaints.
My aunty Mrs. Prabha Shinde healed well in now fit and fine after her spinal issues that arises due to and accident. She was bed ridden for months. Now can do all normal activities effortlessly.
I will recommend him to my family and friends
I am a retired soldier. I was operated by Dr. Kothari 5 yrs back for spine, and since then there is no problem....(in fact. .to be honest, I am a bit casual with precautions. .still I guess I was lucky to be operated by him )
I was in great trouble as I met with an accident, got spine fracture and unfortunately my daughter's wedding was next month. He not only made me stand but I was walking in a week's time. He has been a savior for me and my family. I suggest everyone to consult him without any doubts.
I was facing some problems and pain in my joints. Daily work also was done with a great difficulty. I contacted Dr. Kothari as we had already good experience with him. He had helped and treated my family members before. Based on the feedback I approached him and I was glad that all mystery problems were heard, diagnosed and resolved well. In fact I felt much more better and productive after his treatment. His patience, knowledge and decision making makes him one of my first choice for any health concerns. Thank you Dr. Kothari for all your help.
One day early morning my father suffering from back pain, they can't wake up that time.I gave him painkiller after few hour they fill relax, Bt we go to hospital n check up properly n did some test, evening all test report came bt all report are negative Dr didn't identify what is actual causes. After few day my father was suffering back pain n unable to walk. Dr said it is risk to operate. That time we met Dr Ajay kothari sir n told all that happened last few day. They explained detail about him problem and said we immediately operate him otherwise they can lost their legs. They said me immediately admit it father n day after tomorrow we operate him. As per their guideline we admit my father at sanchiti hospital. Dr kothari sir checkup n next day operate him. They told us all will be fine n we do our best. As per their comment they did their best. After that operation my father is walking without any support. It should be happan only Dr Ajay kothari sir. I heartly suggest Dr kothari if anybody have spine regarding problem. As per my experience wit kothari sir is very frankly. Copertive n supportive nature, n explained about actual causes. Thank you so much Dr kothari sir.
Sir takes personal care of each patient. He provides medical and psychology treatment equally. Treats his patient to the utmost level.
Doctor successfully operated my mother in law and she is recovering rapidly. Doctor made it successful when many hospitals/doctors in Mumbai and Pune said NO to operation. Always thankful for Doctors all type of support. Advocate Vinayak Nalla