Over the last 15 years, neuroendoscopy has grown in a big way across India. There are several centers practicing neuroendoscopy for various cranial and spinal procedures. A group of like-minded neurosurgeons in India, interested in neuroendoscopy, came together informally to create a study group in 2005 to discuss and exchange their ideas and experience. This later paved the way for the official formation of Neuroendoscopy Study Group of India.
The clinical volume has significantly increased with several interesting clinical conditions. The indications enlarged rapidly with familiarity, enthusiasm of younger neurosurgeons, practical courses, and growth in technology. Today neuroendoscopy has become a regular feature of neurosurgical operation theaters. Over the years, several neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, and ENT surgeons joined hands to expand this into a wider arena.
This is an attempt to put together the work of our colleagues engaged in this specialty and create a platform not only for clinical areas but also for research, instrumentation, and innovation.
Dr. N. K. Venkataramanaa, is the Director, Global Institute of Neurosciences, Vice Chairman, BGS Global Hospital, Vice President Indian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Chairman ANSA and Research Foundation, No.67, BGS Health and Education City, Uttarahalli Road, Kengeri, Bangalore, Karnataka.
Dr. Ashish Suri, is Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Dr. C. E. Deopujari, is Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
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