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Best Epilepsy Disc Surgeons in Pune

Dr Amit Dhakoji

MBBS, MS (General Surgery)

About Dr. Amit Dhakoji - Neurosurgeon in Pune

Dr. Amit Dhakoji is a promising Neurosurgeon in Pune from Nagpur with key skills in Epilepsy Surgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Microneurosurgery and Neuroendoscopy. Dr. Dhakoji has been practising at Central India Institute of Medical Sciences (Nagpur) since 2012. The centre frequented by patients from Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha region caters to a high volume of neurosurgical cases annually. Consequently, Dr. Dhakoji has procured extensive exposure to a wide spectrum of neurosurgical specialities where he independently performs complex cranial and spinal cases including cerebral gliomas, aneurysms, spinal tumours, cerebral trauma, spinal degenerative diseases as well as spinal trauma.

Dr. Dhakoji completed MBBS graduation from Seth G S Medical College, KEM Hospital (Mumbai). He gained relevant skills in Neurology through MS (General Surgery), MCh (Neurosurgery) qualifications accomplished from Government Medical College (Nagpur) and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology [SCTIMST] (Trivandrum) respectively. This was followed by completion of 1 year post doctoral Fellowship in Cerebrovascular surgery at SCTIMST that provided key value-added edge to his existing qualifications. Dr. Dhakoji maintains competence and stays in touch with emerging fields in his area of speciality by way of workshops and CME programs. He has several publications and presentations to his credit.

Dr. Dhakoji has participated and won certificates of merit in numerous extracurricular events, both at school and college level such as debates, extempore, sports and fine arts, to name a few. Dr. Dhakoji is passionate about cricket, badminton and wildlife activities. His career interests include Vascular Neurosurgery, Spine Microsurgery and Instrumentation, Skull base, Neuroendoscopy, Functional Neurosurgery including Epilepsy Surgery.

Dhakoji’s pursuit for excellence has won him many accolades at academic and professional level. He strongly believes and abides by the adage ‘Service to Man is Service to God’. Patients under his supervision receive the best patient-centred care.

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is not just one condition, but a group of many different ‘epilepsies’ with one thing in common: a tendency to have seizures that start in the brain. Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed after a person has had more than one seizure. Not all seizures are due to epilepsy. Other conditions that can look like epilepsy include fainting, or very low blood sugar in some people being treated for diabetes. On this page, when we use the term ‘seizure’ we mean epileptic seizure.

Anyone can develop epilepsy, at any time of life. It happens in people of all ages, races and social classes. Epilepsy is most commonly diagnosed in children and in people over 65. There are over half a million people with epilepsy in the UK, so around 1 in 100 people.

Medical Licensing


Maharashtra Medical Council: M.B.B.S. Registration no. 2003/02/649
Additional Registration: M.S. MCh : Registration no. 2003/02/649,  Maharashtra Medical Council


  • Fellowship in Cerebrovascular Surgery, SCTIMST, Trivandrum. India
  • Microvascular Indo Japanese Fellowship, Japan.


  • Member, Neurological Society of India (NSI).
  • Member, Association of Surgeons of India (ASI).
  • Member, AO Spine [Bronze].
  • Member, Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association (NSSA).
  • Member, Indian Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ISSFN).
  • Member, Skull Base Surgery Society of India.


1. C.V. Gopalkrishnan, Amit Dhakoji, Suresh Nair, Adesh Shrivastava,
Neurenteric cyst of the cerebellopontine angle with foetal type posterior
2. C.V. Gopalkrishnan, Amit Dhakoji, Suresh Nair , Mathew Abraham . Anterior
communicating artery aneurysm presenting with paraplegia Accepted in ,
3. C.V. Gopalkrishnan, Amit Dhakoji, Suresh Nair .Brainstem epidermoid cysts
in children : Case based update [accepted and under printing in Journal of
Child Neurology
4. Amit Dhakoji, Gopalakrishnan CV , Suresh Nair .Hemimasticatory spasm
following surgery for vestibular schwannoma accepted in Movement
5. Giant vertebral artery aneurysm presenting as hemiplegia cruciata; under
review in The Neurologist.
6. Primary Cerebellar glioblastoma multiforme in adults. Retrospective study
and case based update
7. Spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma of idiopathic etiology. Case report
and review of literature
8. An analysis of factors determining the need for CSF diversion procedures
after posterior fossa tumor surgery in children” Original article submitted to
the Journal of Neurosurgery


1: Medical graduation: M.B.B.S: 5 ½ Years
University: Seth G S Medical College, KEM Hospital, University of Mumbai, Period: May 1997- January 2003
Honors:  Distinction in Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology

2:  Postgraduate Medical Training: Master of Surgery. {M.S. General Surgery} 3 years
Government Medical College, Nagpur, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur
Period:  May 2004- June 2007, under the guidance of Professor Shrikant          Matkari
Dissertation: Mechanical small bowel obstruction in adults

3: Superspeciality Training: MCh Neurosurgery : 3 years
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical science and technology [SCTIMST], an Institute of National Importance, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Period: Jan 2008- Dec 2010, under the guidance of Professor Suresh Nair.
Dissertation: “Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation: Outcome Of Various Methods  For Targeting And Accuracy Of Electrode Placement

4: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cerebrovascular surgery :
1-year postdoctoral fellowship in Cerebrovascular surgery at SCTIMST, Trivandrum from 01/01/2011 to 01/01/2012

5: an Indojapanese fellowship of 1-month duration at Hiroshima and Fukushima Medical University, Japan, in June 2016.

6: Fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio USA in 2017.


  1. 3 years Residency in general Surgery at Government Medical College, Nagpur
  2. Senior registrar in Neurosurgery at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai from June 2008 to October 2008, under Dr. Deepu Banerji, senior consultant neurosurgeon at Fortis hospital, Mumbai.
  3. Neurosurgery Residency: [January 2008 to December 2010] ar SCTIMST Trivandrum.
  4. 4. Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Jan 2011- Dec 2011) at SCTIMST, Trivandrum, India
  5. Consultant Neurosurgeon (Feb 2012 to May 2012): EMS Cooperative hospital at Perinthalmanna in North Kerala
  6. Consultant Neurosurgeon and Epilepsy surgeon {May 2012 till 15/02/2017}: Department of Neurosurgery at Central India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur
  7. Consultant Neurosurgeon and Epilepsy Surgeon {20/02/2017 till date}: Department of Neurosurgery at Sahyadri Speciality Hospitals, Pune, Maharashtra.


Maharashtra Medical Council: M.B.B.S. Registration no. 2003/02/649

Additional Registration: M.S. MCh : Registration no. 2003/02/649,  Maharashtra Medical Council