Dr. Shailesh Hadgaonkar

Education: MBBS, D.Orth, FCPS Orth, MS Orth, FISS ( UK), Dip.Spine-HSS(Greece), EuroSpine Dip.(Swiss), PG Orth, Cambridge (England ), Clinical Fellowship Spine Surgery, Newcastle (England)

Specialties: Consultant Spine Surgeon and Unit Head

OPD Days : Mon. Tues. Thurs & Sat

Work Timing: Tues & Sat (10 am – 3 pm) | Mon & Thurs (3 pm – 7 pm)

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As they rightly say, ‘One must have a spine!’. But, today just having a spine is not enough; it also needs to be free from injuries and deformities. Spine problems are increasing each day at an alarming rate. These spine problems can occur and affect any point in the complex spinal bone structure. They start taking roots with the simplest of things like improper postures, lack of stretching, improper beds, etc. Today we have Dr. Shailesh Hadgaonkar simplifying human spine for us, debarring some common myths and misconceptions. So, stay tuned, know your spine better, so that you can always walk upright! Dr. Shailesh Hadgaonkar is Unit head of the Sancheti Spine Department.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When can one bend/sit after surgery?

You can’t bend your hip beyond 60 to 90 degrees up to 12 weeks after surgery. It would help if you did not bow to pick things and did not cross your legs and ankles while sitting. After 12 weeks, your body will start adapting, and you can slowly return to your routine.

2. When can one drive after surgery?

It is best if you avoid driving up to 12 weeks after your surgery. Even if you are travelling in a car, doctors recommend doing it after at least 48 hours of your surgery.

3. How soon can you work out after surgery?

You can’t involve in any exercises after 48 hours of surgery. Slowly, after two weeks and based on your recovery, doctors may recommend customised exercise plans that don’t completely exhaust you. You can follow your old exercise regime after 14 weeks of the operation.

4. What nutrition to consume for recovery?

Increasing your protein intake will help, especially after spine surgery. The calories you obtain after the operation must be from eggs, paneer, tofu, poultry, fish, and meat, and you can also include foods rich in calcium and Vitamin D.

5. When should you come for follow-ups?

You can visit your doctor after four to six weeks after your surgery. After that, you must follow up every few months to two years, based on your surgeon’s advice.

6. What are the precautions for post-surgery care?

Try to keep the wound clean after your surgery. Your operated area will require new dressing once in a while, so try to keep that region dry. If the swelling does not decrease, ensure that you speak to your doctor immediately.

7. How essential is physiotherapy after spine surgery?

One of the ways to reduce post-operative pain is through physiotherapy. Specific exercises will be recommended to recover faster and return to everyday life soon.

8. How can Sancheti Hospital help you?

For a quick and successful recovery from all your spine and back problems, experts at Sancheti will try to cure them through non-surgical procedures. If you need surgery, the best minimally-invasive techniques are available to treat your medical conditions, and you will be on a speedy recovery.