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Dr. Anandh Balasubramaniam





MBBS, MS, MCh, DNB (Neurosurgery)

He is an experienced neurosurgeon passionate about neuro-oncology and movement disorder surgery with minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Balasubramaniam is well-versed in the latest technology innovations in neurosurgery and is keenly involved in benefiting patients with all the recent advances in neurosurgery to make surgery/treatment the most effective and safe for patients.

He has been an adaptor of Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for Parkinson's Disease since the late 1990s. He has been driving navigation and intra op Imaging Technology (Intra Op MRI), with Intra Op Monitoring for safe and effective resection of Gliomas and Pituitary tumors for the last 15 years and pioneered the use of endoscopic neurosurgery from NIMHANS since 1997 for use in various areas like hydrocephalus, endonasal surgeries for pituitary tumors and intraventricular tumors like colloid cysts.

Dr. Balasubramaniam is well-trained and a keen participant in stereotactic treatment modalities like stereotactic radiosurgery (including Gamma knife), Linac-based delivery for tumors, and SEEG placements for epilepsy surgery. He is passionate about developing good neurosurgical centers with all facilities for advanced treatment and training students and junior colleagues to achieve proficiency in neurosurgery. He is involved in clinical and basic science research, especially neuro-oncology, with over 54 publications and chapters in national and international journals and books.

  • MS (Gen Surg - JIPMER)
  • MCh (Neurosurgery) (NIMHANS), & DNB (Neurosurgery)
  • Image Guided Neurosurgery
  • Neuro Oncology - Surgery for Brain / spinal Tumors - Gliomas, Maximal Safe Resection of Gliomas in Eloquent Area /Deep Seasted Areas / Insular Cortex - with Image Guidance and Intraop MRI along with Intra Op Neuro Monitoring.
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Pituitary Tumours / Anterior Skull Base Tumours with Image Guidance and Intraop MRI Imaging
  • Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery for Intraventricular Tumours / Colloid Cyst
  • Functional Neurosurgery - for Movement Disorders - Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonias, For Epilepsy - Temporal Lobe Resections, Dysplasia Excisions, For Trigeminal Neuralgia / Hemifacial Spasm - Microvascular Decompression.
  • Best outgoing student Silver Jubilee award in Neurosurgery at NIMAHNS
  • Best Clinician researcher award at Indian Society of Neuro Oncology (ISNO)
Year Position Organization
1996-2008 Associate Professor, Neurosurgery NIMHANS, Bengaluru
2008-2014 Consultant, Neurosurgery Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai
2014-2022 Senior Consultant and Head, Neurosurgery Yashoda Hopsital, Hyderabad
  1. Anandh Balasubramaniam, B V Savitr Sastri. Intraventricular Meningiomas. In: M C Vasudevan, A V Thamburaj. Suresh Nair, Sanjay Behari, Anil Pande, eds. Meningiomas. First Edition. Chennai, India : Bohr Publishers; 2022: 363 – 372.
  2. Manohar N, Astha Palan, Balasubramanium A, Boyina RJ. Novel Use of Glossopharyngeal SSEP in Microvascular Decompression for Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia. Neurol India 2022;70:422-3.
  3. G. Krishna Kumar, Anand Balasubramaniam, K. Pradeep and Nitin Manohar (March 28th 2021). Intraoperative MRI in Brain Tumor Surgeries [Online First], IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.95588. Available from: https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/intraoperative-mri-in-brain-tumor-surgeries
  4. Utility and pitfalls of high field 3 tesla intraoperative MRI in neurosurgery: A single centre experience of 100 cases.Multani KM, Balasubramaniam A, Rajesh BJ, Kumar MS, Manohara N, Kumar A. Neurol India. 2020 Mar-Apr;68(2):413-418. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.284359.
  5. Kumar G K, Pradeep K, Rajesh B J, Bhaire VS, Manohar N, Balasubramaniam A. Intraoperative electrophysiological principles in neurooncological practice. Int J Neurooncol 2021;4, Suppl S1:147-63
  6. Intraoperative Transcranial Embolization following Decompressive Craniectomy for a Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Presenting with Acutely Raised Intracranial Pressure. Giragani S, Kasireddy AR, Balasubramaniam A, Agrawal V, Muthyala S.Asian J Neurosurg. 2020 Dec 21;15(4):1006-1010. doi: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_250_20. eCollection 2020 Oct-Dec.
  7. Balasubramaniam and Manohar: Management of eloquent area low grade gliomas presenting with seizures alone. Neurology India current Practise in Neurosciences Vol 1 Issue 6 November 2019
  8. Balasubramaniam A. Endonasal transpterygoid approach for lateral sphenoid recess cerebrospinal fluid leaks: Technical aspects. Neurol India.2019 Jan-Feb;67(1):73. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.253591.
  9. Manohar N, Balasubramaniam A, Kumar MS, Rao K, Srinivas D, Chakrabarti D.Intraoperative Neuromonitoring During Sciatic Nerve Schwanomma Excision: Utility of Evoked Potentials. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2019 Apr;31(2):261-262. doi: 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000481. No abstract available. PMID: 29505495
  10. Giragani S, Pavunesan SK, Balasubramaniam A. Targeted endovascular treatment of haemorrhagic posterior fossa proliferative angiopathy. Interv Neuroradiol. 2018 Aug;24(4):440-443. doi: 10.1177/1591019918761640. Epub 2018 Mar 19. PMID: 29554843
  11. Giragani S, Pavunesan SK, Balasubramaniam A, Agrawal V, Alwala S, Kumar A. Rete mirabile of posterior inferior cerebellar artery: A rare cause of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Interv Neuroradiol. 2018 Dec;24(6):662-665. doi: 10.1177/1591019918782147. Epub 2018 Jul 4. PMID: 29973082
  12. Santosh V, Sravya P, Gupta T, Muzumdar D, Chacko G, Suri V, Epari S, Balasubramaniam A, Radotra BD, Chatterjee S, Sarkar C, Jalali R. ISNO consensus guidelines for practical adaptation of the WHO 2016 classification of adult diffuse gliomas. Neurol India. 2019 Jan-Feb;67(1):173-182. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.253572. PMID: 30860119
  13. Manohar N, Thakkar K, Balasubramaniam A, Palan A. Globus pallidus internum targeted deep brain stimulation placement using optic tract stimulated visual evoked potentials and corticospinal tract stimulation in a case of severe dystonia. Neurol India. 2019 Mar-Apr;67(2):600-601. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.258040. No abstract available. PMID: 31085892
  14. Golla S, Anandh U, Balasubramaniam A..Mixed acid-base disorder secondary to topiramate use in traumatic brain injury. Indian J Nephrol.2016 Nov-Dec;26(6):452-454.
  15. Sharma SD, Chadha P, Talapatra K, Mahtre V, Kumar AP, Balasubramaniam A. Critical neurological structure sparing radiosurgery of vestibular schwannoma:dosimetric comparison of different techniques and dose prescription methods. J Cancer Res Ther. 2014 Jan-Mar;10(1):29-37. doi: 10.4103/0973-1482.131353. PubMed PMID: 24762483.
  16. Sadasivan J, Maroju NK, Balasubramaniam A. Necrotizing fasciitis. Indian J Plast Surg. 2013 Sep;46(3):472-8. doi: 10.4103/0970-0358.121978. Review. PubMed PMID: 24459334; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3897089.
  17. Arimappamagan A, Somasundaram K, Thennarasu K, Peddagangannagari S, Srinivasan H, Shailaja BC, Samuel C, Patric IR, Shukla S, Thota B, Prasanna KV, Pandey P, Balasubramaniam A, Santosh V, Chandramouli BA, Hegde AS, Kondaiah P,Sathyanarayana Rao MR. A fourteen gene GBM prognostic signature identifies association of immune response pathway and mesenchymal subtype with high risk group. PLoS One. 2013 Apr 30;8(4):e62042. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062042. PubMed PMID: 23646114; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3639942.
  18. Ranjan M, Santosh V, Tandon A, Anandh B, Sampath S, Devi BI, Chandramouli BA. Factors predicting progression of low-grade diffusely infiltrating astrocytoma.Neurol India. 2011 Mar-Apr;59(2):248-53. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.79137. PubMed PMID: 21483127.
  19. Ladha J, Donakonda S, Agrawal S, Thota B, Srividya MR, Sridevi S, Arivazhagan A, Thennarasu K, Balasubramaniam A, Chandramouli BA, Hegde AS, Kondaiah P, Somasundaram K, Santosh V, Rao SM. Glioblastoma-specific protein interaction network identifies PP1A and CSK21 as connecting molecules between cell cycle-associated genes. Cancer Res. 2010 Aug 15;70(16):6437-47. doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-10-0819. PubMed PMID: 20663907.
  20. Sreekanthreddy P, Srinivasan H, Kumar DM, Nijaguna MB, Sridevi S, Vrinda M, Arivazhagan A, Balasubramaniam A, Hegde AS, Chandramouli BA, Santosh V, Rao MR, Kondaiah P, Somasundaram K. Identification of potential serum biomarkers of glioblastoma: serum osteopontin levels correlate with poor prognosis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Jun;19(6):1409-22. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-09-1077. PubMed PMID: 20530493.
  21. Santosh V, Arivazhagan A, Sreekanthreddy P, Srinivasan H, Thota B, Srividya MR, Vrinda M, Sridevi S, Shailaja BC, Samuel C, Prasanna KV, Thennarasu K, Balasubramaniam A, Chandramouli BA, Hegde AS, Somasundaram K, Kondaiah P, Rao MR. Grade-specific expression of insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins-2, -3, and -5 in astrocytomas: IGFBP-3 emerges as a strong predictor of survival in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev.2010 Jun;19(6):1399-408. Doi 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-09-1213. PubMed PMID:20501753.
  22. Srikantha U, Balasubramaniam A, Santosh V, Somanna S, Bhagavatula ID, Ashwathnarayana CB. Recurrence in medulloblastoma - influence of clinical, histological and immunohistochemical factors. Br J Neurosurg. 2010 Jun;24(3):280-8. doi: 10.3109/02688691003660558. PubMed PMID: 20465457.
  23. Umesh S, Tandon A, Santosh V, Anandh B, Sampath S, Chandramouli BA, Sastry Kolluri VR. Clinical and immunohistochemical prognostic factors in adult glioblastoma patients. Clin Neuropathol. 2009 Sep-Oct;28(5):362-72. PubMed PMID: 19788052.
  24. Srikantha U, Morab JV, Sastry S, Abraham R, Balasubramaniam A, Somanna S, Devi I, Bangalore CA, Pandey P. Outcome of ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement in Grade IV tubercular meningitis with hydrocephalus: a retrospective analysis in 95 patients. Clinical article. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Aug;4(2):176-83. doi: 10.3171/2009.3.PEDS08308. PubMed PMID: 19645554.
  25. Santhanam R, Balasubramaniam A, Chandramouli BA. Fatal intratumoral haemorrhage in posterior fossa tumors following ventriculoperitoneal shunt. J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Jan;16(1):135-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2008.02.016. PubMed PMID: 19013806.
  26. Arivazhagan A, Anandh B, Santosh V, Chandramouli BA. Pineal parenchymal tumors--utility of immunohistochemical markers in prognostication. Clin Neuropathol. 2008 Sep-Oct;27(5):325-33. PubMed PMID: 18808064.
  27. Reddy PS, Umesh S, Thota B, Tandon A, Pandey P, Hegde AS, Balasubramaniam A, Chandramouli BA, Santosh V, Rao MR, Kondaiah P, Somasundaram K. PBEF1/NAmPRTase/Visfatin: a potential malignant astrocytoma/glioblastoma serum marker with prognostic value. Cancer Biol Ther. 2008 May;7(5):663-8. PubMed PMID:18728403.
  28. Reddy SP, Britto R, Vinnakota K, Aparna H, Sreepathi HK, Thota B, Kumari A,Shilpa BM, Vrinda M, Umesh S, Samuel C, Shetty M, Tandon A, Pandey P, Hegde S,Hegde AS, Balasubramaniam A, Chandramouli BA, Santosh V, Kondaiah P, Somasundaram K, Rao MR.
  29. Novel glioblastoma markers with diagnostic and prognostic value identified through transcriptome analysis. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 May 15;14(10):2978-87. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-07-4821. PubMed PMID: 18483363.
  30. Pandey P, Umesh S, Bhat D, Srinivas D, Abraham R, Pillai S, Balasubramaniam A, Devi I, Sampath S, Chandramouli BA. Cerebellar abscesses in children: excision or aspiration? J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jan;1(1):31-4. doi: 10.3171/PED-08/01/031. PubMed PMID: 18352800.
  31. Pruthi N, Balasubramaniam A, Chandramouli BA, Somanna S, Devi BI, Vasudevan PS, Subbakrishna DK, Vasudev MK. Mixed-density extradural hematomas on computed tomography-prognostic significance. Surg Neurol. 2009 Feb;71(2):202-6. doi:10.1016/j.surneu.2007.10.032. PubMed PMID: 18328546.
  32. Arivazhagan A, Pandey P, Anandh B, Abraham RG, Indira DB, Sampath S,Chandramouli BA, Varghese K. An unusual etiology of recurrent cerebral abscesses-a report of 3 cases. Surg Neurol. 2009 Feb;71(2):241-4; discussion 245. doi: 10.1016/j.surneu.2007.07.044. PubMed PMID: 18295850.
  33. Moiyadi A, Mahadevan A, Anandh B, Shivashankar RS, Chickabasavaiah YT, Shankar SK. Visceral larva migrans presenting as multiple intracranial and intraspinal abscesses. Neuropathology. 2007 Aug;27(4):371-4. PubMed PMID:17899691.
  34. Goel G, Ravishankar S, Jayakumar PN, Vasudev MK, Shivshankar JJ, Rose D, Anandh B. Intrathecal gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance cisternography in cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: road ahead? J Neurotrauma. 2007 Oct;24(10):1570-5. PubMed PMID: 17970620.
  35. Balasubramaniam A, Shannon P, Hodaie M, Laperriere N, Michaels H, Guha A. Glioblastoma multiforme after stereotactic radiotherapy for acoustic neuroma: case report and review of the literature. Neuro Oncol. 2007 Oct;9(4):447-53. PubMed PMID: 17704364; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1994102.
  36. Pandita A, Balasubramaniam A, Perrin R, Shannon P, Guha A. Malignant and benign ganglioglioma: a pathological and molecular study. Neuro Oncol. 2007 Apr;9(2):124-34. PubMed PMID: 17259542; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1871674.
  37. Suman R, Santosh V, Anandh BA. Primary leptomeningeal medulloblastoma. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2007;43(6):544-5. PubMed PMID: 17992051.
  38. Mathivanan J, Rohini K, Gope ML, Anandh B, Gope R. Altered structure and deregulated expression of the tumor suppressor gene retinoblastoma (RB1) in human brain tumors. Mol Cell Biochem. 2007 Aug;302(1-2):67-77. PubMed PMID: 17318405.
  39. Rohini K, Mathivanan J, Prabhu PD, Subbakrishna DK, Gope ML, Chandramouli BA, Sampath S, Anandh B, Gope R. Loss of heterozygosity of the p53 gene and deregulated expression of its mRNA and protein in human brain tumors. Mol Cell Biochem. 2007 Jun;300(1-2):101-11. PubMed PMID: 17180249
  40. Moiyadi A, Mahadevan A, Anandh B, Shivashankar RS, Chickabasavaiah YT, Shankar SK. Visceral larva migrans presenting as multiple intracranial and intraspinal abscesses. Neuropathology. 2007 Aug;27(4):371-4. PubMed PMID: 17899691.
  41. Ganigi PM, Santosh V, Anandh B, Chandramouli BA, Sastry Kolluri VR. Expression of p53, EGFR, pRb and bcl-2 proteins in pediatric glioblastoma multiforme: a study of 54 patients. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2005 Nov-Dec;41(6):292-9. PubMed PMID: 16293948.
  42. Yasha TC, Anandh B, Srikanth SG, Mahadevan A, Santosh V, Shankar SK. A 30-year-old male with diffuse white matter lesions. Neurol India. 2005 Sep;53(3):358-60. PubMed PMID: 16230814.
  43. Sobha N, Sinha S, Taly AB, Arunodaya GR, Ravishankar S, Anandh B, Mahadevan A, Santosh V, Shankar SK. Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy with discrete involvement of pyramidal tract. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2005 Jan;76(1):24. PubMed PMID: 15607990; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1739339.
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  45. ayakeerthi SR, Dias M, Nagarathna S, Anandh B, Mahadevan A, Chandramuki A. Brain abscess due to Cladophialophora bantiana. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2004 Jul-Sep;22(3):193-5. PubMed PMID: 17642733.
  46. Suresh TN, Santosh V, Yasha TC, Anandh B, Mohanty A, Indiradevi B, Sampath S, Shankar SK. Medulloblastoma with extensive nodularity: a variant occurring in the very young-clinicopathological and immunohistochemical study of four cases. Childs Nerv Syst. 2004 Jan;20(1):55-60. PubMed PMID: 14657995
  47. Jayakumar PN, Srikanth SG, Chandrashekar HS, Kovoor JM, Shankar SK, Anandh B. Pyruvate: an in vivo marker of cestodal infestation of the human brain on proton MR spectroscopy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2003 Dec;18(6):675-80. PubMed PMID: 14635152.
  48. Anandh B, Madhusudan Reddy KR, Mohanty A, Umamaheswara Rao GS, Chandramouli BA. Intraoperative bradycardia and postoperative hyperkalemia in patients undergoing endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2002 Sep;45(3):154-7. PubMed PMID: 12353163.
  49. Anandh B, Mohanty A, Sampath S, Praharaj SS, Kolluri S. Endoscopic approach to intraventricular cysticercal lesions. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2001 Dec;44(4):194-6. PubMed PMID: 11830776.
  50. Mohanty A, Santosh V, Anandh B, Kolluri VR, Vasudev MK, Hegde T, Shankar SK. Diagnostic efficacy of stereotactic biopsies in intracranial tuberculomas. Surg Neurol. 1999 Sep;52(3):252-7; discussion 257-8. PubMed PMID: 10511082.
  51. Mohanty A, Anandh B, Kolluri VR, Praharaj SS. Neuroendoscopic third ventriculostomy in the management of fourth ventricular outlet obstruction. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 1999 Mar;42(1):18-21. PubMed PMID: 10228934.
  52. Mohanty A, Venkatarama SK, Vasudev MK, Khanna N, Anandh B. Role of stereotactic aspiration in the management of tuberculous brain abscess. Surg Neurol. 1999 Apr;51(4):443-6; discussion 446-7. PubMed PMID: 10199300.
  53. Mohanty A, Anandh B, Reddy MS, Sastry KV. Contralateral massive acute subdural collection after endoscopic third ventriculostomy - a case report. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 1997 Jun;40(2):59-61. PubMed PMID: 9228339.
  54. Mohan M, Anandh B, Thombre DP, Surange SG, Chakrabarty AS. Effect of posture on heart rate and cardiac axis of mice. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 1987 Jul-Sep;31(3):211-7. PubMed PMID: 3429031.