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Dr Shibu Pillai

Member type: Clinical department with teaching programme

Specialty: Paediatric Neurosurgeon


Bangalore, India


Conditions Treated

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spinal dysraphism
  • Trauma
  • Tumor
  • Vascular
  • Craniofacial
  • Spine
  • Epilepsy
  • Spasticity
  • Peripheral Nerve

Equipment used

  • Drill
  • Microinstruments
  • Microscope
  • Neuroendoscope Flexible
  • Neuroendoscope Rigid
  • Frameless navigation
  • Spinal instrumentation
  • MRI
  • Angiography
  • CT
  • ECOG


Dr.Shibu Pillai is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon based in Bangalore with over fifteen years experience. He completed his Pediatric Neurosurgery training from British Columbia's Children's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. He is currently working as a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Institute of Neurosciences, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, India. Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center is a multi-specialty hospital which houses one of India’s Largest and Advanced Cancer Therapeutic facilities – Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center containing one of India’s largest Bone Marrow Transplant unit, latest equipment, internationally acclaimed faculty and affiliations with global cancer care centers of excellence. The pediatric neurosurgery team has wide experience in the treatment of the entire gamut of pediatric neurosurgical problems including oncology, vascular, epilepsy and congenital pathologies of the spine, brain and skull.

Dr.Shibu Pillai has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and several chapters in books. He has been a part of numerous successful research projects and is actively working on two research projects at present that study the outcome of children following surgery for Moyamoya Syndrome, and the factors that result in the development of cerebellar mutism following posterior fossa tumor surgery in children.

The Neurosurgery department is actively involved in running a neurosurgical training program accredited by the National Board of Education, New Delhi, India. We have an intake of three residents every year who go through a 6 year training program. The residents are exposed to all the sub-specialties of neurosurgery during their training.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Tamil
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