Dr. Biji Bahuleyan Neurosurgeon in Kochi

Dr. Biji Bahuleyan
Neurosurgeon, Kochi

MBBS, MCh (Neurosurgery)

Dr Biji Bahuleyan is a senior neurosurgeon and spine surgeon with more than 21 years of clinical and research experience.  After his MBBS from T.D Medical College, Alleppey in 1995, Dr Biji completed the 5 year neurosurgery training from the prestigious Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India in 2005. Dr Biji later worked as a consultant neurosurgeon in Christian Medical College, Vellore for 2 years.  He later joined the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum, India in 2007 where he served  initially as a cerebrovascular and skull base fellow and then as a consultant neurosurgeon.  The epilepsy treatment program at SCTIMST is considered one among the most reputed in Asia where Dr Biji worked as an epilepsy surgeon.
 
Later, Dr Biji completed 4 fellowships in various subspecialties in neurosurgery from reputed universities in the United States.  The fellowships include: Spine surgery (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA); Minimally invasive neurosurgery (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH); Neurosurgical oncology, Functional neurosurgery and pain management (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH). 
 
Dr Biji has authored many articles that are published in reputed peer reviewed journals some of which were accepted as their cover illustrations.  Dr Biji has also authored many text book chapters, the most notable one is in the reputed textbook of spine surgery "Benzel's Spine surgery".   During the minimally invasive fellowship in the US, Dr Biji designed 4 new minimally invasive (key hole) surgical approaches for the first time in English literature for treatment of patients with intractable epilepsy which were published in journals and won many awards. Michael Gaab, the pioneer in neuroendoscopy from Hannover, Germany has written a 3 page commentary article in the journal "World Neurosurgery" on the endoscopic work published by Dr Biji Bahuleyan. 
 
Apart from treating all common neurosurgical disorders (like brain and spine injury, brain and spine tumours, hydrocephalus etc), some of the unique areas where Dr Biji is trained in are: epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation, placement of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pumps for patients with chronic pain from spinal disorders and cancer pain and intrathecal baclofen pumps for the treatment of spasticity. 
 
After returning from the US in 2015, Dr Biji served as a consultant Neurosurgeon at KIMS hospital Trivandrum where he was the academic coordinator for the DNB neurosurgery program.  He is an invited faculty for epilepsy surgery training in many reputed institutions and educational forums. Dr Biji is a visiting epilepsy surgeon in some of the reputed epilepsy centers in India.  Dr Biji is a visiting neurosurgeon at Sahrudaya Hospital, Alappuzha, Kerala. Dr Biji is currently a senior neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Lisie Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.  

Experience

Neurosurgeon, Christian Medical College, Vellore February, 2005 -  February, 2007

Neurosurgeon, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum September, 2007 -  Jul, 2009

Neurosurgeon, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Fellow, University Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland July, 2009 -  June, 2012

Neurosurgeon, Spine Surgery Fellow, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA July , 2012 -  June, 2013

Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgical Oncology Fellow, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland July, 2013 -  June , 2014

Neurosurgeon, Functional Neurosurgery and Pain Fellow , Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland July , 2014 -  June , 2015

Neurosurgeon, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum July, 2015 -  July , 2017

Senior Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon, Lisie Hospital, Kochi July , 2017 -  Present

Specialities

  • Neurosurgery

  • Trauma Surgery

  • Sports Injuries

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Spine Surgery

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Palliative Care

  • Pain Management

  • Oncology

  • Neuro Oncology

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Endoscopy

  • Endoscopic, Head & Neck Surgery

  • Cancer Radiation Therapy

  • Traumatology

Procedures

  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery

  • Artificial Disc Replacement

  • Baclofen Pump Therapy

  • Balloon Kyphoplasty

Education

MBBS, 1996, T.D Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala, India

MCh (Neurosurgery), 2005, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Fellowship in Vascular and Skull base surgery, 2007, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, India

Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, 2012, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

Fellowship in Spine Surgery, 2013, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard, Boston, USA

Fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology, 2014, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA

Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery and Pain Management, 2015, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA

Practice Information

Lisie Hospital, Kochi

Lisie Hospital, Kochi

P.B.NO.3053, Ernakulam, Kochi, Kerala - 682018

MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Sahrudaya Hospital, Alappuzha

Sahrudaya Hospital, Alappuzha

22/456, Zilla Court Ward, Thathampally, Alappuzha, Kerala - 688013

THU

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • B Bahuleyan, L Raghuram, V Rajshekhar, AG Chacko. To assess the ability of MRI to predict consistency of pituitary macroadenomas. British Journal of Neurosurgery. 2006; 20(5): 324-326
  • Biji Bahuleyan, Samson Sujit Kumar, Geetha Chack, Ari G Chacko. Post-traumatic intracranial fibrosarcoma – case report and review of literature. Indian journal of Neurotrauma 2006; 3(2): 135-137
  • Biji Bahuleyan, Kirit Shah, Mathew Joseph. Extensive skull base fractures with multiple cranial nerve palsies – images in Neuro trauma. Indian Journal of Neurotrauma. 2007; 4(1): 71-72
  • Biji Bahuleyan, Chacko AG, Daniel RT. Supracerebellar arachnoid cyst – a rare cause of acquired Chiari I Malformation. Case report. J Clin Neurosci. 2007; 14(9): 895-898
  • Biji B, Moorthy RK, Rajekhar V. Posterior longitudinal ligament cyst as a rare cause of lumbosacral radiculopathy with positive straight leg raising test. Neurol India. 2008; 56(1): 96-97
  • Biji Bahuleyan, Daniel RT, Chaco G, Chaco AG. Epidermoid cysts of velum interpositum. J Clin Neurosc. 2008; 15(10): 1159-1161
  • Bahuleyan B, Menon G, Nair S. Immediate post operative death due to hypothalamic injury following surgery for craniopharyngioma. J Clin Neurosci 2009;16 (6):850-851
  • Bahuleyan B, Menon G, Nair S, rao BR, Easwer HV, Krishna K. Non-surgical management of cystic prolactimomas. J Clin Neurosci 2009;16(11) 1421-1424
  • Menon G, Nair S, Sudhir J, Rao BR, Mathew A, Bahuleyan B. childhood and adolescent meningiomas: a report of 38 cases and review of literature. Acta. Neurochir (Wien). 2009; 151(3):239-244
  • Menon G, Bahuleyan B, Nair S. Acute subdural hematoma after trsnssphenoidal surgery. J Clini Neurosci. 2009; 16(1): 160-162
  • Kesavadas C, Bahuleyan B, Chatterjee S, Kapilamoorthy TR. Post gamma knife subarachnoid hemorrhage and hydrocephalus. Neurology India. 2010; 58(1): 158-60. 13
  • Bahuleyan B, Manjila S, Robinson S, Cohen AR. Minimally invasive endoscopic transventricular hemispherotomy for medically intractable epilepsy: a new approach and cadaveric demonstration. H Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010;6(6):536-540
  • Saini J, Singh A, Kesavadas C, Thomas B, Rathore C, Bahuleyan B, Radhakrishnan A, Radhakrishnan K. Role of three-dimentional fluid attenuated inversion recovery (3DFLAIR) and proton density magnetic resonance imaging for the detection and evaluation of lesion extent of focal cortical dysplasia in patients with refractory epilepsy. Acta Radiol. 21; 51(2):218-225
  • Bahuleyan B, Menon G, Hariharan E, Sharma M, Nair S. Symptomatic posterior fossa and supratentorial subdural hygromas as a rare complication following foramen magnum decompression for Chiari malformation Type I. Authors reply to letter to editor. J Neurosurg 2011; 114(5): 1488-90
  • Bahuleyan B, Menon G, Hariharan E, Sharma M, Nair S. Symptomacic posterior fossa and supratentorual subdural hygromas as a rare complication following foramen magnum decompression for Chiari malformation Type I. J Neurosurg. 2011;114(2):510-513
  • Bahuleyan B, Omondon M, Robinson S, Cohen AR. Frameless stereotactic endoscope-assisted transoccipital hippocampal depth electrode placement: cadaveric demonstration of a new approach. Childs Nerv Syst. 2011; 27(8):1317-1320
  • Cohen AR, B.Bahuleyan, Robinson S. Unusual resolution of a depressed skull fracture following repeat head trauma: the two hit hypothesis ? Pediatric Neurosurgery.2011;47:230-232
  • Radhakrishnan A, James JS, Kesavadas C, Thomas B, Bahuleyan B, Abrahan M, Radhakrishnan K. Utility of diffusion tensor imaging tractography in decision making of extratemporal resective epilepsy surgery. Epilepsy Res. 2011; (1-2):52-63
  • Bahuleyan B, vogel TW, S Robinson, Choen AR. Endoscopic total callosotomy: cadaveric demonstration of a new approach. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2011;47(6):455-460
  • Bahuleyan B, Menon GR, Sharma M, Nair S. Expphytic third nerve schwannoma mimicking a mesial temporal intra-axial lesion: case report. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012; 28(3):481-484
  • Bahuleyan B, Robinson S, Nair AR, Sivanandapanicker JL, Cohen AR. Anatomic Hemispherectomy: Historical Perspective. World Neurosurg. 2013; 80(3-4):396-398
  • Bahuleyan B,Fisher W, Robinson S, Cohen AR. Endoscopic amygdalohippocampectomy: cadaveric demonstration of a new approach. World Neurosurg. 2013 July-Aug; 80 (1-2): 178-82
  • Bahuleyan B, Groff MW. Management strategies for patients with spinal synovial cysts. World Neurosurg. 2013;79(2):277-280
  • Weaver J, Manjila S, Bahuleyan B, Cohen AR et al. Rhombencephalosynapsis embryopathology and management strategies of associated neurosurgical conditions with a review of literature.  J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013:11(3):320-326
  • Vogel TW, Bahuleyan B, Cohen AR et al. The role of endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the treatment of hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013;12(1):54-61
  • Bahuleyan B, Patel VT et al. Post traumatic intralaminar hematoma developing between cranial dural layers: a case report. Pediatric Neurosurgery (accepted for publication)
  • Michael R Gaab. Endoscopic Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery.  Commentary on Endoscopic transventricular Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy; Cadaveric demonstration of a new operative approach by Biji Bahuleyan.  World Neurosurg. 2013: July/Aug 80: 59-61  
  • Best Poster: “Ventilation associated pneumonia in severe head Injury” at 53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, Indore, India (December 2005)
  •  Best platform presentation: “Hemispherotomy and Hemispherectomy for intractable epilepsy due to unihemispheric pathology: surgical techniques and outcome” Neurological Society of India Kerala Chapter, Trichur, India (March 2009)
  • Best platform presentation: “Endoscopic trans-ventricular hemispherotomy in intractable seizures with unihemispheric pathology: a new approach and cadaveric demonstration” at Garson Research day symposium at Neurological Institute Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio (March 2010)  
  • Best platform presentation: “Frameless Stereotactic Endoscope-Assisted Trans- Occipital Hippocampal Depth Electrode Placement: Cadaveric Demonstration of a New Approach” at Garson Research day symposium at Neurological Institute Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio (March 2011)
  • The ability of MRI to predict consistency of pituitary adenomas:  52nd Annual Conference of the Neurological Society of India, Chandigarh, India (December 2004)
  • Good outcome anticipated at admission, then they died! 14th National Neurotrauma society of India, Calcutta, India (August 2005)
  • Far lateral approach to ventral and ventrolateral tumors of the craniovertebral junction: 7th Annual Conference of the Skull Base Surgery Society of India, Cochin, India (October 2005) 
  • Hemispherectomy and Hemispherotomy for unilateral intractable hemispheric epilepsy. 57th Annual Conference of the Neurological Society of India, Pune, India (December 2007)
  • Long term outcome of surgical treatment of spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula - a study of 22 cases.  56th Annual Conference of the Neurological Society of India, Madhurai, India (December 2006)
  • Medical Management of Prolactinomas: NSI Kerala Chapter Conference, Kolencherry, Ernakulam, India (November 2007)
  • Invited faculty: Surgical Treatment of epilepsy. Calicut neuroclub, Calicut, Kerala, India (October 2008)
  • Hemispherotomy and hemispherectomy for intractable epilepsy due to unihemispheric pathology: Surgical techniques and outcome. Neuroogical Society of India Kerala Chapter Conference, Trichur, India (March 2009)
  • Invited faculty: Presurgical evaluation and surgical management of patients with intractable epilepsy: Surat Neuroclub, Surat, India (march 2009)
  • Endoscopic transventricular hemispherotomy in intractable seizures with unihemiepheric pathology: a new approach and cadaveric demonstration: Garson Research Day Symposium at the Neurological Institute, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (March 2010)
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic trans-ventricular hemispherotomy for medically intractable epilepsy -  new approach and cadaveric demonstration: American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual meeting, Philadelphia, USA, May 2010.
  • The history of hemispherectomy for epilepsy: from radical anatomical resection to less invasive hemispheric disconnections. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, May 2010.
  • Frameless Stereotactic Endoscope Assisted Transoccipital Hippocampal Depth Electrode Placement: Cadaveric demonstration of a new approach: Garson Research Day Symposium at the Neurological Institute, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (March 2011)
  • Endoscopic trans-ventricular anatomy of the mesial temporal lobe: cadaveric demonstration of a new operative approach. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Conference, Denver, USA (April 2011)
  • Grand Round Lecture: Vertebral Pyogenic Osteomyelitis. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA (January 2013).
  • Results of instrumented fusion for vertebral pyogenic osteomyelitis: New England Neurosurgical Society meeting, Rhode Island, USA (June 2013)
  • Repair of complex spinal dural defects. Report of two techniques: New England Neurosurgical Society Meeting, Rhode Island, USA (June 2013).
  • Endoscopic anatomy of hemisphetoromy, total callosotomy, amygdalohippocampectomy and hippocampal depth electrode placement: cadaveric demonstration of 4 novel epilepsy surgery techniques. World Society of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery meeting interim meeting. Mumbai, India (September 2015) 
  • Invited Faculty: Cadaveric demonstration of epilepsy surgery techniques: Live epilepsy surgery workshop and symposium: 64th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, Hyderabad, India (December 2015).
  • Neurosurgical management of pain: Spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps: Malabar Neurocon. Annual meet of NSI Kerala Chapter, Calicut, India (February 2016) 
  • Invited Faculty: Neurosurgical management of pain: Spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps. KIMS-Al Shifa, Perunthalmanna, Kerala, India (May 2016)
  • Relatively newer techniques in the management of high grade gliomas. CME on brain tumor update. KIMS, Trivandrum, Kerala, India (July 2016).
  • Invited faculty: Spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps for the management of pain. IMA Trivandrum (August 2016).
  • Invited faculty: Neurosurgical management of pain. Mast Con 2016, Trivandrum, India (August 2016).
  • Invited faculty: Management of trigeminal neuralgia. 13th annual Kerala state conference of the association of oral and maxillofacial surgeons of India, Kovalam, Trivandrum, India (September 2016)
  • Invited faculty: Anatomy of temporal lobe and Insula - a surgeons perspective. Cadaveric workshop. Kasthurba Institute of Medical Sciences, Manipal, India (September 2016)
  • Invited faculty: Evaluation and management of neck pain: C Neurocon 2016. CME on neurological and neurosurgical disorders, Caritas Hospital, Kottayam, India (October 2016).
  • Invited faculty: Temporal lobe microdissection course: Amritha Institute of medical sciences, Kochi, India (December 2016)
  • Invited faculty: Hemispheric disconnections and hemispherotomy: Conference on epilepsy in clinical practice. Vikrams Hospital, Bengaluru, India (December 2016) 
  • Invited faculty: National Seminar on Omics and Biomarker analysis: In disease pathology 2.0 & young investigators retreat, Kerala University, Trivandrum, India (December 2016)