24 Hours Emergency Hospital in Pune




Facio-Maxillary / Dental

Knee Replacement

Hip Replacement



Neurosurgery / Neurology


Cosmetic / Aesthetic Surgery





General Surgery/ Laparoscopic Surgery

General Medicine

Oncology / Oncosurgery



Spine Care

Spine Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Specialty: Orthopedics (or orthopaedics)


This department is headed by Dr.Ramesh Ranka who has more than 16 years of experience in this super specialty stream of medicine. He has the following credentials to his name:

  • Gold medal in M.S. Orthopaedics.
  • I.C.O.E. (U.S.A.) in Trauma and Joint Replacement surgery.
  • Fellowship in Arthroscopic and Sports Surgery, Singapore (N.U.H.).
  • Training in Joint Replacement at Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

The super-specialty services provided under Orthopaedics at Ranka Hospital are of International standards and are as follows:

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Spine Surgery
  • Arthroscopy & Sports Surgery
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Hand Surgery

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr.Ramesh Ranka (M.S Ortho)
  • Dr.Rajeev Arora (M.S Ortho)
  • Dr.Sachin Tapasvi(M.S Ortho)
  • Dr.Prashant Tonape(M.S Ortho)

Orthopedic Doctors at Ranka Hospital have a wealth of experience treating all bone-related ailments, from sports injuries, to fractures, to diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis.

Apart from being experts in performing simple to complex orthopaedic surgeries. Our Orthopaedic surgeons have developed and pioneered many innovative methods which are technically advanced in the modern healthcare scenario.

The operation theatre is equipped with top of the line arthroscopy equipment’s. The Orthopaedic department at Ranka Hospital performs all types of Joint replacement surgeries like primary, complex and revision replacements in large numbers with excellent results.

The extensive measures taken to provide a sterile environment has resulted in a minimal infection rate comparable with the very best in the world.

The infrastructure along with most advanced technology and the finest team of Orthopaedic surgeons has enabled Ranka Hospital to successfully carry out some of the most complicated orthopaedic surgeries ever conducted in the country.

Specialty: Physiotherapy


The aim of Physiotherapy is to help restore movement and normal body function in cases of illness, injury and disability as well as treating specific problems. Your physiotherapist may also suggest ways to improve your general well being – for example, by taking regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight for your height and build.

Our physiotherapists take a holistic approach, looking at the body as a whole, rather than focusing on the individual factors of an injury or illness. Therefore we also have Yoga Therapy, Panchakarma, Counselling and Ergonomics. The person being treated is directly involved in their own care.We have one of the best setups of physiotherapy with round the clock doctors available.

At our Physiotherapy Department, we aim to achieve the following:

  • Help reduce pain
  • Increase joint range of movement
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Address specific restrictions in activities

We conduct following programs in Physiotherapy Department:

  • Stroke rehabilitation program.
  • Post joint replacement rehabilitation program.
  • Sports injuries rehab program.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Rachna Oswal
  • Dr. Pooja Jain
  • Dr. Bhavana Jain

Specialty: Facio-Maxillary / Dental


The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Ranka Hospital comprises a panel of diligent, experienced & top notch Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, who have worked in this unique field where dentistry & medicine coincide for treatment of facial injury and traumatic dental conditions. Cases of polytrauma often have associated injuries of the facial bones and teeth. Facial bone injuries include soft tissue injuries, fractures of the maxilla, mandible, zygoma, nasal bones, temporomandibular joint trauma, frontal & maxillary sinuses.Such cases along with pathological conditions like cysts & tumors of the jaw, facial spaces infections, congenital deformities of the face in the form of cleft lip and palate associated syndromic cases are deftly managed by our department.

Panel of Doctors – We have one of the most skilled staff for a dedicated service of our patients.

  • Kiran Gadre ( M.D.S.) is a renowned Maxillofacial surgeon who has been practicing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since the last 25 years. His is connected to some of the leading hospitals in Pune. He has been recipient of the T.C. White Scholarship at Royal College of Surgeons, UK and has trained in Microvascular Surgery in Japan & China. He has several international publications to his credit and has delivered lectures at National & International Conferences.
  • Nitin Oswal (M.D.S.) is a maxillofacial surgeon with more than 6 years of experience of working with various leading hospitals of Pune. He has done his fellowship in the field of Implantology from Nobel Biocare , Sweden, worked as a fellow at the Gujarat Cleft & Craniofacial Research Institute, Ahmedabad & Maaya Cleft Centre, Mumbai. His areas of surgical interests are Dentoalveolar & Maxillofacial Trauma, Pathologies, Infections. He is a Fellow of International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and has published several articles in national and international journals.

Specialty: Knee Replacement


Knee replacement surgery involves replacing the surface of some or all of the components of the knee joint with a synthetic implant. While there are non-surgical and surgical interventions short of knee replacement that provide temporary relief, the long-term resolution to most knee degeneration will be joint replacement. Knee replacement is a safe and effective procedure. Its results are predictable and long lasting. Also because of the developments in anesthesia, pain control and physiotherapy, one can resume normal routine activities fairly soon after the surgery. Overall, there are two main benefits to be gained from knee replacement surgery:
(1) elimination of pain and (2) improved range of motion.

There are several different implant designs (total implants | partial implants) each offering renewed stability and movement.

Unicondylar Knee Replacement

Also known as partial knee replacement, this involves replacing only the damaged part of the knee and retaining any undamaged parts.

Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement or “Arthoplasty” replaces all parts of the diseased knee joint. In this process the joint (bone and surface) is realigned using artificial parts (prostheses). There are 3 artificial parts that can be used.

The femoral (thigh) component is made of metal and covers the end of the thigh bone. It may be cemented to the bone or, for some prostheses, inserted without cement for tissues to grow into the porous coating of the device (biological fixation).

The Tibial (shin bone) component made of metal and polyethylene (medical-grade plastic), covers the top end of the tibia. The metal forms the base of this component. The tibial component is secured to the bone with bone cement.

The third component, patella or knee cap, may be all polyethylene. Depending on the prosthesis used, this part may be fixed with or without cement

Customized Total Knee Replacement

This is the procedure of choice for patients who have a different distorted anatomy of the knee.

In this procedure, the patient is required to undergo a 3-D CT scan of the knee. Based on this scan and with the help of special software, bone cuts are planned. Depending on these cuts the instruments are customized using 3-D printing technology.

The orthopedic team at Ranka Hospital has learnt this art of customization. It has been a boon for patients with distorted knee anatomy.

Computerized Knee Replacement

With the help of advanced technology, we use a navigation system while conducting the procedure. Most often this is used in the case of a total knee replacement.

Gender Specific Knee Replacement

The anatomy of the knee varies slightly across genders. At Ranka Hospital we use gender-specific implants and techniques.

Revision Total Knee Replacement

Redo surgery or knee reconstructive surgery. Various permutation combination of implant components, building up of bone defects and substitution of soft tissue deficiency. Our team for joint replacement services is trained to do this meticulous planning and execution of such complicated procedures.

All implants used by Ranka Hospital are F.D.A approved and the specific registration codes are handed over to the patient post-surgery.

This department is headed by Dr.Ramesh Ranka who has more than 16 years of experience in this super speciality stream of medicine. The super speciality services provided under Orthopaedics at Ranka Hospital are of International standards.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr.Ramesh Ranka (M.S Ortho)
  • Dr.Rajeev Arora (M.S Ortho)
  • Dr.Sachin Tapasvi(M.S Ortho)

Specialty: Hip Replacement


Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery involves replacing damaged sections of the hip joint with artificial parts. The parts are made from different materials. This surgery is usually recommended only when all other forms of treatment have failed to provide the patient with pain relief.

Total Hip Replacement

This involves replacing the entire hip joint with artificial parts. The parts are available in various materials such as:

a) Metal on polyethylene

b) Ceramic on polyethylene

c) Ceramic on ceramic

There are also options of cemented and un-cemented total hip replacement. At Ranka Hospital the un-cemented implementation has proved to be most popular.

Revision Total Hip Replacement

This is redo or reconstruction of the hip joint. Various designs of implant and socket with reinforcements are available at the center. The meticulous planning and execution of the procedures is the backbone of our success.

Specialty: Arthroscopy


Arthroscopy – Key Hole Surgery of The Joint

This is a high-tech minimally invasive procedure. A minute fiber-optic camera attached to a tube is inserted into the joint. Through this the surgeon can study the joint and even repair it. This is most commonly done for the knees and shoulders. Occasionally, it is done for the ankles or elbows.

Knee Arthroscopy

a) Anterior Cruciate Ligament

b) Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

c)Meniscal Repair

d) Tumor excision

e) Many Other Procedures

Shoulder Joint

a) Rotator Cuff Tear Repair

b) Treatment for Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation

c) Shoulder Instability

d) Acromioplasty

These are mostly day care procedures and the patients are sent home walking. These services are backed up by our physiotherapy and rehabilitation department.

Specialty: Cardiology

This is one of the most important departments of our hospital where precise medical care is available 24 x 7 under the guided supervision of our talented and experienced doctors. Our able task force carefully monitors patients with comorbidity before and after the surgery.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Madhusudan Asawa, DNB (Cardiology)
  • Dr. Hasmukh Gujar, DNB (Cardiology)
  • Dr. Prasad Shah, DM (Cardiology)
  • Dr. Suhas Hardas, DM (Cardiology)

Specialty: Neurosurgery / Neurology


Neurosurgery – The neurosurgery department has expertise in dealing with traumatic brain injury, complicated spine and spinal cord injuries, cerebrovascular accidents and other related disorders. Since the inception of the hospital, our neurosurgeons have been successfully performing several surgeries that involve the potential of skilled craftsmanship and knowledge. This has imparted a huge experience to them. We also have a well-equipped rehabilitation department for post-operative care of the patients.This department is in close coordination with neurologists. The neurologists are also involved in conservative management of cerebrovascular accidents / strokes. They are specialized in diagnosing and treating the wide range of conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system.

Panel of Doctors:


  • Dr. Pradeep Bafna

Neurology– This is a specialized department dealing with disorders of the nervous system. To be specific, neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and diseases involving the central and peripheral nervous system; or, the equivalent meaning, the autonomic nervous systems and the somatic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscle. A neurologist is a physician specializing in neurology and trained to investigate or diagnose and treat neurological disorders. While Neurology is a non-surgical specialty, its corresponding surgical specialty is Neurosurgery.

Panel of Doctors:


  • Dr.Sujit Jagtap
  • Dr.Shripad Pujari

Specialty: Ophthalmology


An eye is one of the most vital organs of our body. Its immaculate care is highly important for proper vision. A specialized branch of medical science that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye is called Ophthalmology. An ophthalmologist is a medical practitioner who specializes in eye and vision care. He is specially trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery.

Many eye doctors are also involved in scientific research into the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision problems. One of the most common problems of the eye is ‘Senile Mature Cataract’ which can be aptly treated at our hospital restoring 100% vision. Our eye surgeons are best trained in performing suture less surgeries using the latest phaco-emulsification techniques. It is a day-care procedure that is absolutely hassle free and does not require hospitalization. We also offer a plethora of foldable and non-foldable lenses to pick your choice from.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Pritam Shingvi
  • Dr. Sachin Shah

Specialty: Cosmetic / Aesthetic Surgery


These kinds of surgeries can create many queries in the mind of an individual leading to indecisiveness and lack of confidence. We ardently believe that such surgeries are to be performed primarily for the complete satisfaction of the patient involved and then for the others. We deliver breathtaking results in this field that can offer a refreshing start to an individual’s future. So believe in your decision and shun away any doubts of hesitation.
Cosmetic procedures are broadly divided into two groups; Surgical and Non-Surgical.

Nose reshaping [Rhinoplasty] Botox
Body countering and reshaping[Liposuction] Fillers for soft irregularities over face
Tummy tuck [A-plasty] Excessive pigmentation over face/hands
Breast surgery Non-surgical face and body lift
Eyelid surgery Facial soft wrinkles
Post bariatric surgery body reshaping Facial rejuvenation
Post acne facial skin problems
Male breast surgery [Gynaecomastia]
Vitiligo correction[white skin patches]
Correction for scars / tattoo / pigmentation
Surgery for baldness[hair pattern restoration]
Genital [sexual organ] rejuvenation

Most of the procedures mentioned above are day care i.e. it requires one day’s admission and can be done under local or regional anesthesia. For any queries regarding the treatment, feel free to call our helpline and we will be more than glad to assist you. Our specialized doctors will clear all your doubts and inform you about the procedures.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Parimal Kulkarni (M.Ch Plastic Surgery)

Specialty: Diabetes


Diabetes is a common disease, yet every individual needs unique care. We encourage people with diabetes and their families to learn as much as possible about the latest medical therapies and approaches, as well as healthy lifestyle choices. Good communication with a team of experts can help you feel in control and respond to changing needs. Following is the necessary information on this disease.

  • Diabetes Information
  • Commonly asked Questions
  • Calculate your Diabetes Risk Score
  • Facilities: Comprehensive Diabetes Care
    • Childhood Diabetes
    • Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy with Diabetes
    • Program to prevent Diabetes and Its Complications
    • CGMS ( Continuous Glucose Monitoring System )
    • Insulin Pump Therapy
    • Diabetic Foot Clinic
    • Obesity Clinic

We at the Diabetes Specialty Department at Ranka Hospital carry out the management and treatment of Diabetes in the following three stages –
Treatment at 3 levels

Primary — Health Checkup plans

  1. Basic healthcare plan (for all who would like to go for health check up)
  2. Comprehensive Screening Plans to detect or rule out diabetes (for those at high risk or anyone who suspect to develop diabetes)

Tertiary Level

    • Treatment of diabetes complications
    • Eye problems
    • Kidney problems
    • Foot complications like Ulcers
    • Acute Cardiac complications
  • A) Diabetes and Eye OPD: Retina check up
    B) Diabetes and kidney OPD
    C) Diabetes and Foot OPD: Various type of Foot examination done to prevent foot problems occurring in Diabetes such as Podia Scan, Biothesiometer, AB Index.
    D) Diabetes and Dental OPD

Secondary — Diabetes Consultation and Diagnostics

Specialized diabetes consultation with tailor-made diet plans and with investigation protocols for the prevention of further complications

The following mode of treatment will be followed in our Diabetes OPD:

  • History recording
  • Biometrics and BMI, Waist/Hip ratio
  • General information about diabetes and its complications in detail
  • Diet consultation
  • Prescription of medication.

Diagnostics: Yearly profile for screening of diabetic complications

      • Heart
      • Kidney
      • Eyes
      • Foot

Diabetic Profile:

      • BSL F/PP every 2 months/monthly
      • HbA1C every 3 months/ 6 months

Once a Year:

        • Heart: 2D Echo
        • Stress Test
        • Kidney: BUL
        • Creatinine
        • UACR/24 hrs urinary proteins
        • Uric Acid, calcium, Phosphorus (if required)
        • Eyes: Retina check up
        • Foot: Diabetic Foot Examination
        • Lipid Profile


Facilities given:

  • Monthly follow up
  • Yearly Diabetes Profile
  • Monthly Yoga lectures
  • Yearly specialized consultations for cardiac, eye, kidney, foot, dental

Panel of Doctors:

Dr. Ajay Khurana

Specialty: Diagnostic


Correct diagnosis of the disease is the foremost step in any medical treatment. Hence Ranka Hospital has diagnostic facilities which include 24 hours Pathology, Radiology including X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, Stress test etc. We adopt quick and accurate procedures and provide immediate reporting by qualified doctors giving our patients the topmost priority.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Mahendra Oswal (DMRD)
  • Dr. G.V. Akmar
  • Mr. John J Pagare
  • Mr. Bipin S. Kirad
  • Dr. Mukul Mutatkar (interventional radiologist)
  •  Nilam Kolte(pathologist)

Specialty: Emergency / Casualty Service 24×7


Team of Medics, Paramedics and Intensivists is available 24*7, 365 days to attend any kind of Medical emergencies / Casualty services.

Specialty: ENT


The ENT department deals with head and neck surgery.This stream is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of ears, nose and throat disorders such as hearing loss and balance problems, sinus conditions, snoring and sleep apnea, and voice and swallowing disorders. Our surgeons have a vast experience and also specialize in cochlear implants for hearing loss, surgery for thyroid and parathyroid disease, and treatment of cancers of the head and neck.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Alkesh Oswal
  • Dr. Prasun Mishra

Specialty: General Surgery/ Laparoscopic Surgery


General Surgery is a specialized branch that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. They also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias.The breadth of surgical services includes hepatobiliary, transplant, surgical oncology and general surgery procedures. Moreover, the staff works closely with other medical specialties to provide optimal patient care. Collaboration with referring physicians is essential for patient management.

Laparoscopic Surgery: Any kind of surgery generally fills a patient’s mind with fear and apprehension. But relax, we are here to take care of it. Laparoscopic surgery is an expertise in dealing with minimal access techniques using cameras and small instruments inserted through 0.3 to 1 cm incisions. Today robotic surgery worldwide is evolving from a similar concept. Hernias and most bariatric surgeries are performed laparoscopically. In our hospital, this department is managed by medical professionals trained at reputed institutes in India and abroad. We have a high caliber staff to carry out these surgeries. They have performed several highly successful and experienced surgeries in the past.Apart from routine open surgeries, they specialize in complex laparoscopic procedure as well.A wide range of modern equipment with State Of The Art coagulation system is made available to the staff. This department works in close co-ordination with endoscopists. Endoscopy of the upper and the lower intestine is an OPD procedure. Endoscopy is a suture less procedure making it less painful and all our endoscopists are trained to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Our team also holds the expertise in colorectal procedures such as MIPH more commonly known as Stapler Haemorrhoidectomy. This is the most modern technique of treating piles and has significant advantage over the routine open procedure. Often the patient is sent home the next day and can resume work in 3-4 days’ time.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Sameer Badami, D.N.B ( General Surgery)
  • Dr. Ashok Lathi, M.S (General Surgery)
  • Dr. Suresh Jain, M.S. (General Surgery /Endoscopy)
  • Dr. Nachiket Dubale , D.M (Gastroenterology)
  • Dr. Kedar Patil (M.S Ortho)
  • Dr. Avinash Vagha
  • Dr. Mahesh Sinnarkar

Specialty: General Medicine


Internal medicine or general medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. Internists are especially skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes.
Internists are equipped to deal with whatever problem a patient brings — no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex. They are specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and can handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time. They also bring to patients an understanding of wellness (disease prevention and the promotion of health), women’s health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Ajay Khurana
  • Dr. Anand Kench ( M.D. Medicine)

Specialty: Oncology / Oncosurgery


The term oncology literally means a branch of science that deals with tumors and cancers. The word “onco” means bulk, mass, or tumor while “-logy” means study.Medical professionals who practice oncology are called Cancer specialists or oncologists. These oncologists have several specific roles. They help in diagnosis of the cancer, help in staging the cancer and grading the aggressive nature of the cancer.
Oncology depends on diagnostic tools like biopsy or removal of bits of the tumour tissue and examining it under the microscope. Other diagnostic tools include endoscopy for the gastrointestinal tract, imaging studies like X-rays, CT scanning, MRI scanning, ultrasound and other radiological techniques, Scintigraphy, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, Positron emission tomography and nuclear medicine techniques etc.Common methods include blood tests for biological or tumor markers. Rise of these markers in blood may be indicative of the cancer.

Panel of Doctors:


  • Dr. Minish Jain


  • Dr. Mrs. Bhagyashree Khaladkar
  • Dr. Sujay Hegde

Specialty: Urology


Urology also known as genitourinary surgery, is the branch of medicine that focuses on the surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs. The organs under the domain of urology include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis).
Dr.shams iqbal below dr.suparn khaladkar.
Most commonly done procedure:

  1. T.U.R.P.(transurethral resection of prostate)
  2. removal of stone by laser/endoscopy/eswl/nephroscopy/P.C.N.L.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Suparn Khaladkar
  • Dr.shams Iqbal

Specialty: Rheumatology


At our Rheumatology Care Center, our goal is to provide state of the art medical care to all our patients with rheumatologic conditions. Modern day stagnant lifestyle can be the cause of several rheumatological problems. Acute problems can also be a result of accidents and sports injuries. This department deals with patients having multiple bone and joint pains. In some cases extra skeletal involvement of eyes, skin, heart and lungs may also be found.

We believe that the best rheumatologic care begins with the dedication and compassion of our friendly, thoughtful medical team.  We are passionate about rheumatology and enjoy improving our patients’ quality of life.  Using forefront healthcare standards and clinical practices, we assure each patient the highest quality evaluation and treatment of their musculoskeletal condition. All concerns related to the ailments are dealt with the most modern practices ensuring great results. DMARD– diseases modifying anti-rheumatic drugs are widely used and their effects on our patients are closely monitored.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Ramesh Ranka (M.S. Orthopaedics)
  • Dr. Nilesh Patil (Rheumatologist)

Specialty: Spine Care


Ranka Hospital Provides Comprehensive Orthopedic Spine care

Your spine is a complex structure of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, joints and the spinal cord itself. At Ranka Hospital, spine care experts, are highly skilled and experienced providing the safest care to the patients.

We treat a wide range of spine conditions, including:
1. Disc degeneration
2. Disc herniation
3. Prolapsed intervertebral disc
4. Fractures of the spine
5. Spinal stenosis
6. Spondylolisthesis
7. Tuberculosis and other infections of the spine
8. Scoliosis and other deformities of the spine

When you come to us with neck, shoulder or back pain, or with leg or arm pain with tingling numbness in the hands or feet, our Doctors will perform a thorough physical exam and check your medical history. Diagnosing the cause of your pain could include imaging or blood tests. After we have a better understanding of what may be the problem, we will work with you to find the best treatment options that fit your goals.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Our Doctors will start with non-surgical treatment options. The most common conservative treatments for back pain include:

Exercise: Following a prescribed activity regimen and avoiding bed rest can help regain strength and promote healing. The Doctor will diagnose your pain and provide you with a customized activity plan.

Physical therapy: We have physiotherapists specially trained in spine care. Following a prescribed activity can help regain strength and promote healing. The Doctor will diagnose your pain and provide you with a customized activity plan.

Pain medicine: Anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen and muscle relaxants may help you reduce muscle tension and increase ability to move. Upon diagnosis, the Doctor will prescribe pain medication if it is needed to treat your condition.

We also offer minimally invasive spine procedures, including:

Epidural injections: The Physician injects steroid medication into the spinal column. Helps to reduce inflammation and pain associated with pinched nerves in the spine.

Lumbar facet injections: The Physician injects a local anesthetic into your spinal column in the lower back.

Lumbar radio frequency ablation: The Physician uses an electrical current to heat up a small area of nerve tissue in the lower back, which helps to reduce pain signals from the nerve.

Surgical Treatment Options

If conservative or non-surgical treatments do not resolve your pain, the Spine Specialist may recommend surgical treatment. If you need surgery, the Physician will talk to you about what kind of surgery is right for you.

We at Ranka Hospital, are experts in minimally invasive surgical techniques, providing procedures to ensure you have the least amount of surgical intervention needed to successfully treat your back or spine condition.

Our Surgical spine treatment options including:
1. Anterior and posterior cervical fusion
2. Artificial disc replacement
3. Cervical disc replacement
4. Lumbar (open) microscopic discectomy
5. Spinal fusion for fractures, infection and degenerative conditions
6. Scoliosis correction

Specialty: Spine Surgery


Spine Surgery :

This department is managed by a team of expert Orthopaedic Surgeons, Physiotherapists and Anesthetists. Nearly all the types of procedures are performed here. Following are few of them:

  • Microscopic spine surgery.
  • Endoscopic spine surgery.
  • Minimal access surgery.
  • Conventional disc surgeries.
  • Deformity correction for acquired and congenital deformities.
  • Spinal Laminectomy Surgery.
  • Spine trauma management and instrumentation for early mobilization and rehabilitation.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Ramesh Ranka

Specialty: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

This is an intensive and highly specialized branch where in case of trauma, extensive and rapid measures have to be taken during revascularization procedures. In many cases reconstructive and microsurgery and orthopaedic surgery are deeply inter dependable. Most of the major traumas are associated with soft tissue loss, nerve +/- vascular injury.
This department of Ranka Hospital is one of prime centers dealing with such issues in the North of Pune. Our well-structured unit has all the latest facilities to tackle all complicated cases of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The following procedures are skillfully managed at our hospital under superior care –

  • Skin grafting for small and large skin defects with the help of skin expansion masher so as to cover larger skin defects with limited supply of skin.
  • Flaps to cover soft tissue defect- (local flaps like rotation, advancement, transposition,  myocutaneous flap,  fascio cutaneous flaps)
  • For complex and composite defects- microvascular free tissue transfer.
  • Limb salvages procedures- by doing microvascular anastomosis of arteries, veins and nerves to reattach amputated part of the body.
  • Hand surgery- acute trauma to hand, late soft tissue +/- bony deformity correction, treatment for hand bone fractures, tendon transfer for various nerve palsies, tendon surgery[early or late], hand tumors, congenital hand deformities.

Micro Vascular Surgery- vascular injury, nerve injury, vascular anamolies, Tuboplasty after Tubectomy, Vas Recanalization after Vasectomy.

Panel of Doctors:

  • Dr. Parimal Kulkarni (M.Ch Plastic Surgery)

Specialty: Dietetics


We at Ranka Hospital believe that food can be one of the strongest forms of medicine. Medical nutritional therapy is an integral part of the patient care process in disease treatment and prevention. Our goal is to reduce the risk of various lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases, kidney problems, obesity, osteoporosis, malnutrition, cancers, etc through diet. Nutrition therapy plays an important role in pre and post operative complications and infections and the department takes utmost care of this aspect.

Our clinical dietician specializes in assessing the nutritional status and needs of the patient, calculating individual requirements and providing a tailored diet accordingly.

We provide diets for:

• Weight management
• Diabetic diet
• Hypertensive diet
• Renal diet
• Hepatic diet
• Diet for pregnancy and lactation
• Osteoporosis diet
• Thyroid problems
• Anemia
• High protein diets
• Restrictive diets

Services offered:
IPD : Nutritional assessment is done for all patients. Disease specific dietary counseling for
all patients and caretakers.

OPD: Dietetic consultation for all types of health conditions and weight management

“Every time you eat you are either fighting disease or feeding it”

Head of department
Shruti Khivansara
BSc (Nutrition and dietetics)
PG (dietetics)