Health Services


The Spine Foundation is working to bridge the healthcare gap in areas where affordable medical services are not available. We are dedicated to identifying and diagnosing spinal issues that affect countless lives. our commitment extends to providing free-of-cost surgeries to those in need. These surgeries are a lifeline for many who would otherwise be unable to access such crucial medical interventions. Following the surgeries, our focus shifts to rehabilitation and physiotherapy, aimed at helping patients regain mobility and improve their overall quality of life. Our philosophy is to treat patients without surgery, if possible and use simplistic and innovative surgical techniques that are low-cost and affordable. 


A few pilot studies have suggested that 60 percent Indian population will have significant episode of spine-related problems at some point in their lives.  There are some spine-related problems where other treatment options do not work, and surgery is left as a lone treatment option- ETHealthWorld ( Jan 2, 2023) (Alarming rise of spinal problems in their lives: Minimally Invasive Surgery to deal with) In essence, the spine foundation efforts are geared towards addressing the healthcare disparities in both urban and rural services.


The Spine Foundation’s recognition of the profound inequality in access to specialised spinal care for individuals at the bottom of the socioeconomic pyramid is a commendable step towards addressing healthcare disparities. By acknowledging that spine care has historically been viewed as an expensive urban privilege, the foundation demonstrates an understanding of the systemic barriers that prevent rural populations from accessing critical medical services.  Through its initiatives, the Spine Foundation can work towards reducing these disparities by :

  1. Outreach Programs: Implementing outreach programs to rural communities to raise awareness about spinal health issues, preventive measures, and available treatment options.
  2. Telemedicine Services: Leveraging telemedicine technologies to provide remote consultation, diagnosis, and treatment planning, enabling individuals in rural areas to access specialised care without the need for travel.
  3. Online OPD Clinics: Deploying mobile clinics equipped with necessary diagnostic tools and healthcare professionals to reach underserved rural areas and provide on-the-ground medical assistance.
  4. Training and Capacity Building: Offering training programs for healthcare professionals in rural areas to enhance their skills in diagnosing and managing spinal conditions, thereby increasing local capacity to provide quality care.
  5. Subsidised Services: Partnering with governmental and non-governmental organisations to subsidise or provide free spinal care services for individuals who cannot afford them, ensuring financial barriers do not prevent access to essential treatment.

By focusing on these strategies, the Spine Foundation can contribute significantly to reducing the gap in access to spinal care between urban and rural populations, ultimately improving health outcomes and quality of life for all individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic status or geographic location.


Establishing a specialised spine care unit to reach out to urban poor, who constitute a large part of urban population. In the sprawling cities where dreams seem to materialise and prosperity shines like a beacon, there exists an often unseen reality-a stark contrast that we at the Spine Foundation are committed to addressing. We want to extend our healing touch to those who are marginalised, providing spinal care and surgeries free of cost. At the peripheral hospitals in Mumbai, we organise spinal care programs to cater to the specific needs of the local population. These programs are designed to provide comprehensive spinal health assessments and treatments.

While Urban cities symbolise opportunity and advancement, the harsh truth is that countless individuals lack access to essential healthcare services.

We believe that quality healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. The Spine Foundation has performed 1100+ free spine surgeries at V N Desai Hospital, Mumbai transforming lives and restoring their hopes.

In the service of people with accessible and affordable spine care since 2009. At V N Desai Hospital, we are dedicated to serving patients from lower socio-economic backgrounds with significant health challenges that necessitate challenges that necessitate comprehensive medical care. At the hospital, the foundation performs complicated surgeries. Our dedicated team of experts ensures that people in the city have access to comprehensive healthcare services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Spine care is divided into two parts: Evaluation and Treatment. The patients are evaluated clinically at peripheral centres and camps in rural areas. Patient are diagnosed after a list of tests and investigations are performed. After the diagnosis the Spine Care is of three types.

  1. Medication and Counselling.
  2. Rehabilitation
  3. Surgery.

Rural outreach clinics run everyday or twice a week. The patients in this clinics are evaluated by local host doctors and an online OPD is organised where The Spine Foundation offer consultations to these patients. The surgical team of TSF organises camps on weekends depending on the surgical case loads.

The Spine Foundation services are targeted for the under served and underprivileged people, who don’t have access to Spine care services due to lack of funding and accessibility.

Paediatric spine surgeries are the part of The Spine Foundation mission. Any child with a spine problem is offered investigations, evaluation and treatments. The patients that need advance care are transferred from peripheral hospitals to centres, where our specialists are operating.

There are no organised patient support programs. Rehabilitation is integral part The Spine Foundation model. We have a physiotherapy and rehabilitation team that help patients in peripheral hospitals. We are trying to develop Mobile Physiotherapy Unit to reach into rural areas.

After spine surgeries, post-operative rehabilitations programs are conducted by physiotherapy department. Patients are taught about the exercises and rehabilitation programs and techniques

In rural areas, the local doctors are trained by specialists for rehabilitation of patients.