Phone: 817-697-4038 Fax: 877-409-3962

Dr. Amit Bhandarkar

 Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Amit W. Bhandarkar, MBBS, MS, MD, is a distinguished Orthopedic Spine and Pain Surgeon with a wealth of experience and a strong foundation in medical education. Presently based in the Southern IL Region, Dr. Bhandarkar is well-known for his exceptional expertise in orthopedic spine surgery and interventional pain management. He is one of the few spine surgeons with comprehensive training in various aspects of spine surgery, enabling him to perform complex, minimally invasive, and endoscopic spine surgeries. Dr. Bhandarkar is also one of the few spine surgeons who has integrated pain interventions in his spine practice and is licensed in multiple states in the US and internationally, showcasing his commitment to delivering comprehensive care across diverse jurisdictions.

Dr. Bhandarkar is dedicated to staying up to date with the latest advancements in his field. Evidence of this commitment can be seen in his participation in educational programs and the completion of specialized training in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and endoscopic spine surgeries. He has received extensive training through fellowships at prestigious institutions such as Korea University, New York University, Tohoku University, University of Alabama, and Mumbai University. Dr. Bhandarkar has successfully completed certifications in spine surgery from the American Board of Spine Surgery and the A.O. Spine Diploma, showcasing his unwavering dedication to advancing his skills.

He has made significant contributions to academia as an assistant professor and mentor for medical students, residents, and spine surgeons. Dr. Bhandarkar is actively involved in research, with numerous publications and presentations on topics ranging from spinal deformities to pain management strategies. His diverse training and integration of various aspects related to the spine in his practice make him a compassionate and relatable spine surgeon. Known for his exceptional patient care, compassion, and dedication, Dr. Amit Bhandarkar has made meaningful contributions to the local and global community.

 Dr. Bhandarkar has not only achieved professional success but is also deeply involved in philanthropy and community service. He is the president and founder of the Sahishnu Foundation and a founding member of the Society for Oral Cancer and Health (SOCH) in India. Through these organizations, he has shown his commitment to improving healthcare access and quality for underserved populations. Dr. Bhandarkar’s diverse contributions reflect his comprehensive approach to medicine and his unwavering dedication to patient care, education, and community service.

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