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Dr Mazda K Turel

MBBS, M.Ch. Neurosurgery
Consultant Neurosurgeon


Dr. Mazda K. Turel completed his degree in medicine (MBBS) from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ groups of Hospitals in Mumbai, and went on to pursue a MCh degree in Neurosurgery from the prestigious Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. He was awarded the JacobChandy Gold Medal at his graduation; a distinction that has only been conferred previously to 4 other recipients since it’s institution,35 years ago. His prolific clinical research has garnered several academic accolades both nationally and internationally and has resulted in numerous publications in esteemed scientific journals.

After completing his residency he visited several departments of neurosurgery across the world and earned a Diploma in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery from Beijing, China. He then went onto complete a fellowship in Skull base surgery and neurooncologyat the illustrious Toronto Western Hospital and another fellowship in Minimally invasive and complex spine surgery at the Rush University in Chicago after which he crossed continents to travel to Shanghai to specialize in cerebrovascular surgery, with an emphasis on arterial bypasses in the brain.

He is currently practicing as a Neurosurgeon at the prestigious Wockhardt Hospitals, South Mumbai. Dr. Turel is a general practice neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of diseases of the brain and spine and advocates an approach to neurosurgery that is both balanced and aggressive. His practice style is collaborative, and he strongly believes that incorporation of patients, their families, and the medical staff as members of his team offers patients the best possible outcome and satisfaction.

Patient's Testimonial

1.) Dr Mazda Turel is the best doctor you could come to for treatment for spine surgery and have full faith in the services rendered at Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai centralClick here

2.) Multispecialty care at an affordable cost with professional doctors and world class infrastructures makes Wockhardt hospital number one for neurosurgery careClick here

3.) Dr Mazda has not only restored my mobility but has also made it possible to gain my livelihood back by returning to work. A heartfelt and big thank you to Wockhardt HospitalClick here

Dr Mazda Turel:

Dr Mazda Turel is the best doctor you could come to for treatment for spine surgery and have full faith in the services rendered at Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai central

"My name is Amivi Coulibaly, I am 59 years old. I am from the Ivory Coast. I had a road accident and broke my vertebrae and discs. I experienced excruciating pain shooting down my leg, I was walking with my back bent forwards and had continuous back pain. I was also suffering with arthritis .My doctors told me that if I do not undergo surgery I will be soon paralysed. I asked my son who is in the USA about the surgery. The cost of medical treatment and surgery in the US is extremely high. He found out that hospitals in India would be cheaper. We were suggested Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central. Dr Mazda Turel is a renowned and very experienced neurosurgeon in Wockhardt Hospital and we decided to follow his treatment. I underwent a spine surgery for my back and 4 to 5 hours after the surgery my leg pain and back pain reduced . I am even able to walk straight after the surgery. I am all set to go back home pain free, thanks to Dr Turel and Wockhardt Hospital. The treatment I received at the hospital was fantastic .I will definitely come back to Wockhardt Hospital for treatment again. It is a hospital you can trust and have complete faith in."

Dr Mazda Turel:

Multispecialty care at an affordable cost with professional doctors and world class infrastructures makes Wockhardt hospital number one for neurosurgery care

"My mother Mrs Aisha Al Riyami from Oman was suffering from back pain. Initially she was able to bare it but then in four years it became so excruciating that she had to limit all her movements and was suffering a lot. She had to restrict herself to the house and her condition was deteriorating. I consulted many doctors. I approached hospitals in Thailand but they were not able to answer all my queries and treatment was expensive. Friends and family suggested that I should bring my mother to Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central. I appreciate the efforts taken by the international patient cell for coordinating the entire process of getting in touch with the Dr Mazda Turel who went through all my mother’s previous records and investigations. At the hospital we were received extremely well. The admission processes were efficient and hassle free. We were allocated a very good room and provided with a translator. The administrative staffs were very helpful. Dr Turel is an excellent Neurosurgeon he explained in great details the options that we had for mother. We decided that we would have a minimal invasive surgery of her spine done as she had a degenerative condition. Dr Turel and his team performed the surgery successfully. My mother started to walk again and we could see the improvement in her attitude. She was pain free at last, thanks to Wockhardt Hospital."

Dr Mazda Turel:

Dr Mazda has not only restored my mobility but has also made it possible to gain my livelihood back by returning to work. A heartfelt and big thank you to Wockhardt Hospital

"My name is Lucy Mhlanga, a 57 year old female from Zimbabwe Bulawayo. I was diagnosed with herniated disc in March of 2017 and my condition progressively grew worse to the extent that I was bed ridden and could hardly sit or walk even with the use of a walker. I was considering retiring on medical grounds as I was constantly on sick leave due to my condition.

I was then put in touch with Dr Mazda Turel a neurosurgeon in Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central in India in August of 2018. Dr Turel after reviewing my case performed a decompression operation using a minimally invasive method. My relief from leg and back pain after the op was almost immediate and I could walk and sit once more. Within a week after the op I am back to my normal activities. Surprising thing is there is no pain at all at the point of incision where the op was carried out.

Dr Mazda Turel assisted not only in performing the op but also with the recovery process as well due to the confidence he exuded and encouragement that he gave me. He was especially caring and visited daily post op to assess my condition. Not only Dr Mazda was caring but the entire medical team as well. From the operating theatre to the ward care, they made me feel that I was in safe hands, making the hospital stay less apprehensive and extremely pleasant.

After the surgery I returned once more to my teaching job that I dearly love pain free and feel like a whole new person thanks to the team at Wockhardt Hospital."

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Medical Council of India
  • Tamil Nadu Medical Council
  • Life member of the Neurological Society of India
  • Life member of the Indian Society of Neuro-oncology
  • Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society
  • Life member of the Bombay Neurosciences Association


  • American Association of South Asian Neurosurgeons (AASAN) scholarships to visit various departments of Neurosurgery in America that specialize in skull base and cerebrovascular surgery. (Oct –Dec 2014)
  • SNO (Society of Neuro-oncology) travelling fellowship Nov 2014 to attend the annual meeting in Miami.

Imparting knowledge:

  • Post graduate teaching: Clinical neurology and neurosurgery for MCh neurosurgery students.
  • Paramedical teaching: Neurology and Neurosurgery for nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students.
  • Undergraduate teaching: Clinical Neurology for MBBS students at CMC, Vellore, India.


Dr Turel has organized and participated in training programs, conferences, workshops and CMEs across the globe.

Research & Publications

Dr Turel has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and books. To name a few are:

  • Turel MK, Sarkar S, Prabhu K, Daniel RT, Jacob KS, Chacko AG. Reduction in range of cervical motion with serial long-term follow up in patients undergoing oblique corpectomy for cervical myelopathy. European Spine Journal 2013;22:1509-16.
  • Turel MK, Kiehl TR, Gentili F. Extracranial temporal cavernous hemangioma: Differential diagnosis, and a review of literature. Neurol India. 2016 Nov-Dec;64(6):1347-1351.
  • Turel MK, Kucharczyk W, Gentili F. Spontaneous resolution of colloid cyst of the third ventricle: Implications for management. Asian J Neurosurg. 2017 Apr-Jun;12(2):203-206
  • Turel MK, Kerolus M, Deutsch H. The role of minimally invasive spine surgery in the management of pyogenic spinal discitis. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2017 Jan-Mar;8(1):39-43
  • Kerolus MG, Turel MK, Fessler RG Posterior Cervical MIS Techniques. In Tender G (Ed). Spine Surgery: 1st Edition, Springer 2017

Paper presentations

Many presentations have been made on interesting topics at national and international conferences


• M.B.B.S from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals- Mumbai.
• M.Ch. Neurosurgery at the Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore; (Gold Medalist) Dr. MGR University Tamil Nadu.
• Cerebrovascular fellowship at Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.


  • Fellowship in Complex & Minimally invasive Spine Surgery, Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, USA.
  • Fellowship in Neuro-oncology and Skullbase Surgery, Toronto Western Hospital, ON, Canada.
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai.
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Neurological Sciences, CMC, Vellore.

Awards & Honors

  • In 2012: Awarded the Jacob Chandy Gold Medal for best student in MCh Neurosurgery. The 5th recipient of this prestigious award in 30 years.
  • In 2013: Awarded the Dr. S. Kalyanaraman Endowment Gold Medal by the Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical college for outstanding performance in Neurosurgery.

Primary Location

South Mumbai - Mumbai Central

Wockhardt Hospitals, South Mumbai A New Age Hospital 1877, Dr.Anand Rao Nair Road, Near Agripada Police Station, Mumbai Central (E), Mumbai- 400 011