Best Neurologist in Mumbai

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar

Best Neurologist in Mumbai, Best Neurologist in Thane

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar has been noted as one of the “best Neurologists in Mumbai” by Outlook India magazine and India Today Magazine.

He also provides neurological services as one of the best neurologists in Thane.

These free patient guides are an effort on his part to provide information that may help patients.

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar.

Epilepsy: Patient Information

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Parkinson’s: Patient Information

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Other: Patient Information

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Dr. Siddharth Kharkar


Dr. Siddharth Kharkar is noted as one of the best neurologists in Mumbai, India & one of the best neurologists in Thane, India. He has been recognized as one of the top neurologists in Mumbai by Outlook India magazine and India Today Magazine.

Dr. Kharkar has trained in India, USA and UK. He is a USA board-certified (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology certified) Neurologist and with a full medical license in the states of Maharashtra, India & California, USA.

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar has trained in the best institutions in India, USA and UK including KEM hospital in Mumbai, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), USA & Kings College in London.

About Neuroplus clinic:

NeuroPlus Clinic provides compassionate expert clinical care for all neurological disorders, especially for Epilepsy (seizures) & Parkinson’s disease.

  • Neuroplus clinic provides one of the best treatments for Epilepsy in Mumbai. Epilepsy surgery in Mumbai is provided by NeuroPlus Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Clinic. EEG, Epilepsy monitoring is done at his clinic in Mumbai.
  • Excellent treatment for Parkinson’s disease in Mumbai is provided. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery in Mumbai is also provided.
  • Dr. Kharkar also provides services as one of the best neurologists in Thane.

Brief Biography:

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar graduated from one of India’s best Medical colleges – Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India. During graduation, he scored first class in all his medical subjects, including scoring distinctions. He was then involved in neurological research at one of the top medical institutions in the world – the world-famous Johns Hopkins Hospital. Here he was the research coordinator for Dr. Daniele Rigamonti, the vice-chairman of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Kharkar finished his internal medicine training at Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, and then a residency in Neurology at Drexel University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During his residency, he won the “Humanitarian resident of the year” and “Best research project” awards. Dr. Kharkar was also sponsored for the “National Epilepsy Scholars program” during his residency.

Next, he finished 2 years of super-speciality training as a clinical fellow at the world-famous University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). He then was a faculty member at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) and in charge of the epilepsy division at the Veterans Affairs (ex-army) hospital in Birmingham.

Dr. Kharkar has published numerous neurological research papers, which can be located on the “About Dr. Kharkar” page.

He has been on the medical review board of multiple international journals including “Annals of Neurology” and “Neurosurgery”.

Current activities:

Currently, Dr. Siddharth Kharkar practices as a General Neurologist, and is considered among the Best Epilepsy specialist in Mumbai, India (Seizure specialist) and a Parkinson’s Disease Specialist in Mumbai, India. He also works as one of the Best neurologist in Thane, India, Virar and the surrounding areas.

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar’s long-term aim is to provide the absolute best epilepsy treatment in Mumbai and India and the absolute best Parkinson’s treatment in Mumbai and India. His goal is total thoroughness in all cases. For example, in addition to the overall treatment, a thorough search for the cause of epilepsy or the cause of Parkinson’s disease is done in all his clinics.

He is also one of the current International coordinators of the Non-Motor Parkinson’s disease study Group (International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society).

Best Neurologist in Thane & Mumbai

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar has recently started a clinic in Thane to provide these services in Thane also. The clinic is located near Talaopali, next to Maltibai Chitnis Hospital. The exact address and directions can be found here: Best Neurologist in Thane.

Best Epilepsy specialist in Mumbai, India, India:

Do you need the good neurologist in Mumbai for Epilepsy treatment?

Strange as it may seem, not all patients need the “Best epilepsy treatment”. In most cases, epilepsy is simple to treat. It is controlled with medications and patients do not have seizures.

There are many medications for seizures. Even if one medication for epilepsy does not stop seizures, it is completely possible that another, properly chosen medication will stop seizures. Some patients do need 2-3 medications to stop seizures completely.

However, in about 30% of cases, seizures do not stop with medications alone. In these cases, it is very important to monitor the patient to find out the exact cause of epilepsy. It is also important to select medications appropriately so that the treatment of epilepsy can be optimized.

If the patient really has epilepsy that is not controlled by medications, then epilepsy surgery may help in stopping seizures. Dr. Kharkar provides Epilepsy surgery in Mumbai through Nanavati Hospital Mumbai.

Frequently, seizures start from only one small part of the brain, and the rest of the brain is normal. In these cases, a small part of the brain is removed. This is called “Resective Epilepsy surgery”. This is the best kind of epilepsy surgery. It can completely stop seizures in about 70% of patients. The exact possibility of freedom from seizures depends on the kind of seizures, the state of the underlying brain and other factors.

In other cases, more than one place in the brain may be producing seizures. Even in these cases, treatment with neuromodulation devices such as the Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) can help to reduce the number of seizures that the patient is getting.

The best treatment of Epilepsy, therefore, needs patience, a great amount of skill and trust between the patient and the doctor.

Epilepsy surgery in Mumbai and India is done in a select few institutions. Dr. Siddharth Kharkar provides epilepsy treatment at all his clinics in Mumbai, Vasai-Virar and Thane. He provides epilepsy surgery in Mumbai through Nanavati Hospital.

Parkinson’s Disease Specialist in Mumbai, India:

Is the best neurologist in Mumbai needed for Parkinson’s treatment?

Actually, just like Epilepsy, you don’t need the “best treatment for Parkinson’s disease” in all cases. Usually, the disease is controlled with simple medications.

The treatment of Parkinson’s begins with confirming the diagnosis and finding out the cause of Parkinson’s disease. In many cases, no cause can be found. But in some cases, a cause can be found – such as a bad medication that the patient is taking. In these cases, treatment of the cause of Parkinson’s is very important because that can result in a dramatic improvement in symptoms and a life-long cure of Parkinsonism.

There are many medications for Parkinson’s disease. In contrast to epilepsy, the medications for Parkinson’s disease are complementary rather than alternative choices. These medications for Parkinson’s need to be combined appropriately for a good response. For example, if levodopa is helping a patient move but is occasionally causing too much movement – then adding a medication called Amantadine will help levodopa to work better.

The best treatment for Parkinson’s disease includes not only treatment of the motor symptoms, but also of non-motor symptoms such as falling, sleep problems and depression.

These non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can make the patient’s quality of life much worse. The good news is that all of these can be treated. All of these need to be properly treated for good outcomes and patient satisfaction.

In a few cases, medications do not relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease adequately. These patients may benefit from a treatment called Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease or DBS for short. DBS is a small device implanted into the brain, which helps the brain in passing movement signals to the muscles.

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar offers Parkinson’s treatment in Mumbai at all his clinics in Mumbai, Vasai-Virar and Thane. He also provides Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease in Mumbai through Nanavati Hospital.

Caution: This information is not a substitute for professional care. Do not change your medications/treatment without your doctor's permission.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar has been recognized as one of the best neurologists in Mumbai by Outlook India magazine and India today Magazine. He is a board certified (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology certified) Neurologist.

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar is a Epilepsy specialist in Mumbai & Parkinson's specialist in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

He has trained in the best institutions in India, US and UK including KEM hospital in Mumbai, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), USA & Kings College in London.

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  • Avatar Paras Prabhu ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Out patient is epileptic from about 10 years and her seizure gotten worse during the past year with the frequency of about 3-4 times a week.So we consulted … More Dr. Kharkar. He tried a few medicines, and within 1.5-2 months now the patient is feeling very well now. There are no seizures for 14 days currently.Dr. tried to keep medicines as minimum as possible. He also tried to keep the cost of the treatment minimum.When some of the medicines started showing side-effects, he was quick to switch the medicines to the better options.Overall I think we are getting a best of the available treatments. We thank you very much Dr. Kharkar.
  • Avatar Dr Shobha Sankhe ★★★★★ a month ago
    Dr Kharkar is gem of a doctor with tremendous patience, empathy, genuine concern for his patients .He guides them very methodically & scientifically … More for their neurological ill healthOur epilepsy patient is extremely happy with his treatment , Patient feels better by just visiting him too!May his selfless service to humanity flourish to reach all the needy patients!!
  • Avatar shrruti khanna ★★★★★ a month ago
    I consulted Dr Sidharth for my sister who has become very hyper and aggressive and we could not understand the issue. Keeping in mind she is someone with … More special needs Dr Sidharth was extremely understanding of the situation and did not put her through unnecessary investigation and avoided a very long stay at the hospital. He was infact more keen on her returning home to her natural environment. We highly appreciate Dr Sidharth for his effort and for looking into the matter with utmost care. It was a very difficult decision for my family to get my sister admitted but we are glad we did it under his care.Thankyou Doc.
  • Avatar Prashant Purohit ★★★★★ a month ago
    my name is prashant purohit. I m become completely bed ridden from last 9 months and was unable to walk. I couldnt find out the cause even after visiting … More many doctors and many hospital in Ahmedabad nd jodhpur.started losing hope. A good friend of mine suggested to visit a neurologist. After searching a lot, I came to know about Dr. Siddharth Kharkar and took his appointment in Nanavati Hospital. He examined and said that he suffered from \u201cPKD(PAROXYSMAL KNESIGENIC DYSKNESIA\u201c. He assured us to reverse this in 5 days time. And indeed this happened. I started recovering miraculously. today I am fully well fit I m walking as normal . Many Many thanks to Dr. Siddharth Kharkhar sir for giving me a new life.
  • Avatar Sanjay Pradhan ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Dr. Kharkar is truly exceptional. He is extremely knowledgeable. But simultaneously, he is extremely patient and kind - taking the time and care to respond … More to all the questions. It is rare to come across a doctor who is not in a hurry to get on to the next patient, but instead, focuses on the one in front with full attention, expertise and compassion. A great experience.
  • Avatar N N ★★★★★ a year ago
    We visited Dr. Kharkhar for treatment regarding my mum - who is a multi-stroke patient and has aphasia. Certain medications were creating complications … More with her condition and Dr. Kharkhar was able to help mitigate the issue. We found him and his approach to be incredibly compassionate, considerate, individualized and patient-friendly. He advice is astute, up-to-date and empathetic. His treatment always comes from a deeply human place and is about seeing how to help the patient and their caregivers feel more at ease. Something that is quite rare and refreshing within the medical community.We feel that he genuinely cares about the patients that he is treating and is always kind and respectful in his communication. Moreover, his admin team is very efficient and prompt and it's a pleasure to deal with them.Would highly recommend Dr Kharkhar himself - though we must say our experience with Nanavati hospital itself has been less than ideal.Hope this helps.
  • Avatar Manish Ranjan ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have been visiting Dr Kharkar for treatment of my father. He is a very friendly doctor. He listens to our concerns with lot of patience. He also explains … More the issue in much greater details. He has really been of great help. My father is much better now.
  • Avatar Pinakin Shah ★★★★★ a year ago
    One of the best Dr. Gives complete attention and time to listen to patient's history, issues. Explains various options of treatment with pros and … More cons.
  • Avatar Lawrence Castellino ★★★★★ a year ago
    Exceptional experience with an expert,Dr. Kharkar is a knowledge house. It is rare nowadays to find doctors with patience, knowledge, and a flair for … More handling patient’s questions, besides Dr. Kharkar’s bedside manners are exemplary. I am privileged to be treated by such an amazing soul. I have told him and will repeat it here that “I am advancing my move back to India although I am a US Citizen, because I know I am in good hands and will be well taken care of. Thanks Dr. Kharkar for your selfless service!
  • Avatar Hemant Kansara ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great doctor!! Really appreciate.The doctor diagnosed to my sister correctly and start treatment, she has good improvement after taking medicine prescribed … More by doctor as no epilepsy attake. We have good experience with the doctor. Thank you

Noted as one of the best Neurologists in Mumbai

India Today Magazine - 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Outlook India Magazine - 2021, 2023

Ex-Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, USA

Outlook India - Best neurologist in Mumbai