Dr. Gautam Gandhi was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Osceola, Arkansas. His interest in neurological science began early in high school where he was selected to attend the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Sciences in Hot Springs, AR. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 3 years with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Christian Brother University in Memphis, Tennessee at which time he had multiple publications from summer research at the University of Tennessee in pharmacology and cell signaling. He then received his medical degree (M.D.) as well as a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Physiology and Biophysics with an emphasis on Brain energy metabolism and glial-neural signaling from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Gandhi was selected to present his doctorate research at the International Society of Neurochemistry meeting at Lausanne, Switzerland and his photo of gap junction communication between astrocytes in the brain was featured on the cover of the Journal of Neurochemistry. After graduating with a dual M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, he remained at the University of Arkansas and completed his neurosurgical training in cranial and spine surgery with an emphasis on complex spine, spinal deformity surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery.
Dr. Gandhi utilizes the most advanced technology including O-arm based intra-operative navigation technology and the Mazor X robot to treat cranial and spinal diseases ranging from degenerative, vascular, traumatic, tumor, or infectious pathologies. His primary commitment to patient care is to provide tailored treatment for each individual associated with lower complication rates and result in the greatest benefit to the patient.
Dr. Gandhi remains active in multiple neurological and spine societies including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Southern Neurosurgical Society (SNS), North American Spine Society (NASH), American Medical Association (AMA), Arkansas Medical Association and the Pulaski County Medical Society.
Outside of his passion for treatment of neurosurgical diseases, Dr. Gandhi enjoys spending time with his wife, Cindy Gandhi, who is a General Surgeon at the Surgical Clinic of Central Arkansas at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock and their three children, Evan, Megan, and Lilian. He also enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and biking.
Offering the latest advancements in technology, Dr. Gandhi performs minimally-invasive Mazor X robotic-assisted spinal surgery. Mazor X offers a faster recovery, greater success and less pain than other procedures. Learn more about Mazor X.