GivingBack is an initiative of the Sita Bhateja Charitable Trust and is dedicated to the cause of providing world-class cutting-edge spine surgeries irrespective of boundaries. The GivingBack program has been in existence since 2014 and has performed over 400 subsidised spine surgeries using cutting edge technology such as neuromonitoring, surgical navigation, microsurgery and minimally invasive surgery based purely on the merit of the case among others. GivingBack is dedicated to providing the highest quality of spine care with the most modern technology and making this technology available to its patients at a fraction of the cost. The GivingBack program is supported by a full team of specialists from various specialities such as neurosurgery, spine surgery, neuroanesthesia, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
Runners and cyclists who are no strangers to injuries of various kinds understand the seriousness of a back injury and can empathize with the spirit of GivingBack. Therefore, Dr. Arvind Bhateja, who is a competitive masters’ cyclist himself, believes that the athletes’ community is a perfect ally for raising awareness and funds for the GivingBack program.
In 2021, Dr. Arvind Bhateja together with BikeyVenky of Bangalore Amateur Racing and Dipankar Paul, a friend of GivingBack, put together a plan to organize a Duathlon event to raise funds. This was the first of many events. GivingBack plans to hold a fundraiser event every year on the fourth Sunday of May and on the fourth Sunday of November.