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Brain Suite is an advanced operating theatre with capability of intra-operative Magnetic Resonance imaging and Magnetic Resonance guided surgery. Surgeon can perform a high resolution MRI during the surgery to assess the degree of tumor removal as well as to avoid normal brain tissues. The safety of the surgeries performed is helped by special techniques to visualize tumor during the surgery (tumor luminescence).
Magnetic resonance imaging or MRI is an imaging test which uses the magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. MRI, in many cases gives different information about structures in the body than cannot be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan.
An electroencephalogram or an EEG is a test that detects and records the electrical activity in a patient’s brain using special sensors (electrodes) attached to the scalp. Brain cells communicate via electrical impulses and are active all the time, even when you’re asleep. This activity shows up as wavy lines on an EEG recording. Certain conditions, such as seizures, can be seen by the changes in the normal pattern of the brain’s electrical activity.
Sleep studies are tests conducted in a specific room or sleep lab equipped with devices that record the body activity during sleep. The common equipment used is a video EEG. They are helpful in identification of sleep disorders. Polysomnography, a type of sleep study, is the gold standard to rule out obstructive sleep apnea.
Neurology deals with problems, diagnosis, treatment and managing disorders that arise in the nervous system. The nervous system includes the central, autonomic, peripheral and the somatic nervous system. Neurology refers to a non-surgical specialty while its surgical specialty is known as neurosurgery. The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. Neurology takes care of various disorders through medical management or surgery. A doctor who specializes in neurology is called a neurologist. A neurologist treats disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, such as :-
*Cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke
*Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis
*Infections of the brain and peripheral nervous system
*Movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease
*Neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
*Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
*Spinal cord disorders
*Speech and language disorders
On this page we mentioned disorders which require medical management. Neurologists do not perform surgery. If one of their patients requires surgery, they refer them to a neurosurgeon. Our affiliated centres are some of the known best for neurosciences centre around the world. Our expert team of neurologists work diligently for delivering the best neurology/neurosurgery services in India. Over the years we have assisted people from all the parts of the world, to come and get the best services at affordable rates.
Our staff is sensitive to the needs of the patients and stand with you every step of the way. They are capable to deliver assistance 24*7 in case of emergencies.
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A patient looking for medical management of neurological disorders sees a neurologist. Once he/she arrives in India, they undergo a series of tests depending on the disorder. These tests may include MRI, CT Scan, EEG, Video-EEG, Blood Tests, Dopplers among others. The series of tests may take about 3-4 days to finish. Once all the reports are collated, the neurologist devises a treatment plan as per his/her best judgement. Most treatments can be given on a out patients basis through oral medications but some might require an admission.
Most Neurological disorders can be managed on an outpatient’s basis through oral medications although some might require an admission for administering IV drugs and other treatment modalities. Incase of a admission, the drugs to be taken once discharged are mentioned in the discharge summary provided. The patient might need regular monitoring for dose adjustments for a few days to provide a long lasting relief. The same might be required for a longer duration and can be done through video conferencing/emails once you are back in your home country. In most cases the patient is fit-to-fly back immediately after treatment has been prescribed.
What is Carpal Tunnel treatment?
Carpal tunnel treatment refers to the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a disease caused by pressure on the median nerve of the wrist. Patients suffering from carpel tunnel syndrome experience numbness, tingling sensations, weakness or pain in the hand, fingers, and forearm. This may occur due to pregnancy, diabetes, obesity, hypothyroidism and arthritis. It also occurs as a result of wrist injuries, such as fractures. Carpal tunnel syndrome is also caused by improper usage of the hands and wrists for a long period. This is caused by pressure on the median nerve that leads to swelling of the tissues surrounding the carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel treatments may include surgical as well as non-surgical treatments.
What are the different types of carpel tunnel treatments?
The different types of carpel tunnel treatments are as follows:
How to prepare for carpal tunnel surgery?
What is Vagus Nerve Stimulation?
Vagus nerve stimulation is a method of epilepsy treatment. It requires a surgical procedure in which a device like a pacemaker is implanted in the body, which generates electric pulses to stimulate the vagus nerve. Vagus nerve stimulation is performed to reduce the severity, length, and number of seizures in a patient. In some cases, the frequency of the seizures is also reduced. However, it does not creates imporovements in some patients and it cannot completely cure epilepsy.
Vagus nerve stimulation is used along with antiepileptic mediation. The effect of this vagus nerve stimulation experienced only after a long period of time.
How Does a Vagus Nerve Stimulator Work?
The vagus nerve stimulator is a computer programmed device. It is implanted under the patient’s skin below the left collar bone. This is connected to the vagus nerve in the left part of the neck. The stimulator is switched on after four weeks of implant. The stimulator is programmed & controlloed by the doctor with the help of a portable hand-held computer. The doctor sets the stimulator to give the required amount of stimulation, which varies for different patients. The stimulated is usually started at a lowest level and then gradually increased to the required level for an individual patient. The common setting of the stimulator is 30 seconds of stimulation per 5 minutes. The stimulator is battery operated and has a validity of maximum 10 years. When the battery life comes to end , it is recommended to replace the stimulator.
The vagus nerve stimulator can be used to provide extra stimulation before or during a seizure. This is performed by positioning a special magnet over the stimulator which can can stop the seizure from arising, or decrease a seizure that is already occurring.The patient can carry the magnet all the time in the belt .
How is a Vagus Nerve Stimulation Surgery Performed?
An incision is made on the left side of the patient’s chest, below the collar bone. The stimulator device is implanted on incision area under the skin. The implanted stimulator is a round device usually measuring about 1.5 inches (4cm) in diameter, and 10 to 13 mm in thickness. New models of this device may be smaller. A horizontal incision is then made in the lower neck and the wire from the stimulator is coiled around the vagus nerve that lies in the left side of the neck. Stimulation is only provided on the left side vagus nerves, because the right vagus nerves help to control heartbeat. A minimal swelling may appear on the skin after the stimulator has been implanted.
What are the Necessary Preparations for the Surgery?
What is Pediatric Neurology?
This is a sub-specialty of medicine that mainly focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases and disorders of the nervous system in infants, children and adolescents. This includes the brain, spine, and spinal cord.
Who is a Pediatric Neurologist?
This is a medical doctor who has special training in treating disorders involving the nervous system in infants, children, and adolescents.
Neurologists should have completed 4 years of medical school, at least 1 year of residency in pediatrics and at least 3 years of residency in adult and pediatric neurology in order to become paediatric neurologist.
Why see a Pediatric Neurologist?
Pediatric neurologists have the special training that allows them to deal with pediatric patients and provide them with the best care possible. They have better knowledge and understanding of pediatric nervous system disorders and dealing with children’s behaviour.
They collaborate with other doctors and professionals to ensure that the overall care is comprehensive. These include dieticians, primary care physician, speech therapists and other pediatric specialists.
Tests and procedures performed include:
Headache and Facial Pain
A headache is a continuous pain in the head. Facial pain is pain felt in the facial area which includes the eyes and mouth.
What causes facial pain?
Primary Headache Syndromes
Secondary Facial Pain and Headache
Treatment is usually determined by the possible causes of a headache or facial pain. your doctor will consult with other specialists such as the otolaryngologist, neurologist, dentists and oral surgeons in most cases, if you have got the treatment from them.
What is a Sleep Disorder?
This is a medical condition causing disorder of sleep patterns. It is also referred to as somnipathy. Severe sleep disorders can interfere with the normal mental, physical, emotional and social functioning of a person.
Common sleep disorders include:
Types of sleep disorders
Signs and symptoms of sleep disorders
What is Neuroncology?
This is a medical subspecialty of neurology that studies the brain and spinal cord neoplasms (Abnormal growth of tissue). These neoplasms are typically dangerous and life threatening. Cancer spreads to the nervous system brain metastasis, compression or direct invasion. Compression from continuous tissues or direct invasion is associated with the proximity of the nervous system to other neuro- structures such as the lumbosacral plexus, brachial plexus, cranium, base of the skull, vertebral neuroforamina, and pelvic bones.
Risk factors include:
Symptoms of Neuroncological conditions include:
Types of neuroncology tumors
Metastatic Tumors of the Central Nervous System
Commonly used treatments in neuroncology
Neurologic complications of cancer
What is Neuropsychology?
This is a medical sub-specialty which main focuse is on the structure and function of the brains and their relation to psychological behaviors and processes.
It aims at understanding how cognition and behavior are influenced by brain function. It also focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of cognitive and behavioral effects happening due to neurological disorders.
Who is a neuropsychologist?
This is a medical doctor who specializes in providing assessments and treatment recommendations for people with neurological disorders.
Why see a neuropsychologist?
Neuropsychologists provide treatments that employ behavioral, cognitive, educational or psychosocial methods. They have better knowledge & skills in assessing, diagnosing as well as treating an array of neurological disorders.They have the expertise to understand the behavioral, cognitive and emotional effects of a wide range of conditions.
A neuropsychologist helps people who are experiencing difficulties with:
Diagnostic methods and tools
Electrophysiology is referred to electrophysiological measures which are designed to measure the activation of the brain by measuring the magnetic or electrical field produced by the nervous system. This may include magnetoencephalography (MEG) or electroencephalography (EEG)
This uses specially designed experimental tasks often controlled by computers to measure the accuracy and reaction time on particular tasks. The tasks are thought to be corresponding to specific neurocognitive processes.
This uses gaming technology which researchers have mapped to scan neural activity in the brain through brain scans.
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS is a condition where certain nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain gradually start dying. These nerve cells are referred to as motor neurons, and they control the muscles, which let you move your body parts. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Getting Medical as well as lifestyle advises from your physician, joining a support group, or getting counseling, can help you manage your emotions. Your family members might as well need counseling and support as your disease worsens.
What causes ALS?
Doctors do not know what brings about ALS. In 1 case out of ten roughly, it runs in families. This implies 9 times out of ten, an individual with ALS does not have a family member with the condition.
What are the symptoms?
The first sign of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is usually weakness in the tongue, one hand, one leg, or the face. The weakness gradually spreads to both legs and arms. This weakness arises and increases as the motor neurons gradually die thus stop transmitting signals to the muscles. So the muscles do not have anything informing them to move. As time passes, without signals from the motor neurons telling the muscles to move, the muscles become small and weak.
As time passes, ALS as well leads to:
How is ALS diagnosed?
It may be difficult for your doctor to tell if you have the condition. Most of the times it doesn’t get clear that you have the ASL until symptoms worsen or until your physician has conducted more testing. To check if you have the disease, your doctor will perform a physical examination and will ask you regarding your past health and symptoms. You will as well have tests, which show how your nerves and muscles are working.
Simply because you have twitching, fatigue, muscle weakness, and stiffness does not imply that you have ALS. Those symptoms may also be due to other conditions. So consult your doctor if you have those symptoms. The physician will refer you to a neurologist to confirm.
How is ASL treated?
There’s no cure for the disease; however, treatment may help you stay strong and independent for as long as possible. For instance:
A medicine known as riluzole (Rilutek) might extend survival by roughly two months. However, it does not improve the quality of life or symptoms in ways that those with ASL, their doctors, their caregivers have been able to notice. Several people may experience the positive effect of riluzole very well; however, it may cause adverse reactions, which include coughing, vomiting, dizziness, nausea, and weakness.
Palliative care is a type of care for those who have a severe disease. It is different from care to cure your disease. Its objective is to improve your quality of life-not only in your body but even in your spirit and mind.
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