Advancing Neurosurgical Innovations at Apollo Sage Hospitals in Bhopal
Apollo Sage Hospitals Bhopal offers advanced neurosurgical care to people including children suffering from serious and complex health conditions. The field of specialization deals with the operative and non-operative management of critical care, prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders of the central peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. It also ensures proper functioning of their supportive structures, vascular supply, evaluation and treatment of pathological processes which modify the nervous system’s activity and operative and non-operative pain management.
In other words, the neurosurgery hospital ensures being at the helm of the latest technology when it comes to awake brain surgery, robotics, intraoperative MRI, Computer-assisted brain surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and deep brain stimulation.
Why Choose Us?
The neurologist surgeons at the neurosurgery department of Apollo Sage Hospitals Bhopal are part of a multidisciplinary group and work in tandem with Neurologists, Radiologists, Geriatrics, Paediatricians, Cardiologists, Orthopaedics, and so on to provide relief and better living conditions for those suffering from disorders of the nervous system.
The hospital indulges conservative as well as surgical management of a wide variety of disorders such as brain tumours, intracranial aneurysms, head injuries and ailments of the spine, spinal canal stenosis, herniated discs, fractures, spinal deformities and more.
Our Competent Team
Spearheaded by Dr Rahul Jain the team of neurosurgery specialists at Apollo Sage Hospitals Bhopalwork on disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, and their blood supply, disorders of the pituitary gland, spinal cord, and vertebral column by providing treatment through spinal fusion or instrumentation, and disorders of cranial and spinal nerves through their distribution.
The department also regularly participates and holds in Neurological Surgery training programmes in addition to the Continuing Medical Education (CMEs), medical seminars, to keep themselves upgraded with the latest medical advancements across the globe. This helps them maintain, develop and increase their knowledge, skill and professional performance for the benefit of the patients.
The last decade witnessed rapid advancement in the field of neurosurgery and Apollo Sage Hospitals, Bhopal provides a high degree of surgical sub-specialization that serves the experts to further drive the technical and technological advances of neurology.
For this, the hospital has the best of facilities, 24x7 emergency services, qualified and trained technicians and nursing staff, and of course, world-class equipment and sophisticated tools from across the globe. Additionally, the hospital pays special emphasis on pediatric neurosurgery so as to provide the best treatment to little patients.
Disease & Conditions
- Adult Onset Hydrocephalus: The condition refers to excessive Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) building up with the fluid-containing cavities of the brain. This may increase pressure within the head. In reality, the CSF is a clear fluid around the brain and spinal cord that acts as a shock absorber and flows between the spine and cranium to regulate pressure within the brain.
- Cushing’s Disease: The condition is a result of pituitary adenoma – a pea-size noncancerous tumour – that releases excessive Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in response to which the adrenal glands above each kidney release extra cortisol. As a result of this, there is a hormonal imbalance in the body.
- Shaken Baby Syndrome: This is a serious brain trauma or brain injury in infants or toddlers due to forceful shaking. The syndrome destroys the baby’s brain cells and could cause permanent brain damage or even death due to lack of oxygen.
- Central Cord Syndrome (CCS): This is known as an ‘incomplete’ traumatic injury as the patient is not completely paralyzed and there is weakness in the arms and legs. This is the result of an injury to the cervical spinal cord and is primarily seen in people with existing arthritis changes in the bones of the neck.
- Lumbar Puncture: Also known as spinal puncture, this is done to take fluid samples from the spinal cord or the cerebrospinal fluid to measure the fluid’s pressure or to diagnose certain health conditions. This is helpful in diagnosing Meningitis (inflammation of the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord), Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain caused by a virus), and certain cancers such as Reye Syndrome, Myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord or bone marrow).
- Imaging Tests: Advanced imaging techniques such as MRI, CT Scans, and Positron Emission Tomography Scans (PET Scans)allow the neurosurgeon to identify the size and exact placement, and degeneration of the tumors. Modern MRI techniques such as Functional MRI, Perfusion MRI, and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy have been contributing extensively to neurosurgery success by revealing the spinal cord, nerve roots, and surrounding areas.
- Ultrasonography: This is commonly done to study the blood flow to the brain in newborns and even adults. While the neck region blood vessels are studied through carotid Doppler scans, brain vessels are studied using the transcranial Doppler ultrasound in patients at high risk of stroke.
- Dual-energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA): The test is done to measure the Bone Mineral Density (BMD) of the spine and skull. The scan is capable of detecting even the minutest changes in the bone mass.
Treatment & Services
- Paediatric Neurosurgery: This field of specialization helps treat and manage nervous system problems in children. These problems include head and spinal deformities, injuries of the brain, spine or nerves, gait abnormalities, birth injuries, weakness of arms and legs, and more.
- Functional Neurosurgery: The surgery is done to treat and restore chronic neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Spasticity, Dystonia, Epilepsy and Tremors that hinder a person’s everyday functionality or cause movement disorders. It is also done to treat Central Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and more.
- Astrocytoma Tumours: This is a type of cancer that happens in the brain or spinal cord cells supporting the nerve cells. These Astrocytomacells can be cancerous or noncancerous and their grades can be classified from mild to aggressive causing Nausea and Vomiting, Seizures, Memory Loss, Altered Mental Status and more.
- Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM): Its treatment requires the unknotting or untangling of blood vessels connecting the arteries and the veins in the brain. While the arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain, veins carry the oxygen-depleted blood back to the lungs and heart. But sometimes the arteries and veins get entangled and disrupt this process to cause major health issues such as blood vessel rupture and haemorrhage if not treated in time by neurosurgeons.
- Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF): These are carried out in people with weak or brittle bones. In order to treat VCF, Neurosurgeons prefer Vertebroplasty which is performed using a small needle containing formulated acrylic bone cement. This cement is injected into the collapsed vertebra and it hardens within minutes to give strength and stabilization to the fractured vertebra.
Neurosurgery is one of the largest and most comprehensive practices in the medical and surgical field. And the challenges in neurosurgery and for the neurosurgery doctor are many. But Apollo Sage Hospitals Bhopal - the pioneer in medical advancements - is the best choice for those looking for ‘the best neurosurgeon near me ‘or ‘the best neurosurgery hospital near me’.
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