Epilepsy ( fits/ convulsions/mirgi/daura/khchani in local languages) is a global health problem . The burden of Epilepsy is high in developing countries like India with 81 per 100,000 affected persons per year. The overall risk of death is also 1.6 to 3 times higher in persons with Epilepsy.
Neurosurgery, which includes surgery on the brain, spinal cord, skull and the bony spinal column, is a highly advanced superspecialty which requires specialized training.
(Surgery performed using an operating microscope)
With five operating microscopes in six operating rooms, Apollo Hospitals offers the best in micro-neurosurgery.
(Microsurgery for Disc Prolapses, Stabilization for Spinal Instability and Deformity)
With the increasing rates of high speed vehicular accidents, the incidence of Spinal injuries are on the rise.
With one of the highest incidences of poly-trauma occurring in India, Apollo Hospitals leads in managing these complex problems. With a team of Orthopaedic, Facio maxillary, Plastic, Neuro capitals, prompt and efficient treatment is available to all these patients. Reconstructive surgery is also available for patients with deformity.
Neuro-Navigation, also termed frameless stereotactic surgery, is the ability to perform real-time intra-operative guidance during cranial and/or spinal surgery.
(Evacuation of Intra-cerebral hemorrhage, carotid endarterectomy)
GB Multicare Hospital is one of the few center where surgery is performed for stroke-bleeding into the brain or for very large cerebral infarcts-to remove the clots. As part of the comprehensive stroke prevention program, carotid endarterectomy surgery is offered to patients with carotid atherosclerotic disease, where there is high risk of a stroke.
(Complex procedures at the base of the brain involving the bone and blood vessels)
Tumors of the skull base are often the most difficult to treat.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects voluntary movement.
This procedure has reduced the hospital stay of the patients and has helped in quicker recovery from hormonal problems.
With the help of a dedicated Cath lab and a full time Neuro-interventional Radiologist, Apollo Hospitals has to its credit for having treated numerous aneurysms, Carotico-cavernous fistulae, Dural AV fistulae, AVM’s of brain and spinal cord.
(For anomalies and tumors of the brain and spinal cord in infants and children)
For children born with anomalies of the brain, spinal cord, skull deformities and spinal deformities, Apollo Hospitals offers the best care, in the form of programmable shunts for hydrocephalus, repair of meningo-myeloceles, correction of cranio-synostosis (early, abnormal closure of skull bones) and correction of spinal deformities. Children with tumors of the brain and eyes are also treated.
Vertebroplasty is an image-guided, minimally invasive, nonsurgical therapy used to strengthen the vertebra (spinal bone) weakened by osteoporosis, or cancer.
(Delivering a single dose precise radiation to any part of the brain, for tumor or AVM)
The Closed skull destruction of an intracranial target in a single session using ionizing beams of radiation focused with the help of an intracranial guiding device, avoids significant concomitant or late radiation damage to adjacent tissues.
Stereotactic biopsy/aspiration involves no opening of the skull and is suitable for small, deep seated tumors.
The latest in the arsenal against non-invasive brain and spine lesions is the highly precise Radiotherapy which is non-invasive.
It is a robotic LINAC which has real time imaging guidance to treat patients with brain and spine disorders like tumors (benign and malignant), AVM’s and metastatic cancer. It is the first of its kind in Asia. A team of Radiation Oncologists and Physicists form the core team behind this new technological marvel to assist the neurosurgeons. This is available at Apollo Specialty Hospitals Chennai.
Interventional Neuro Radiology: Separate departments and separate machines are available for this crucial area. More than 150 therapeutic procedures and more than 300 diagnostic procedures are being done annually.
Neurological disorders leave most with devastating disabilities such as the loss of movement in an arm or leg, and the accompanying loss of freedom of movement. Not so long ago these disabilities were considered incurable and therapy often focused on training people to use their “good side.”
With video EEG, VEP, BAEP and NCV capabilities, a state of the art neuro-physiology lab services the needs of the Neuro-physicians and Neurosurgeons.
The neurosurgical department has a state-of-the-art neuro-intensive care unit – with modern ventilators, for adults and children and the latest invasive and non-invasive facilities for monitoring of vital functions.