M.G.M Hospital's Neurology and Neurosurgery Centers, headed by renowned consultants, backed by outstanding clinical staff and sophisticated equipment is rated among the finest in the country. The scope of this department includes investigation and treatment of diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves.
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY
Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system. The department of Neurology is committed to integrating their exceptional medical expertise, technology and innovation to offer best in class treatments that is at par with international standards. We seek to provide the highest quality general neurological care for our patients along withroutine Outdoor, Indoor and dedicated Emergency and Neuro-intensive care especially after surgery and stroke.
Besides management of patients with all neurological disorders, outdoor speciality clinics are set up for the following neurological conditions: movement disorders, headache, epilepsy, Neuro-muscle diseases, neuropsychiatry, pediatric neurology and pain. The range of care provided for some general conditions in our hospital includes headache, memory disturbances (Alzheimer's disease and other dementias etc), Intellectual decline, Speech Problems, Stress Intolerance, Sleep Disorders, Change in Personality, Abnormal Behavior, Giddiness, Vertigo, Unconsciousness, Weakness (paralysis), Loss of sensation or numbness, Imbalance or incoordination, Loss of vision, Loss of hearing, Tinnitus (abnormal noise in the ears) Double vision, Swallowing problems, Wasting of muscles, Inability to walk, Chronic pain syndromes, Seizures (convulsions epilepsy), Drop attacks, Stroke (brain hemorrhage / infarction), Diseases of arteries and veins of the brain and spinal cord, Brain tumors, Parkinson's disease, Wilson's Disease, Twitching of the face, squint, Dystonias, Writer's cramp, Tourette's syndrome, Tremors, Tics, Myoclonus, Chorea, Infections of brain and spine or nerves like Meningitis and Encephalitis, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Leprosy, Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain Barr syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Muscular dystrophies, Motor Neuron Disease, Neuropathies etc.At this World-Class Neurosciences department, we also offer various investigations that help us accurately diagnose Neurological Conditions. These investigations include:
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY
The Neurosurgery Department provides a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient neurosurgical service, treating the full range of intracranial, spinal and peripheral nerve disorders.We are committed to providing excellence in neurosurgical care through quality management, education and training of health care professionals in clinical and laboratory research.The Department has developed sub-specialty interests in cerebrovascular surgery, Spine Clinic, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, and neurotrauma. It also has a dedicated operation theatre and intensive care unit (ICU) managed by intensivists and residents. Our neurosurgical team comprising of highly trained neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-rehabilitation team and nurses work together to provide our patient with professional support and assist them in their recovery process. There are routine outdoor and indoor neurosurgery services and also an emergency ward and a surgical postoperative intensive care facility for critically ill patients. A computerized data storage and retrieval system greatly facilitates dynamic patient care. The operating rooms are modern, well-staffed, have state-of-the-art equipment, and work at a pace that is conducive to patient healing.
Common Neurological procedures include:
We promote global teamwork through constant neurosciences institutions and globally recognized doctors. In recent years emphasis has been placed on super-specialization and a multidisciplinary approach. This has resulted in several areas of expertise.
KNOW MORE ABOUT NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY:
|Q: Can surgery help in a head injury?
|If the C.T. Scan shows a EDH (Extra dural Hematoma) or SDH (Subdural hematoma) or a large intra cranial bleed TIME IS BRAIN. Immediate surgery to remove the clot and reduce the swelling (decompression) can save a life.|
|Q: What are the symptoms of brain tumor?
|1. Intense, prolonged or continuous headache over days or months.|
|2. Vomiting, squinting of eyes asymmetry of face.|
|3. Paralysis or weakness of one side of the body (Hemiparesis)|
|4. Double vision or Diplopia|
|5. Fits, seizures or convulsions.|
|Q: What are the causes of a Brain Haemorrhage?
|1. Hemorrhagic stroke – Seen in 30-60% of hospital admissions due to stroke. High blood pressure (BP) increases the risk of bleed in the brain in stroke patients|
|2. Head Injury|
|3. Rupture of Aneurysm – An aneurysm is a defect in the wall of the artery. As age advances the pressure of the flow blood causes thinning of this wall with an out pouching of the vessel (aneurysm). When the aneurysm ruptures it leads to Brain Haemorrhage.|
|4. AVM (Aretrio Venous Malformation) – There is an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins. This is usually a defect from birth. Due to this abnormal connection, the pressure in the arteries is directly transmitted to the veins leading to bleed over a period of time. When the AVM occurs in the brain blood vessels, it leads Brain Hemorrhage.|
|5. Brain tumor bleed – Some brain tumors are very vascular and may at times spontaneously bleed.|
|6. Disorders of Bleeding and Clotting of Blood – Can cause bleeding anywhere in the body including BRAIN|