Brain Tumour Clinic
Focus is on treatment of brain tumours by a dedicated team of neurosurgeons, radiosurgeon, neuroradiologist radiotherapist and medical oncologist who focus on diagnosis and treatment tumours such as glioma, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas and other brain tumours. The centre has facilities such as intra-operative MRI (brain suite) for MR guided surgery, LINCC radiosurgery system, endoscopic neurosurgery for minimally invasive tumour removal. Centre also has advanced diagnostic facilities such as 3T MRI, CT and PET.
A small percentage of people with epilepsy do not respond to even highest doses of 3 or 4 drugs, which needs evaluation to find out the cause, and also whether surgery would be of benefit. At our centre, we have an expert team that can evaluate and perform the entire range of epilepsy surgery procedures that may be required in any patient. Our facilities include EEG, video EEG, SPECT, PET, advanced MRI and Neuronavigation, including the Brain Suite.
Movement Disorders Clinic
At times, when medications do not give relief in Parkinson's disease, surgery can be considered a good option in selected patients. The surgery preferred is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), in which electrodes are placed in certain special nuclei in the brain, and connected to a pacemaker placed (typically) below the left collar bone. This surgery usually results in significant benefit in all symptoms, such as tremors, stiffness and slowness of movements. Patients with Dystonias are also good candidates for surgical procedures, especially because these do not respond very favourably to medications. Apart from DBS, there are other options including other types of surgery, lesioning and also Botulinum Toxin (BoTox) injection.
Neurology Sleep Clinic
At Medanta the patients be it new or returning can get appointments at which they can meet with sleep specialists to talk about their issue, undergo physical examinations and clarify their medical histories. The aim of the centre is to provide quality diagnostic services and testing through state-of-the-art machinery and healthcare expertise.
The Stroke programme focuses on disorders such as paralytic attacks, brain hemorrhage and treatment of disorders such as brain aneurysms, carotid stenosis. Facilities included brain rescue program to perform emergency reopening of occluded blood vessels to reverse paralysis, endovascular program to treat many disorders of brain without performing open surgery, rehabilitation and advanced diagnostic facilities such as 3T MRI and CT.
Everyone has experienced pain sometime in life associated with damage or injury to our body parts and we expect it to get better once healing has occurred. Such pain which gets better with healing within acceptable time frame is called acute pain.
On the other hand the pain which persists beyond the normal healing time frame and is still present three months after the damage or injury is called Chronic Pain. Chronic pain can cause disability and may have multiple implications on patient’s life in the form of depression, anxiety, relationship and performance issues. Read More