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Neurosurgery

OP Timings

  • Dr. Koshy George
  • Mondays and Thursdays (9.00 am to 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm) and Any day by appointment.
  • Dr. Shyam Balasubramanian
  • nil
  • Dr. Krishna Das R
  • NA
  • Dr. Santhosh George Thomas
  • NA
  • Dr. Biji Bahulayan
  • NA

Overview & Features

Established in 1986, the Neurosurgery Department has grown over the years to a fine centre of excellence offering comprehensive brain, spine and peripheral nerve care. There is an outpatient facility that functions everyday and inpatient facilities. We have two ICUs and an inpatient ward manned by dedicated nurses and allied specialists who offer all round care with compassion and love with an emphasis on evidence based clinical practice.

The faculty today comprises of five senior consultants who have been trained in some of the best centres in the world and have a wide range of experience. There is a dedicated operation theatre equipped with modern instruments to operate even the most complex neurosurgical disorders. We also have a fifteen bed dedicated ICU, ensuring that after all neurosurgery procedures, patients are cared for by Anaesthesiologists, Intensivists, specialized physicians, nurses Physiotherapists and allied staff, with compassion and love. Today the department equipped with ultra-modern technology and equipment that are necessary to provide state of the art care.

 

Diseases/Conditions Treated

The Neurosurgery department handles the entire spectrum of neurological disorders in the areas of Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgery. They also perform the entire range of surgeries of the Brain, spine, spinal cord and Peripheral nerves

Neurosurgery procedures are available for the following conditions:

1.   Neurovascular Surgery

2.   Brain Tumor Surgery

3.   Skull Base Surgery

4.   Brain and Spine Trauma Management and Surgery

5.   Spine Surgery

6.   Peripheral Nerve Surgery

7.   Micro vascular decompression

8.   Hydrocephalus

9.   Paediatric Neurosurgery

10. Epilepsy surgery

11. Functional neurosurgery

12. Surgery for pain and spasticity

 

Treatments

Neurovascular Surgery

  • Aneurysm clipping
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) resection
  • Cavernoma resection
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Surgical revascularization and bypass (Stroke and MoyaMoya)

Brain Tumor Surgery (For glioma, meningioma, pituitary adenoma, vestibular schwannoma, intraventriculartumours, craniopharyngioma, metastases)

  • Biopsy
  • Craniotomy
  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Endoscopic/minimally invasive
  • Microscopic and endoscopic transsphenoidal Pituitary tumor surgery

Skull Base Surgery (For skull base lesions, pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngiomas, meningiomas, clivalchordomas, CSF rhinorrhea repairs)

  • Anterior, middle, and posterior cranial fossa surgeries
  • Combined neurosurgery/otolaryngology/maxillofacial procedures
  • Endoscopic surgeries for skull base

Brain and Spine Trauma Management and Surgery (For extradural/subdural haematomas/ Contusions/ spine fractures and dislocation)

Spine Surgery (For craniovertebral junction, cervical, thoracic and lumbar problems like intervertebral disc prolapse, spondylosis, spinal stenosis, atlantoaxial dislocation, basilar Invagination, spinal dysraphism, tethered cord and myelomeningocele)

  • Spinal decompression
  • Disc arthroplasty/replacement
  • Discectomy/foraminotomies both anterior and posterior
  • Fusion and reconstruction surgery- minimally invasive and traditional
  • Minimally invasive surgery for spine
  • Stabilization (instrumentation and fusion) both anterior and posterior
  • Trauma/fracture surgery
  • Tumor resection/spinal reconstruction

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Ulnar nerve release

Microvascular decompression

  • Trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia

Hydrocephalus-

  • Shunt surgeries
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy

Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Pediatric tumours of the brain and spine
  • Congenital malformations of the brain and spine
  • Tethered cord
  • Split cord malformations

Epilepsy surgery : Adult and Pediatric epilepsy

  • Anterior temporal lobectomy
  • Amygdalo-hippocampectomy
  • Corpus callosotomy
  • Hemispherotomy
  • Invasive monitoring: depth electrode and subdural grid monitoring
  • Lesionectomy
  • Hypothalamic hamartoma resection
  • Vagal nerve stimulation

Functional neurosurgery

  • Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia

Surgery for pain and spasticity

  • Spinal cord stimulators for intractable chronic pain
  • Intrathecal pain pumps for cancer pain
  • Intrathecal baclofen pumps for spasticity

 

Facilities Available: (Rooms, Technology, ICUs)

The Neurosurgery department handles the entire spectrum of neurological disorders in the areas of Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgery. We also perform the entire range of surgeries of the Brain, Spine ,spinal cord and Peripheral nerves.

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

There is an outpatient facility that functions everyday with two neurosurgeons attending to the patients on any day except Sundays and holidays. Along with one Neurosurgeon to attend to Emergencies and inter hospital calls.

INPATIENT SERVICES

The faculty today comprises of five senior consultants who have been trained in some of the best centres in the world and have a wide range of experience.

We have two ICUs and an 30 bedded in patient ward inpatient ward manned by dedicated nurses and allied specialists who offer all round care with compassion and love with an emphasis on evidence based clinical practice.

There is a dedicated operation theatre equipped with modern instruments to operate even the most complex neurosurgical disorders.

FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENTS

  • 16 SS Operating Theatres with Laminar Air Flow System
  • S8 Medtronic Neuro Navigation System
  • Natus Protektor 32 and EEG 32 U for intraoperative monitoring: Facial nerve monitoring for CP angle tumour surgery; SSEP and MEP monitoring system for spinal cord surgeries, epilepsy surgeries and awake craniotomy
  • Invasive monitoring for epilepsy: Subdural grid and depth electrode monitoring
  • Video EEG for Epilepsy (Natus Quantum 128 channel)
  • Midas Rex Pneumatic and Electric Drill Systems
  • Carl Zeiss Microscope
  • Karl Storz Neuro Endoscopes for minimally invasive surgeries& Endoscopic skull base surgeries
  • Transcranial and Micro dopplers.
  • Stryker CUSA System
  • 15 bedded ICU with GE Monitors
  • High end Maquet Ventilators
  • Anaesthesia  Machine-  GE DatexOhmeda
  • Advance CS2 Anaesthesia Workstation

 

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