Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with brain disorders and nervous system disorders, including the brain, blood vessels, muscles, and nerves.
The main areas of neurology are:
Craniotomy – A craniotomy is the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain. Specialized tools are used to remove the section of bone called the bone flap. The bone flap is temporarily removed, then replaced after the brain surgery has been done. The primary goal of brain tumor surgery usually is to remove as much of the tumor as possible without injury to the surrounding brain. Read More.
Stent assisted Coil Embolization – It is a medical technique to treat brain aneurysms. It’s a technique that places a stent at the point of the aneurysm and inserts a coil into the bulging blood vessel. The coil forms a clot that treats the aneurysm. Read More.
Trans Nasal Trans Sphenoidal Endoscopic Surgery – This surgery involves the use of an endoscope, a thin fiber-optic tube with a tiny camera lens at the tip that allows the surgeon to see well through a small incision that is made in the back of the nasal septum. The surgeon passes instruments through normal nasal passages and opens the sphenoid sinus to reach the pituitary gland and remove the tumor. The use of this technique is limited by the tumor’s position and the shape of the sphenoid sinus. Read More.
Embolization treatment of AVM – This is also known as Embolotherapy or Endovascular therapy. This procedure involves the injection of glue or other non-reactive liquid adhesive material into the AVM in order to block it off. For this purpose, a small catheter is passed through a groin vessel all the way up into the blood vessels supplying the AVM. The glue rapidly hardens as it is injected into the AVM. The result is that the flow of blood through the AVM is blocked off. When there is no longer any blood passing through an AVM, there is no further risk of bleeding. For the larger size AVM embolization is often done in stages so that each time a portion of the AVM is blocked off. Read More.
TNTS Surgery: This Endoscopic surgery is performed through the nose to remove tumors from the pituitary gland and skull base. In this minimally invasive surgery, the surgeon works through the nostrils with a tiny endoscope camera and light to remove tumors with long instruments. Transsphenoidal literally means “through the sphenoid sinus.” It is a surgery performed through the nose and sphenoid sinus to remove pituitary tumors. Transsphenoidal surgery can be performed with an endoscope, microscope, or both. It is often a team effort between neurosurgeons and ear, nose, and throat (ENT). Read More.
Brain Tumor excision – It is the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain. Specialized tools are used to remove the section of bone called the bone flap. The bone flap is temporarily removed, then replaced after the brain surgery has been done. The primary goal of brain tumor surgery usually is to remove as much of the tumor as possible without injury to the surrounding brain. Read More.
V.P. Shunt – Hydrocephalus can be treated with Programmable Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt or Lumbar theco-peritoneal Shunt to drain excess Cerebrospinal Fluid into the peritoneal cavity which will release the intracranial pressure. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a condition characterized by increased intracranial pressure (pressure around the brain) without a detectable cause. The main symptoms are headache, vision problems, ringing in the ears with the heartbeat, and shoulder pain. Complications may include vision loss. This needs to be treated with the help of a VP shunt. Read More.
Neurorehabilitation – It is a complex medical process that aims to aid recovery from a nervous system injury, and to minimize and/or compensate for any functional alterations resulting from it. Neurorehabilitation steps in to help the patient recover, maximize their functional and cognitive abilities, and help them realize their personal goals. In case of a serious disability, such as caused by a severe spinal injury or brain damage, the patient and their families’ abilities, lifestyle, and projects, are suddenly shattered. In order to cope with this situation, the person and their family must establish and negotiate a “new way of living”, both with their changed body and as a changed individual within their wider community. Thus, neurorehabilitation works with the skills and attitudes of disabled person and their family and friends. It promotes their skills to work at the highest level of independence possible for them. It also encourages them to rebuild self-esteem and a positive mood. Thus, they can adapt to the new situation and become empowered for successful and committed community reintegration. Read More.
Neuromyelitis Optic – It Is treated NMO which includes a variety of immunomodulatory (drugs used in the treatment of MS) or immunosuppressive medications. these drugs can work in a variety of ways. They can bind to immune cells and block their ability to function, prevent them from proliferating, deplete them, or stimulate them to function in a modified way. The goal is to prevent the ramped-up immune response that is responsible for damaging the body, and different immunosuppressive medications work in different ways. Read More.
Deep brain stimulation surgery – This is an interventional Neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of a medical device called a programmable neurostimulator which is sometimes referred to as a ‘brain pacemaker), which sends electrical impulses to specific areas in the brain for the treatment of movement and neuropsychiatric disorders. DBS directly changes brain activity in a controlled manner. Read More.Ayurvedic Treatment for Cerebral Palsy – This is offered to patients with Cerebral Palsy. As modern Medicine does not offer much hope to such patients, Ayurveda comes to the rescue of such children. Read More.
Ayurveda Treatment for Autism – This treatment is offered to children born Autistic. Modern Medicine is yet to develop a treatment for such ailment. Ayurveda offers a lot of hope to these children. Read More.