Neuro Sciences - Ernakulam

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Overview

The Department of Neurosciences at the Ernakulam Medical Centre hospital plays an important role in our mission to provide comprehensive care to patients suffering from neurological disorders.

 

The brain, the spinal cord and the nerves, together control the functioning of the body. When something goes wrong with any of these components you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses or mood. These problems are collectively known as neurological disorders.

 

Neurological disorders can occur as congenital defects, as part of old age or due to an injury from an accident. Most of these disorders require prompt medical attention and some could even be life threatening.

 

Our hospital provides the services of highly qualified and experienced consultants for treatment of neurological conditions and a dedicated unit for handling neurotrauma, providing a comprehensive multidisciplinary care to critically ill patients suffering from traumatic injuries of the brain, spinal cord or the nervous system. The unit operates round the clock and has helped to earn us a reputation of being the pioneers in trauma care in the region, over the last 30 years.

 

Facilities available

 

• Outpatient consultation service for neurological disorders
• Special clinics for headache, epilepsy, stroke and Parkinsonism
• State-of-the-art operation theatres for neurosurgeries (Adult & Paediatric)
• Well equipped Neurosurgical ICUs
• Separate ICU for children with paediatric ventilators
• Spiral CT scan, EEG
• MRI scan
• Multidisciplinary support from other specialist departments for neurotrauma care

Neurocritical Care

 

Neurocritical care is the intensive care management of patients with life-threatening neurological and neurosurgical illnesses such as massive stroke, bleeding in or around the brain. This is a specialized form of care different from the normal ICUs because such care provides the interface between the brain and other organ systems in the setting of critical illness. Timely and appropriate response to neurocritical events is the hallmark of such care and can significantly alter the patient’s outcome.

 

Our neurosurgical ICUs provide specialized patient centric care using modern instruments managed by an experienced team to handle such delicate care. Our multidisciplinary physicians, surgeons, anaesthetists, specially trained nurses and support teams are available round the clock to provide one-to-one care and manage the unique needs of such critically ill patients. Paediatric patients are cared for in a separate ICU equipped with paediatric ventilators for epilepsies including status epilepticus.

 

Neurological Conditions we treat

 

Our specialists treat a wide range of medical conditions related to neurology and neurosurgery, out of which some are listed below. Please contact our consultants for additional information on the subject or to discuss any of your complaints that might not have appeared in the list.

 

• Brain damage
• Brain dysfunction
• Spinal cord disorders
• Peripheral nervous system disorders
• Cranial nerve disorders
• Autonomic nervous system disorders
• Seizure disorders such as epilepsy
• Movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
• Sleep disorders
• Headaches, including migraine
• Lower back and neck pain
• Delirium and dementia e.g. Alzheimer’s disease
• Dizziness and vertigo
• Stupor and coma
• Head injury
• Stroke (Cerebrovascular attack)
• Tumors of the nervous system such as cancer
• Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases
• Guillaine Barre syndrome
• Infections of the brain or spinal cord
• Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

 

Neurosurgeries we perform

 

The neurosurgeries performed in the department belong to two types namely, the routine surgeries of the brain and spine to handle the general neurological disorders in adults or children and the emergency neurotrauma surgeries for critical care patients involved in accidents or other mishaps. Our surgeons have proven time and again their expertise and skill in handling trauma management. Some of the common surgeries that are performed are:

 

Neurotrauma

 

• EDH – Extradural haematoma
• SDH – Subdural haematoma
• SAH – Subarchnoid haematoma
• Intracerebral haematoma

 

Intracranial & Space occupying lesions

 

• Tumors – Benign, Meningeal or Others
• Vascular malformations – Aneurysms, Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)

 

Spine

 

• Intervertebral disc prolapse
• Spine Trauma
• Deformities of the spine

 

Other routine surgeries

 

• Craniotomy
• Brain tumors – both benign & malignant for adults and children
• Surgery for strokes
• Surgeries for brain haemorrhage
• Laparoscopic surgery for pituitary tumors & hydrocephalus
• Surgeries for spinal cord anomalies and tumors
• Surgery for cervical & lumbar spondylitic disease
• Neurosurgical management of acute head & spine injuries
• Laparoscopic neurosurgeries – various
• Micro neurosurgeries – various
• Spinal cord tumors – both benign & malignant
• Spine fracture fixation

 

 

 

Meet Our Specialists

 

 

 

Dr Dinesh Kamath

Dr. P.N. Dinesh Kamath, MD(Gen. Med.) DM(Neuro)

Consultant Neurophysician

Consultation timings :

Morning – 10:30 AM  to  12:30 PM ( Monday – Saturday)

Evening – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Mondays)

                                   5:30 PM to  6:30 PM ( Tuesday – Friday)

 

Dr. Jayarajan T K

Dr. T.K. Jayarajan, MRCS (UK), DNB (Neurosurgery), FIPM

Consultant Neuro Surgeon

Areas of Speciality : Interventional pain specialist in back pain management

Consultation Timings :

Morning: 9:00 AM  to  1:00 PM (Monday – Saturday)

Evening:  5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Monday – Saturday)

 

 

 

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