The Neurosurgery Department at Kamineni Hospitals has the most advanced Stealth S7 Neuro Navigation system. With this system, surgeons can customize neurosurgery imaging, neuro navigation systems and software to personalize each procedure and streamline patient management.
Some of the common neurological disorders treated frequently at Kamineni Hospitals have been listed below.
Strokes are a result of an irregularity in blood supply to the brain. Blood vessels can get choked by deposits, leading to blockage in arteries that supply blood to the brain. At times, a blood vessel within the brain may even rupture. Both these scenarios cut off oxygen supply to the brain causing brain tissue damage.
A stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency and patients should be rushed to a hospital immediately. Kamineni Hospitals provides 24-hour emergency care where teams of ER physicians, neurologists and neurosurgeons have successfully treated more than 25,000 cases of stroke.
Suspected stroke patients undergo physical examination, diagnostic tests and radiological investigations. Based on the investigations, neurologists and/or neurosurgeons decide the best course of treatment. This may include medical management and/or surgical interventions as required. Following successful medical interventions, patients undergo rehabilitative therapies.
To ensure comprehensive improvement in the quality of life for stroke patients, we also provide a wide range of rehabilitation services
Headaches are quite unpleasant and can make it difficult to go about daily activities. A typical headache can be triggered by several factors including stress, anxiety or muscle strain. Among headaches, migraine headaches can be particularly severe. A migraine headache causes intense throbbing pain and may be preceded by ‘auras’. Auras are sensations that a patient may have sometime before a migraine headache. Auras may include tastes, odours, tingling sensations and flashing lights.
Depending on patient complaints, physicians may advise some diagnostic and/or radiological investigations. Unless otherwise indicated, headaches, including migraine, can be medically managed. Neurologists at Kamineni Hospitals have successfully treated innumerable patients suffering from migraine with medication and relaxation therapies.
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain. Epilepsy can cause different types of seizures and can be debilitating for the patient. The causes for epileptic seizure may include traumatic brain injury, serious illness or very high fever, infectious diseases such as AIDS and meningitis, and genetic or developmental disorders or neurological diseases.
Patients suspected with epilepsy are physically examined by neurologists following which, EEGs and radiological tests may be advised. Depending on the type of seizure and investigation reports, neurologists suggest anti-epileptic medication. For exceptional cases, surgery may be required. If the patient is compliant and follows the medication advice seriously, then a typical case of epilepsy can be very easily managed without major incidents.
Multi-disciplinary teams, anchored by neurologists at Kamineni Hospitals, have also successfully managed patients with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Myasthenia Graves, Bells Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and myopathies, among others.
Neurosurgery, as a specialty at Kamineni Hospital, is the perfect example of a revolution that happens when experienced and committed doctors are backed by the latest and advanced medical equipment and facilities. Our experts carry out several intricate procedures to treat a variety of neurological conditions.
Endoscopic neurosurgery is a minimally invasive procedure and does not involve large incisions or extensive dissection through brain tissue. Endoscopic brain surgery or intracranial surgery is performed for endoscopic tumor biopsy, colloid cyst resection, endoscopic cyst fenestration and treatment hydrocephalus. Patients are typically discharged within a short period of time from the hospital.
Apart from intracranial endoscopy, endonasal and spinal neurosurgery are also frequently performed. Conditions treated include pituitary tumors, chordomas, lumbar and thoracic hernias, chronic back pain and compression fractures, among others.
Frequently treated conditions include cerebral aneurysms, carotid and intracranial atherosclerosis and stroke, among others. Cerebral hemorrhages caused due to aneurysms and stroke require immediate neuro-vascular surgery. Treatment may include draining blood from the brain, aneurysm repair, endovascular embolization (inserting metal coils/meshes to block an aneurysm), open neurosurgery, or craniotomy. In many cases, patients may be able to have a minimally invasive endovascular treatment.
The highly advanced 24-hour emergency treatment centre at Kamineni Hospitals treats a wide range of emergency health conditions including road accidents. The ER treats cases of road accidents, head injuries and accidental falls, successfully, in coordination with multiple disciplines, among which neurosurgery plays a central part.
Most often neurosurgeons at Kamineni Hospitals, deal with head injuries with raised intracranial pressure and restricted cerebral blood flow. Decompressive craniectomy, removing a part of the skull to relieve cranial pressure, is routinely performed.
To provide end-to-end care for patients undergoing neurosurgeries, Kamineni Hospitals has a dedicated intensive care unit equipped with an ICP monitoring system. Post-surgery patients are monitored closely by neurosurgeons and skilled multi-disciplinary teams.
Sometimes children may be born with anomalies of the brain, spinal cord, skull deformities and spinal deformities. In such cases, paediatric neurosurgery becomes the recommended line of treatment to alleviate painful conditions and/or improve quality of life. Some of the frequently performed paediatric neurosurgeries at Kamineni Hospitals include endoscopic third ventriculostomy to drain excess CSF and correction of craniosynostosis (early, abnormal closure of skull bones) by minimally invasive surgery enabling the baby’s brain to grow normally.