Neurology & Neurosurgery

The Neurology and Neurosurgery department is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and management of various conditions that affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and the network of nerves that transmit signals all over the body. 

Neurological problems
treated in the Department

Migraine is a chronic condition that is set off by certain triggers and can last for many hours. It is usually characterized headache that occurs on one side. Other common types of headaches include sinus headache, tension headache, stress and cluster headache.

It is a neurological condition characterised by disturbance of the electrical activity in the brain resulting in seizures and unconsciousness.

There is no cure for epilepsy but we have an excellent management programme through a medication regime that can control the symptoms of the condition.

When blood supply to the brain is interrupted and brain tissues do not receive oxygen, it is called cerebrovascular accident (CVA), commonly known as stroke.

It is a medical emergency and with prompt treatment using medications or sometimes surgery, damage to the brain cells and other complications can be avoided. Symptoms of stroke include—difficulty in walking, talking and coordination, weakening of muscles, speech difficulties and mental confusion.

It is a disorder affecting the central nervous system that progresses with age and is caused by decrease of dopamine (a neurotransmitter) in the brain.

This results in damage to the nerve cells and the individual experiences symptoms such as tremors in the limbs, difficulty in movement, balance and speech problem and urinary incontinence.

Brain tumours can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant. When tumours occur in the brain cells, nerves or brain tissue, they are called primary brain tumours. Sometimes, the cancerous growth can start in another part of the body such as the breast and spread to the brain.

These are secondary brain tumours. We have a competent team of neurologists and neurosurgeons with experience with treating tumours of the brain.

This is caused by a severe blow to the head that affects normal function of the brain. It can occur from impact to the head because of a sports injury or road accident.

The neurology department has a head injury management programme for responding quickly to such injuries.

Signs that indicate you
should see a Neurologist

Sudden headaches or severe pain on
one side of the head

Feeling of listlessness or confusion

Loss of memory

Loss of sensation in a particular part
of the body

Vision impairment

Muscle weakness

Problems in balance and
coordination

Tingling sensation in the limbs

State-of-the-Art
Facilities

Head injury emergency response unit

Migraine management programme

A dedicated Stroke Clinic

Seizure management programme

Inter-vertebral disc prolapsed surgery

Our Special
Treatments

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

  • Carotid Artery Ultrasound

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

  • Lumbar Puncture (LP)

About
Neurology & Neurosurgery

The Neurology and Neurosurgery department is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and management of various conditions that affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and the network of nerves that transmit signals all over the body. 

The well-equipped neurology unit is technologically-advanced and has best-in-class facilities complemented by competent neurologists with vast experience in treating a variety of complex brain, spine and nerve disorders.

A lot of the neurological disorders are managed with therapy and medications.  But a few may need surgery.

Our neurosurgeons are highly proficient and have to their credit some very complex brain and spine surgeries.

They also regularly perform delicate and precise neurological procedures that take years of experience and diligence to master.