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Neuro and Spine Surgeries



The advanced medical treatments available in India have made it a popular destination for medical tours. People who cannot afford the cost of neuro and spine surgeries in the West, or patients from underdeveloped countries where advanced medical facilities are not available, head for the super specialty hospitals in India to avail the cost effective and quality treatments offered. At
the Joint Commission International accredited Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, the Department of Neuro and Spine Surgery offers the latest in craniotomy, trans sphenoid operations, treatments for brain and neck tumors and lesions, and more.


All Elective Craniotomies
Elective Craniotomies refer to the cutting open of the skull to surgically excise brain tumors, aneurisms or any other problem affecting the brain. Craniotomies are delicate procedures that need constant supervision on the part of the surgeon and the anesthesia expert. At the Apollo Hospital, New Delhi,

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Craniotomies are performed by the best doctors in the field. Patients from abroad are also provided facilities like airport transfers.


All Microscopic Operations
At the Apollo Hospital, all microscopic operations except operations for the cranial discs are performed at the Department of Neuro and Spine Surgery. The duration of hospital stay is around one week, though this may vary from case to case, depending on the nature of the operation and the specific disorder. All microscopic operations are followed by excellent follow up care and post operation care provided by the doctors and attendants at the Department of Neuro and Spine Surgery.


Tumors and Cysts
At the Apollo Hospitals Department of Neuro and Spine Surgery, the best treatments for tumors and cysts affecting the cranial system are provided. A tumor is a swelling or mass made completely of hard tissue. A cyst, on the other hand, is a hollow sac of tissue filled with pus. Before undergoing surgery to remove a tumor or cyst on critical areas like the brain, it is important to find out if the growth is benign or cancerous. Other factors to be taken into consideration are the location of the tumor or cyst, and the prognosis of the surgery.


Trans Sphenoid Operations

Trans Sphenoid Operation is performed to remove cysts and tumors from the brain. Trans Sphenoid Operation is especially useful in the case of tumors of the pituitary gland in the head. A speculum is introduced into the sphenoid sinus (hence the name " trans sphenoid") and a micro drill removes the tumor. At the Apollo Hospitals Department of Neuro and Spine Surgery, trans sphenoid operations are performed using the latest equipments, by the best experts in the field.






Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's

Parkinson's Disease a debilitating neurological disorder that can affect anyone, but elderly people are the major sufferers. Apart from medication, Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's is one of the ways to control the symptoms of the disease, which include tremors and paralysis. Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's involves the surgical implantation of a battery operated stimulator in specific areas of the brain, overriding the nerve signals that cause tremors and other symptoms peculiar to Parkinson's. At the Apollo Hospital, the Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's is provided at the Department of Neuro and Spine Surgery. The duration of hospital stay is typically one week, however you need to discuss this with your doctor first.


Vagal Nerve Stimulator

The Vagal Nerve Stimulator involves the surgical implantation of an electrode in specific areas of the neck to control epileptic seizures. The aim is to override abnormal signals being sent out by the vagus nerve on the neck, which cause the seizures. At the Apollo Hospital's Department of Neuro and Spine Surgery, Vagal Nerve Stimulator surgery and post operation stay at the hospital take up about a week's time.


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