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Spinal Fussion, Decompression & Arthoplastry


The state of the art medical treatments available in India have made it a favorite destination for the medical tourist. The advantages of medical tourism in India range from lower costs than in the West, to the world class facilities at the super specialty hospitals in India that are at par with the best in the world. From cardiology and Neuro and Spine Surgery, to Cosmetic Surgery and Alternative Medicine, India has it all, and more. Complex procedures like spinal fusion, decompression and Arthroplasty are performed at the leading hospitals of the country, including the Apollo Indraprastha.
Some of the treatments provided at Indian Hospitals are elucidated below:


Lumbar and Cervical Disc Disease

Lumbar and Cervical Disc Disease typically affect the spine. The most common Lumbar and Cervical Disc Disease is degenerative disorder, where small injuries might snowball into a major disorder. Lumbar and Cervical Disc Disease are generally cured by traction treatment. Sometimes, spinal fusion surgery might be the only option. At the Apollo Hospital's department of Neuro and Spine Surgeries, Spinal fusion surgeries are performed for Lumbar and Cervical Disc Disease.

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Brachial Plexus Injuries
Brachial Plexus is a network of neurons and nerves that transfers brain signals from the spinal cord to the arms and hands. Brachial Plexus Injuries may result in anything from lack of control over the movement of arms to paralysis. The injury commonly occurs during birth, when the delicate nerves of the fetus get damaged during delivery. Brachial Plexus Injuries are treated through physiotherapy or surgery. At the Apollo Hospital's Department of Neuro and Spine Surgery, surgeries for Brachial Plexus Injuries are performed by the best neurosurgeons.

Stereotactic Procedures
Stereotactic Procedures are a very precise method of treating conditions like malformations in previously inaccessible blood vessels. The advantage of the Stereotactic Procedures is that healthy brain tissue is minimally affected by this surgery. The Stereotactic Procedures utilizes the latest in modern technology, from MRI and CT scanning to microscopy, for pinpointing problem areas in the brain. At the Apollo Hospital's Department of Neuro and Spine Surgeries, an array of equipments like tiny microscopes and Cyberknife, as well as techniques like CT scanning, are employed to perform Stereotactic Procedures.

CSF Shunt Procedures
Sometimes, retention of excess fluid (known as cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF) in the brain may cause complications ranging from difficulty in walking to failing eyesight. The CSF Shunt Procedure involves creating a path for the fluid to drain away from the brain to chambers of the heart, through use of small catheters. An artificial valve is inserted in the catheters to regulate the drainage.

Burr Hole Aspiration for Abscess
Abscesses in the brain are rare, but potentially fatal. Those infected with HIV or meningitis are particularly vulnerable to brain abscesses. The only treatment for abscess in the brain is the Burr Hole Aspiration. Burr Hole Aspiration for Abscess is done for brain decompression, or reduction of the pressure on the brain due to the abscess or excess fluid. The Burr Hole Aspiration for Abscess causes lesser damage than complete craniotomy, and has better results. The results, however, vary depending on the extent of abscess and age of patient. The Apollo Hospital in New Delhi has perfected the Burr Hole Aspiration for Abscess, and other procedures for decompression.

Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Surgery involves surgical treatment of neurological disorders that result from excess pressure on the peripheral nervous system. Microsurgery (see all microscopic operations is a very effective treatment for peripheral nerve disorders. At the Apollo Hospital, decompression of the Peripheral Nerve is performed through Peripheral Nerve Surgery, involving use of the latest tools for microsurgery.

Radio Frequency Rhizotomy
Radio Frequency Rhizotomy is an effective treatment for the pain associated with neuralgia. Radio Frequency Rhizotomy involves destroying the nerve that produces the sensation of pain. The advantage of Radio Frequency Rhizotomy is that while the pain causing nerve is destroyed, healthy nerves are not affected, so sensations like touch are left intact. The surgery is minimally invasive. At the Apollo Hospital's Department of Neuro and Spinal Surgeries, Radio Frequency Rhizotomy is performed using the latest procedures and equipment, adhering to all medical and legal guidelines.

TIC Injections
TIC Injection is another effective method of treating neuralgia. Tic Injections contain medication to alleviate the symptoms of neuralgia. The Apollo Hospital's Department of Neuro and Spine Surgeries offers treatments like TIC injections, apart from other Arthroplasty treatments.






Medical Treatments Available in India
Cardiology Cosmetic Surgery
Minimally invasive Surgery
Orthopedics
ENT Neuro & Spine Surgeries
Dentistry Ophthalmology
Transplant Surgery
Urology
Oncology
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