Neurosurgery In Bangalore: Not A Problem.

There are 100 billion neurons in our brain, merely the same as the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy. That’s why neurosurgery is a critical part of the medical science. Neurosurgery or neurological surgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

General Neurosurgery is the practice where a neurosurgeon handles most of the neurosurgery conditions including neuro-trauma and other neuro-emergencies such as intracranial haemorrhage. This is followed in so many hospitals around the globe.

Specialized branches in neurosurgery have also developed to handle special and difficult conditions. These specialized branches co-exist with general neurosurgery in more advanced hospitals. Neurosurgery in Bangalore is also done in accordance with general neurosurgeons in many hospitals and also with specialized neurosurgeons in hospitals like Vikram Hospitals.  Some of these divisions of neurosurgery are:

  • Vascular and Endovascular neurosurgery

Vascular and Endovascular neurosurgery is a subspecialty within neurosurgery that uses catheters and radiology to diagnose and is used to treat various conditions and diseases of the central nervous system (brain and the spinal cord). This medical specialty is also called neurointerventional surgery.

  • Stereotactic, Functional and Epilepsy neurosurgery

Stereotactic neurosurgery is a method to localize and then treat targets within the brain in a minimally invasive manner. It is used for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Epilepsy neurosurgery, as the name suggests aims to treat patient with a condition called Epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

  • Oncological neurosurgery

Oncology is the study of cancer and tumours. Oncological neurosurgery provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with malignant tumours of the brain and spinal cord and other cancer-related neurological problems of the central and peripheral nervous system.

  • Skull-Base Surgery

Skull base surgery is done to remove both benign and cancerous growths, and abnormalities on the underside of the brain, the skull base, or the top few vertebrae of the spinal column. As this is a difficult area to see and reach, skull base surgery may be done by a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure in which instruments are inserted through the natural openings in the skull—the nose or mouth—or by making a small hole just above the eyebrow. This type of surgery requires a team of specialists that may include ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeons, neurosurgeons, and radiologists.

  • Peripheral nerve surgery

Peripheral Nerve Surgery requires the finest neurosurgical talent in the area of nerve repair surgeries. Peripheral Nerve Surgery involves surgeries to repair Brachial plexus injury, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Foot drop injury, Malignant nerve sheath tumours, Meralgia paresthetica, Nerve compressions and entrapments, Nerve tumours, Neurofibromas, Schwannomas, Spinal accessory nerve injury, Tarsal tunnel syndrome, Thoracic outlet syndrome and Traumatic nerve injury.

  • Paediatric neurosurgery

Paediatric neurosurgeons provide a complete range of general and specialized neurosurgical services for children and adolescents suffering from injuries, disease and malformations in nervous system. Paediatric neurosurgeons  execute surgeries to repair Brain and spinal Tumours in children, Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spine of Children, Craniofacial Syndromes, Craniosynostosis / Craniostenosis, Paediatric Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Skeletal dysplasia, Spinal dysraphism/ spine bifida, Traumatic Brain and Spinal Injuries. Paediatric neurosurgeons uncommon in most of the hospitals but Vikram Hospitals in Bangalore have Mrs. Veena Sheshadri who holds specialisation in the field.

Neurosurgery, as we see is a crucial medical specialty and usually needs great expertise to practice it. But when it comes to neurosurgery in Bangalore, we all have our best choice and that is Vikram Hospitals.

 

Significance of ICU corridor

For decades, hospitals across the globe have tried to keep visitors out of intensive-care units for more than a few minutes at a time. This year we decided to go the other way. So here it begins by Vikram Hospital inviting family members to move into the ICU ward and take a hand in the patient’s care.

Uncompromised treatment is paramount but the presence of family and loved ones by the side of a patient can’t be sidelined. For the first time ever, Vikram Hospital introduces a cutting edge state of the art ICU corridor designed just to keep the emotional aspect of critical care alive. We have realized during the course of our existence that nothing is bigger than human bonds and relationships. As a responsible healthcare provider it is very important to acknowledge this fact and do the needful. We at Vikram Hospital have cut across conventional intensive care protocol only to compliment our promise of humane approach towards intensive care.

We understand that it is absolutely comforting to have your loved one right in front of your eyes, especially when he/she is undergoing a complicated surgery or undergoing intensive care observation. With an aim to provide utmost comfort to the patient and the family members we have got our ICU corridor customized only to ease the emotional load of intensive medical care. We bring to you an exclusive facility which does not compromise with the sophistication of intensive care unit but provides a great degree of comfort to patient and visitor at the same time.

This transition may take some time for getting used to but the initiation so big has the potential to transform the existing approach of intensive care. Our staffs may have to curb the irreverent jokes and banter they once used to let off steam. Nurses may have to cede control they say, breaking from their general instinct to protect families from hard truths. The best part is they are learning to spend time coaching families on how to care for loved ones and prevent any form of infection.

We at Vikram Hospital believe that patients are comforted by having loved ones close at hand. There is no way to medically prove it but we are sure that presence of loved ones at our newly created ICU corridor will surely help the patients cope up with the dynamics of intensive care.

ORTHOPAEDICS IN BANGALORE

Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics in Bangalore is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedics is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The physicians who specialize in treating injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system are called orthopaedic surgeons or orthopaedists. Although orthopaedists may perform surgery to restore function lost as a result of injury or disease of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, or skin, they are involved in all aspects of health care pertaining to the musculoskeletal system.

Vikram Hospital orthopaedics hospital in Bangalore offers diagnostic and therapeutic services for the management of disorders of bones, joints and associated structures. A team of highly qualified and experienced surgeons are known for their skill in performing joint replacement surgeries and keyhole surgeries. The services offered include medical and surgical care for bone and joint problems resulting from injuries, infections, nutritional or metabolic disorders. Children with genetic diseases, abnormalities in growth, development and age related degenerative processes are also treated by this department. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation services are available to restore the health and functional abilities of people after spinal cord disorders and injuries, amputation, joint replacement, sports injuries, fractures and ligament injuries. The department employs medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgical methods. Typically, as much as 50 percent of the orthopaedist’s practice is devoted to non-surgical or medical management of injuries or disease and 50 percent to surgical management. Orthopaedic surgeons treat many musculoskeletal conditions without surgery, by using medication, exercise and other rehabilitative or alternative therapies. For most orthopaedic diseases and injuries there is more than one form of treatment. If necessary, he/she may also recommend surgery if you do not respond to other treatments.

The orthopaedist also works closely with other health care professionals and often serves as a consultant to other physicians. Orthopaedists, in particular, play an important role in the organization and delivery of emergency care and work as a team player in the management of complex multi-system trauma. Orthopaedics is a specialty of immense breadth and variety. Orthopaedists treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including such common injuries as fractures, torn ligaments, dislocations, sprains, tendon injuries, pulled muscles and ruptured discs. They also treat conditions such as low back pain, sciatica, scoliosis, knock knees or bow legs, bunions and hammer toes. More recently great advances have occurred in the surgical management of degenerative joint disease with the replacement of the diseased joint by a prosthetic device (total joint replacement). Similarly, the application of visualizing instruments to assist in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of internal joint diseases (arthroscopy) has opened new horizons of therapy.

Vikram Hospital Bangalore offers modern and cutting-edge technology and an excellent team of orthopaedists to treat various orthopaedic problems. It is best to consult an expert orthopaedic surgeon who will discuss your diagnosis and available treatment options that will help you select the best plan to help you to live an active and functional life.