Neuro Sciences refers to the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including the brain, the spinal cord and the nerves.
To tackle various disorders pertaining to the nervous system, the Neurosciences Department at Manipal Hospitals offers comprehensive services. The Department has been amongst the first in the country to offer the latest technologies in the field of neuroscience. Not just technology but it also has a team of world renowned neurologists and neurosurgeons, many of whom are faculty members with extensive experience in teaching and research to its credit. In fact, many of them are also on the board of international neurological societies and have published many research papers.
As part of the neurological examination, a Neurologist reviews a patient’s current health along with his/her previous medical history. This exam reviews the patient’s mental status, functioning of the various nerves such as vision, strength, coordination, reflexes and sensation. Disorders of the nervous system such as dementia, epilepsy, movement disorders, chronic pains, sleep disorders, headaches, multiple sclerosis and various other neuro¬muscular diseases are effectively handled here.
The department of Neuro Sciences caters to about 600 Inpatients and more than 4,198 Outpatients every year. It also conducts about 500 major neurological surgeries annually. At present, the Department of Neuro Sciences at Manipal Hospital is regarded as one of the leading centres in the country, an accomplishment that is possible mainly because of the acclaimed team of neurologists and neurosurgeons, the infrastructure of the hospital and the advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that are available to them. This department is also present across most of the group hospitals of Manipal Hospitals.
The department has experts well-versed in the treatment for various neurological disorders:
- Acute Neurological Emergencies
- Neuro Infections
- Neuro muscular disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
The Department of Neuro Sciences runs a weekly ‘Stroke Clinic’ for evaluation of behavioural problems following a stroke, epilepsy and dementia.
The department offers all the latest investigations for neurological disorders like:
- Electroencephalograph (EEG)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
The department is setting up an Epilepsy Unit in association with Department of Neurosurgery.
The department is equipped to handle all neurological emergencies and has a Neuro Intensive Care Unit.
The Department of Neurosurgery conducts about 500 major neurosurgical operations every year. The department has consultants who have been trained in the best of Institutes in India and abroad.
Brain Tumour Surgery/Neuro Oncology: All varieties of Brain Tumours, Extradural, Intradural, Intraventricular Tumours, Spinal Tumours, Metastatic Tumours, CP Angle Tumours and Pituitary Tumours. Our centre is well known for treating large and complicated Pituitary and Acoustic Schwannoma Tumours with excellent cure rate.
Neurovascular Surgery: Aneurysms, AVMs and other vascular malformations, Carotid Endartectomy.
Spinal Surgery: Corpectomies, Discectomies, Microdiscectomy, Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy, Spinal Stabilisation Procedures (anterior and posterior), Vertebroplasty, Spine Tumours, Spinal Cord Surgeries (intradural and intramedullary tumours).
Stereotactic Surgery: All deep seated, small lesions in the brain can be approached through Stereotactic Surgery. This surgery is being used for diagnostic biopsy and removal of small lesions, evacuation of cyst and haematomas. Stereotactic Guided Craniotomy will be used for deep seated lesions. These lesions can be reached with precision using stereotactic frame.
Skull Base Surgery: Varieties of complex skull base lesions including Cavernous Sinus Tumours will be dealt with by various special procedures.
Paediatric Neuro Surgery: This super-specialty deals with complex birth related spinal problems called Spinal Dysrrhaphism or Spina bifida. It is often associated with certain unique problems involving the accumulation of water in the brain called Hydrocephalus. The paediatric neurosurgery service carries out Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Procedures for this condition. It also uses cutting edge technology in the form of Programmable Shunts whose pressure setting can be customised with an external remote device to suit the patient’s exact requirements.
Neurovascular Interventions: These are minimally invasive interventional radiology procedures performed inside the blood vessels of the head and neck. Manipal Hospital’s specialists perform many types of neurovascular interventions including Coiling of Aneurysms, Intracranial Stenting, Carotid Stenting, Stroke, Thrombolysis, AVM & Tumour Embolisation, Intracranial Angioplasty
Neurotrauma: Adult and paediatric cranial and spinal injuries. Surgery for Extra Dural Haematoma, Subdural Haematoma, Intracerebral Haematoma and Cerebral Contusions.
Pain Relief: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Glossopharyngial Neuralgia and other painful syndromes, Radiofrequency Lesion, Micro Vascular Decompression and special procedures for various types of chronic pain