The Department of Neurosurgery


  • What Is Neurosurgery?

    Neurosurgery is a specialty of surgery that involves surgical treatment of the disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves. With the advent of microsurgery techniques and ultra modern technology, neurosurgery has grown from making burr holes in the skull for mere life saving in the olden days to the most complex surgical procedures involving the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves.

  • What Are The Treatment Options At SevenHills Hospital:

    Brain: Microsurgical And Endoscopic Procedures:
    • Excision of benign and malignant brain tumors
    • Clipping and excision of cerebral vascular
      malformation
    • Evacuation of brain hematomas
    • Endoscopic transnasal excision of skull base
      tumors (benign and Malignant)
    • Awake navigation guided craniotomy for tumors
      in eloquent areas of brain.
    • Shunt and endoscopic third
      ventriculostomy for hydrocephalus.
    • Endoscopic excision of intraventricular tumors.
    Spine: Microsurgical And Endoscopic
    Procedures:
    • Removal of extruded intervertebral disc
    • Disc replacement
    • Excision of benign and malignant tumors
      from spinal cord
    • Fusion and Instrumentation for degenerative,
      infective and traumatic disease of spine
  • What Is A Brain Tumor?

    When there is abnormal or excessive growth of brain tissue it forms a mass or swelling, leading to compression or pressure on the surrounding tissue. This formation is known as a brain tumor.

  • What Are The Symptoms Of Brain Tumor?

    • Intense, prolonged or continuous headache over days or months
    • Vomiting, squinting of eyes asymmetry of face
    • Paralysis or weakness of one side of the body
    • Double vision
    • Fits, seizures or convulsions
  • How Do I Know I Do Not Have A Brain Tumor?

    With brain tumors, headaches and neurological deficits, generally, there are symptoms that provide clear warning signs and require a physician office visit. It is unlikely you have a brain tumor if you have normal concentration, memory, vision, balance, and hearing and if you have not experienced a dramatic change in personality; or are not weak on one side of your body.

  • Is Minimally Invasive Surgery Better And Does It Always Work?

    No, in many instances, particularly with older patients with more substantial degenerative disease, the risk of injuring the nerve tissue is higher with minimally invasive approaches. Microscope assisted procedures performed through somewhat larger openings often prove to be safer and more effective.
  • Are Some Patients Not Candidates For Spinal Surgery?

    Yes. Patients with severe medical problems such as advanced heart disease, histories of stroke requiring blood thinners, very advanced age, and other factors may not be candidates for an operation.
  • What Should I Expect In My Recovery?

    Recovery time depends on the kind of procedure, the patient's age, and health before the procedure. You may have some tenderness around the area of the incision. You will not be able to perform heavy lifting, exercise or activities. As with any procedure, your physician will give you specific directions for an easy and quick recovery.