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Departments of Neurology

neurology-img The departments of Neurology provides world class comprehensive and multi-disciplinary care for diseasess of brain and spine. Various and complicated surgeries are regularly performed with excellent result. Surgery for spinal disc diseases, brain andspinal tumor, brain hemorrhage, aneurysm and other vascular malformations are regularly performed. The department has round the clock trauma team
provides comprehensive care for head injury patients.

 
Neurological and Neurosuregical spectrum fo diseases ranges from head injury, spinal injury, Neuro degenrative disorders, infective, vascular and Neoplactic lesions. Thetreament of Neuro ailmets depends on early diagosis by good clinical acumen and supportive radiology with Intensive Care. Vivekananda Hospital, Durgapur is equipped with state-of-the art Neuro infrastructure to deal with Neuro
emergencies and elective procedures. This Hospital has carried out innumerable Neuro emergency operations of Brain and Spinal Cord along with a number of elective Neuro Surgical procedures.

neurology-thumb-2 The Neuro Intensive Care Unit is manned by round the clock Anaethesist and Intensivist. It is regularly under supervision of Consultant form Medicine, Anaesthesia and above all Neuro Specialist. The Neuro Surgery O.T is equipped with Operating icroscope”OPMI Mavena” and also the required other gadgets. It is supported by a fully functioning Blood Bank. We have the latest and advanced MRI from Toshiba, multi Slice CT from Siemens. Besides, the other diagnostic tools like EEG, EMG and NCV are available and are routinely done. These facilities are available round the clock in this Hospital.

 

Facility

  • Advanced and latest MRI from Toshiba, Multi Slice CT
  • from Siemens and X_Ray.
  • Round the clock MRI, CT and X_Ray facility.
  • Portable X_Ray machine for bedside X_Ray.
  • EEG, EMG,NCV
  • Dedicated and traind staff.

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Neuro Intensive Care

  • Round the clock anesthetist, Intensivist
  • ICU trained staff
  • ICU managed by MD (Medicine) and MD (Anesthesia)

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Neuro Surgery

  • Neuro MIcroscope OPMI Movena for neuro surgery.
  • Round the clock OT
  • Blood Bank

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Neuro Surgery Procedures

  • Craniotomy Subdural
  • Craniotomy aneurysm
  • Cranioplasty
  • External ventricular drainage
  • Burrhole
  • Excision of Brain Tumour
  • Discectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Evacuation of Brain abscess
  • Ventriculo peritoneal shunt
  • Depressed fracture
  • Posterior Fossa Crariectomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Laminectomy + Fixator

Knowledge Center

Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system (and its subdivisions, the autonomic nervous system and the somatic nervous system); including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effecter tissue, such as muscle.

The central nervous system (CNS) is the part of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (or PNS), is composed of nerves leading to and from the CNS, often through junctions known as ganglia.

central-system

Commonly employed tests in neurology include imaging studies such as computed (CAT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound of major blood vessels of the head and neck. Neurophysiologic studies, including Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG), and evoked potentials are also commonly ordered. Neurologists frequently perform lumbar punctures in order to assess characteristics of a patient’s cerebrospinal fluid. Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) is an electrical test that is used to determine the adequacy of the conduction of the nerve impulse as it courses down a nerve. This test is used to detect signs of nerve injury.

Craniotomy is a surgical operation in which a bone flap is temporarily removed from the skull to access the brain.

Cranioplasty is the surgical repair of a bone defect in the skull that’s left behind after a previous operation or injury. There are different kinds of cranioplasties, but most involve lifting the scalp and restoring the contour of the skull with the original skull piece or a custom contoured graft made from material such as

  • Titanium (plate or mesh)
  • Synthetic bone substitute
  • Acrylic (prefabricated or molded at the time of surgery)

Ventricular Peritoneal (VP) shunt is a device used to relieve pressure from the brain caused by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulation. VP shunting is a surgical procedure that is primarily used to treat a condition called hydrocephalus, which occurs when excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collects in the brain’s ventricles.