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A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is compromised, either because of a blockage in the blood vessel or due to a rupture of the blood vessel, resulting in bleeding into the brain. Brain cells require a continuous supply of blood, which carries oxygen and vital nutrients. If the blood supply is cut off, the brain cells begin to die.
There are two main types of stroke:
The Institute of Neurosciences at CARE Hospitals offers intravenous and intra-arterial thrombolysis therapy for acute strokes, within a time frame of 4-5 hours after the onset of stroke. CARE Hospitals provides the best stroke treatment in India with a dedicated neuro-intensive care unit and post-stroke rehabilitation services, including physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy.
Epilepsy is a neurological disease characterized by repeated abnormal electrical discharges from the brain, resulting in fits or convulsions. The disease may affect one part of the body — partial or focal epilepsy, or the whole body may be affected — generalized epilepsy. During a generalized epileptic attack, the patient can lose complete consciousness, resulting in falls or injuries. The Institute of Neurosciences at CARE Hospitals provides customized treatment plans and comprehensive programs for patients, even those with the most difficult-to-control seizures. The institute also provides comprehensive epilepsy surgery programs for adults and children. Patients with epilepsy, including those suitable for neurosurgery, are treated by a multidisciplinary group of neurologists and nurses, available round-the-clock. We offer epilepsy expertise in:
Head injury refers to trauma to the scalp, skull or brain caused either by a fall or an accident. CARE Hospitals is a leader in managing these complex problems. The Institute of Neurosciences provides 24x7 emergency services, offering patients individualized and timely care, advice and counseling. Teams of doctors, expert in neurology, orthopedics, facio-maxillary services, as well as plastic general surgeons and neurosurgeons are available round the clock, providing prompt and efficient treatment.
The Institute of Neurosciences excels in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders, including scoliosis, slipped disc, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and spinal tumors. The institute also provides accurate diagnosis and increased safety during therapeutic procedures. Specialists use the most advanced techniques available for spinal imaging, interventional neuro-radiology, electrophysiological testing and surgery.
The institute offers various treatment options for adults and children, suffering from movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, tremors and dystonia. It uses a multidisciplinary approach, working closely with imaging technology like MRI, rehabilitation and pain management.
Headache refers to a sensation of pain or discomfort in the head and/or a range of abnormal head sensations. It is not a disease in itself but rather a symptom of underlying disease. The Institute of Neurosciences provides appropriate diagnosis and management of common headaches like migraine, tension headaches and trigeminal neuralgia, as per international standards and guidelines.
CARE Hospitals has an advanced electrophysiology lab with state-of-the-art equipment providing services like:
The Rehabilitation Centre treats patients with paralysis, stroke, trauma and effects of surgery, who are left with some form of disability — physical, psychological or social. The Rehabilitation Centre at CARE Hospitals employs methods for training or retraining neural pathways to regain or improve neuro-cognitive functioning that has been diminished by disease or traumatic injury.
The Institute of Neurosciences has surgeons who specialize in all subspecialties of neurological surgery for comprehensive management of brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve diseases and its disorders. It is equipped with the latest technology. The subspecialties of neuro-surgery include:
The neuro-radiology services at CARE Hospitals include performing and interpreting advanced neuro-imaging studies for prompt and accurate diagnosis of neurological disorders. Patient care, teaching and research form the core principles of the center. Interventional radiology has been described as the surgery of the new millennium. Our interventional radiology center provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, through the use of minimally invasive techniques, employing image guidance. The goal of intensive radiology is to deliver safe, effective and compassionate care to all our patients.