Our Neurosurgeons provide state-of-the-art services in the treatment and management of neurological disorders, including brain and spinal tumours, degenerative spinal conditions, epilepsy, movement disorders, cerebrovascular disorders such as stroke and aneurysm, and pain. Procedures include minimally invasive surgical techniques for the brain and spine, deep brain stimulation for the treatment of both movements (e.g. Parkinson’s) and mood disorders, awake craniotomy techniques for mapping brain function, carotid artery stenting, and minimally invasive treatment of brain aneurysm (coiling).
General neurosurgery covers a large number of procedures, including traditional open surgeries to remove brain tumours, relieve cranial pressure, treat traumatic brain injury, or correct malformations of blood vessels.
Skull-base tumours can be addressed through traditional, open procedures or through a minimally invasive technique that is used to treat anatomical features close to the base of the skull. This minimally invasive approach results in less blood loss, reduced risk of infection, and faster recovery times when compared to open surgeries. Skull-base surgery can be used to treat many types of neurological problems, from the removal of pituitary tumours to the treatment of facial pain resulting from cranial nerve compression (trigeminal neuralgia).
Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep brain stimulation uses an electrical device, implanted within the deep structures of the brain, to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia, intractable pain, and mood disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or intractable depression. The implanted device sends low-level electrical signals which are thought to interrupt nerve communications that underlie these disorders.
Epilepsy, or seizure disorder, can be caused by brain injury, tumours, or inborn defects of the brain which cause abnormal electrical activity. Epilepsy can often be successfully treated with a variety of drugs. However, if drugs prove insufficient, and when a site of origin for the seizures can be determined, epilepsy can be treated with open neurosurgery, radiosurgery, or, depending on the location, minimally invasive procedures.
Minimally Invasive Spine (MIS)
In selected patients, the minimally invasive approach can be used in spinal surgeries. MIS procedures can be used to treat many types of spinal conditions, including degenerative or herniated disc disorders, lumbar (lower back) spinal stenosis, curvature of the spine such as kyphosis or scoliosis, spinal infections, instability of the spine, and compression fractures of the spine, such as those caused by osteoporosis (thinning of the bones). The minimally invasive approach typically uses one or two small incisions and an endoscope to visualize the structures of the spine. MIS reduces risk of infection and patient downtime, with typically excellent results.
Complex spine procedures, such as fusion of the vertebrae to stabilize the spine, often require open surgeries to allow access to sensitive areas such as the cervical (neck) spine. However, when the vertebrae are easily accessible, as, in the lower back (lumbar) area, minimally invasive procedures are increasingly used to treat more complicated disorders.
Spinal tumours may be cancerous or non-cancerous. The treatment of benign tumours depends on patient symptoms such as pain or lack of mobility and may be treated with a watch-and-wait approach, various medications, radiation, or surgery. Cancerous tumours can be treated with radiation or chemotherapy, but if these fail, surgery can often be used to relieve pain, stabilize the spine, and improve quality of life.
our team is specialized in both surgical & Neuro Interventional Procedures. Hence both modalities of treatment are offered to the patient. Surgical Clipping & coiling of Aneurysm, Surgery of Embolization for cerebral study, Stroke management, Carotid Endarterectomy and stenting. The team is supported by the state of the art radiology Services.