Frequently Asked Questions
Neurosurgery OPD is on all days of the week between 9 to 5pm except Sunday and gazetted holidays. However, Neurosurgical emergencies are taken care of 24X7.
Prior appointment is recommended but not necessary.
It is necessary to bring the patient for discussion; more so if he/she is severely ill. A patient has to be examined by the doctor and his situation has to be evaluated for proper guidance and treatment. A relative can bring all the documents/investigation results/scans and explain the problem but no treatment can be prescribed.
A Neurosurgeon is trained in the analysis and treatment of the whole nervous system, composed of the brain, spinal cord, and spinal column, as well as the nerves that go through all parts of the body (hands, legs, arms, face). Though many patients believe of Neurosurgeons as “brain surgeons,” it may be exciting to know that the majority of actions done by Neurosurgeons across the nation are spine operations. Neurosurgeons train in the operation of the spine, including Microdiscectomy, Laminectomy, Cervical and Lumbar Fusion, and Instrumentation during their whole residency practice. Their experience is not limited to a 1-year fellowship or a few weekend courses as with other specialties that sometimes work on the spine.
Surgery is meant for many difficulties of the spine, including, but not restricted to, Disc Herniation, Spinal Stenosis, Deformity, Instability, Tumors, and Fractures. Surgery is typically recommended for patients who have failed conventional therapy and are still having vital signs, which hinder their lifestyle. You should be assessed for surgery right away if you develop dizziness in your arm/s or leg/s, a change in bowel or bladder capacity, you have hard pain that suddenly goes away.
Your recovery is very unique. The single largest factor in the speed of recovery is probably the patient’s positive attitude and motivation. Other parts include age, overall health, and other associated medical conditions. It depends on the kind of method that you have. Some methods, like spinal fusions, may need long exposure of the spine, and the improvement may take from 6 months to a year. With other surgical methods, such as those done through minimal invasive exposure, the patient may recover more swiftly.