M.B.B.S, M.S., M.Ch

Dr. Harshad Parekh

Neurosurgeon (Spine and Brain Surgeon)

What is Neurosurgery or Neurological Surgery?

Neurosurgery (or Neurological Surgery) is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system including the brain, spinal column, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

Neurosurgery has undergone a sea change since the days of Harvey Cushing. The development of bipolar cautery, the use of the surgical microscope, the availability of the ultrasonic surgical aspirator has all contributed to decreasing morbidity and mortality. Advances in neuroanaesthesia, neurosurgical intensive care and neuro-imaging technology have played a significant role. We are now in the age of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. The goal and the aims of treatment have shifted. It is no longer enough to save life but preserving of all functions, cosmesis and reducing pain, shorter hospital stay, avoiding discomfort are equally important.

What are the Benefits of Neurosurgeons in India?

Planning brain surgery with neurosurgeons in India is hassle-free and very convenient.
Neurosurgeons in India charge a low-cost expense for neurosurgery as compared to other developed nations.
Neurosurgeons in India are experienced and have been trained and practice in one of the most reputed institutes in India and abroad, a skilled neurosurgeon eliminates the risks of manual errors.

Questions to ask while choosing Your Neurosurgeon?

There are several factors you should consider while determining the neurosurgeon suitable for you. It is essential to get a skilled doctor or surgeon for your surgery to eliminate human errors. They vary tremendously in skill, and it makes all the difference in the world. Here are some essential questions you should ask:

How many neurosurgery procedures you have done?
How many neurosurgery procedures do you do a week?
Have you ever had any infections after performing any surgery?
What is your work experience as a neurosurgery specialists
Have you ever had any complications during the neurosurgery?
What percentage of your patients has a good result?

Who are Best Neurosurgeons in India?

 A Neurosurgeon is a specialist who focuses on the treatment and surgery of the nervous system and its surrounding structures. Neurosurgeons operate on the skull, scalp, brain, and spinal column. A neurosurgeon maintains the blood flow and oxygen in all parts of the brain, thus minimizing the damage and increasing the success rates and recovery.

Neurosurgeons in India are recognized nationally and internationally; these specialists are skilled in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of brain and spine disorders including brain tumors, hemifacial spasms, trigeminal neuralgia, neuro-vascular surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, radiosurgery, spine, pituitary surgery, epilepsy, spinal cord surgery, and movement disorders.

Top neurosurgeons of India practices Stereotactic Radiosurgery(gamma knife or cyberknife) along with Radiation Oncologists for tumor and AVM treatment.
They have begun to utilize endovascular image-guided procedures for the treatment of AVMs, aneurysms, carotid stenosis, strokes, and spinal malformations, and vasospasms. Techniques such as angioplasty, stenting, clot retrieval, embolization, and diagnostic angiography are now being utilized.

Qualifications of a Neurosurgeon in India are as follows:
MS - General Surgery
MCH - Neurosurgery
DNB/FRCS/MRCS from International Colleges and Hospitals
International Fellowship and Training Programs
Publications and Paper Presentations in Reputed Scientific and Medical Journals
Wide Clinical Experience

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