The Neurosciences Department at Wellkin Hospital is supported by expert medical staff and designed with state of-the-art equipment including a CT scanner, an MRI, an EEG, intensive care units, an operating theatre, neurosurgical operating microscopes and facility for ventilator support care.
Our outstanding clinical staff provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment programs for various conditions of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles; it can offer a comprehensive consultation and evaluation as well as treatment services for adults and children with neurological disorders.
Our highly skilled neurosurgical team routinely performs intracranial surgeries for brain tumours, cranio-cerebral injuries, aneurysms and vascular malformations, congenital anomalies, skull-base surgeries and spinal surgeries.
Services offered by the neurosciences department include:-
1. Neurology services
- Stroke management
- Thrombolysis of acute stroke
- Epilepsy management
- Movement disorder
- Headache clinic
- EEG(electroencephalogram) services
- Investigation and Management of peripheral neuropathies
- Emergency and up to date neuroimaging
- Management of diabetic neuropathy
- Management of vertigo
- Management of Dementia and Delirium
2. Neurosurgical services
Neurosurgery, or neurological surgery, is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
- 24 Hr Neurotrauma service ( brain and spine injury)
- Treatment for brain or spinal cord tumors
- Congenital malformations
- Cerebrovascular surgery
The Neurosciences department at the Wellkin Hospital provides 24-hour coverage for neurological trauma and emergency neurosurgery. When patients come in with serious or life-threatening injury to the brain or spine, our multispecialty team of experts is ready to provide the immediate and specialized care needed for even the most challenging conditions:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Stroke and brain hemorrhage
Brain and Spinal Tumors
Brain and spinal cord tumors are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the skull or the bony spinal column, which are the primary components of the central nervous system (CNS). Benign tumors are noncancerous, and malignant tumors are cancerous. The CNS is housed within rigid, bony quarters (i.e., the skull and spinal column), so any abnormal growth, whether benign or malignant, can place pressure on sensitive tissues and impair function.
Tumors that originate in the brain or spinal cord are called primary tumors. Most primary tumors are caused by out-of-control growth among cells that surround and support neurons. In a small number of individuals, primary tumors may result from specific genetic disease (e.g., neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis) or from exposure to radiation or cancer-causing chemicals. The cause of most primary tumors remains a mystery. They are not contagious and, at this time, not preventable.