A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that causes temporary or permanent changes in its function. India gets lot of such patients especially from countries like Nigeria, Saudi and Iraq. Symptoms may include loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in the parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the level of the injury. Injury can occur at any level of the spinal cord and can be complete injury, with a total loss of sensation and muscle function, or incomplete, meaning some nervous signals are able to travel past the injured area of the cord. Depending on the location and severity of damage, the symptoms vary, from numbness to paralysis to incontinence. Long term outcomes also ranges widely, from full recovery to permanent tetraplegia (also called quadriplegia) or paraplegia. Complications can include muscle atrophy, pressure sores, infections, and breathing problems.
Surgery is advised by the neurosurgeon for such cases with severe injury to spinal cord. The main reason for spinal cord injury surgery is to relieve excess pressure on the cord so that the spine can be stabalized and the vertebrae can be put in proper place. The international as well Indian patients we have seen that if surgery is not done immediately then the condition of the patient can worsen in some cases. If there is any compression on the cord due to a fractured bone or blood clots then also the surgery should be performed without much delay. However if the patient has many other injuries and the general condition is not good then we do not rush for the surgery and a more conservative approach like bed rest, cervical collars, motion restriction devices are used. Traction may be used to reduce the pressure on the spinal cord.
SCI patients often require extended treatment in specialized spinal unit or an intensive care unit. The rehabilitation process typically begins in the acute care setting. Usually the inpatient phase lasts 8–12 weeks and then the outpatient rehabilitation phase lasts 3–12 months after that, followed by yearly medical and functional evaluation. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and other health care professionals work as a team under the coordination of a neurosurgeon to decide on goals with the patient and develop a plan of discharge that is appropriate for the person’s condition.
Our hospitals are located in the northern part of the country specially in the NCR region within a distance of 20-50 kms from the New Delhi airport. Our hospitals are super specialty in the fields of Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Joint Replacement, Cancer Care, Liver and Kidney Transplants and many other brances of medicine. Some of our hospitals specialize only in Joint Replacements and Arthroscopies.
Our Hospitals have the latest MRI, CT Scan, Digital X-Ray, Mammography, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, PET CT Scan, Gamma Camera (Nuclear Medicine Scans), Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Gamma Knife, Cyber Knife, Thoracosopy, Sleep Study, Lung Ultrasound, Bronchoscopy, EBUS etc which gives us the diagnostic and theraputic confidence for providing the right treatment.
Modular fully equipped Operation Theatres with hepa-filters for zero infection rate and C-Arm backed by a state of art ICU helps us in providing world class treatment to our patients. Similarly in cases of transplant our well equipped isolation rooms ensure a zero infection rate which is very important for transplant patients as they have compromised immunity after the surgery.
Our team of doctors include some of the most famous names in the world of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery when it comes to Brain and Spine Surgeries. Dr. V P Singh, Dr V S Mehta, Dr. Rana Patir, Dr Manoj Miglani, Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa, Dr Arun Saroha, Dr Vikas Kathuria, Dr Aditya Gupta, Dr Sandeep Vaishya and Dr Rajvendra Singh Chaudhary are some of the names which command respect all over the world for the kind of work done by them in their lifetime.
Dr Sandeep Vaishya is a dynamic Brain and Spine Surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Arun Saroha is the Chief Neurosurgeon at Max Saket and Gurgaon
Dr Rana Patir is the Director of Neurosciences at Fortis Memorial Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Vikas Kathuria is the Senior Neurosurgeon at Max Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr J S Randhawa is one of the best neurosurgeons in Punjab for all brain & spine surgeries
Dr V S Mehta is the head neurosurgeon at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Rajvendra Singh is one of the best brain and spine surgeon in Jaipur Rajasthan
Dr Aditya Gupta is one of the finest Gamma Knife Brain Surgeon in India
Dr Bipin Walia is Brain Surgeon at Max Hospital Delhi.
Dr Miglani is one of the best spine surgeon at Fortis Hospitals India
Dr Hitesh Garg is one of the Best Spine Surgeons in the country
Dr Fauzdar is one of the best Spine and Stroke Physiotherapist in India.
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