Cerebral stroke or 'Brain Attack' is the leading cause of disability and probably the third leading cause of death in India. At Sparsh Multispecialty Hospital, we use a new technique known as a temporary endovascular bypass. There are interventional neurological procedures, which are used for the treatment of acute stroke or epilepsy and are practised abroad very routinely. We hope to increase awareness of stroke and its prevention so that the focus is on prevention rather than cure.
The network of hospitals under Sparsh Multispecialty Hospital offers comprehensive packages for epileptic care services, cerebral stroke programmes including rehabilitation and evaluation of complex neuromuscular disorders for which a recommended course of neurological disorders treatment is followed.
Our neurologists are experienced in treating patients with neurological disorders and diseases including:
• Autism, learning disabilities
• Epilepsy, dizziness and fainting
• Chronic tension or stress-related headache, migraine
• Persistent backache and spine problems
• Short-term memory loss and dementia
• Parkinson's disease, cerebral stroke
• Cancers and tumours
• Meningitis or brain fever
• Sleep apnoea, semi-somnia, insomnia (sleep disorders)
• Nerve-related issues (stress and nervous tensions) and trauma cases
Interventional neurology is a speciality which uses minimally invasive and image-based technologies procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord (neurovascular diseases). These kinds of neurological diseases include paralytic strokes, brain aneurysms and arteio-venous malformations (AVM’s) of blood supplying the brain and spinal cords using coiling, stenting and embolization. Stroke “Brain attack” is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to the disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in India. India will face an enormous socio-economic burden to meet the costs of rehabilitation of "Stroke victims" because the population is now surviving through the peak years of the occurrence of stroke. Stroke is a treatable and preventable disease.
An interventional neurologist is specially trained to perform minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of conditions like aneurysms, strokes, spinal compression fractures and other complex diseases of the brain, neck and spine. Depending on your medical condition, they may order one or more of the following procedures.
• Angiogram and venogram
Angiogram and venogram are a type of X-rays, which are used to identify any blockages in the blood vessel and other problems associated with it. The procedure involves advancing a tiny tube in the vein or artery and injecting a dye through it. This enables the doctor to monitor blood flow.
• Angioplasty and Stenting
These procedures are followed to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that lead to the spine or brain. A `thin tube is used in the procedure. It holds a guidewire with a tiny deflated balloon in it. The guidewire is advanced through the blood vessel until it reaches the blockage. The balloon is then inflated to remove the blockage and open the blood vessel. Sometimes, a small, metal mesh tube called a stent is used to open the blood vessel permanently.
• Catheter Embolization
Through catheter embolization procedure, the blood supply to an unhealthy tissue in the brain or spine (such as a tumour) can be rerouted or completely stopped. It can be carried out by placing a glue-like fluid or coil in the blood vessel.