Neurology is the branch of Medicine which deals with the conditions of central and peripheral nervous system. Nerves coming from the brain go to all parts of the body and control the functions of those organs. Everything in the body including movement of the limbs, production of hormones and all sensory organs are controlled by the brain. Any disease of the nervous system falls under the purview of Neurology. Patients suffering from Headache, Migraine, Dizziness, Weakness of Limbs, Tremors, Movement Disorders, Vertigo are first seen by a Neurologist who would diagnose the problem and if the treatment is to be given through surgery then the patient is referred to a Neurosurgeon otherwise the treatment is given by a Neurologist. One of the most common disease which is handled by Neurologists is Brain Stroke. Patients who show symptoms of brain stroke like slurring of the voice or weakness on one side of the body should be rushed to a hospital which has the facility of MRI Scan and a Neurologist on board. Such patients can improve dramatically if the treatment is provided within the first 6 hours of the stroke happening. Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, Dementia are some of the other conditions which are treated by Neurologists.
Neurology and Neurosurgical treatments in India are very advanced due to the availability of state of art diagnostic modalities and a very high quality manpower in terms of the Neurologists and Neurosurgeons. Most good hospitals in India are equipped with a good quality MRI Scanner which is considered as the gold standard in diagnosing the diseases of the Brain and the Musculoskeletal System. CT Scan is the minimum that any Neuro Specialist would be requiring to make a quick and accurate diagnosis. Some of the other conditions like Epilepsy are diagnosed through EEG, while Nerve Condition Velocity (NCV) is also a very important diagnostic tool for the Neurologists. Sleep Studies help in diagnosing the problem of Sleep Apnea. The treatment given by Neurologists has to be backed by a team of physiotherapists as patients of Stroke, Alzheimers, Parkinson, Paralysis all require intensive rehabilitation programme. Every neurology programme in India is backed by a strong rehabilitation team. India has a population of 1.3 billion people and therefore the doctors in India get to see a lot more patients than their counterparts in other countries. Indian doctors get to see far more variety of conditions which makes them highly experienced in treating any neurological condition.
In most cases of Neurological conditions the main cost goes towards diagnosing the problem. For brain stroke patients who are rushed to a Neurology hospital the first step is to get an MRI Scan of the Brain done which costs Rs. 10000 - 12000 at different hospitals. Some blood tests alongwith the MRI scan are also done. If the MRI Scan reveals brain stroke then the cost of Thrombolyzing the patient would cost Rs. 75000 - 90000 if the stroke is ischemic in nature. The patient will have to be admitted to Neuro ICU for 3-4 days and the total hospitalization may be for 10-15 days. The total cost for the treatment of Ischemic Brain Stroke would cost Rs. 2 - 2.5 lacs. However if the stroke is haemorrhagic then the patient is managed conservatively in the ICU and then in the ward. In such cases the cost of hospitalization would be in the range of 1.5 - 1.8 lacs. However the cost of physiotherapy post discharge would be in the range of 20-25 thousand per month and the rehabilitation may last 1-2 years. Brain stroke patients who come to India for rehabilitation spend close to USD 5000 for each month of hospitalization and physiotherapy. Typically such patients require 30-45 days of intensive rehab during which they recover 25-30 % in terms of mobility and functions.
Our hospitals are located in the northern part of India in and around New Delhi. We bring to you some of the finest hospitals in India which specialize in the field of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Fortis Hospital, Paras Hospital, Artemis Hospital, Max Hospital and Medanta Medicity are all located in the city of Gurgaon which is just 20 minutes drive from the New Delhi airport. Hospital like BLK, Max and Apollo are located in the city of New Delhi which is about 40 minutes drive from the airport. Gurgaon is considered as the Mecca of Indian Healthcare as you can find the best doctors and hospitals all within a distance of 4-5 kms from each other.
MRI is the backbone of any good Neurological hospital. We have the latest 3 Tesla MRI Scanner for providing the best in class diangostic results. Other diagnostic tools at our disposal include CT Scan, PET CT Scan, Video EEG, EMG, NCV, Sleep Study, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, Mammography, DEXA Scan, Digital X-Ray and Pathology Lab. We have state of art Intensive Care Units to take care of the most sick patients. The hospitals have fully modular operation theatres equipped with high precision microscopes to carry out the most complex of the brain surgeries with excellent outcomes.
Our team of neurologists include some of the finest names in the world of Neurology like Dr Praveen Gupta, Dr Sumit Singh, Dr Vikas Sharma, Dr Namit Gupta, Dr J.D.Mukherji, Dr Kapil Aggarwal, Dr Rakesh Jain, Dr Sunil Singla, Dr Rajnish Kumar, Dr Rajiv Anand, Dr Mayank Chawla and Dr Satish Jain. While Dr Praveen Gupta is considered as an authority on stroke patients, Dr Sumit Singh has vast experience in the management of all kinds of Headaches and Migraine. Dr Namit Gupta is considered an authority when it comes to diseases like Epilepsy and Parkinsons.
Dr Praveen Gupta is Director of Neurology at Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Sumit Singh is the Director of Neurology at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Namit Gupta is Consultant Neurology at Max Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Rajnish Kumar is Consultant Neurology at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr JD Mukherji is Consultant Neurology at Max Hospital, New Delhi
Dr Kapil Aggarwal is Consultant Neurologist at Gurgaon
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