Aster Medcity Launches Pediatric Epilepsy Centre with Pediatric Surgeries

Posted on : Feb 16, 2023

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Aster Medcity launched the new Pediatric Epilepsy Centre, offering cutting-edge treatments and services for children with epilepsy. The Centre will provide all-inclusive care, including the latest medical treatments, diagnostic services, support programs, and specialized pediatric surgeries for children with epilepsy. Mayor- Emirati Councillor Tom Aditya, Leader and Spokesperson of Bristol- Bradley Stoke Council inaugurated the centre.

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that affects a significant number of children,( 0-18 years) and many face significant challenges in their daily lives. The seizure burden in India is 2- 4 per thousand.   Epilepsy is the tendency of the brain to recurrently produce seizures.  Epilepsy can produce brain damage, behavioural issues, language and speech issues, and it can affect a child’s learning, memory and overall development if not treated promptly. Depending on the cause of epilepsy, it can be curable, Surgery has proven to be effective, with a good recovery rate among individuals. 

This centre comprises pediatric neurologists, epileptologist, neuro-surgeon, developmental paediatricians, psychologists, special educators, remedial trainers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and dieticians. The Centre’s state-of-the-art facilities and highly trained surgeons provide a safe and effective option for children with epilepsy who may benefit from various treatments and therapies.

The Centre also has a focus on pediatric surgeries for children with epilepsy, which can be life-changing for some patients. In addition to medical treatments, the Centre also offers educational and support programs, including support groups, and resources for families. Different procedures and surgeries are conducted for different issues at the centre, such as Resective surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation, Vagal Nerve Stimulation and Responsive Neurostimulation. 

Mayor- Emirati Councillor Tom Aditya, Leader and Spokesperson of Bristol- Bradley Stoke Council,  Farhaan Yasin, Regional Director, Aster Hospitals, Kerala & Tamilnadu. Dr. Dilip Panikar, Senior Consultant – Neurosurgery, Aster Medcity, Dr. Davidson Devasia, Consultant, Pediatric Neurology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Dr. Sandeep Padmanabhan, Consultant Neurology, Aster Medcity, Consultant – Neurology & Epilepsy Management and other hospital staff attended the conference.