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The Department of Neurology at Aster Medcity is a dynamic and integrated center of excellence, uniting the expertise of neurology, neuropsychology, and psychiatry to offer comprehensive care for intricate neurological challenges. With a rich clinical heritage, we specialize in diagnosing and managing a wide spectrum of neurological conditions, ranging from strokes and brain traumas to epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and neck and spine disorders. As a premier neuro hospital in Kerala, we are committed to delivering the highest quality medical care and fostering well-being.

Collaborative Expertise: Our department brings together a multidisciplinary team of skilled professionals from neurology, neuropsychology, and psychiatry. This collaborative approach ensures that each patient benefits from a holistic evaluation and treatment plan, addressing not only the physical aspects but also the psychological and cognitive dimensions of their condition.

Comprehensive Care: With a wealth of experience, we have a proven track record of successfully managing a broad range of neurological disorders. From acute cases such as strokes and brain traumas to chronic conditions like epilepsy, Parkinson's, and multiple sclerosis, we offer tailored treatment strategies to suit the individual needs of each patient.

Cutting-Edge Diagnostics: Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities. We employ cutting-edge imaging technologies and diagnostic techniques to accurately assess neurological conditions, facilitating precise diagnoses and enabling us to create the most effective treatment plans.

Advanced Treatment Options: Our experts are well-versed in the latest advancements in neurological care. We offer a range of advanced treatment options, including medical interventions, surgical procedures, and innovative therapies, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care to address their unique conditions.

Restoring Quality of Life: At the heart of our mission is the aspiration to help patients regain their quality of life. Our comprehensive approach aims not only to heal the complexities of the brain and nervous system but also to support patients in returning to the activities they love and achieving their life goals.

Emphasis on Mental Health: We recognize that neurological conditions often impact mental health and overall well-being. Our department is dedicated to addressing the emotional and psychological aspects of neurological disorders through collaboration with our psychiatric and neuropsychological experts, ensuring a holistic healing experience.

The Department of Neurology at Aster Medcity stands as a beacon of excellence, embracing innovation, compassion, and a patient-centered approach. Our ultimate objective is to enhance mental health, restore well-being, and provide top-tier medical care for patients facing diverse neurological challenges. We are here to guide you on your journey to healing and a fulfilling life.

Advanced Technology & Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Outpatient Service
Consultation Outpatient electrophysiological diagnosis including: Nerve conduction studies Somatosensory, visual and auditory evoked potential studies EEG, Video EEG Carotid ultrasound and transcranial doppler Speciality clinics for neurological problems
Inpatient Services
24/7 neuro trauma & critical care Dedicated Neuro ICUs Carotid ultrasound and transcranial doppler Diagnostic cerebral angiography Thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy for stroke Angioplasty and stent for stroke management Inpatient electrophysiological procedures including: Long-term video EEG Invasive intracranial monitoring Sleep lab Nerve conduction and evoked potential studies (somatosensory, motor, visual & auditory) Intraoperative electrophysiology
Nuclear Medicine In Neurology
Brain perfusion imaging Ictal SPECT imaging Technetium TRODAT imaging I - 131 MIBG therapy for malignant neuroendocrine tumours
Neuropsychology is the systematic evaluation of higher cognitive abilities including intelligence, memory, academic skills, cognitive and language, attention span, sensory motor, problem solving abilities, executive abilities, visual motor skills and personality/emotional functioning. The Neuropsychology Clinic at the Aster Centre of Excellence in Neurosciences offers: Cognitive evaluation/ rehabilitation/ remediation in patients with neurological conditions like epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and tumours Study of functional aspect of brain through pre & post-operative evaluation Study of decline of cognitive skills in the elderly Evaluation of changes in thinking/ behavior pattern with people with serious illnesses Evaluation/ management of behavioural problems Counselling/ management of depression and anxiety Counselling and management of depression and anxiety Family counselling
Immunohistochemistry Molecular diagnosis and genetic mutation analysis
Neuro Rehabilitation
Physical therapy Occupational therapy and rehabilitation for patients with neurological/ physical disabilities Speech therapy for patients with language disabilities
Technology To Treat You Better
Flat panel bi-plane vascular hybrid cathlab Fourth generation Time of Flight 16 Slide PET CT True Beam Linear Accelerator for high-precision radiotherapy Low radiation CLARITY cath lab 256 slice Philips iCT scanner 3 Tesla Wide Bore Digital MRI GE SPECT-CT OPTIMA NM 640 Gamma Camera EPIQ Image fusion for guided biopsies OR 1 Karlstroz fusion integrated, Green OT certified Operation Theatres with autopilot anaesthesia Stealth Station Navigation C- Arm for surgical imaging Dedicated ICCA (IntelliSpace Critical Care and Anaesthesia) Neuro ICUs Level 3 Paediatric ICU

Aster Hospitals are well equipped to run all kinds of neurological diagnostic tests. Our top-of-the-line medical equipment and highly experienced doctors and surgeons strive to their maximum capacity to properly diagnose and offer treatments that help heal patients, prolong life, and improve the patient's quality of life.


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Why test sudomotor function?

A sudomotor function test is a quick and reliable way of identifying certain types of neuropathies. The presently available tests detect only 50-60% of neuropathies. This test helps the clinician to identify small fiber neuropathies and improve diagnostic accuracy.

What are the types of neurological disorders?

Neurological disorders are differentiated based on the following:

  • Genetic defects: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and epilepsy can run in families.
  • Anatomic or structural defects: Bell's palsy, cervical spondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Degenerative changes due to age: stroke, dementia, precipitation of Parkinson's.
  • Blood supply issues(vascular) like brain damage, memory loss, and vascular dementia.
  • Cancer: paraneoplastic disorders of the nervous tissues can cause problems like loss of consciousness, loss of muscle movement, thinking, memory, and sensory perception.
  • Injuries and trauma related: can be due to physical(acute spinal cord injury, ALS, Ataxia) or emotional trauma(adverse childhood experiences can precipitate neurological symptoms).
  • Infections: several viral infections can cause neurological disorders like meningitis, encephalitis, chickenpox, and polio.
  • Seizure disorders: epilepsy.

Are all neurological disorders incurable?

Neurological disorders hamper the quality of life, are severe, and can be fatal. Though most are still incurable, many treatment outcomes depend on causative factors. With advanced medical procedures and palliative care, many symptoms can be improved and reversed in some cases.

What role does the spine play in neurological disorders?

Your spine connects your limbs and lower body to the brain with the help of nerve fibers and nervous tissue. Any damage to the spine can cause neurological disorders and vice versa. Spinal cord disorders have the potential to cause long-term & severe neurological issues.

How do neurologists decide if surgery is necessary?

Neurologists evaluate the severity and progression of a patient's condition, along with the response to non-surgical treatments. They consider factors such as the location and nature of the neurological issue, potential risks, and the patient's overall health when determining if surgery is necessary for optimal treatment.

How does a neurologist decide on a treatment plan?

Neurologists carefully evaluate a patient's medical history, symptoms, and diagnostic test results to determine the best course of treatment. They may prescribe medication, physical therapy, or other interventions tailored to the specific neurological condition and the individual patient's needs.

When should I consider seeing a neurologist?

Consider consulting a neurologist if you experience persistent or severe headaches, dizziness, numbness or tingling, memory problems, coordination difficulties, muscle weakness, or unexplained changes in personality or behavior. Additionally, seek a neurologist's expertise for ongoing issues with movement or speech.

What are the most common types of conditions that neurologists treat?

Neurologists commonly treat conditions such as epilepsy, migraine, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, and brain or spinal cord tumors. They also address movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, and various forms of chronic pain.

What is a neurological disorder?

In medical terms, a neurological disorder can be defined as a disease, abnormality, or disorder affecting the brain, nerves, spinal cord, or nervous tissue present anywhere in the body. These disorders involve all electrical, biochemical, and structural problems related to the organs of the nervous system.

When to go to a neuro physician?

Symptoms that persist for a long time need to be reviewed by a neuro physician like

  • Severe or chronic headaches.
  • Chronic pain in the body which is not of skeletal origin.
  • Dizziness or problems with body balance.
  • Chronic numbness or tingling in feet, fingers, wrists, etc
  • Mild tremors or chronic twitching of muscles.
  • Confused thoughts, random train of thoughts, memory problems.

Neurological disorder vs mental illness/disorder?

Neurological disorders are caused due to malfunction or damage to the central/ peripheral nervous system.

Mental illnesses or disorders are manifestations of disturbed behavioral issues and emotional problems.

What advancements or technologies are utilized by neurologists?

Neurologists utilize various advancements and technologies such as functional MRI, PET scans, and EEG to diagnose and understand neurological conditions. Additionally, they may use telemedicine for remote patient consultations and are increasingly incorporating precision medicine and genetic testing into their practice.

What question should you ask a neurologist ?

When consulting a neurologist, consider asking about the nature of your specific neurological condition, available treatment options, potential side effects of medications, long-term prognosis, and any lifestyle modifications that may help manage the condition effectively.

How should I prepare for my first visit to a neurologist?

For your first neurologist appointment, it's beneficial to organize your medical history, list of current medications, and any relevant diagnostic test results. Consider preparing a list of symptoms, questions about your condition, and bringing a trusted family member or friend for support.

What is the role of a neurologist in a patient's treatment journey?

Neurologists play a crucial role in diagnosing and managing disorders of the nervous system. They provide expert guidance, develop treatment plans, monitor a patient's progress, and, when necessary, collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care for the patient's neurological condition.

What does a neurologist do?

Neurologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord, and nerves throughout the body. They often treat conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. If you need to consult a neurologist in Kochi, contact us


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