Neurology

The Central Nervous System (CNS) comprises of the brain and the spinal cord. This body system is considered one of the most complex systems in the medical field. The neurology department of Aster RV Hospital JP Nagar, one of the best neurology hospital in Bangalore provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for neurological disorders like epilepsy, movement disorders, headaches, strokes, dementia, and neuromuscular disorders.

The hospital has the expertise of cutting-edge neurosurgery with state-of-the-art technology to help them handle a wide range of spine and brain disorders.

A team of dedicated and highly trained specialist, nurse clinicians, dietitians, therapists, and the best neurologists in Bangalore to provide care and comfort to the patients. Our highly trained medical staff provide extensive expertise in various areas such as treatment of neurovascular and brain tumours.

The Department of Neurology provides comprehensive neurological practices and our doctors are trained in providing world-class treatment. The Department of Neurology aims to deliver exceptional clinical care to patients with leading cutting-edge treatment.

Our department is committed to integrating exceptional medical expertise and innovation to provide the best neurology treatment for patients.

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

Facilities

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

Epilepsy Diagnostic Studies
Routine 32 channel digital video EEG Round-the-clock, long-term 128 channel video EEG monitoring Functional MRI and WADA study to assess eloquent cortex regions. 3T MRI and an exclusive intraoperative MRI PET (positron emission tomography) SPECT (single-photon emission computerized tomography) ECOG (ElectroCorticography) Cortical Mapping SSEP (Somatosensory Evoked Potential) MEP (Motor Evoked Potential) Different surgeries available: Respective Surgery Lesionectomy Amygdalohippocampectomy Corticectomy Lobectomy (e.g. temporal lobectomy) Multilobar resection Disconnective/Palliative Surgery: Hemispherectomy Corpus Callosotomy Multiple Subpial Transections Conditions treated: Mesial temporal sclerosis Focal cortical dysplasia Lesions like ganglioglioma, DNET Hemimegalencephaly Rasmussen’s Encephalitis

Faqs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What is a seizure?

A Seizure is a condition in which sudden, uncontrolled electrical irregularity occurs in our brain. It may cause changes in behavior, movements or feelings, and levels of consciousness.

How long do seizures usually last?

Usually, a seizure may last from a few seconds to a few minutes, based on the type of seizure.

If I have a seizure, then does it mean that I have epilepsy?

Not always. Seizures can also happen because of other medical problems. These problems include:

A high fever.
Alcohol or drug withdrawal.
Low blood sugar.

What are the steps for epilepsy surgery?

Once you are being considered for epilepsy surgery, you will have to undergo three major steps

Pre-surgical evaluation
consensus decision and
finally surgery
In pre-surgical evaluation, we decide the specific portions of your brain which are responsible for this epilepsy with different tests, clinical evaluations, etc. And a team of doctor specialists from various related fields meet together to discuss and reach a consensus about the type of surgery you will need. A final plan is decided in the multidisciplinary meeting.

What is epilepsy?

Patients having two or more seizures or a tendency to have recurrent seizures, are termed to be having epilepsy.

What are the major types of seizures?

Sometimes it is difficult to determine when a person is having a seizure. A person with a seizure may look confused or as if they are staring at something that is not there. Other seizures can cause a person to fall, shake, and become unaware of what’s going on around them.

Seizures are classified into two groups.

Generalized seizures affect both sides of the brain.
Focal seizures affect just one area of the brain. These seizures are also called partial seizures.

What causes epilepsy?

Epilepsy can be caused due to various conditions that affect a person’s brain. Some known causes include:

Stroke
Brain tumor
Traumatic brain injury or head injury
The cause of epilepsy is unknown for 2 in 3 people. This kind of epilepsy is termed as cryptogenic or idiopathic.
Developmental anomalies of the brain
Hereditary causes
Loss of oxygen to your brain. Example: Birth time

What is pre-surgical evaluation for epilepsy surgery?

The pre-surgical evaluation consists of various domains. Most important is video EEG followed by investigations like MRI, PET scan, SPECT scan. This MRI scan performed here is not the regular MRI but a customized scan which will depend on recordings of your video EEG. A neuropsychological assessment is also a vital part of presurgical evaluation which gives important insight into the localization and potential problems you will be having after surgery. Once all these investigations are ready, it is generally discussed in meetings to reach a consensus about the plan.

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