Diagnosis & Treatment
How Are Neurological Conditions Diagnosed?
Neurologists may prescribe various tests including blood work, diagnostic procedures for identifying the condition. Hiranandani Fortis Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai houses cutting edge labs, advanced facilities handled by well-trained lab technicians and paramedical staff. Our services also include Neurophysiology, Neuro-rehabilitation and Interventional Neurology.
An EMG is a diagnostic tool that measures electrical activity between brain or spinal cord to a peripheral nerve located in the arms and legs, that regulates muscle control during rest and movement. EMGs help in diagnosing spinal cord disease, muscle or nerve dysfunction. This test is done by inserting needle electrodes into muscle to measure the activity during rest and movement. If needed a Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) test can be also be subsequently, for assessing the nerves ability in sending the signals.
An EEG is a test that measures electric activity in the brain. During this test, the electrodes are placed on the scalp and it aids in diagnosing various conditions like tumours, inflammation, seizures, injuries and psychiatric disorders.
Electro-nystagmogram(ENG), Video-nystagmogram (VNG)
ENG/VNG are tests that measure coordination between the balancing system of brain, ear and eyes to provide a clue to the cause of giddiness, vertigo, lack of body balance. VNG can also be utilised to peform repositioning maeuvers in cases of BPPV(positional vertigo).
A lumbar puncture test is recommended for testing the spinal fluid. The spinal fluid that is extracted by numbing the area, inserting the needle will be sent for lab study for ascertaining the reasons behind that particular neurological disorder and its symptoms, the patient has been suffering from.
Brain CT scan gives detailed information about the brain tissues and structures to find out the presence of tumour, lesions, injuries, structural abnormalities, intracranial bleeding.
Known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, this diagnostic tool is done in case of a stroke, severe brain injury, tumours, inflammation, infection, epilepsy, vascular irregularities etc.
Brain or cerebral angiography aids in identifying blockages and structural abnormalities in the blood vessels of head and neck.
Other Diagnostic Services:
Non-Invasive Vascular Testing (TCD, Carotid Doppler)
Repetitive Nerve Stimulation (RNS)
Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP)
Polysomnography (Sleep Study)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS)
The team of globally trained Neurologists at Hiranandani Fortis Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai offer vast services and treatments for patients suffering from neurological conditions. The treatment plan differs based on the ailment and is tailormade for faster cure and recovery. Unlike the popular belief, that a majority of neurological conditions would require surgery, many conditions if diagnosed early can be managed with medication and regular consultation to review the progress of the patient.
The Stroke Unit At Hiranandani Fortis Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai:
The hospital houses a comprehensive stroke unit that has been functional for over a decade. The unit is staffed by highly trained neurologists, physicians, nurses and technicians to provide round-the-clock services and together they have served countless number of patients wheeled into the hospital with acute stroke.
Committed to providing complete recovery of the stroke patients, our interventional neurology team carries out various complex minimally invasive and invasive procedures such as carotid stenting, angioplasty, coiling of brain aneurysms and treatment for brain AVM.
The stroke unit has the excellent track record of treating patients of various age groups including a 95-year-old woman, who developed paralysis after a major stroke. Treated by our doctors, she was discharged in full health, back on her feet.
Other Treatment Services:
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Headache and Facial Pain
- Neck and Back pain
- Vertigo and Imbalance
- Pediatrics Neurology
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Botulinum Toxin Injections
- Movement disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Dystonia
- Neuromuscular diseases (Neuropathy, Muscular dystrophy)
- Cerebrovascular Diseases (Stroke, Paralysis)
- Non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS, TDCS)
- Neurophysiology Laboratory
- Speech Therapy
- Sleep Medicine
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