Human body is a complex structure where various vital organs work in tandem for ensuring its optimum functional efficiency.
The functioning of whole body be it internal or external is, directly and indirectly, dependent upon the Human Nervous System – which coordinates and transmits voluntary, involuntary actions and signals between the body parts.
Human nervous system is broadly divided into two parts – Central Nervous System (CNS) and the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). While CNS comprises the brain and spinal cord, PNS deals with nerves – those long fiber-like structures connecting CNS to other neural elements, essentially sensory receptors like eyes, ears, and skin.
Disorders, injuries, and various ailments related to the nervous system are known as neurological conditions, and the expert physician trained in this area of medicine is called a Neurologist. Being a vast area that deals with this main ‘network of the body’, Neurologists are highly trained experts in both diagnostic and interventional procedures. Hiranandani Fortis Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, offers advanced medical treatment options aided by cutting-edge technology, manned by efficient paramedical staff for various neurological disorders.
What are The Most Common Neurological Disorders/Conditions Treated at Hiranandani Fortis Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai?
The neurological disorders that are being successfully and effectively treated by an eminent team of neurologists at Hiranandani Fortis Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai are:
Epilepsy and Seizures
Headache and Facial Pain
Cluster headaches or Tension headaches
Autonomic disorders like Orthostatic Hypotension, Postprandial Hypotension, Multiple System Atrophy, Pure Autonomic Failure, Afferent Baroreflex Failure, Familial Dysautonomia, etc
Stroke – prevention and post-stroke treatment and rehabilitation
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Critical care neurology
Neuro Muscular medicine
How are Neurological Conditions Diagnosed?
Neurologists may prescribe various tests including blood work, and diagnostic procedures for identifying the condition. Hiranandani Fortis Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai houses cutting-edge labs, and advanced facilities handled by well-trained lab technicians and paramedical staff. Our services also include Neurophysiology, Neuro-rehabilitation, and Interventional Neurology.
1. Electromyography (EMG):
An EMG is a diagnostic tool that measures electrical activity between the 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, and muscle or nerve dysfunction. This test is done by inserting needle electrodes into muscles to measure the activity during rest and movement. If needed a Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) test can also be subsequently, for assessing the nerve's ability in sending the signals.
2. Electroencephalogram (EEG):
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 tumors, inflammation, seizures, injuries, and psychiatric disorders.
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, and lack of body balance. VNG can also be utilized to peform repositioning maeuvers in cases of BPPV(positional vertigo).
3. Lumbar Puncture:
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.
4. CT Scan:
Brain CT scan gives detailed information about the brain tissues and structures to find out the presence of tumours, lesions, injuries, structural abnormalities, and intracranial bleeding.
Known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, this diagnostic tool is done in case of a stroke, severe brain injury, tumors, inflammation, infection, epilepsy, vascular irregularities etc.
6. Brain Angiography:
Brain or cerebral angiography aids in identifying blockages and structural abnormalities in the blood vessels of the head and neck.
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 tailor-made for faster cure and recovery. Unlike the popular belief, that a majority of neurological disorders 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 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 an 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, and back on her feet.
When Should You See a Neurologist or Neurosurgeon?
Neurological conditions are as vast and complex as the nervous system's structure; numerous factors can alter its functioning. Neurological disorders can arise at any age, but if you are above 60, and witnessing the below-listed conditions, consult a neurologist for confirming/rule out the possibility of neurological disease. Certain neurological conditions like stroke, or epilepsy need immediate attention and dealt with swiftly within the first few hours post-attack, for averting severe complications.
Trouble coordinating – poor motor skills, loss of balance Weakness, or reduced sensation in one side of the body, face, or limbs Confusion, difficulty in speaking or understanding speech Dizziness, light-headedness or blackout, sudden loss of vision. Disorientation, confusion, feeling delirious.
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At Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, we have access to modern equipment and the best healthcare facilities for patients across the globe.
Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi located in the heart of Navi Mumbai is an international facility offering a plethora of services across various medical specialities. The hospital functions round-the-clock, with eminent medical specialists, highly trained paramedical staff attending the needy patients while state-of-the-art labs and operation theatres, special ICU, CCU besides providing necessary diagnostic care and treatment facilities.
The Department of Neurology in the hospital is the best in Mumbai and here’s all you need to know about the facility.
The Department of Neurology at Fortis Hospital Vashi is a world class facility in treating various disorders that are related to the human nervous system. The department offers comprehensive care to the patients, aided by cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art facilities. Neurology department at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital has exceptionally trained neurologists, neurosurgeons, providing accurate diagnosis and treatment for neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s, stroke, paralytic disorders, epilepsy, sleep disorders, nagging migraines, multiple sclerosis etc., for the faster recovery of patients. The department aided by well-trained paramedical staff, relies on latest neuro imaging techniques in the process of diagnosis and treatment.
Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Navi Mumbai is the place to accurately diagnose neurological conditions that can happen at any age. The hospital is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools that pinpoint the exact cause behind the ailment. Electromyography, Electroencephalogram, CT scan, MRI, lumbar puncture, PET scan, Brain Angiography, Non-Invasive Vascular Testing (TCD, Carotid Doppler), Repetitive Nerve Stimulation (RNS), Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Electroencephalography (EEG), Video-EEG, Polysomnography (Sleep Study), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS), Electronystagmography (ENG), Video-Nystagmography (VNG) are few of the diagnostic services.
Treating complex neurological conditions require world class expertise and our doctors at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Navi Mumbai are trained at international level. The stroke unit at the hospital that has been functional for over a decade offers swift response and medical care in case of acute stroke by providing all necessary diagnosis and treatment without any delay. We at the stroke unit are committed for providing complete recovery of stroke patients and the treatment is provided through minimally invasive or invasive procedures such as carotid stenting, angioplasty, coiling of brain aneurysm and treatment for brain AVM. The stroke unit has countless number of success stories including a 95-year-old woman who recovered completely after a paralysis attack.
Besides treating stroke, the hospital is also well-equipped to treat other neurological conditions through advanced medical treatments – minimally invasive, invasive and medications.
Neurological conditions are vast, complex and can happen at any age. It is not uncommon to find them among children but people above 60 are quite prone to these ailments mostly due to comorbid conditions. The list of neurological conditions that are treated at Hiranandani Fortis Hospital, Navi Mumbai include:
Stroke can happen at any time and these are the signs of it. If you are experiencing sudden weakness and numb sensation in face, legs, arms and extremities of the body, confusion, incoherent speech, confusion, trouble seeing, dizziness, lack of balance, coordination rush to the hospital immediately.
The effects of stroke can be reversed within 7 hours of the attack and this period is called as golden hour. Reach the hospital in time to avert further complications and swing back to normalcy.
Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia can happen to those 60 and above. Trembling in the hands, lack of strength in hands, feet, inability to hold simple things like a glass of water, visual or auditory hallucinations are few complaints. However, these conditions can be managed with the help of medication, counselling, physiotherapy, minimally invasive procedures if needed.
Patients with neurodegenerative diseases would require a lot of support and love as the condition progresses and regular medical care aids in managing the symptoms.
Neurological conditions are of various types and are caused due to both internal and external factors. Following a healthy lifestyle and diet, leading a stress-free life are the most important practices to keep these conditions at a bay. If you are a patient suffering from any of the above mentioned disorders or attending a loved one with the condition, ensure following the guidelines as prescribed by your doctor. Make sure to take all medications on time and keep with your doctors’ appointments.
Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Navi Mumbai has the world-renowned neurologists and neurosurgeons working relentlessly for the benefit of neuro patients. Trained extensively in treating a wide range of complex, complicated neurological conditions, our specialists are topmost in the country and at the global level.