Patients with ischemic stroke can urgently be taken up for a wide range of interventions including intravenous thrombolysis, intra-arterial and mechanical thrombolysis. A round the clock facility for imaging with CT scan head and MRI is also available with a functional DSA laboratory dedicated for such intervention.
Comprehensive Epilepsy Programme
Patients with difficult to control seizures can be evaluated with a delicate Video EEG set up. There is a group of patients of epilepsy who do not respond to any combination of various anticonvulsant drugs. These patients are evaluated and treated by epilepsy surgery including excision of focus, removal of solitary lesions, hemispherectomy, and corpus callosotomy and subpial transactions by specially trained neurosurgeons specialized in epilepsy surgery.
Movement disorder Programme
The neurology department is geared to treat a wide variety of movement disorders such as tremor, dystonia, Parkinsonism, tics, chorea and myoclonus Botulinum toxin injections are routinely being given for dystonias such as cervical dystonia (torticollis), blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm and writer’s cramp. In conjunction with specially trained neurosurgeons, we run a successful deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery program and routinely perform other functional stereotactic brain surgeries for treatment of advanced Parkinson’s disease, generalized dystonias and severe tremor.
What is stroke?
A stroke is a “brain attack”. It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost. How a person is affected by their stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. For example, someone who had a small stroke may only have minor problems such as temporary weakness of an arm or leg. People who have larger strokes may be permanently paralyzed on one side of their body or lose their ability to speak. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some type of disability.
A stroke can be very isolating. Stroke support group can be a forum for stroke survivors and caregivers to make friends, socialize, gain realistic feedback, help each other and find meaning in life. By meeting regularly, members help on another face and overcome common challenges by sharing experiences and encouraging one another. Stroke survivors and their families are welcome at this monthly support group meetings, which provides an informed atmosphere to share common concerns regarding stroke. If you want to be part of it, please register at Neuro out patient Gate No – 10. Apollo Stroke Support Group meets every fourth Saturday of month from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM at Apollo Hospitals Neuro Rehabilitation Center.
Tele-stroke, also called tele-stroke services, is an approach to treating vascular strokes that allows a neurologist to provide remote treatment for a stroke victim. A tele-stroke service, which is a sub-category of telemedicine, is often used for medical consultations.
Stroke Clinic, Institute of Neurosciences(out patient ),
Every Friday 5 to 7 PM.