Pakistanis treated for Pakinson's at apollo.
Surgery for tumours of the brain and spinal cord
Surgery for disorders of the blood vessels of the brain like aneurysms,
Surgery for all types of strokes including putaminal haematoma,
Surgery for spinal problems like disc prolapse,
Neurological problems in children like brain tumours, congenital defects like meningocoel and hydrocephalus
Functional neurosurgery is a new subspecialty which is concerned with the treatment of conditions where the function of the brain and spinal cord is affected but the anatomy (structure) may or may not be normal.
Movement disorders like Parkinsonism, dystonias, essential tremor.
Some psychiatric problems like depression, OCD, etc
Chronic pain especially the central post stroke pain.
some types of autism
Intrathecal morphine (ITM) pumps are very useful in:
Failed back surgery syndromes.
Other types of noxious pain.
Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) pumps are good in
All types of spasticity (including cerebral palsy/ multiple sclerosis, traumatic paraplegics etc).
Patients in persistent vegetative state.
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is very useful in:
ischaemic heart disease not controlled with medicines, angioplasty or bypass surgery.
Patients with failed back surgery syndrome.
Patients with severe pain in the legs due to diabetes (painful diabetic neuropathy).
Patients with brachial plexus (nerves going to the hands) injury pain.