Functional Neurosurgery Hospital in Mumbai, India

The Functional Neurosurgery Unit at Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital offers comprehensive surgical care for patients with brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve diseases. Functional neurosurgery is an advanced field that focuses on restoring neurological functions and addressing conditions such as:

  • Movement disorders like Parkinson's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuropsychiatric conditions like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Depression
  • Dystonia
  • Spasticity of cerebral origin (Multiple Sclerosis and spinal cord injury)
  • Chronic pain from neuropathic injuries/malignant causes
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia, Postherpetic neuralgia, and nerve injuries

What are some techniques used in Functional Neurosurgery?

We treat various chronic neurological disorders using advanced techniques such as highly focused neuromodulation and deep brain stimulation. A comprehensive assessment, utilizing the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, is performed to accurately diagnose neurological conditions and develop a personalized treatment plan. These diseases can significantly affect a patient's condition, behavior, and quality of life. Our highly specialized multi-disciplinary team comprises doctors and surgeons from a broad range of specialties, including neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, neurogenetics, neuropsychiatry, neurophysiology, speech and language therapists, and specialist nurses. This enables us to diagnose and evaluate various neurological conditions and diseases in our patients more effectively and accurately.

Neuromodulation, a less invasive technology, uses electrical impulses or medication targeting the brain, spinal cord, or nerves. Neuromodulation is delivered through treatments like Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Spinal Cord Stimulation, and Nerve Stimulation.

Deep Brain Stimulation is a popular treatment for conditions such as essential tremors, Parkinson's disease, and dystonia.

What happens during Deep Brain Stimulation?

The surgeon makes incisions to insert electrodes at a desired location, followed by implanting a pacemaker-like device (pulse generator) below the collarbones. This device emits continuous electrical stimulation to the targeted area. Deep Brain Stimulation, along with Focused Ultrasound Ablation (FUA) and Spinal/Nerve Stimulation, are among the procedures used in Functional Neurosurgery.

Focused Ultrasound Ablation is a non-invasive procedure for treating movement-related disorders. It utilizes real-time MRI to ensure focus and precision. The patient remains awake during the procedure to interact with the doctors monitoring their condition. The doctor sends a low-powered impulse to test if the area is safe to ablate.

Nerve/Spinal Stimulation is popular for pain management and works similarly to DBS by using a pulse generator that sends electrical impulses to block pain receptors in the brain.

What are some risks associated with Functional Neurosurgery?

While your doctor will ensure that the benefits of Functional Neurosurgery outweigh the risks, some potential complications include:

  • Misplacement of electrodes
  • Seizures
  • Brain bleeds
  • Confusion, headaches
  • Strokes
  • Temporary pain and swelling at the surgery site
  • Hardware complications
  • Lack of intended benefits

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