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Best Neurologist in Mumbai


Dr. Mihir Bapat

Director & Sr Consultant - Nanavati Max Institute of Spine Surgery

Department
Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics Spine and Sports Medicine

Dr. Pradyumna J. Oak

Director & Head - Neurology

Department
Centre for Neurosciences

Dr. Rajan Shah

Director & Head - Neurosurgery

Department
Centre for Neurosciences

Dr. Nikhil Arbatti

Senior Consultant - Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Department
Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics Spine and Sports Medicine

Dr. Harshad Parekh

Surgeon - Neurosurgery

Department
Centre for Neurosciences

Dr. Amandeep Gujral

Consultant - Nanavati Max Institute of Spine Surgery

Department
Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics Spine and Sports Medicine

Dr. Neeta Shah

Consultant - Neurology

Department
Centre for Neurosciences

Dr. Anil Venkitachalam

Consultant - (Neurology) and Movement Disorders

Department
Centre for Neurosciences

Dr. Ashutosh N. Shetty

Consultant - Neurology

Department
Centre for Neurosciences

Dr. K. C. Shah

Consultant - Neurology

Department
Centre for Neurosciences

Dr. Sunanda Anand

Consultant - Interventional Neurologist

Department
Centre for Neurosciences

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar

Consultant Neurologist

Department
Neurosciences

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a neurologist treat?

A neurologist is a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the nervous system. These include several diseases and disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, nervous system, and vascular system of the brain and spine.

When to see a neurologist?

Different neurological disorders present with different symptoms. Generally, if you experience one or more of the following symptoms, you should consider consulting one of the best neurologists in Mumbai at the Nanavati Max Hospital -

  • Severe or chronic headaches
  • Dizziness, vertigo, or balance problems
  • Numbness or tingling of the fingers
  • Weakness in one side of the face or body
  • Seizures or syncope (fainting spells)
  • Memory problems
  • Vision problems (after ruling out ophthalmological disorders)
  • Sleep problems

What are some common neurological disorders?

Some of the most common neurological disorders treated by some of the top neurologists in Mumbai include:
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Tumours
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Epilepsy and Seizures
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy and Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Stroke

What are the common diagnostic tests done by neurologists?

The type of test recommended by your neurologist at Nanavati Max Hospital depends on the symptoms. Sometimes, the doctor may recommend additional tests to determine the cause of a neurological disorder. Common diagnostic tests may include –
  • Blood test
  • Genetic test
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Imaging tests such as CT, MRI, PET
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Cerebral Angiogram

Who is a neurosurgeon?

A neurosurgeon is a doctor who is an expert at surgical treatment of neurological disorders and injury or trauma to the brain, spine, and nervous system.

What is the difference between a neurologist and a neurosurgeon?

Both neurologists and neurosurgeons are experts at treating disorders that affect the brain, spine, and nervous system. In most cases, a neurologist will recommend tests, do a neuro exam, and diagnose the condition. If the condition can be treated with medication, the neurologist will prescribe them. When the condition needs surgical treatment, a neurosurgeon will perform the procedure. The neurologists and neurosurgeons at Nanavati Max Hospital are one of the best brain specialists in Mumbai.

For which diseases should one see a neurosurgeon?

Several conditions affect the neurological system and can be treated most effectively with surgery. Brain tumours, carotid artery disease, herniated disc, injury to the brain and spine are among conditions that need surgery by an experienced neurosurgeon.

Do neurologists treat mental illness?

A neurologist treats disorders that affect the brain, spine, and nervous system. Sometimes these disorders cause alterations in cognition, mood, and memory. These symptoms, however, have a physiological cause which is treated by the neurologist. Psychiatrists treat behavioural disorders caused by emotional disturbances alone. These can also cause symptoms like fatigue, memory loss, mood swings etc.

Can a neurosurgeon operate a brain tumour?

Surgical removal of tumours is one of the most common brain surgeries performed by neuro specialist surgeons at Nanavati Max Hospital. Every tumour of the brain, however, may not be operable. Therefore, each patient is presented with an individualised treatment plan depending on the tumour's type, location, and spread. Some may also be treated with the help of radiation, chemotherapy, and other treatment protocols.

Can a neurologist treat birth defects in the nervous system?

The experienced paediatric neurologists at Nanavati Max Hospital treat several congenital neurological conditions such as Chiari Malformation Type 1, Hydrocephalus, and Spina Bifida. Some congenital neurological disorders cannot be cured but can be managed.

Can a neurologist treat Alzheimer's disease?

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder that causes atrophy of the brain and has no cure. It causes a gradual deterioration of memory and cognitive functions. Only a neurologist can recommend the tests necessary and diagnose Alzheimer's disease. Subsequent treatment includes managing the condition and helping with slowing down its progress.

Should I see a neurosurgeon for a headache disorder?

Headache disorder is a term that includes headaches caused due to several factors. Migraines, cluster headaches, stress headaches have different causes and manifestations. Several neurological disorders also cause headaches. It is always important to consult a neurologist if you experience sudden and unbearable headaches or experience headaches for a few days. A neurologist will diagnose the condition and recommend a neurosurgeon only if surgery is deemed necessary.

Can neurosurgeons treat pituitary cancer?

Some of the best neurosurgeons in Mumbai who can surgically remove pituitary cancer are available for consultation at Nanavati Max Hospital. The neurologist and surgeon will study the location, type, and spread of cancer and develop a personalised treatment plan for you.