Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI)

A constituent college of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), PUDUCHERRY


What is Neurosurgery (Brain and Spine Surgery)?

This speciality treats disorders of nervous system including brain, spinal cord, spinal column, cerebrovascular system and peripheral nerves. These disorders may be due to tumours, traumatic injury, birth defects or infections.

Highlights of Department of Neurosurgery at MGMCRI

  • A highly trained and dedicated team of Neurosurgeons, Neuro-nurses and technicians
  • Round the clock Neurosurgeon cover for all admitted patients and emergencies including trauma
  • 24 x7 emergency Neurosurgery operation theatre availability
  • Round the clock emergency operative care
  • Dedicated Neuro-critical care and Neuro high dependency unit facilities.
  • Dedicated Neuro-rehabilitation area
  • Multispecialty teams (collaboration with other departments)
      • Trauma
      • Stroke
      • Endoscopic Skull base
      • Epilepsy
  • Special clinics: Brain injury clinic, Epilepsy clinic
  • High tech equipment available in the Operating room
      • Carl Zeiss S88 Operating Microscope
      • Storz Skull base endoscope
      • Stryker high-speed drill system
      • Codman Malis CMC V bipolar system
      • Greenberg brain retractor system
      • Doro skull clamp
      • Microinstruments

We receive excellent support from associated departments a few of which are mentioned below

  • Critical care department
  • Neuro-Anaesthesia
  • 24 x7 Trauma care team
  • Neurology (EEG, EMG, NCV)
  • Interventional Neuro-radiology
  • Radiology (1.5 Tesla MRI, 128 slice CT, DSA)
  • Psychiatry

We Treat all Brain & Spine Conditions

  • Head injury (Round the clock emergency care)
      • Intracranial Bleed
      • Skull fractures
      • CSF rhinorrhoea
      • High tech ICU care for a severe head injury
      • Critical Care for head injury patients
      • Intracranial pressure monitoring
      • Titanium Cranioplasty
  • Spine conditions
      • Neck pain, Arm pain, difficulty in walking due to cervical disc herniation and cervical spondylosis
      • Spondylosis
      • Back pain, leg pain due to lumbar disc prolapse, lumbar canal stenosis and listhesis
      • Lumbago
      • Sciatica
      • Anomalies of the craniovertebral junction
        • Atlantoaxial subluxation
        • Basilar invagination
        • Chiari malformation
      • Difficulty walking due to compressive myelopathy
      • Syringomyelia
      • Spinal trauma
      • Spinal instability needing instrumentation and fusion
      • Infections of the spine including Tuberculosis
      • Spinal cord injuries
      • Spinal column injuries
      • Tumours of the spine (intra-dural and extra-dural) including
        • Schwannoma
        • Neurofibroma
        • Meningioma
        • Metastases
        • Astrocytoma
        • Ependymoma
      • Tumours of the spinal column
  • Tumours and lesions of the scalp and skull
  • Brain tumours (meningeal, parenchymal, intraventricular, nerve tumours)
      • Gliomas
      • Metastases
      • Meningiomas
      • Vestibular schwannomas / Acoustic neuromas
      • Pituitary tumours
      • Craniopharyngiomas
      • Skull base tumours
      • Other brain masses
  • Hydrocephalus
      • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt
      • The peritoneal shunt
      • Ventriculoatrial shunt
  • Cerebrovascular conditions
      • Aneurysms
      • Arteriovenous malformations
      • Cavernous malformations
      • Intracranial hematomas
      • Stroke surgery
  • Infections
      • Tuberculous meningitis with hydrocephalus
      • Tuberculoma
      • Brain abscess
      • Subdural empyema
      • Skull osteomyelitis
  • Paediatric specific Neurosurgical conditions
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Chiari malformation
      • Tethered cord syndrome
      • Lipomyelomeningocoele
      • Split cord malformation
      • Craniosynostosis
      • Encephaloceles
      • Brain tumours
  • Conditions in the elderly
      • Chronic subdural hematoma
      • Tumours
      • Normal-pressure hydrocephalus (Programmable ventriculoperitoneal shunt)
  • Functional Neurosurgery
      • Epilepsy surgery
      • Trigeminal neuralgia
      • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Notable Consultants

Dr. Pratheesh Ravindran


MGMCRI Hospital

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