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Neurology And Neurosciences In MIOT International Chennai

The Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology at MIOT International offers patients of all age groups end-to-end care for diseases related to the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves.

Out-patient Services

The department caters to patients with a wide spectrum of ailments, ranging from headache, stroke, epilepsy, vertigo to neck and back pain, Parkinson’s disease, memory problems and dementia.  It also manages neurological problems in children such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, mental retardation and behavioural disturbances. Special therapeutic procedures such as botox injections are also undertaken.

Neuro Physiology lab

The Department has a well equipped electrophysiology lab where tests are conducted by an experienced electrophysiology technician. State of the art EEG with video coupling  are available to assess patients with difficult to diagnose seizure pattern The neurophysiology laboratory assesses the spinal cord, peripheral nerves and the muscles, using top-of-the-line electrophysiological equipment for diagnosis. Additionally, the laboratory helps in assessing patients with disc disease involving the neck as well as the lower back. These assessments pinpoint the exact location of the disease.

The modalities for the electrophysiological investigations done here include 16-channel EEG, nerve conduction study of all four limbs, brachial plexus study, carpal tunnel study, facial nerve study, blink reflex study, H-reflex study, dermatomal SEP, sympathetic skin response, electromyography, repetitive nerve stimulation, autonomic function tests, VEP, BAER , SSEP, EEG , sleep study ( including polysomnography) and needle EMG study.

Emergency services

The department caters to emergencies such as Stroke, myasthenia gravis (an autoimmune neuromuscular disease), Guillain-Barré syndrome (a disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system), epilepsy, cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) and acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM).

Patients in the throes of epileptic convulsions are immediately given drugs to control seizures and resuscitated, if they are in shock. Ventilator therapy is started immediately if required. An emergency CT scan and EEG are also done to diagnose the cause of the convulsions.

Comprehensive stroke care

MIOT International has a 6-bedded, fully equipped, acute stroke / neuro medical ICU with a dedicated round-the-clock stroke team which is a group of a neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and critical-care specialists. The neuro medical /stroke ICU handles all emergencies including ischemic strokes, haemorrhagic strokes, subarachnoid haemorrhage, venous thrombosis, epileptic convulsions and more. Its state-of-the-art facilities include those for intra-arterial thrombolysis, mechanical clot extraction, aneurysm coiling, continuous EEG monitoring etc.

When the stroke patient is brought in, emergency imaging such as CT scan of the brain or an MRI diffusion study or a CT angiography is done and treatment started immediately. Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is used for patients who have ischemic strokes. If necessary, an emergency thrombectomy is done. Recombinant factor VII is given to patients with intracerebral haemorrhage. Endovascular coiling or stenting is done for patients who have subarachnoid haemorrhages due to aneurysm rupture.

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Rehabilitation

Neurological disorders such as stroke, brain tumour, head injury, transverse myelitis, spinal cord injury, meningoencephalitis etc. can result in disability. These patients are rehabilitated through physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Botox therapy is given to patients with twisted posture (dystonia) of the neck or limbs, oromandibular dystonia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm and severe spasticity, who do not respond to other modalities of treatment this is an outpatient procedure.

Dr. Shankar Balakrishnan

Dr. Shankar Balakrishnan

Specialist:        Neurologist
Experience:    35 + years of experience
Hospital:          MIOT International, Chennai

Brief About Doctor:

  • Dr. Shankar Balakrishnan is an eminent neurologist with experience of more than 35 years.
  • Dr. Shankar Balakrishnan has expertise in the treatment of Brain Tumor Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation, Epilepsy surgery, Brain Suite, and Vagus Nerve Stimulation (Epilepsy).
  • Dr. Shankar Balakrishnan has a keen interest in research & development which leads to various publications of his international as well as national medical journals.

Dr. Hrishikesh Sarkar

Dr. Hrishikesh Sarkar

Speciality:         Neurosurgeon
Experience:     20 years of experience
Hospital:           MIOT International Hospital, Chennai

Brief About Doctor:

  • Dr. Hrishikesh Sarkar is one of the most renowned neurosurgeons in India with 20 years of experience, who has been awarded as one of the top neurosurgeons by reputed Magazines such as India Today and Outlook.
  • Performed more than 3,000 brain and spinal surgeries with results on par with the leading international centers. 
  • Special proficiency in keyhole, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgeries for the brain tumors in both adults & children. Has a rich expertise in epileptic surgeries across all age groups. 

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