Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
The department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Apollo Specialty Hospital is rated among the finest in the country. The scope of this department includes investigation and treatment of diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves.
All Neurophysiologic investigations like EEG, video telemetry, electromyography, nerve conduction studies using magnetic stimulators and evoked potentials are available at these centres. The neuroradiological facilities include MRI scan with MR angiography, spiral CT scan, conventional angiography and SPECT studies.
Thrombolytic therapy for stroke patients and botulinum toxin therapy for focal dystonia are used by the doctors as and when necessary. The neurosurgeons routinely perform intracranial and spinal surgeries, stereotactic biopsy of deep-seated tumours and stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of arteriovenous malformations and tumours. Aneurysms, vascular malformations and head & neck skull base surgeries are also done here. Needless to say , our success rates match the global standards.
Treatments of movement disorders like Parkinsonism are done predominantly by using special drugs and this is very effective in most cases. But many patients do also develop side-effects caused by usage of the drugs especially after 5-6 years of treatment. Such patients are surgical candidates. The surgical treatment offered for Parkinsonism is Sub Thalamic Nucleus (STN) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has well qualified surgeons who have undergone extensive training in India and abroad in well-renowned centres. Specialised plastic surgical procedures ranging from correction of birth defects, repair of complex defects following excision of malignancies, soft tissue repairs following trauma, to the entire range of cosmetic surgery are performed at the department.
Full-fledged cosmetic surgical services that include assessment, counseling, diet and nutrition advice are also available in the department.
The department actively coordinates with other departments like Neurosurgery, Surgical Oncology and Orthopedics to manage all soft tissue defects as well as chronic wounds. The plastic surgeons are proficient in microvascular surgery and a large volume of microvascular procedures like replantation of amputated parts and transfer of tissue from one area to another for coverage of soft tissue defects are performed on a routine basis. Major reconstructive procedures, particularly for Head and Neck cancers are also done regularly with results comparable with international standards.