Treatments at Mumbai Stroke Care
Several techniques apply to both the surgical treatment of cerebrovascular disorders and the surgical treatment of difficult tumors along the base of the skull.
Surgery of Intracranial Aneurysms
Having one of the most experienced and well trained teams of professionals in this field, this program is one of the best in the country. In addition to a state-of-the-art Operating room, angiography suite and an intensive care unit, it includes.
Our team of neurological surgeons has contributed extensively to international medical literature on cerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformations and fistulae. These surgeons share a strong collaboration with allied specialists in the treatment of these complex lesions that frequently require both embolization and surgical excision. Additionally, Gamma Knife® treatment is available for small cerebral arteriovenous malformations that are located in areas of the brain where surgical removal would be too risky.
Medical experts in this program collaborate closely with the Mumbai Stroke Care team in the care of patients with ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Many of these patients can benefit greatly from carotid endarterectomies, which are performed under continuous intraoperative EEG monitoring by a neurologist specializing in this area.
Cerebral Revascularization and Bypass Surgery
Our neurological surgeons have extensive experience in performing bypass brain surgery using the patient's own scalp arteries and leg veins for those who have suffered a stroke or have warning signs of a stroke, or those with complex aneurysms that are not correctable with traditional surgery. Patients undergoing these demanding operations benefit from our high-tech equipment, such as intraoperative angiography and direct bloodflow microrecordings.
Skull Base Tumors
Members of this program routinely collaborate with the neuro-otologists, head and neck surgeons, plastic surgeons and ophthalmologists for the treatment of tumors involving the base of the skull.
Surgery of pituitary tumors via the transsphenoidal route is a subset of skull base surgery. Physicians in this program collaborate with neuroendocrinologists in the care and management of these patients. Through Gamma Knife® surgery, some of these tumors can be treated effectively in cases where traditional surgery is either inappropriate or will not adequately control the disease.
The surgery of acoustic tumors is a very specialized subset of skull base surgery in which there is much collaboration with the neuro-otology team. Specialized monitoring techniques developed and supervised by our neuro-otologists have saved patients' hearing and facial function. A dedicated electrophysiologist is an important part of the team for surgeries requiring intraoperative neuromonitoring. Additionally, Gamma Knife® radiosurgical treatment is available for patients with acoustic tumors for whom traditional surgery is considered inappropriate.
Pediatric Cerebrovascular and Neurointerventional Procedures
The Pediatric Cerebrovascular Program provides the highest quality treatments for vascular disorders and malformations, specifically malformations of the blood vessels of the brain in infants, children, and young adults. The team of experts uses minimal invasive procedures to treat complex conditions related to the vascular system in the brain, head, face, spine, and spinal cord in children, including pediatric hemangiomas, pediatric vascular tumors, juvenile angiofibromas, pediatric vascular malformations, vascular birthmarks, and other pediatric vascular abnormalities.