Center for Neurology & Neuro surgery at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire is an integrated institute with a dedicated team of doctors with the latest technology which provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary care for disorders of brain and spine. Led by team of highly qualified neurologists, neurosurgeons, intervention neuro-radiologist and other disciplines provide the best possible care for patients.
The neurology consultants are the leaders of the stroke team that also comprises of neurologists, neurosurgeons and interventional specialists trained in acute stroke care. The department of neurology is supported by well-equipped ICU facilities like invasive intra cranial pressure monitoring and bedside Electro Encephalo Gram (EEG) monitoring for managing critically ill patients with neurological illnesses
Among the innovative technologies being introduced by Center for Neurology & Neuro Sciences include "Brain Suite" (with Miyabi Intra-operative MR), Cyberknife and Spinal radiosurgery systems, biplane neuro-intervention laboratory, endoscopic neurosurgery theatre, spine surgery theatre with image guidance and capability for Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery as well as Epilepsy Surgery procedures.
Endoscopic system of AESCULAP for Cranial Endoscopy dedicated for advanced brain surgery High definition monitors
Epilepsy is controlled mainly by the appropriate use of anti-epileptic medication. Drug treatment, when properly applied, can result in effective seizure control in 70% - 80% of people with epilepsy. However, epilepsy may be refractory (resistant to ordinary methods of treatment) to drug therapy in a small but significant number of patients. The alternatives for the treatment of refractory seizures include epilepsy surgery, investigational medications, vagus nerve stimulation, and others.
Diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic headache conditions such as muscle-contraction headaches, migraine, and cluster headaches are provided. Due importance is given for prevention of headaches; medication-based and non-medication treatments that transcend the realms of conventional neurology are utilised.
Highly specialised in providing accurate diagnosis and implementing appropriate treatment and support for patients with multiple sclerosis, the clinic has already attended to more than 100 patients with multiple sclerosis. All patients undergo clinical evaluation and are diagnosed based on modified McDonald's criteria. They are subjected to detailed examinations including the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and other disability scales like (Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test )PASAT, 2-hole peg test, etc., and are actively followed up.
The Botulinum Toxin Clinic is among one of the few regularly run such clinics in Africa. blepherospasm, oromandibular dystonia, cervical dystonia, laryngeal dysphonias, focal dystonia, post stroke spasticity, etc. It also provides botulinum toxin therapy for rarer indications like chronic migraine, refractory trigeminal neuralgia ,painful peripheral neuropathy, etc.
The Movement Disorders and Gait Service provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease, tremor, ataxias, dyskinesias, dystonia, gait disorders, tics and Tourette's syndrome.
The Neuromuscular Service provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, consultation and management of all neuromuscular disorders, including motor neuron diseases (ALS), peripheral neuropathies, myopathies, muscular dystrophy, and myasthenia gravis. We are routinely doing thymectorny for myasthenia gravis. Our cardio-thoracic surgeon has wide experience in this field and is well supported by a team of neurologists, anaesthesiologists, critical care physician and nephrologists.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of disability. Recently, the introduction of thrornbolysis as treatment for acute stroke has significantly decreased the disability from stroke. Critically ill patients requiring ICU admission for their neurological illness such as intracerebral haemorrhage, neuromuscular diseases, and severe strokes are managed in a well equipped stroke and neuro-intensive care unit.
The Department caters to all spine related ailments across all age groups. Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire has dedicated some of the best surgical teams in the country at the helm, for spine surgery in Africa.The Centers perform the full range of spinal procedures from Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), to major spine surgery procedures like complex spinal reconstructions. The department specializes in complex spine surgery, including reconstructive tumour surgery using the latest techniques and innovations. Some of the most common problems that we treat include:
Neurosurgery is the specialty concerned with the surgical treatment of diseases of the nervous system composed of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, as well as the nerves that travel through all parts of the body. Modern day neurosurgery, however, is very different from what has been seen earlier. Among medical specialties, neurosurgery is by far, one of the most technically advanced. There is virtually no area of the brain where lesions cannot be approached with a high degree of safety and accuracy through modern techniques like image-guided surgery. The advent of techniques of minimally invasive surgery have contributed to a much shorter hospital stay and heightened patient comfort, while maximizing the efficacy of the procedure.
The Department of Neurosurgery at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire is fully equipped to perform all types of surgeries for a wide range of illnesses. These include:
The Interventional Neurology Division works in collaboration with the Center for Neurology & Neuro Surgery physicians to provide comprehensive care and treatment to patients with complex neurovascular diseases, including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and others. Our physicians are part of a cerebrovascular team that performs Neuroendovascular procedures such as stent placement for cervical or intracranial arteriosclerotic disease using balloon and stent technology to achieve the most favorable outcomes in the treatment of our patients.
The cerebrovascular team utilizes cutting edge devices such as the MERCI Clot Retriever, PENUMBRA Stroke System and GDC Coils among others in the treatment of acute stroke. Postoperative patients receive care at the 24-bed neurosurgical intensive care unit or 8-bed stroke unit.
The neurologists, neurosurgeons, critical care specialists, nurses and researchers at the Center for Neurology & Neurosurgery at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire collaborate seamlessly like a single entity. To the patient it means better diagnosis and better treatment. We are renowned for providing specialised care when it comes to stroke, head & spinal injuries, brain tumours, seizure disorders, movement disorders and headaches.