Neurosciences Institute in Kolkata : Hospital for Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuro-rehabilitation & Neuropsychiatry for Adults & Children...Departments
Hospital for neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-rehabilitation & neuropsychiatry  
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1. Basic Functions of the hospital
 

a. Neurosurgery

Besides the routine brain and spinal surgery, I-NK will provide specialized neurosurgical procedures such as :

 
i Precision Microsurgerical procedures to treat intracranial aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, deep-seated tumors of the brain and spinal cord, extra cranial-intracranial bypass for stroke prevention.
ii Endoscopic Surgery for third ventriculostomy and intraventricular tumors.
iii Surgery for intractable epilepsy.
iv Surgery for movement disorders.
v Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and intractable pain
vi Paediatric Neurosurgery.
vii Trauma Centre for Head and spine injuries…
viii Complicated spine surgery
ix Endovascular treatment for Aneurysm, AVM, thrombolysis of cerebral arteries
 

b. Neurology

In addition to routine neurological diseases the following conditions will be treated

 
i Intravenous thrombolysis   to reverse the effects of established stroke.
ii Stroke Clinic.
iii Movement Disorder Clinic.
iv Epilepsy Clinic.
v Video Telemetry.
vi Neuro genetic Diseases.
vii Multiple Sclerosis and other Brain diseases.
viii Sleep lab for diagnosis and cure of sleep disorders.
ix Headache clinic
x Tropical Diseases of the Nervous System eg. Tuberculosis.
xi Paediatric Neurology.
 

c. Neuro-Psychiatry

This is a neglected part of the nervous diseases and most of the mental disorders are due to disturbance of the neuro chemicals. The following condition will be treated in I-Nk

 
i Dementia
ii Schizophrenia
iii Drug Dependency.
iv Cognitive impairment and Depression following head injury or stroke.
v Mentally disturbed children.
 

d. Neuro Rehabilitation.

This is also a very neglected subject in this part of the country. Clinicians in general, lose interest with the patient when the acute stage of the head injury or stroke passes. However, with an integrated teamwork, quality of life in these patients can be much improved.

 
i Physiotherapy
ii Speech Therapy.
iii Occupational Therapy.
iv Psychology & Therapy.
v Menta Move Therapy.
2. Focus Areas :
 

a. Vascular Surgery

The incidence of aneurysm, AVM and stroke are common problems. But in this part of the country the skill and team work is non-existent. Moreover, surgical treatment of cerebral aneurysm and AVM is much cheaper and more durable in skilled hands.

b. Stroke

Cerebrovascular stroke is the third-most common cause of death but it is the main cause of prolonged disability, with enormous burden to the society, family and to the victims as well. With modern advances in imaging techniques, the cause of stroke can be diagnosed immediately and if a patient can be treated within the golden hours, many of the stroke patients can recover their paralysis or other severe neurological deficits. Furthermore, it is now well established that there is a better chance for stroke patients to recover from their problems in a specially designed and professionally-operated stroke unit. I-NK wishes to establish this.

c. Endovascular Surgery

Nowadays, aneurysms, AVM, Vascular tumors or Carotid occlusion can be treated with endovascular methods. Stroke recovery may also be achieved with intra-arterial thrombolysis. The endovascular technique although expensive, can produce excellent recovery in a much shorter than with the open surgery even in skilled hands.

c. Functional Neurosurgery

This includes surgery for epilepsy, movement disorders, deep brain simulation, intractable pain, drug abuse. Since these types of surgery is nonexistent, it will fill up a void and much desired when medical therapy cannot cure some of such patients.

d. Paediatric Neurology

Neurological and Neurosurgical diseases of the nervous system in children are not always similar to those in adult. But the care of these children with such problem requires special treatment and expertise. Fostering the discipline of child neurology and promoting the optimal care and welfare of children with neurological and neuro-developmental disorders is a prime objective of I-NK. These disorders include epilepsy, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, learning disabilities, complex metabolic diseases, nerve and muscle diseases and a host of other highly challenging conditions. By designing flagship programs in child neurology and neurosurgery under the guidance of renowned experts from USA, I-NK will provide levels of treatment in pediatric neurology that have never before been available in this part of India.

Areas of neurological treatment that are critical for children yet are unavailable, especially to the poor, that I-NK plans to bring in, are:

Management of Intractable Pediatric Epilepsy

Neuro-endoscopy

Pediatric Neuro-oncology with a dedicated Medical Oncology

Craniofacial program

Skull base surgery center

e. Neuro-Rehabilitation

f. Neuro-Psychiatry

3.

Out Patient Department

There are 11 fully furnished Examination Rooms with examination couch, equipments viewing box, computer and nurse. Not only will the specialists in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry consult patients, the clinic will also be used for related specialty such as Cardiology, Endocrinology, Diabetology, Nephrology, Plastic Surgery, Trauma surgery and Abdominal surgery.