Aster Centre of Excellence in Neurosciences

The first independent facility in Kerala for comprehensive brain, spine and nerve care, the Aster Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Neurosciences offers advanced neurology, neurosurgery, spine surgery, neuro oncology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology and neuro rehabilitation services to patients of all ages.

Designed to function like an independent hospital, the CoE has an outpatient wing, an inpatient wing, a day care unit, dedicated neuro ICUs, digital integrated neurosurgery suites, interventional neuroradiology suites, state-of-the-art imaging facilities including nuclear medicine and a 24-hour emergency division for handling all neurological and neurosurgery emergencies including complex neurotrauma and hyperacute management of stroke. The separate entrance to the facility ensures you quick and personalised medical attention.

Our exceptional team of doctors comprises nationally and internationally trained neurologists, neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, neuro radiologists and neuropsychologists who are capable of handling the most complex cases. Multidisciplinary in approach, they will ensure you optimal and evidence-based treatment, with the support of speciality-trained nurses, technicians and rehabilitation therapists.

State-of-the-art in terms of technology and clinical support, Aster Centre of Excellence in Neurosciences is the first facility in South East Asia to offer OR1 Karlstroz fusion digital integrated neurosurgical suites with autopilot anaesthesia, the first in India to offer Flat Panel Biplane Vascular Hybrid Cath Lab and CLARITY Cathlab, the first in South India to offer IntelliSpace Critical Care and Anaesthesia (ICCA) Neuro ICUs and the first in Kerala to offer fourth generation PET-CT Scan with Time Of Flight Technology.

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Dr. Dilip Panikar
Senior Consultant
Neurosurgery
Dr. Dilip Panikar

An exceptionally talented Neurosurgeon with more than 26 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Dilip Panikar is one of the most respected doctors in the country. An expert in micro neurosurgery, Dr. Dilip Panikar’s skills in performing highly advanced and unique neurosurgical procedures are unparalleled.

His areas of special interest include neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and skull base surgery, reconstructive surgery for craniofacial deformities, functional neurosurgery and neurovascular surgery
Qualifications

MCh in Neurosurgery (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram) | MS in General Surgery (M.S. University, Baroda) |
MBBS (M.S. University, Baroda)

Achievements

Professor & Head of Department of Neurosurgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Sri Chitra Thirunaal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore

Member of Neurological Society of India

Member of Skull Base Surgery Society of India

Member of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Society of India

Postgraduate teacher in Neurosurgery and examiner to many universities across the country

Faculty at several operative and laboratory dissection workshops, demonstration of specialised neurosurgical operative techniquesMore than 25 Research articles published in prominent Indian & International Medical Journals

Member of the Indian Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery

Member of the Neurovascular Society of India

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam

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Dr. Mathew Abraham
Senior Consultant
Neurology
Dr. Mathew Abraham

A veteran Neurologist with more than 32 years of experience, Dr. Mathew Abraham is an expert in management of neurological diseases and disorders. His fields of special interest include headache, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

Qualifications

Training in Electrophysiology (Jaslok Hospital) | Training in Neuroradiology (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for
Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram) Trivandrum |DM in Neurology (Grant Medical College, Mumbai)|MD in General Medicine (BJ Medical College, Pune)| MBBS (BJ Medical College, Pune)

Achievements

Head of the Department of Neurology, Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi

Head of the Department of Neurology, Indira

Gandhi Cooperative Hospital, Kochi

Consultant, Lakshmi Hospital, Kochi

Consultant, Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi

Actively associated with:

The Parkinson’s Society of India

The Alzheimer’s Society of India Cochin
Chapter

The Neurological Society of Cochin (Kerala
Chapter)

Kerala Association of Neurologists

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi

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Dr. Vijay Jayakrishnan
Senior Consultant
Interventional Neuroradiology
Dr. Vijay Jayakrishnan

An expert in radiology, interventional radiology, interventional neuroradiology and endovascular neurosurgery, Dr. Vijay Jayakrishnan has nearly three decades of experience in performing diagnostic and advanced interventional procedures.

Trained at some of the finest hospitals in India and the UK, his areas of specialisation include non-invasive treatment of aneurysms and vascular malformations using coils, stents and onyx and current intra-arterial clot extraction treatment for acute stroke.

Qualifications

CCT (Speciality Training Committee, GMT, UK) | M.Sc in Neuro Vascular Radiology (University of Paris and Bangkok University) | FRCR (Royal College of Radiology, UK) | PDCC in Neuro Vascular Radiology (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvanathapuram) | MD in Radiology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)|

Achievements

Consultant in New Castle Upon Tyne Hospital NHS Trust, UK for over 13 years

Performed thousands of diagnostic and interventional procedures

Treated hundreds of intracranial aneurysm cases through interventional minimal access methods like coiling and stenting

Trained in management of vascular abnormalities of the brain and spinal cord

More than 20 articles published in peer reviewed Journals

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil

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Dr. Shyam Sundar S
Consultant
Neurosurgery
Dr. Shyam Sundar S

A Neurosurgeon with more than 8 years of experience, Dr. Shyam Sundar specialises in advanced procedures like endoscopic skull base surgery, vascular surgery and neuro oncology. He is former Additional Professor at the department of neurosurgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

Qualifications

MCh in Neurosurgery (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | Sugita Scholar (Nagoya University, Japan) | MS in General Surgery
(Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Additional Professor Department of Neurosurgery, AIMS, Kochi

Actively involved clinical research and training of Postgraduates in Neurosurgery

Member of Neurological Society of India

Member of Skull Base Surgery Society of India

Proficient in English, Malayalam & Hindi

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Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew
Consultant
Spine Surgery
Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew

A Spine Surgeon with more than a decade of experience to his credit, Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew is one of the very few neurosurgeons in the country with orthopaedic spine training to perform scoliosis and spine deformity surgeries in both adults and children. Trained at some of the finest hospitals in India, Canada and Germany, he specialises in advanced minimally invasive procedures.

He is the first spine surgeon in South India to perform lumbar cortical screw fixation and percutaneous Ileo-lumbar screw fixation.

Qualifications

AO Spine North America Certified Fellowship | Fellowship in Paediatric Scoliosis and Deformity (Shriners Hospital for Children and Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada) |Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Scoliosis and Spine Program - Adult deformity (Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship Neuro-endoscopy (Hospital of Barmherzigen Brüder, Trier, Germany) | MCh in Neurosurgery (Christian Medical College, Vellore) | MBBS (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana)

Achievements

Expertise in:

Microsurgery and minimal access surgery for cervical and lumbar discs including fusion and disc replacement surgery

Microsurgery for advanced degenerative spine disease including corpectomy and fusion, PLIF, TLIF, ALIF, correction of spondylolisthesis

MIS decompression for spinal stenosis

Adult and paediatric / adolescent scoliosis surgery and deformity correction

Instrumented spinal fusions

Microsurgery / minimally invasive surgery for spinal tumours

Surgery for pyogenic and tubercular spinal infections

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Surgery for early and late spine injuries

Craniovertebral junction surgery (decompression, stabilisation and 
realignment) for congenital and acquired abnormalities including 
dislocations and basilar invagination, tumours, injuries and infections

Facet blocks for intractable back and radicular pain

Epidural injections & Foraminal infiltration

Consultant and Associate Professor Christian Medical College, Vellore

Consultant and Associate Professor Christian Medical College Ludhiana

Consultant Neurosurgeon at Khoula Hospital, Muscat Oman

Published 10 articles in peer reviewed national and international journals

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi

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Dr. Boby Varkey Maramattom
Consultant
Neurology & Interventional Neurology
Dr. Boby Varkey Maramattom

A Neurologist with more than 14 years of experience, Dr. Boby Varkey Maramattom is an expert in management of complex neurological problems and emergencies including stroke. Trained in critical care neurology at the MAYO Clinic USA, he is one of the most renowned interventional neurologists in Kerala. Dr. Boby Varkey Maramattom preformed the first stenting, aneurysm coiling and intra-arterial and intravenous thrombolysis procedure in Cochin.

Qualifications

Fellowship in Critical Care Neurology (Mayo Clinic, USA) | DM in Neurology (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for
Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram) | MD (Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore) | MBBS (SIMC, Bangalore)

Achievements

Pioneered interventional neurology & performed the initial case of carotid stenting aneurysm coiling &intra arterial &i ntravenous thrombolysis in Cochin

Consultant, Department of Neurology, BSC, Vaikom

Critical Care Neurology Department, MAYO Clinic

Head of Department, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi

Over 50 research articles published in peer reviewed journals

Authored 6 books

Proficient in English, Hindi & Malayalam

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Dr. Sujith Ovallath
Associate Consultant
Neurology
Dr. Sujith Ovallath

A Neurologist with more than 12 years of experience, Dr. Sujith is an expert in advanced management of complex neurological disorders. An expert in movement disorders, his areas of interest include Parkinson's disease, deep brain stimulation and botulinium toxin therapy.

Qualifications

Fellowship in Movement Disorders (Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute & UBC Hospital, Vancouver, Canada) | DM in Neurology (Govt. Medical College, Calicut) | DNB in Neurology (National Board of Examinations, New Delhi) | MD in General Medicine (Govt. Medical College, Calicut) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)

Achievements

Professor & Head of Neurology and Director, James Parkinson’s Movement Disorder Centre. Kannur Medical College. Published 26 articles in international peer reviewed journalsGuide to students of University of Gothenburg, Sweden Research collaboration with University of British Columbia, Canada, University of Orebro and University of Gothenburg, SwedenEditor-in-chief of International Journal of Modern Medicine One of the founding members of the Movement Disorder Society in India.

Proficient in English, Malayalam

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Dr. Sandeep Padmanabhan
Senior Specialist
Neurology
Dr. Sandeep Padmanabhan

A Neurologist trained in trained in management of adult and paediatric epilepsies and sleep disorders, Dr. Sandeep Padmanabhan is in charge of the Epilepsy Clinic conducted every Wednesday at CoE Neurosciences. His areas of special interests include general neurology, stroke and neuromuscular disorders.

Qualifications

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epilepsy (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute Of Medical Science and Technology) | DM in Neurology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MD in Internal Medicine (Govt. Medical College, Calicut) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)

Achievements

Senior Lecturer, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Senior Lecturer, Govt. Medical College, Calicut

Proficient in English, Malayalam and Hindi

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Dr. Dalvin Thomas
Senior Specialist
Neurosurgery
Dr. Dalvin Thomas

A Neurosurgeon with more than 3 years of experience, Dr. Dalvin Thomas has extensive training in general surgery as well. His areas of special interest include minimally invasive spine surgery, functional neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery and paediatric neurosurgery.

Qualifications

MCh in Neurosurgery (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi) | MS in General Surgery (St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thrissur)

Achievements

6 years of experience in general surgery

Senior resident in Neurosurgery at Lourdes Hospital Kochi

Junior Consultant, Neurosurgery, Lisie Hospital, Kochi

Member of Neurological Society of India

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu

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Anup P Nair
Senior Specialist
Neurosurgery
Anup P Nair

A Neurosurgeon with more than 2 years of experience, Dr. Anup P Nair is trained in general surgery and spine surgery. His areas of special interest include skull base & micro vascular neurosurgery and minimally invasive & advanced spine surgery.

Qualifications

PDCC in Advanced spinal surgery (Amrita Institute of Medical sciences) | MCh in Neurosurgery (Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow)| MS in General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)

Achievements

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Lourdes Hospital

Lecturer, General Surgery, Govt. Medical College, Calicut

Proficient in English, Malayalam and Hindi

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Dr. Shejoy P Joshua
Senior Specialist
Neurosurgery
Dr. Shejoy P Joshua

A Neurosurgeon with more than 4 years of experience, Dr. Shejoy P Joshua is trained in general surgery and ophthalmology. His areas of special interest include neurovascular, epilepsy and functional neurosurgery, neurooncology and neurotrauma.

Qualifications

MCh in Neurosurgery (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi) | MS in General Surgery (Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli) | DNB in General Surgery (National Board of Examinations) | MBBS (St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore)

Achievements

Associate Consultant Neurosurgeon, Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi

Pope Paul Award for Academic Excellence (St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore)

Best Research Paper Award (St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore) Articles in national & international journals

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil

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Dr. Prasant Narayanan
Senior Specialist
Neurosurgery
Dr. Prasant Narayanan

A Neurosurgeon as well as a General Surgeon, Dr. Prasant Narayan’s fields of interest include neurooncology and neurotrauma.

Qualifications

MCh in Neurosurgery (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam) | MS in General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Alappuzha) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Junior Consultant in General Surgery, General Hospital, Pala

Casualty Medical Officer, District Hospital, Aluva

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi

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Dr. Akbar Mohamed Chettali
Senior Specialist
Dr. Akbar Mohamed Chettali

A Paediatric Neurologist trained in management of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders in children, Dr. Akbar Mohamed Chettali has 7 years of experience as a Paediatrician. His fields of special interest include intractable epilepsy, neuro critical care, hereditary neuro metabolic and neuro genetic disorders and leucodystrophy.

Qualifications

DM in Paediatric Neurology (AIIMS, New Delhi)

MD in Paediatrics (PGIMER, Chandigarh)

MBBS (Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai)

Achievements

Senior Resident, AIIMS, New Delhi

Actively involved in Graduate and Undergraduate training

Proficient in English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu

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Dr. Sudhakar Karunakaran
Senior Specialist
Dr. Sudhakar Karunakaran

A Paediatric Neurologist with extensive training in management of neurological disorders in children, Dr. Sudhakar Karunakaran’s fields of special interest include developmental neurology, neurogenetics and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), autism and behavioral problems in children.

Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Developmental Neurology (Child Developmental Centre, Thiruvananthapuram) | Post Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MD in Paediatrics (GSVM Medical College, Kanpur) | MBBS (Thanjavur Medical College, Tamil Nadu)

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Dr. Jose Joseph
Senior Specialist
Dr. Jose Joseph

A Neurosurgeon trained in both cranial and spine surgeries, Dr. Jose Joseph’s areas of special interest include brain tumour surgery and spinal instrumentation. He is also a trained General Surgeon.

Qualifications

MCh in Neurosurgery (TD Medical College, Alappuzha)| MS in General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) |

Achievements

Senior Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, TD Medical College, Alappuzha

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil

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Dr. Sandhya Cherkil
Neuropsychologist
Dr. Sandhya Cherkil

A Psychologist with more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Sandhya Cherkil is an expert in cognitive psychology, remediation, rehabilitation and psychotherapies. Trained in administering java neuropsychiatric test and implementation of mini international neuropsychiatric interview, her areas of special interest include management of stress, wellbeing, quality of life and community psychology. She works closely with all specialities/ departments with a multidisciplinary approach.

Qualification

PhD

Achievements

Assistant Professor, Division of Neuropsychology, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Senior Research Fellow in the Collaborative Research Unit in Department of Psychiatry (Collaboration between Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Cochin, India)

Psychologist at Manohar Hospital, Kallai Road, Calicut

Psychologist at Leo Hospital, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala

Trained in administering java neuropsychiatric test and implementation of mini international neuropsychiatric interview at the Institute of Psychiatry, London

Developed an indigenous stress scale for assessing stress levels and determining the stressors of medical students

Actively involved in training Nursing and MD Psychiatry students for the past 5 years

Authored a book titled ’Stress, coping and wellbeing in the women spouses of mentally ill’, published by Lambert

Authored a text book ‘Psychology for paramedical courses’, published by Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

More than 10 research articles in journals

Proficient in English and Malayalam

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Neurology
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Services
  • Consultation
  • Outpatient electrophysiological diagnosis including: Nerve conduction studies Somatosensory, visual and auditory evoked potential studies EEG, Video EEG Carotid ultrasound and transcranial doppler
  • Speciality clinics for neurological problems
Inpatient Services
Inpatient Services
  • 24/7 neuro trauma & critical care
  • Dedicated Neuro ICUs
  • Carotid ultrasound and transcranial doppler
  • Diagnostic cerebral angiography
  • Thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy for stroke
  • Angioplasty and stent for stroke management
  • Inpatient electrophysiological procedures including: Long-term video EEG Invasive intracranial monitoring Sleep lab Nerve conduction and evoked potential studies (somatosensory, motor, visual & auditory) Intraoperative electrophysiology
Speciality Clinics

  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Memory
  • Parkinson’s disease and other behavioural disorders

  • Specialised Procedures
    • Deep brain stimulation for Parkinsonism, Tremor and Dystonia
    • Specialised care of Parkinsonism and Parkinson plus syndromes
    • Management of Dystonia, Tics, Chorea and Writer’s Cramp
    • Botulinum Toxin Therapy for cervical and other Dystonias, Post-Stroke
    • Spasticity, Cerebral Palsy, Hemifacial Spasm and Bleharospasm
    Paediatric Neurology
    • Management of all neurological disorders in children
    • Therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention for neurodevelopmental disorders
    • Video EEG and repetitive nerve stimulation test
    • Electromyography in children
    • Botox administration for kids with Spasticity
    • Forearm Ischemic Stress Test
    • Neostigmine challenge test for Myasthenia Gravis
    • Administration of developmental tools including DP3 / CARS/ specific learning disability tool
    • Formulating Ketogenic diet/ modified Atkins diet for kids with Intractable Epilepsy
    • Metabolic diet for children with congenital metabolic disorders
    • Paediatric Neuro Oncology
    Neurosurgery
    Outpatient/ Inpatient Services
    Outpatient/ Inpatient Services
    • Consultation/ management of neurosurgical diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves
    • Daycare surgeries / procedures
    • Nerve and muscle biopsy
    • Peripheral nerve procedures including Carpal Tunnel release
    • Percutaneous procedures including nerve blocks for pain management
    • Speciality Clinics: Pituitary and neuro-endocrine & Craniofacial
    • 24/7 emergency neurosurgery
    • Advanced critical care
    Cerebrovascular Surgery
    Cerebrovascular Surgery

    Microsurgery for:

    • Intracranial aneurysms
    • Excision of arteriovenous malformations
    • Cavernous angiomas and other vascular malformations
    • Vascular bypass
    • Vessel reconstruction with intraoperative ICG angiography
    Endoscopy And Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Transcranial endoscopic surgery for hydrocephalus
    • Endoscope assisted surgery
    • Endoscopic trans-nasal skull base surgery including surgery for pituitary tumours and other skull base tumours
    • Trans-nasal endoscopic repair of CSF leaks
    • Stereotactic surgery for brain tumours and intracranial catheter / electrode placement
    Spine Surgery
    • Microsurgery and minimal access surgery for cervical and lumbar discs
    • Cervical and lumbar disc replacement surgery
    • Lumbar inter-body Fusion PLIF, TLIF, ALIF, LLIF & xLIF
    • Percutaneous screws and instrumented spinal fusions
    • MIS decompression for spinal stenosis
    • Adult scoliosis and deformity correction
    • Paediatric and adolescent scoliosis and deformity correction
    • Microsurgery / minimally invasive surgery for spinal tumours
    • En-bloc resection for primary bony tumours
    • Minimal access surgery for spine fractures with percutaneous screws
    • Cranio-vertebral junction surgery (re-alignment, anterior and posterior fusion) for congenital and acquired abnormalities
    • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
    • Interventional spine services including epidural injections, foraminal infiltration, facet blocks and radiofrequency blocks
    Neuro Oncology

    Surgical management of benign/malignant tumours of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves, with the help of intraoperative navigation and electrophysiology.. ​

    24/7 Neurotrauma & Critical Care

    Round the clock emergency services for management of injuries of the brain and spine:

    • Advanced critical care
    • Intracranial pressure monitoring
    • Imaging
    • Surgical management
    • Neurophysiological monitoring
    Paediatric Neurosurgery

    Microsurgery for:

    • Congenital malformations of the brain and spine
    • Tumours
    • Hydrocephalus (including endoscopic ventriculostomy, shunt surgery and endoscope / navigation guided shunt placement)

    Functional Neurosurgery

    Surgeries for:

    • Refractory epilepsy, including implantation of electrodes for monitoring, resection of epileptic foci and other advanced treatment modalities
    • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders including radio frequency and deep brain stimulation
    • Intractable pain including peripheral nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation and microsurgical DREZ lesion cordotomy

    Management of:

    • Trigeminal neuralgia including percutaneous radio frequency lesions, microsurgical decompression and peripheral procedures
    • Spasticity including botox treatment, spinal and peripheral denervation procedures, baclofen pump implantation
    Reconstructive Neurosurgery
    • Correction of congenital craniofacial anomalies in conjunction with maxillofacial surgery
    • Syndromic and non-syndromic craniosynostosis
    • Facial clefts
    • Hypertelorism
    • Encephalocoeles
    • Distraction osteogenesis for correction of calvarial abnormalities
    • Repair of skull defects with custom built implants in titanium, acrylic or PEEK
    Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    • Microsurgical decompression and reconstruction of peripheral nerves and plexus following injuries, nerve entrapment and tumours
    • Nerve grafting for restoration of function
    • Microsurgery for brachial plexus injuries and tumours
    Interventional Neuroradiology/ Endovascular Surgery
    • Endovascular coiling of cerebral aneurysms
    • Stenting and flow diverter treatment for cerebral aneurysms
    • Glue and onyx embolisation for brain/ spine vascular malformations & fistulae
    • Carotid and vertebral artery stenting
    • Embolisation of brain and spine tumours

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    Neuropsychology
    Neuropsychology

    Neuropsychology is the systematic evaluation of higher cognitive abilities including intelligence, memory, academic skills, cognitive and language, attention span, sensory motor, problem solving abilities, executive abilities, visual motor skills and personality/emotional functioning. The Neuropsychology Clinic at the Aster Centre of Excellence in Neurosciences offers:

    • Cognitive evaluation/ rehabilitation/ remediation in patients with neurological conditions like epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and tumours
    • Study of functional aspect of brain through pre & post-operative evaluation
    • Study of decline of cognitive skills in the elderly
    • Evaluation of changes in thinking/ behavior pattern with people with serious illnesses
    • Evaluation/ management of behavioural problems
    • Counselling/ management of depression and anxiety
    • Counselling and management of depression and anxiety
    • Family counselling
    Neuropathology
    Neuropathology
    • Immunohistochemistry
    • Molecular diagnosis and genetic mutation analysis
    Neuro Rehabilitation
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy and rehabilitation for patients with neurological/ physical disabilities
    • Speech therapy for patients with language disabilities
    Nuclear Medicine In Neurology
    Nuclear Medicine In Neurology
    • Brain perfusion imaging
    • Ictal SPECT imaging
    • Technetium TRODAT imaging
    • I - 131 MIBG therapy for malignant neuroendocrine tumours
    Technology To Treat You Better
    • Flat panel bi-plane vascular hybrid cathlab
    • Fourth generation Time of Flight 16 Slide PET CT
    • True Beam Linear Accelerator for high-precision radiotherapy
    • Low radiation CLARITY cath lab
    • 256 slice Philips iCT scanner
    • 3 Tesla Wide Bore Digital MRI
    • GE SPECT-CT OPTIMA NM 640 Gamma Camera EPIQ
    • Image fusion for guided biopsies
    • OR 1 Karlstroz fusion integrated, Green OT certified Operation Theatres with autopilot anaesthesia
    • Stealth Station Navigation
    • C- Arm for surgical imaging
    • Dedicated ICCA (IntelliSpace Critical Care and Anaesthesia) Neuro ICUs
    • Level 3 Paediatric ICU
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