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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.

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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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NEUROSCIENCES TEAM SPEAKS

Doctors

Dr. Dilip Panikar

Senior Consultant
Dr dilip panicker sr consultant medium

Dr. Mathew Abraham

Senior Consultant
Mathew abraham medium

Dr. Vijay Jayakrishnan

Senior Consultant
Dr vijay jaikrishnan medium

Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew

Consultant
Dr jacob eapen mathew 2 medium

Dr. Boby Varkey Maramattom

Senior Consultant
Dr boby varkey consultant medium

Dr. Sujith Ovallath

Associate Consultant
Dr sujith o k medium

Dr. Anup P Nair

Consultant
Anupparameswaran large medium

Dr. Sandeep Padmanabhan

Consultant
Sandeeppadmanabhan large medium

Dr. Shejoy P Joshua

Consultant
Shejoypjoshua large medium

Dr. C V Gopalakrishnan

Consultant
Gopal medium

Dr. Reji Paul

Consultant
Reji medium

Dr. Prasant Narayanan

Senior Specialist
Dr prashant narayanan medium

Dr. Sandhya Cherkil

Neuropsychologist
Dr sandya neuro phsycologist medium

Dr. Sandeep T

Specialist
Sandeep 439x300 listing 31 medium

Dr. Anoop Varma

Specialist
Anopneuroo medium

Facilities

Neurology :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

Neurology: 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

Neurology : Speciality Clinics

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

Neurology : 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-StrokeSpasticity, Cerebral Palsy, Hemifacial Spasm and Bleharospasm

Paediatric Neurology : Services

  • 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

Paediatric Neurology : Aster KIND

The Kids Integrated Neurology & Development Centre at Aster Medcity, Kochi (Aster KIND) provides holistic care for management of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents.

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Neurosurgery : 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

Neurosurgery : Cerebrovascular Surgery

Microsurgery for:

  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Excision of arteriovenous malformations
  • Cavernous angiomas and other vascular malformations
  • Vascular bypass
  • Vessel reconstruction with intraoperative ICG angiography

Neurosurgery : 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

Neurosurgery : 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

Neurosurgery : Neuro Oncology

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

Neurosurgery : 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

Neurosurgery : Paediatric Neurosurgery

Microsurgery for:

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

Neurosurgery : 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

Neurosurgery : 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

Neurosurgery : 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 embolization for brain and spine vascular malformations and fistulae
  • Carotid and vertebral artery stenting
  • Embolization of brain and spine tumours
  • Spine pain management – vertebroplasty, sacroplasty and nerve root & facet blocks

Support Services : 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

Support Services : Neuropathology

  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Molecular diagnosis and genetic mutation analysis

Support Services : Neuro Rehabilitation

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy and rehabilitation for patients with neurological/ physical disabilities
  • Speech therapy for patients with language disabilities

Support Services : Nuclear Medicine In Neurology

  • Brain perfusion imaging
  • Ictal SPECT imaging
  • Technetium TRODAT imaging
  • I - 131 MIBG therapy for malignant neuroendocrine tumours

Support Services : 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

24/7 Faster Care

FASTER is a 24-hour, on-call hyper acute stroke unit that offers expert in-hospital evaluation and treatment decision making of acute stroke/brain attack within 30 minutes of arrival at the Emergency Room.

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