Ms. Ekemma Nwaike Underwent VP Shunt Surgery at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, India

Ms. Ekemma Nwaike Underwent VP Shunt Surgery at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, India
  • Patient Name : Ms. Ekemma Nwaike
  • From Country : Nigeria
  • Destination Country : India
  • Procedure : VP Shunt Surgery
  • Hospital : Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon

Dr. Aditya Gupta has my highest recommendation. I am grateful to the medical professionals and nursing personnel at Artemis Hospital for their excellent care. My satisfaction with the services that MediGence offers is likewise quite high. I value how quickly MediGence got in touch with me and assisted me in scheduling appointments and local transportation. I also want to emphasize how professional and accommodating Medigence was to my requirements and medical care.

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On 5 Oct 2022, Ms. Ekemma Nwaike, 50, of Nigeria flew to India for medical care. For some years, she suffered from severe headaches and weakness. The arteries in the brain are affected by obstruction, which can eventually result in blockages and cause ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and seizures. Large head size, memory loss, and impaired vision, behavior, movements, and states of awareness were altered as a result of the seizures. For the condition, the doctors advised ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery. Ms. Nwaike’s advisory team, who are familiar with the patient’s symptoms, diagnosis, etc., was contacted by her. They exchanged her results and a medication list.

Dr. Aditya Gupta has over 21 years of experience as a practicing neurosurgeon. At the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, he earned his MBBS in 1994. He received his M.Ch. (Neurosurgery) degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1999. As Chief – Neurosurgery & CNS Radiosurgery & Co-Chief – Cyberknife Center at Artemis Hospital, Gurugram, Dr. Gupta is now the best neurosurgeon in India.

A 350 bed, cutting-edge, multi-specialty hospital, Artemis Hospital is situated in Gurgaon, India’s capital region, and spans 9 acres. The first hospital in Gurgaon to receive JCI and NABH accreditation is Artemis Hospital. As one of the most cutting-edge hospitals in India, Artemis offers a wide range of cutting-edge medical and surgical interventions and a complete mix of inpatient and outpatient services. To establish new standards in healthcare, Artemis has given prominent individuals from across the nation and outside access to sophisticated technology.

We sent her the treatment plan after discussing the situation with leading neurosurgeons. The patient opted to proceed with Dr. Aditya Gupta at Artemis Hospital, India after some deliberation.  During the operation, MediGence stepped in to help the patient. The entire process, including the patient’s stay, hospital transfer, airport pickup, and all consultation and hospital appointments, was made easier for them by MediGence.

Pre-Treatment and Surgical Procedure

Dr. Aditya Gupta, a neurologist, handled the consultation and procedure flawlessly and professionally.  Before being admitted to the hospital, Mrs. Nwaike had a counseling visit with the neurosurgeon. The team of specialists responded to the patient’s parents’ questions and provided them with details regarding her condition. In-depth discussions on the patient’s treatments, if any, the status of her disease in relation to the treatments, and the patient’s prognosis for recovery were shared with her. The patient’s questions were addressed by the physician and the medical staff. The patient then had all the necessary tests and examinations in order to get ready for the treatment, as advised by the doctor.

The surgical treatment known as VP shunting is generally used for treating hydrocephalus disease. When too much cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up in the brain’s ventricles, this disease develops. The brain is cushioned and safeguarded inside the skull by CSF. It needs certain nutrients, and the fluid transports those needed and removes waste. These ventricles often carry CSF to the brain’s base. After that, the fluid bathes the spinal cord and brain before it is reabsorbed into the circulation. When the natural flow of fluid is disturbed, an accumulation of fluid may put damaging pressure on the tissues of the brain, which may result in brain injury.

Post Treatment

During her recovery, Mrs. Ekemma Nwaike spent three weeks in India. In order to make sure that the patient’s therapy was successful and up to their standards and to keep track of her progress, MediGence scheduled a follow-up session with her.


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