Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari

   NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda , Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  18 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience

Dr Ansari is a highly trained and experienced spine surgeon in UAE. He has over 10 years of experience. His primary treatment areas are degenerative spinal disorders, spinal tumours, Cranio-cervical junction abnormalities, trauma as well as spinal deformities including Scoliosis, Kyphosis and Spondylolisthesis. Dr Ansari graduated from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India. After completion of his Orthopaedic Residency, he was trained in Spinal Deformity and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries (MISS) from national and international fellowships from UC Davis Hospital, Sacramento, CA, US; Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai; Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. Currently, he is Specialist Orthopaedics - Spine Surgeon at NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai.

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr Ansari is a well-established spine surgeon. He has been extensively trained in the latest technologies. He is involved in clinical research activities and concentrates on clinical outcomes of spine surgery in the fields of spine trauma, degenerative spine, spine oncology and revision spine surgeries, for which he has presented and published research papers. He is a member of various organizations including Spine associates, North American Spine Society, Ortho spine NET.

Conditions Treated by Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari

A neurosurgeon is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the nervous system, including the brain, peripheral nerves, spinal cord, and spine. Neurosurgeons offer non-operative as well as surgical treatment to patients. Here is a list of some of the conditions Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari treats:

  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Brain Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Traumatic Head Injury
  • Astrocytoma
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Disc Herniation
  • Dystonia
  • Disc Bulge
  • Brain Tumor - Glioblastoma
  • High Intracranial Pressure
  • Aneurysm
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Paget'S Disease
  • Stroke
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Glioma
  • Chronic Depression
  • Disc Pain
  • Brain Cancers- Astrocytoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Brain Cancers
  • Brain Infection
  • Herniated Disc
  • Vertebral Osteoporosis
  • Vertebral Tumors
  • Dementia
  • Mixed Gliomas
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Fractured Vertebra
  • Achondroplasia
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Disc Dessication
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Brain Tumor
  • Vertebral Hemangioma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Slip Disc
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Ependymomas
  • Epilepsy
  • Scoliosis
  • Meningioma
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Disc Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
  • Tremors
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Csf Obstruction
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Cerebral Edema

Signs and symptoms treated by Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari

Neurological conditions produce different symptoms ranging from mild to severe. You should never ignore any such symptoms because these may lead to severe results if left unaddressed. Some of the signs and symptoms that neurological disorders can produce are listed below.

  • Headaches, which may be severe and worsen with activity or in the early morning
  • Inability to maintain normal posture due to stiffness and/or pain
  • Pain that worsens with movement; loss of movement
  • Stiffness in the low back area
  • Sleep problems
  • Prominent scalp veins
  • Memory problems
  • restricting range of motion
  • Bulging and tense fontanelle or soft spot
  • Unusually large head size
  • Muscle spasms either with activity or at rest
  • Seizures
  • Downward deviation of eyes or sunset sign
  • Pins and needles feeling in your legs, toes or feet
  • Numbness or weakness in your lower back, buttock, leg or feet
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Moderate to severe pain in lower back, buttock and down your leg
  • Rapidly increasing head circumference
  • Drowsiness

When the brain is damaged, it affects different things, including memory, sensation, and even an individuals personality. Brain disorders are caused by illness, genetics, and traumatic injury. These disorders can produce different symptoms.

Operating Hours of Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari

The working hour of doctor Mehandi Hassan Ansari is 11 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday. The doctor has an off on Sunday. Sometimes, the doctor may not be available on the working days, so it is always suggested that you confirm the doctors availability before you visit him.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari

Dr Mehandi Hassan Ansari is a renowned neurosurgeon who performs a number of popular procedures mentioned below::

  • Laminectomy
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy

With a rich experience in neurosurgery and having a record for performing a number of successful brain surgeries with a high success rate, the neurosurgeon has received global recognition for their holistic approach. Patient safety is the top priority for the doctor who follows all medical protocols and provides care of international standards. Also, the doctor can handle even the most complicated cases with ease.

Past Experience

  • Consultant Spine Surgeon CARE Hospital, Nagpur
  • Consultant Spine Surgeon Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad
  • Consultant Spine Surgeon MIOT International Hospital, Chennai

Qualifications

  • Medical Graduate - Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India
  • Orthopaedic Residency - Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, India.
  • Training Spinal Deformity and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries (MISS)
Procedures
Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)

The spinal cord is a linear arrangement of many small bones known as vertebrae. These vertebrae consist of spaces between them known as intervertebral spaces. They are filled with cartilaginous structures that provide a cushioning effect to the vertebrae and support the movement of the spine. These cartilaginous structures are called Intervertebral discs.

Any pathology of the intervertebral discs such as disc herniation (slipping of the disc from between the vertebrae), ruptured disc, or degenerative disc disease may cause severe back pain due to nerve impingement, indicating the need for either partial or total disc replacement. In partial disc replacement surgery, only a portion of the cartilaginous disc is replaced by the artificial disc, while the total disc is replaced in the total disc replacement surgery.

Cervical disc degeneration and disc rupture may cause chronic neck pain radiating towards the arm.  Thoracic disc degeneration may cause chronic upper/ mid back pain while lumbar disc degeneration may cause chronic lower back pain.

 

Conditions that indicate the need for a disc replacement surgery:

  • Discitis (Inflammation of the intervertebral disc)
  • Scoliosis (abnormal spinal curve laterally)
  • Herniated disc in back (slipping of the cartilaginous disc into surrounding tissue)
  • Disc degeneration and disc rupture (infection of the intervertebral disc causing its degeneration.
Laminectomy

Laminectomy is also known as decompression surgery. In this surgical procedure, a part of the vertebral bone called lamina is removed to create additional space. The lamina is the back part of the vertebrae that covers the spinal canal. Removing the lamina enlarges the spinal canal and thus, helps relieve pressure on the nerves and the spinal cord. Bony growths, especially in people with spinal arthritis, may put an additional pressure on the spinal cord. It may cause severe back pain and in some severe cases, can even cause paralysis. Narrowing of the space between the vertebrae is also known as spinal stenosis.

Laminectomy surgery, which is a form of spinal stenosis treatment, helps relieve pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves by creating a room between the vertebrae and the cord. When the pressure on the spinal cord in the case of lumbar spinal stenosis is relieved by creating a space between the lumbar vertebrae, the procedure is known as lumbar laminectomy. During a lumbar laminectomy, the surgeon may even remove the ligaments or bone spurs pressing the spinal cord.

Microdiscectomy

Microdiscectomy is also known as microdecompression or cervical microdiscectomy. It is one of the most commonly performed spine surgery procedures.

Microdiscectomy or cervical microdiscectomy is preferred for patients with a lumbar herniated disc. The main goal of a discectomy is to relieve the pressure on a spinal nerve root by removing the material causing the pain. Traditionally, this purpose was solved by an open technique called lumbar discectomy surgery, which involves making a large incision to cut some of the back muscles, leading to a slow and painful recovery. Nowadays, an advanced form of surgery called microdiscectomy can achieve the same goal that too with the help of a small incision and fewer injury to back muscles. As a result, the recovery takes less time and is less painful.  A special microscope is used in microdiscectomy to view the disc and nerves. The larger view allows the surgeon to make a smaller incision, causing less damage to the surrounding tissues.

 

When is microdiscectomy needed?

Sciatica is a condition caused by compression of the spinal nerve, which generally results in chronic pain in the legs of the patients. This compression of the spinal nerve is frequently the result of a herniated lumbar disc.  As a herniagrows, the damaged tissue extends into the spinal column and pushes on the nerves. This condition causes the nerves to send pain signals to the brain and the brain interprets the pain source to be coming from the legs.

Most commonly, sciatica heals naturally or with the help of medication in a few weeks. But, if sciatica lasts more than 12 weeks after taking oral medicines, patients may benefit from discectomy. Discectomy is also used for the treatment of spondylosis and lumbar spinal stenosis. While spondylosis occurs due to degenerative osteoarthritis of the vertebrae, lumbar spinal stenosis occurs due to narrowing of the spinal canal leading to nerve compression. The latter may also warrant the need for a spinal stenosis surgery.

Scoliosis Surgery

Scoliosis is a medical condition, characterized by an abnormal curve of the spine. There are different types of scoliosis, depending on the exact location of the abnormal curve and the age of the patient. The abnormal curvature of the spin is the most common symptom of scoliosis.

The spinal curve looks straight when looking from the front. The normal curved of the spine visualized from the sides are known as kyphosis and lordosis. People with scoliosis develop an additional curve in their spine to five it a C-shaped or an S-shaped appearance.

Scoliosis can affect adults as well as children. However, it is most common in patients aged above 10. Additionally, this condition is more common in girls than boys. A sideways curvature of the lumbar vertebrae is also known as lumbar scoliosis.

The most common test used to diagnosed scoliosis is Adam’s Forward Bend Test. During this test, the doctor asks the suspected patient to bend at the waist with palms touching the floor and knees straight. In this position, any abnormality in the curvature of the spine is clearly visible.

Symptoms of Scoliosis

There are no specific symptoms of scoliosis. The appearance of the abnormal curvature of the spine is most often the first sign of scoliosis. The diagnosis of this condition most commonly takes place during an examination at school and college.

In severe cases of scoliosis, breathing difficulty, chest pain, and shortness of breath may appear. Scoliosis is not usually painful. But it can cause neck pain, back pain, abdominal pain, rib pain, and muscle spasms.

Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion surgery is a type of a spinal procedure used to join two or more bones permanently in the spine and to prevent movement between them. The bones that are joined are called as vertebrae. Spinal fusion surgery is performed along with other surgical procedures such as foraminotomy or laminectomy and after diskectomy in the neck. It is required if the patient has an injury or a fracture of the vertebrae. The spine will become weak due to an infection or tumors. Spinal fusion is also performed in abnormal curvatures that result from scoliosis or kyphosis.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr Mehandi Hassan Ansari have as a spine surgeon in the United Arab Emirates?

Dr Ansari has over 10years of experience as a spine surgeon.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr Mehandi Hassan Ansari as a spine surgeon?

His primary treatment areas are degenerative spinal disorders, spinal tumours, Cranio-cervical junction abnormalities, trauma as well as spinal deformities including Scoliosis, Kyphosis and Spondylolisthesis.

Does Dr Mehandi Hassan Ansari provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr Ansari provides online consultation through MediGence.

How much does it cost to consult online with Dr Mehandi Hassan Ansari?

It costs 160 USD for online consultation with the spine expert Dr Ansari.

What associations is Dr Mehandi Hassan Ansari part of?

He is a member of various associations including Spine associates, North American Spine Society, Ortho spine NET.

When do you need to see a spine surgeon such as Dr Mehandi Hassan Ansari?

It is necessary to consult a spine surgeon such as Dr Ansari for any queries regarding treatment /diagnosis of spinal deformities, degenerative diseases.

How to connect with Dr Mehandi Hassan Ansari for Online Consultation through MediGence?

He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the online consultation can be done.

What area of specialization does Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari have?
Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari is specialized in United Arab Emirates and of the most sought after doctors in Brain and Spine Specialist.
Does Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari have?
Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari is one of the most sought after specialists in United Arab Emirates and has over 18 Years years of experience.
FAQ's Related to Neurosurgeon
What does a Neurosurgeon do?

Dr. Mehandi Hassan Ansari is a renowned neurosurgeon who is known for his patient-centric approach and high success rate. The doctor evaluates the condition of the patient completely before performing any procedure to understand the risk associated with the procedure. With vast experience in performing even the most complex cases with high precision and accuracy, the doctor follows medical protocols in order to ensure patient safety. Also, the doctor is abreast with the latest techniques. Neurosurgeons work both in private and public hospitals. They also see patients in a clinic or surgery. They work closely with specialists and health professionals as part of a medical team, such as a critical care team or a hospital stroke team.

What are the tests required before and during consultation for Neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon will recommend you one or more diagnostic tests before and during consultation in order to find out the case of the condition and start the right treatment. For a complete evaluation of your condition, you have to undergo neurological examination which may include the following:

  • Nerve conduction velocity studies/electromyography
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Myelogram
  • Neurological exam
  • CT Brain
  • Blood Tests
  • Spinal X-ray
  • Spinal MRI
  • Physical Exam
  • MRI Brain

For the diagnosis of neurological conditions, you need to have one or more of the following tests::

  1. Cerebral Angiogram
  2. CT Myelogram
  3. CT Scans
  4. Lumbar Puncture
  5. MRI Scans
  6. X-ray Imaging
  7. Electroencephalogram
  8. Electromyogram
  9. Spinal tap CT
When should you go to see a neurosurgeon?

Here are some of the top signs that suggest you should consult a neurosurgeon:

  1. Numbness and pain
  2. Weak grip
  3. Persistent headache/migraine
  4. Impaired movement
  5. Seizures
  6. Balance issues

Neurosurgeons help in the diagnosis and treatment of the conditions of the nervous system. They are mostly involved in complicated surgery of the brain. They offer surgical treatment for the conditions affecting any part of the body, caused mainly due to nerve issues.

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