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Neurosurgeon

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, Vilnius, Lithuania

15 Years of experience

155 USD for video consultation


Dr. Jevgenijus Skuryginas is a specialized Neurosurgeon in Lithuania. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Vilnius, Lithuania. The doctor has over 15 Years of experience and is associated with Kardiolita Hospital, Vilnius.

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. Jevgenijus Skuryginas:

  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Head Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Meningioma
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Mixed Gliomas
  • Fractured Vertebra
  • Herniated Disc
  • Glioma

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. Jevgenijus Skuryginas are listed below

  • Laminectomy
  • Brain Tumour Treatment
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)
  • Craniotomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Deep Brain Stimulation

Association and Memberships Dr. Jevgenijus Skuryginas is part of:

  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)

Qualifications :

  • 1999 - 2005 Kaunas Medical University, Faculty of Medicine, medicine
  • 2005 - 2006 Kaunas Medical University, Faculty of Medicine, internship of medicine
  • 2006 - 2011 Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine, neurosurgery residency

Hospital Address :

Kardiolitos klinikos

Medical Expertise of Dr. Jevgenijus Skuryginas

  • Dr. Skurygianss primary fields of work Various degenerative spine conditions, malignant spinal tumors, spinal injuries, reconstructive and minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • A board certified, best & skilled Neurosurgeon with a history of performing procedures with a remarkable success rate
  • He earned various certifications in several courses with European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
  • Studied at the residency of neurosurgery at the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University. Working professionally, since 2005
  • Worked with world-class hospitals such as Hazelnut hospital, Santara clinics, Cardiolytic clinics, etc.
  • Holds membership of Association of Lithuanian Neurosurgeons
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Neurologist

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, Istanbul, Turkey

11 Years of experience

165 USD for video consultation


Dr. Celal Salcini is a specialized Neurologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over 11 Years of experience and is associated with NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital.

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. Celal Salcini:

  • Neurosyphilis
  • Meningitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Myelitis
  • Reye Syndrome
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Avulsion
  • Brachial Plexus Rupture
  • Brain Stroke

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. Celal Salcini are listed below

  • Epilepsy Treatment

Qualifications :

  • Prizren Science High School, 1996
  • Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, 2005
  • Marmara University Faculty of Medicine / Department of Neurology / Neurology Specialization Training, 2011

Hospital Address :

Saray, NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital, Ahmet Tevfik leri Caddesi,

Medical Expertise of Dr. Celal Salcini

  • Dr. Celal Salcinis is an expert of Neuromuscular Diseases, Epilepsy, and giving Teleconsultations. His medical specialities include Dementia, EEG, qEEG, EMG, Epilepsy, Neuromuscular Diseases, and Parkinson's Disease
  • Dr. Celal Salcini can skillfully treat the following conditions Brachial Plexus Injuries, Meningitis, Erb's Palsy, Brain Cancer, Neurosyphilis, Epilepsy, Avulsion of the Brachial Plexus, Brain stroke, Reye Syndrome, and Rupture of the Brachial Plexus
  • A well-known and accomplished neurosurgeon with a long and illustrious career.
  • He speaks English, Serbian, and Bosnian fluently.
  • Dr. Celal has also written papers for medical journals, including one on motor nerve dysfunction in diabetic patients with symmetrical distal sensory polyneuropathy: a single nerve fibre conduction velocity investigation.
  • Dr. Celal Salcini treats diseases with specialist holistic procedures and examines patients' medical histories to determine the cause of their condition.
  • He determines the underlying problem before providing advanced personalised treatment based on the medical conditions of the patients. His treatments consistently produce excellent results and medical outcomes.
  • He has many published articles and ongoing scientific studies in the field of neurology
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Neurosurgeon

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, Istanbul, Turkey

19 Years of experience

208 USD for video consultation


Dr. Akin Akakin is a specialized Neurosurgeon in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over 19 Years of experience and is associated with NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital.

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. Akin Akakin:

  • Brain Tumor
  • Csf Obstruction
  • Brain Abscess
  • Chronic Depression
  • Vertebral Tumors
  • Astrocytoma
  • Disc Herniation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Ependymomas

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. Akin Akakin are listed below

  • Brain Tumour Treatment
  • Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Brain Cancer Treatment
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Craniotomy
  • Spinal Fusion

Association and Memberships Dr. Akin Akakin is part of:

  • Member of Turkish Neurosurgical Society

Certifications :

  • Turkish Brain Research Society: "Brain Research Award" "Examination of angiogenic potential differences of AVM tissue in corneal angiogenesis model of rat, In human AVM tissue alone and human AVM treated with gamma-knife ", 2006 Synthes Neurosurgery Fellow of UF Florida 2010
  • SSCD Association award for best 15 papers 2010
  • Academia Euroasia Neurochirurgica Academy Award, Mumbai, India, 2011
  • FSM Hospital Academy Award 2011

Qualifications :

  • Marmara University Faculty of Medicine - Medical Education
  • Marmara University Faculty of Medicine Brain and Nerve Surgery - Specialization
  • Florida University Brain and Nerve Surgery Neuroanatomy Doctorate Program - International Education

Hospital Address :

Saray, NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital, Ahmet Tevfik leri Caddesi,

Medical Expertise of Dr. Akin Akakin

  • Dr. Akakin's He has a specific interest in spinal, nerves, and brain-related diseases and tumours
  • Popularly performed procedures by Dr. Akin are Hypoxia in the Brain, Head Trauma, Sciatica, Vertigo, Lumbar Fracture, Glial Tumor, Neck shift & stuck, Brain Tumors, Herniated disc, Lumbar mass, Skull Traumas, Joint Calcification, and many others.
  • Dr. Akin Akakin is a well-known and experienced Turkish neurologist.
  • His master's thesis focused on the effects of gamma knife and embolization therapy.
  • He has presented and published numerous well-researched studies at Turkish and international conferences and journals.
  • He has also been on a number of TV shows, news stations, and other publications.
  • Dr. Akin is a member of several prestigious organisations, including the Turkish Neurological Society.
  • Dr. Akin has received numerous awards in such a short time and has remained at the forefront of scientific achievements.
  • SSCD award, FSM hospital award, and Eurasian Academy of Neurological Surgery award are among his brain research honours.
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Neurosurgeon

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, New Delhi, India

13 Years of experience

37 USD for video consultation


Dr Amit Kumar Singh is one of the most skillful Neurosurgeon in New Delhi, India. The doctor holds over 13 years of experience and is associated with Manipal Hospital, Dwarka.

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. Amit Kumar Singh :

  • Ependymomas
  • Achondroplasia
  • Scoliosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Slip Disc
  • Fractured Vertebra
  • Disc Disease

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. Amit Kumar Singh are listed below

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)
  • Brain Tumour Treatment
  • Brain Cancer Treatment
  • Craniotomy
  • Spinal Fusion

Association and Memberships Dr. Amit Kumar Singh is part of:

  • Neurological Society of India

Qualifications :

  • MCh
  • MS
  • MBBS

Hospital Address :

Manipal Hospital Dwarka, Palam Vihar, Sector 6 Dwarka, Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Medical Expertise of Dr. Amit Kumar Singh

  • The specialist is a master of the following surgeries or conditions- Neuro-oncology, Brain tumor surgery, Micro neurosurgery of the brain, Image-Guided Surgery, Functional Neurosurgery, and DBS, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Craniovertebral Junction Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Degenerative Spine and Trauma, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Spinal Tumour Surgery, Complex Spine Fixations, and Comprehensive Management of all Spine related disorders.
  • One of the finest Neurosurgeons in New Delhi (India), Dr. Amit Kumar Singh has worked with several world-class multidisciplinary hospitals over the years.
  • He is known to go above and beyond his work commitments and provide the best treatment possible for patients.
  • The specialist can converse fluently in Hindi and English, so it will be quite convenient for patients of all hues to connect with him through teleconsultation.
  • Dr. Amit Kumar Singh is a member of the Neurological Society of India.
  • There are a plethora of talks and publications by the specialist. Some of them are Skull base bony lesions: management nuances; a retrospective analysis from a tertiary care centre.
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Neurologist

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, Ghaziabad, India

16 Years of experience

64 USD for video consultation


Dr. Sitla Prasad Pathak is one of the most skillful Neurologist in Ghaziabad, India. The clinician holds more than 16 years of experience and is associated with Max Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali.

Provided below are some of the conditions treated by the medical practitioner:

  • Seizures
  • Brain Stroke
  • Epilepsy

Some of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Sitla Prasad Pathak are:

  • Epilepsy Treatment
  • Management of Seizures
  • Stroke Treatment

Association and Memberships Dr. Sitla Prasad Pathak is part of:

  • Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN)
  • Indian Stroke Association (ISA)
  • Indian Epilepsy Association (IEA)
  • Movement Disorders Society of India (MDSI)

Qualifications :

  • DNB
  • MD
  • MBBS

Hospital Address :

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali, near Radisson Blu Hotel, Sector-1, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Medical Expertise of Dr. Sitla Prasad Pathak

  • Renowned Neurologist extensively trained in Acute Stroke Management, Epilepsy Management, DBS for patients with Parkinson's Disease and Electrophysiology
  • Dr. Pathak is a master in Stroke & Interventional neurology, Epilepsy, Movement Disorder, Neuro Electrophysiology, and Neuromuscular disorders
  • Popularly performed procedures by him are Carotid Endarterectomy, Cerebral Angioplasty, Cerebral or Brain Aneurysm Treatment, and Endovascular Coiling.
  • Dr. Sitla Prasad Pathak has more than five years of experience in the field of Neurology.
  • Dr. Pathak has over 500 cases of Acute Ischemic Stroke r-tpa Thrombolysis under his credit.
  • Apart from his passion for Acute Stroke Management, he is also interested in Rehabilitation in these instances.
  • Dr. Pathak's work has been published and presented in a variety of national and international journals and forums.
  • Dr. Sitla is also an active member of various national societies & associations such as the IAN, ISA, IEA, and MDSI.
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Neuromodulation Specialist

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New Delhi, India

8 Years of experience

175 USD for video consultation


Dr. Pritam Majumdar is one of the most skillful Neurologist in New Delhi, India. The medical specialist holds over 8 years of experience.

Listed below are some of the conditions treated by the clinician:

  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Seizures in epilepsy

Some of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Pritam Majumdar are:

  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator for Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Treatment
  • Management of Seizures

Association and Memberships Dr. Pritam Majumdar is part of:

  • International Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Society
  • International Neuromodulation Society
  • International Epilepsy Society

Certifications :

  • Fellowship in Movement Disorders
  • Fellowship in clinical Neuromodulation therapies
  • Fellowship in clinical research on Deep Brain Stimulation therapy (DBS)
  • Fellowship in clinical research on Spinal Cord Stimulation therapy and chronic pain to paraplegia

Qualifications :

  • PhD - Functional Neurosciences

Medical Expertise of Dr. Pritam Majumdar

  • Dr. Pritam specializes in the field of Neuromodulation therapies
  • Popularly performed areas of expertise include Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal cord Stimulation, Sacral nerve stimulation, Epidural Stimulation, Vagus nerve stimulation, Peripheral nerve stimulation, High cervical stimulation for restoring consciousness.
  • Dr. Pritam has conducted extensive research in Neuromodulation therapies.
  • He is a pioneer in the field of Neuromodulation therapies, having established them in a number of other countries.
  • He has conducted a wide collection of incredible research projects
  • Dr. Pritam is a certified movement disorders analyst at the International Parkinsons and Movement Disorder Society
  • Extending his credentials, he has also obtained memberships of the International Neuromodulation Society, and the International Epilepsy society.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon

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, Bangkok, Thailand

35 Years of experience

220 USD for video consultation


Dr. Pibul Itiravivong is a specialized Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon in Thailand. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Bangkok, Thailand. The doctor has over 35 Years of experience and is associated with Bangpakok 9 International Hospital.

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. Pibul Itiravivong:

  • Shoulder Inflammation
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Fracture or Hip Dysplasia
  • Torn Rotator Cuff
  • Avascular Necrosis of Hip Joint
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Bone Tumor in the Hip Joint
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Avulsion

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. Pibul Itiravivong are listed below

  • Meniscus Repair

Association and Memberships Dr. Pibul Itiravivong is part of:

  • Thai Board of Orthopedics
  • Thai Medical Council

Certifications :

  • Certified Spinal Surgery Oswestry, U.K.
  • Certified Paediatric Orthopaedics Oswestry, U.K.

Qualifications :

  • M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  • Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  • Diploma British Orthopaedics University Birmingham

Hospital Address :

Bangpakok 9 International Hospital, International Hospital, Rama II Road, Bang Mot, Chom Thong, Bangkok, Thailand

Medical Expertise of Dr. Pibul Itiravivong

  • Orthopedics is the main area of expertise of Dr. Pibul
  • Dr. Pibul is a master of Arthroplasty, Spine Surgery, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma, and many more.
  • An eminent & leading Orthopedic surgeon in Bangkok with 35+ years of experience
  • Holds prestigious membership of the Thai Board of Orthopedics (Thai Medical Council) and a Certified British Orthopedics by University of Birmingham, UK
  • Dr. Pibul pursued his international training in Orthopedics from University of Birmingham (UK), Spine Fellow from Oswestry (UK), Pediatric Orthopedic from Oswestry and Biomaterials from University of London.
  • Dr. Pibul Itiravivong is fluent in English, and Thai
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Pediatric Neurologist

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, Gurugram, India

10 of experience

37 USD for video consultation


Dr Ajit Singh Baghela is one of the foremost Pediatric Neurologist in Gurugram, India. The clinician holds over 10 years of experience and is associated with Artemis Health Institute .

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. Ajit Singh Baghela:

  • Neurosyphilis
  • Myelitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Brain Cancer
  • Reye Syndrome

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. Ajit Singh Baghela are listed below

  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Epilepsy Treatment

Association and Memberships Dr. Ajit Singh Baghela is part of:

  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)
  • Indian Medical Association(IMA)
  • International League Association of Epilepsy (ILAE)

Qualifications :

  • MBBS
  • DNB

Hospital Address :

Artemis Hospitals, Sector 51, Gurugram, Haryana, India

Medical Expertise of Dr. Ajit Singh Baghela

  • Dr. Ajit is a master of the following specialties- Neurology, Paediatric, Paediatric Neurology
  • He is well trained in diagnosing & treatment of following disorders upto 18 years of age of children- Developmental delay, Cerebral palsy & childhood stroke, Epilepsy, Genetic disorders, Muscles disease, Neuropathy, Encephalitis, Neurometabolic disorder, Autism/ADHD, Development assessment.
  • Some of the popular performed treatments to his credit are DBS, Brain tumor surgery, VP Shunting, MS, Craniotomy surgery, etc.
  • Dr. Ajit is an expert of EEG, VEP/BERA, and NCV/EMG
  • Dr. Ajit is a pediatrician of prominence with an experience of 9 years in medical field and 4 years in exclusive in Pediatric Neurology.
  • He holds the very prestigious fellowship in Epilepsy & Neurology from Pune
  • Not only this, he also had taken training in Paediatric Neurology from PGIMER, Chandigarh.
  • Dr. Ajit holds membership in the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Indian Medical Association(IMA), and International League Association of Epilepsy (ILAE)
  • He has been greatly honored with several reputed recognitions & awards such as Appreciation Award In Pediatric Neurology by IAP Gurgaon
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Neurosurgeon

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, Istanbul, Turkey

30 Years of experience

290 USD for video consultation


Dr. Professor Mustafa Bozbuga is a specialized Neurosurgeon in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over 30 Years of experience and is associated with NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital.

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. Professor Mustafa Bozbuga:

  • Brain Cancers- Astrocytoma
  • Pinched Nerve
  • High Intracranial Pressure
  • Brain Infection
  • Stroke
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Meningioma
  • Brain Tumor - Glioblastoma
  • Achondroplasia

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. Professor Mustafa Bozbuga are listed below

  • Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)
  • Craniotomy
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Brain Cancer Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Brain Tumour Treatment

Qualifications :

  • Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine - Neurosurgery (Brain and Nerve Surgery) Clinic - Specialist Training, 1991
  • George Washington University Faculty of Medicine Chair of Neurosurgery - Skull Base Surgery and Microneurosurgery, 1994
  • Osaka City University Faculty of Medicine Neurosurgery Chair - Skull Base Surgery and Microneurosurgery, 1994
  • Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty Anatomy Department - Anatomy Doctorate Education, 2004

Hospital Address :

Saray, NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital, Ahmet Tevfik leri Caddesi,

Medical Expertise of Dr. Professor Mustafa Bozbuga

  • Dr. Mustafa Bozbu?a performs all surgeries in the practice of Brain and Nerve Surgery
  • He is specialized in Skull Base Surgery, Neuro-oncology (Tumor Surgery), Neurovascular Surgery (Brain Vascular Surgery: Aneurysm), Spine, and Spinal Cord Surgery (Spinal Cord Tumors, Vascular Malformations, Spinal Narrow Canal Disease, Waist and neck hernias.
  • Prominent neurosurgeon with over 30 years of practise.
  • He has a doctorate in anatomy as well as a doctorate in philosophy.
  • Appointed as the Founding Clinical Chief of Kartal Training and Research Hospital's 2nd Neurosurgery Clinic
  • To-date, he has performed more than 700+ surgical interventions in the specialty
  • He has written four books, 37 book chapters, over 200 international and national papers, and over 150 scientific presentations throughout his professional life.
  • In the stream of philosophy, he has produced (9) book chapters and talks.
  • Dr. Bozbua has been listed in "Who is Who in the World" since 1997, and is a member of numerous national and international professional, scientific, and social organizations.
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Neurosurgeon

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, Istanbul, Turkey

20 Years of experience

290 USD for video consultation


Dr. Baran Yilmaz is a specialized Neurosurgeon in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over 20 Years of experience and is associated with Istinye University Bahcesehir - LIV Hospital.

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. Baran Yilmaz:

  • Epilepsy
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Brain Tumor
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Brain Tumor - Glioblastoma
  • Brain Cancers- Astrocytoma
  • Vertebral Osteoporosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Stroke

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. Baran Yilmaz are listed below

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Brain Tumour Treatment
  • Craniotomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)

Qualifications :

  • Istanbul Ataturk Science High School
  • Marmara University School of Medicine
  • Marmara University, Brain and Nerve Surgery Department

Hospital Address :

Ak Veysel Mah, stinye

He is famous for the following treatments- Brain Tumours, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Brain Hemorrhage, Cervical Disc Herniation, Spinal Tumours, Deep Brain Stimulation.
  • Dr. Baran is an expert in craniotomy and gamma knife
  • Dr. Baran has been consistently considered as the profoundly talented surgeon
  • With his acquired and developed skills, always seeks the best appropriate solutions for each child, even when the cases are complex.
  • Baran Ylmaz, MD is a member of the Department of Neurosurgery at Bahcesehir University School of Medicine.
  • He has performed more than 850+ procedures in his surgical career with full technical support
  • In the aforementioned subspecialties, he has almost 60 published articles.
  • Dr. Baran is a member of the Turkish Medical Association and the Turkish Neurosurgery Association.
  • Dr. Baran Yilmaz is a well-known neurosurgeon who has been honoured with the title of "Young Neurosurgeon."
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Spine Surgeon

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, Gurugram, India

20 of experience

64 USD for video consultation


Dr S K Rajan is one of the foremost Spine Surgeon in Gurugram, India. The medical practitioner holds over 18 years of experience and is associated with Artemis Health Institute .

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. S K Rajan:

  • Meningiomas
  • Aneurysm
  • High Intracranial Pressure
  • Achondroplasia
  • Disc Disease
  • Brain Cancers
  • Vertebral Osteoporosis
  • Fractured Vertebra
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. S K Rajan are listed below

  • Brain Tumour Treatment
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Laminectomy

Association and Memberships Dr. S K Rajan is part of:

  • North American Spine Society - NASS
  • American Association Of Neurological Surgeons - AANS
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India - MISSI
  • Neurological Surgeons Society of India - NSSI
  • Association of Surgeons of India - ASI

Certifications :

  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Fellow in Spine Surgery

Qualifications :

  • MS
  • MCh
  • MBBS

Hospital Address :

Artemis Hospitals, Sector 51, Gurugram, Haryana, India

Medical Expertise of Dr. S K Rajan

  • Dr. Rajans areas of clinical focus includes Minimally Invasive (Keyhole) Spine Surgery (for slipped discs, canal stenosis), Craniovertebral Junction (CVJ) Anomalies like Atlantoaxial Dislocations/fractures, Spinal Fractures including cementing (Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty), Endoscopic Spine Surgery (for slipped discs and tumors), Spinal Deformity correction (Kyphosis and Scoliosis), Spinal Tumors including keyhole tumor removal, Disc replacement (Artificial Disc Placements), and Spinal Tuberculosis & Discitis.
  • His repertoire includes both open and minimally invasive spine surgeries (Fusions as well as Motion Preservation Surgeries) on a variety of congenital, degenerative, scoliotic (deformity), traumatic and infective problems of the whole spine.
  • Dr. Rajan is an AO International Certified Spine Surgeon, uses Robotic O-Arm Neuro-Navigation in every single spine procedure he performs.
  • Dr. Rajan is one of very few spine surgeons in the country performing the minimally invasive (keyhole spine surgery) types of procedures.
  • He has, to his credit, an accomplishment of more than 3000 surgeries including some of the most complex spine cases and cases complicated by other surgeons.
  • Dr. Rajan holds esteemed 3 membership of North American Spine Society & World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies of USA, and NSI, ASSI, NSSI, NSSAI, MISSI
  • Dr Rajan is regularly invited to give talks at Regional & International level scientific meetings and authored a number of publications both articles in national-international journals as well as book chapters. He has been well-recognized for various awards such as AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN SPINE SURGERY at the Global Healthcare Excellence Awards at New Delhi
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Neurologist

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, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

15 Years of experience

182 USD for video consultation


Dr Preeti Sahota is one of the leading Neurologist in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The medical practitioner holds over 15 years of experience and is associated with Prime Hospital.

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. Preeti Sahota:

  • Brain Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. Preeti Sahota are listed below

  • Epilepsy Treatment
  • Management of Seizures
  • Stroke Treatment

Certifications :

  • Fellowship in cerebrovascular disease from Prestigious University of Texas, Houston, Texas in the USA

Qualifications :

  • MBBS,MD,DM

Hospital Address :

Prime Hospital - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Medical Expertise of Dr. Preeti Sahota

  • Area of experitse of Dr. Preeti Sahota includes Diagnosis & management of stroke and other vascular disorders (including intravenous thrombolysis), Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating CNS disorders, Adult epilepsy, Headaches and other craniofacial pains, Movement disorders, Nerve and muscle disorders, Spine diseases, Electrodiagnostic tests like EEG, NCS, EMG, VEP, BAER, SSEP, and Botox therapy
  • Dr. Preeti is a dynamic and competent neurologist who specialises in stroke and other vascular problems.
  • She attended famous Indian medical schools such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Chandigarh.
  • Throughout her academic career, she has received numerous honours and accolades.
  • She has also published numerous national and international research articles and book chapters.
  • She was instrumental in the development of FAST, a nationwide programme in India to educate the Hindi-speaking people about the signs and symptoms of a stroke.
  • She has conducted research and clinical studies in the fields of epilepsy and stroke.
  • Well-trained in Six Sigma in healthcare with six sigma green belt projects in earlier hospitals
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Neuro Surgeon

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, Ghaziabad, India

25 Years of experience

64 USD for video consultation


Dr Manish Vaish is one of the foremost Neurosurgeon in Ghaziabad, India. The clinician holds over 21 years of experience and is associated with Max Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali.

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. Manish Vaish:

  • Meningioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Brain Cancers- Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Brain Infection
  • Disc Pain
  • Disc Disease
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Brain Abscess
  • Spinal Arthritis

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. Manish Vaish are listed below

  • Brain Cancer Treatment
  • Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)
  • Laminectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Brain Tumour Treatment

Association and Memberships Dr. Manish Vaish is part of:

  • American Association Of Neurological Surgeons (USA)
  • Congress Of Neurological Surgeons (USA)
  • Neurological Society Of India
  • AO Spine
  • Neuro Spine Surgeons Society

Certifications :

  • Fellowship - American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • DNB - Neurosurgery-

Qualifications :

  • MBBS

Hospital Address :

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali, near Radisson Blu Hotel, Sector-1, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Medical Expertise of Dr. Manish Vaish

  • Dr. Manish is a board-certified neurosurgeon with extensive experience in a variety of subspecialties related to brain and spine surgery, including micro and endoscopic spine surgery treatments.
  • He is skilled in removing tumours, relieving chronic pain, and treating wounds, vascular abnormalities, and other ailments on the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.
  • Dr. Manish is an international fellow of American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Worked with some of India's most prestigious hospitals, including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, GBH American Hospital, and others.
  • He is regarded as one of the greatest surgeons capable of handling emergency and trauma patients.
  • He is a member of the FAANS, CNS-USA, NSI, NSSI, and AOSS, among others.
  • Not only that, but he is a master at developing healthcare programmes and information dissemination techniques, keeping doctors up to date on industry developments, and, above all, pioneering the adoption of ethical and evidence-based medical practises.
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Neurosurgeon

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, New Delhi, India

23 Years of experience

64 USD for video consultation


Dr Dhruv Chaturvedi is one of the most sought after Neurosurgeon in New Delhi, India. The medical specialist holds over 23 years of experience and is associated with Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute.

Following are some of the most common conditions treated by Dr. Dhruv Chaturvedi:

  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Glioma
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
  • Disc Dessication
  • Dystonia
  • Dementia
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Tremors
  • Brain Tumor - Glioblastoma
  • Astrocytoma

Some of the most popular procedures Dr. Dhruv Chaturvedi are listed below

  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Brain Cancer Treatment
  • External Ventricular Drainage
  • Laminectomy
  • Brain Tumour Treatment
  • Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)
  • Spinal Fusion

Association and Memberships Dr. Dhruv Chaturvedi is part of:

  • Delhi Medical Association (DMA)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Neurological Society of India
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)

Certifications :

  • Training in Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Endoscopic Brain Surgery and Endoscopic Functional Neuro Surgery (DBS) from Queens Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Qualifications :

  • MCh
  • MBBS
  • MS

Hospital Address :

Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute, Phase II, Sheikh Sarai, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Medical Expertise of Dr. Dhruv Chaturvedi

  • Dr. Chaturvedis major areas of specialization are Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery
  • Some of the treatment services provided by him includes Paralysis, Peripheral Nerve, Migraine Treatment, Vascular Surgery, Vertigo Treatment, Spine Surgery, Epilepsy Treatment, Brain Tumor Surgery, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Brain infection, Spinal Tumors, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Endoscopic Brain Surgery; including minimally invasive surgeries.
  • Considered to be one of the leading and eminent neurosurgeons in Delhi
  • Dr. Dhruv is one of India's few neurosurgeons who specializes in endoscopic brain and spine procedures.
  • Dr. Dhruv fosters strong and long-term connections with his patients by being kind and friendly.
  • In addition, he has attended and actively participated in a number of cranial and spinal surgery workshops.
  • Max Hospital, Fortis Hospital, and Indian Spinal Injuries Center are just a few of the reputable facilities where he has worked.
  • He is a member of the Delhi Medical Association (DMA), the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the Neurological Society of India, and the Indian Medical Council (MCI)
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Consult Online with Top Brain and Spine Surgeons

About Brain and Spine Specialist

Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of disorders of the nervous system. A brain and spine specialist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

The nervous system is made of two parts:

  • Central nervous system: including the brain and spinal cord.
  • Peripheral nervous system: including all other neural elements such as eyes, skin, ears and other sensory receptors.

If you are facing the disorders, illnesses and injuries involving the nervous system, then you should consider visiting a brain and spine doctor for your neurological management and treatment. Common symptoms requiring a visit with the neurologists include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Coordination problems
  • Confusion
  • Constant headaches, migraine
  • Dizziness
  • Changes in sensation such as touch, vision or via other sensory receptors
  • Seizure disorders, epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Infections of the nervous system eg. Encephalitis, Meningitis
  • Brain abscesses
  • Neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Spinal cord disorders like cluster headaches and migraine

Procedures Performed by Brain and Spine Specialists

  • Laboratory screening tests
  • Genetic testing
  • Computed tomography (CT scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  • Angiography
  • Biopsy
  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Electronystagmography (ENG)
  • Evoked potentials
  • Myelography
  • Polysomnogram
  • Thermography
  • Ultrasound imagingX-rays

Top Brain And Spine Specialists

DoctorAssociated Hospital
Dr. Manish VaishMax Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad
Dr. Sanjay SaxenaMax Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi
Dr. Mustafa Kemal HamamciogluLiv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul
Dr. Saumya H MittalSharda Hospital, Greater Noida
Dr. Baran YilmazIstinye University Bahcesehir - LIV Hospital, Istanbul
Dr. Pritam MajumdarIBS Hospital, New Delhi
Dr. Celal SalciniNPISTANBUL Brain Hospital, Istanbul
Dr. Ajit KumarNMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai

About Brain and Spine Surgeons

Types of Brain and Spine specialists

Brain and spine specialists can be broadly categorized into two types depending on the nature of their specialization and the procedures they carry out. The types are given below:

  • Neurologist
  • Neurosurgeon

About Neurologist

A Neurologist is a doctor who helps in the diagnosis, treatment and management of the disorders of the nervous system, constituting the brain, spinal cord and nerves. A neurologist specializes in treating the disorders of the nervous system, such as epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, etc. A child neurologist, also called pediatric neurologist, is a doctor who treats children having problems with their nervous system. More details on pediatric neurologist can be found in the below section of this page.

Procedures Performed by Neurologists:

  • Lumbar Puncture (also known as Spinal Tap)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Tensilon Test
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Auditory brainstem implant
  • Awake brain surgery
  • Botox injections
  • Carotid angioplasty and stenting
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Concussion testing
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Diaphragm pacing
  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • Locomotor training
  • Pediatric cervical spine surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

Who Is a Pediatric Neurologist?

Pediatric neurologist, also called a child neurologist, is a doctor that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the diseases and disorders affecting the nervous system of a child.

Your pediatrician might ask you to take you baby or child for visiting a pediatric neurologist if he witnesses a risk or abnormality in the neurological condition of the child as observed through the below (but not limited to) signs:

  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Muscle problems which may cause muscle weakness
  • Headaches (including migraines and concussions)
  • Behavioural disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Intellectual disability
  • Congenital malformations
  • Stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Genetic conditions
  • Autoimmune problems
  • Infections or inflammation
  • Brain tumors

Procedures Performed by Pediatric Neurologists

Some of the common procedures performed by a pediatric neurologist are:

  • Blood tests
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) /Electromyography test (EMG)
  • Botox Injections for Spasticity
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or CT scan
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)

About Neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon, also known as a brain surgeon, is a physician who specialises in the surgical treatment of the conditions or disorders that affect the nervous system. Some of the common treatments that are carried out by a neurosurgeon are for cerebral aneurysms, benign or cancerous brain and spinal tumors and injuries of brain or spinal cord. They also perform surgeries that involve patient rehabilitation after the treatment. A neurosurgeon works in coordination with other specialists and healthcare professionals as a part of a team. While neurosurgeons provides surgical as well as non operative treatment meant for patients of all ages, some of them are specialised specially for the surgical treatment of infants or children, and they are known as pediatric neurosurgeon. A detailed section will appear later on this page.

Procedures Performed by Neurosurgeons

  • Acoustic neuroma surgery
  • Aneurysm surgery
  • Arteriovenous malformation surgery
  • Auditory brainstem implant
  • Awake brain surgery
  • Brachial plexus surgery
  • Brain aneurysm surgery
  • Brain rehabilitation
  • Brain stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Carotid angioplasty and stenting
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Chiari malformation surgery
  • Computer-assisted brain surgery
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Diaphragm pacing for spinal cord injury
  • EC-IC Bypass (Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass Surgery)
  • Endoscopic procedures
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Fetal surgery
  • Functional electrical stimulation for spinal cord injury
  • Hemifacial spasm surgery
  • Hyperhidrosis surgery
  • Locomotor training for spinal cord injury
  • Minimally invasive endovascular treatment
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Neurogenic bladder and bowel management
  • Pediatric brain tumor surgery
  • Pediatric cervical spine surgery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Peripheral nerve tumor surgery
  • Pituitary tumor surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Seizure surgery
  • Managing sexuality and fertility related issue arising spinal cord injury
  • Spasticity management for spinal cord injury
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spine procedures
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Transcranial endoscopic procedures
  • Transnasal endoscopic procedures
  • Trigeminal neuralgia surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Aneurysm Repair
  • Carotid Artery Endarterectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Disk Removal
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Sympathectomy
  • Spinal Tap (lumbar puncture)

Who Is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon?

A pediatric neurosurgeon is a doctor specialized in the medical and surgical treatment of the conditions and disorders related to the nervous system of children. Nervous system is comprised of two parts: central nervous system constituting brain and spinal cord and peripheral nervous system comprising of the nerves that branch out off the spinal cord. While a neurosurgeon is a specialized in treating the conditions of the nervous system requiring surgical treatment, a pediatric neurosurgeon is an expert, trained and experienced for the same specifically for pediatric patients i.e. children.

When should you consider visiting a Pediatric Neurosurgeon?

A pediatric neurosurgeon does the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions pertaining to children’s nervous system as well as head and spinal deformities including the following:

  • Head deformities
  • Spine deformities
  • Problems and injuries of the brain, spine or nerves
  • Gait abnormalities (spasticity)
  • Birth injuries (weakness of arms and legs)
  • Loss of grip in hands and feet

Procedures Performed by Pediatric Neurosurgeon

  • Biopsy
  • Stereotactical Biopsy
  • Debulking
  • Gross Total Resection (GTR)
  • Endonasal Endoscopy
  • Post-Surgery and Recovery
  • Tumor Board
  • Radiation
  • Stereotactic Radiation (Radiosurgery)
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Chemotherapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the top Brain And Spine Specialists in All offering online consultation?

Given below are some of the most sought after brain and spine specialist available for online consultation:

Who is a Brain and Spine Specialist?

A brain and spine specialist specializes in the medical or surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the brain, spine, and nervous system, including nerves, the spinal cord, muscles, and related blood vessels. They also diagnose and treat many neurological diseases, such as stroke, back problems, seizure disorders, brain and spine tumors, injuries, and birth defects. Neurosurgeons also perform surgery on the neck, back, brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves to treat neurological issues.

Brain and spine specialists are also experts who specialize in the prevention of brain, spine, and nervous system conditions and in reducing neurological disability. A neurologist might help your primary care doctor take care of you. A brain and spine specialist typically:

  • Evaluates a medical history and educate patients about the brain and nervous system health and disease prevention.
  • Carry out physical exams that involve evaluating blood pressure, vital signs, and the overall health of the brain and nervous system.
  • Recommends and interprets laboratory as well as imaging tests and prescribes medications.
  • Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system including spinal cord and brain injuries and tumors, movement disorders, and different types of back problems.
  • Screens, treats, as well as monitors conditions that escalate the risk of complex brain and nervous system conditions like a head injury that can result in long-term memory loss and headaches.
  • Performs diagnostic procedures or surgery to treat brain cancer, back pain, and birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Provides direct care for spine, brain, and nervous system conditions in the clinic and hospital.
  • Works closely with a primary care doctor and other specialists and your healthcare team to provide optimal care.
What are the qualifications of a Brain and Spine Specialist?

Candidates aspiring to become a neurologist must have a 5½ years MBBS degree followed by 2 to 3 years MD/DNB course. After gaining the Master's degree, candidates have to pursue D.M. (neurology) to specialize in the field of neurology.

The first step to becoming a brain and spine specialist is to get a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Students must choose a degree that weighs heavy in the sciences. After clearing a competitive examination, a student can gain entrance into a medical school.

A medical student needs to complete a five-and-a-half-year MBBS program that prepares a student to work as a medical doctor. A student’s final two years will include clinical rotations in his or her chosen medical specialty.

A neurosurgeon residency program prepares a doctor to work in the field and also offers the opportunity to complete rotations in many areas of surgery and sub-specialties. As a doctor has additional experience and responsibilities, they can start focusing on neurosurgery. A brain and spine specialist has the opportunity to extend their training after doing residency by completing a spine fellowship program.

What conditions do a Brain and Spine Specialist treat?

A brain and spine specialist treats the below conditions:

  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Brain tumors
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Scheuermann's kyphosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord cancer
  • Chronic spine and back pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures
  • Radiculopathy
What diagnostic tests are required by a Brain and Spine Specialist?

Diagnostic tests and procedures are vital tools that help doctors confirm or rule out a neurological, spine disorder, or other medical condition. Doctors now use powerful and accurate tools to better diagnose disease. Many tests can be recommended by a brain and spine specialist to identity brain and spine disorders. Some common diagnostic tests recommended by a brain and spine specialist include:

  • Computed tomography (CT scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  • Angiography
  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
  • Electroencephalography
  • Electromyography
  • Electronystagmography
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Arteriogram
  • Neurosonography
  • Myelogram
  • Arteriogram
When should you visit a Brain and Spine Specialist?

If you or a loved one experiences unexplained symptoms that could be related to the brain, brain, or nervous system, your doctor may recommend a neurological exam with a brain and spine specialist.

If you experience any of the below symptoms, you should see a brain and spine specialist:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Coordination problems
  • Confusion
  • Chronic pain
  • Constant headaches, migraine
  • Dizziness
  • Seizure disorders, epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Changes in sensation such as touch, vision or via other sensory receptors
  • Infections of the nervous system eg. Encephalitis, Meningitis
  • Brain abscesses
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Movement problems
  • Seizures
  • A brain or spinal cord injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
What can you expect from your first visit with a Brain and Spine Specialist?

A brain and spine specialistcan help find out the cause of symptoms and develop a treatment plan for both complex and common neurological conditions. During a neurological exam, various instruments may be used to evaluate the nervous system. Motor skills, balance, coordination, and mental status may also be tested.

A brain and spine specialist will ask about your complete health history. They will conduct a physical exam to test your coordination, sight, reflexes, strength, mental state, and sensation.

In addition to tests and physical exams, you could get a lot of information at your first appointment. You may need to bring a family member or friend along with you. The person you bring can help ask questions, listen, and take notes.

Which are the most common procedures performed by a Spine Specialist?

Neurosurgical procedures can be performed for both pediatric and adult patients. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical procedures which are performed based on the nature of the disorder, type of injury, or disease. Modern non-invasive and invasive surgical procedures have simplified various brain surgeries up to a great extent. Below are some procedures performed by a brain and spine specialist:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Artificial disk replacement

More FAQs

Who is a Brain and Spine Specialist?

A brain and spine specialist specializes in the medical or surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the brain, spine, and nervous system, including nerves, the spinal cord, muscles, and related blood vessels. They also diagnose and treat many neurological diseases, such as stroke, back problems, seizure disorders, brain and spine tumors, injuries, and birth defects. Neurosurgeons also perform surgery on the neck, back, brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves to treat neurological issues.

Brain and spine specialists are also experts who specialize in the prevention of brain, spine, and nervous system conditions and in reducing neurological disability. A neurologist might help your primary care doctor take care of you. A brain and spine specialist typically:

  • Evaluates a medical history and educate patients about the brain and nervous system health and disease prevention.
  • Carry out physical exams that involve evaluating blood pressure, vital signs, and the overall health of the brain and nervous system.
  • Recommends and interprets laboratory as well as imaging tests and prescribes medications.
  • Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system including spinal cord and brain injuries and tumors, movement disorders, and different types of back problems.
  • Screens, treats, as well as monitors conditions that escalate the risk of complex brain and nervous system conditions like a head injury that can result in long-term memory loss and headaches.
  • Performs diagnostic procedures or surgery to treat brain cancer, back pain, and birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Provides direct care for spine, brain, and nervous system conditions in the clinic and hospital.
  • Works closely with a primary care doctor and other specialists and your healthcare team to provide optimal care.
What are the qualifications of a Brain and Spine Specialist?

Candidates aspiring to become a neurologist must have a 5½ years MBBS degree followed by 2 to 3 years MD/DNB course. After gaining the Master's degree, candidates have to pursue D.M. (neurology) to specialize in the field of neurology.

The first step to becoming a brain and spine specialist is to get a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Students must choose a degree that weighs heavy in the sciences. After clearing a competitive examination, a student can gain entrance into a medical school.

A medical student needs to complete a five-and-a-half-year MBBS program that prepares a student to work as a medical doctor. A student’s final two years will include clinical rotations in his or her chosen medical specialty.

A neurosurgeon residency program prepares a doctor to work in the field and also offers the opportunity to complete rotations in many areas of surgery and sub-specialties. As a doctor has additional experience and responsibilities, they can start focusing on neurosurgery. A brain and spine specialist has the opportunity to extend their training after doing residency by completing a spine fellowship program.

What conditions do a Brain and Spine Specialist treat?

A brain and spine specialist treats the below conditions:

  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Brain tumors
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Scheuermann's kyphosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord cancer
  • Chronic spine and back pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures
  • Radiculopathy
What diagnostic tests are required by a Brain and Spine Specialist?

Diagnostic tests and procedures are vital tools that help doctors confirm or rule out a neurological, spine disorder, or other medical condition. Doctors now use powerful and accurate tools to better diagnose disease. Many tests can be recommended by a brain and spine specialist to identity brain and spine disorders. Some common diagnostic tests recommended by a brain and spine specialist include:

  • Computed tomography (CT scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  • Angiography
  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
  • Electroencephalography
  • Electromyography
  • Electronystagmography
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Arteriogram
  • Neurosonography
  • Myelogram
  • Arteriogram
When should you visit a Brain and Spine Specialist?

If you or a loved one experiences unexplained symptoms that could be related to the brain, brain, or nervous system, your doctor may recommend a neurological exam with a brain and spine specialist.

If you experience any of the below symptoms, you should see a brain and spine specialist:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Coordination problems
  • Confusion
  • Chronic pain
  • Constant headaches, migraine
  • Dizziness
  • Seizure disorders, epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Changes in sensation such as touch, vision or via other sensory receptors
  • Infections of the nervous system eg. Encephalitis, Meningitis
  • Brain abscesses
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Movement problems
  • Seizures
  • A brain or spinal cord injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
What can you expect from your first visit with a Brain and Spine Specialist?

A brain and spine specialistcan help find out the cause of symptoms and develop a treatment plan for both complex and common neurological conditions. During a neurological exam, various instruments may be used to evaluate the nervous system. Motor skills, balance, coordination, and mental status may also be tested.

A brain and spine specialist will ask about your complete health history. They will conduct a physical exam to test your coordination, sight, reflexes, strength, mental state, and sensation.

In addition to tests and physical exams, you could get a lot of information at your first appointment. You may need to bring a family member or friend along with you. The person you bring can help ask questions, listen, and take notes.

Which are the most common procedures performed by a Spine Specialist?

Neurosurgical procedures can be performed for both pediatric and adult patients. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical procedures which are performed based on the nature of the disorder, type of injury, or disease. Modern non-invasive and invasive surgical procedures have simplified various brain surgeries up to a great extent. Below are some procedures performed by a brain and spine specialist:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Artificial disk replacement