Brain And Spine Specialist(s) in India

About Brain and Spine Surgeons in India

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
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the popular procedures performed by a brain and spine specialist in India?
  • Endoscopic Brain Surgery: Minimally invasive technique requiring less recovery time compared to conventional surgical methods. It allows neurosurgeons to identify and manage deep conditions within the brain.
  • Spine Surgery: A surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease or any surgery in the lumbar spine or lower back is termed as spine surgery. It allows neurosurgeons to identify and manage deep conditions within the brain.
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery: A sophisticated minimally invasive backbone surgical operation designed to provide a faster recovery time and much less recurring pain than conventional spine surgical treatment strategies.
  • Cranioplasty and Craniotomy Surgery: A craniotomy is performed to gain access to the brain for surgery by removing a portion of the skull. A cranioplasty represents a surgical approach adopted to correct a defect of the skull. The surgery is usually performed following a traumatic injury to the skull or after a previous brain surgery such as a craniotomy.
  • Stereotactic Brain Surgery: A surgical approach where the lesion is eliminated with the help of photograph guidance. This approach capitalizes on images of the brain to manual the medical professional to a target inside the brain.
  • Neck Surgery: A minimally-invasive surgical treatment wherein the neurosurgeon removes the tumor through small holes (approximately the dimensions of a dime) inside the cranium or via the mouth or nose.
  • Lumbar Fusion Surgery: A surgical approach adopted to connect two or more vertebrae in the spine permanently.
  • Cyber-Knife: Non-invasive treatment approach where radiation therapy is used and can be employed for cancerous and non-cancerous tumours.
  • Deep Brain Simulation: It is an elective surgical procedure in which electrodes are implanted into certain brain areas. These electrodes generate electrical impulses that control abnormal brain activity.
  • Scoliosis Surgery: Surgical approach employed to correct the curvature of the spine.
  • Kyphosis Surgery: Surgical procedure adopted to restore as much normal curvature to the spine as possible and prevent the curve from worsening, to remove pressure from the nerves, and to protect the nerves and spine from further damage.
What is the average consulting fee of a Spine Specialist in India?

The average consulting fee charged by a brain and spine specialist is INR 1000 to INR 2000. The variation in the average fees is attributed to the location of the clinic/HCP, overall expertise and clinical experience of the professional, and the success rate with medical conditions managed so far.

Why should you choose a Spine Specialist from India?

Brain and spine specialists in India are equipped and updated with the most recent and advanced developments and techniques in neurosurgery.

Brain and spine doctors in India go through a challenging academic curriculum and need to qualify for exceptionally competitive examinations. First, a medical student must complete a very rigorous 5 ½ years actual graduation (MBBS) that includes an internship. They operate in multiple clinical departments on a rotational basis to obtain deep clinical experience in all disciplines.

Post completion of actual graduation, doctors prepare for a nationwide entrance. Upon qualifying the same, they can apply for MS (specialization of 3 years in General Surgery) or Diploma (2 years) in General Surgery. An individual may further go for DNB (Post-graduate Master's degree for Specialist Doctors of National board), MCH in Neurosurgery.

Recent regulation in India also mandates all doctors to complete 2-5 years of compulsory rural service enriching the clinical exposure and better practical experience.

Apart from this, many doctors travel abroad to work with globally recognized medical experts and complete distinguished courses to possess exceptional clinical expertise. Brain and Spine specialists in India focus on gaining technical expertise.

The majority of the brain and spine specialists in India are entitled to fellowships from the topmost and well recognized global institutes and have the exposure of working with internationally recognized healthcare professionals. These factors make Indian Brain and Spine specialists more suitable and versatile to various techniques, approaches, and methods for different surgical treatments.

What are the types of brain and spine specialists in India?
  • Neurologists: Specialist who diagnoses and treats problems with the nervous system.
  • Neurosurgeons: Specializes in the surgical treatment of the conditions of the central nervous system.
  • Osteopathic Physicians: Focusing on the musculoskeletal system.
  • Physiatrists: Provides rehabilitation for all kinds of conditions and injuries from stroke to low back pain, athletic injuries, and more.
  • Chiropractors: Have hands-on experience in alternative medicine that focuses on restoring the body's physiological functioning by aligning the spine.
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