Cost Difference :
|Neuro- surgery with Hypothermia
||India - USD 6800
||US - USD 21000
||India - USD 4500
||US - USD 13000
|Simple Brain T -Surgery umor -Biopsy
||India - USD 1200 USD 4600
||US - USD 4300 USD 10000
|Simple Spine Surgery
||India - USD 2300
||US - USD 6500
|Complex Spine Surgery
||India : USD 4600
||US - USD 13000
A new horizon of medical field cropping out in India is Neurosurgery. The country offers best neuro treatments that costs substantially less than those in developed countries, using the same technology delivered by competent specialists attaining similar success rate. Hospitals in India uses some of the best know how and technology and the procedures including gamma knife, radiology and artificial spinal discs.
Neurosurgery is a surgical discipline concerned with the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders to the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves. Many of the renowned institutions and hospitals in Kerala brings you the very best of medical treatments in all the major disciplines of neurosciences. Teemed up with the leading neurologist or neuro surgeons and state of art technology, Kerala has become one of the favorite destination with medical tourists. These hospitals or neuro centers offers specialized treatment and surgery to the patients. Innovative techniques such radio surgery using the gamma knife for tumor treatment and endovascular surgery for the clipping of aneurysms are used for neurosurgery in Kerala.
Leading neuro care centers in Kerala are equipped with breakthrough technology and latest equipments for neurologic treatments such as Spiral Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, blood banks and pathology facilities. Overs the years Kerala has achieved specialization in the field of Neurology with world class institutions like Indo American Hospital- Chemmankary, Amritha Institute of Medical Science and Research Center, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and many more.
Neurologic Diseases :
Neurologic Diseases are related to the disorders of brain, spinal cord and nerved throughout the body. The nervous system is the complex, sophisticated system that controls and coordinates the body's basic functions and activities. If something goes wrong with the nervous system, you may face problem in moving, speaking, swallowing and breathing. It can also affect your memory, senses and mood. Although there are more the 600 Neurologic diseases, but some of the most common among them are :
- Trouble with the way the nervous system develops such as spina bifida
- Diseases caused by faulty genes such as Huntington's disease and muscular dystrophy
- Degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's diseases and Alzheimer's disease ( in which nerve cells are damaged or die due to certain reasons )
- Injuries in the spinal cord and brain such as Trauma
- Seizure disorders such as epilepsy
- Stroke in which the diseases are carried to the brain through blood vessels
- Meningitis - major infection
- Brain Tumor and Cancer
Neuropathy is a disease that is caused due to the disturbance in the function of nerves. There are three types of Neuropathy � Diabetic Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy and Autonomic Neuropathy. The most common form of Neuropathy is the Peripheral Neuropathy which causes problems to the arms/ legs. An estimated one half of diabetics eventually develop some peripheral Neuropathy. Neuropathy can lead to disability, amputation, decreased ambulation as well as foot and leg ulceration due to the damage of nerves.
Multiple Sclerosis :
Multiple Sclerosis also known as disseminated Sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata is a disease that destroys the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects your nerve cells. This damage block the link between your brain and body, leading to the symptom of MS, that includes visual disturbance, muscle weakness, trouble with coordination and balance, thinking and memory problems.
Cerabral Palsy :
Cerabral Palsy is a group of disorders associated to the developmental brain injuries that occur during the fatal development, birth or shortly after birth. It can create problem in moving properly and in maintaining balance and posture. Patients of Cerabral Palsy may also face problem in writing or using scissor. This problem usually occurs when the when the area of the brain that controls movements do not work properly.
Alzhimer's disease :
Alzhimer's is a disease in which brain cells deteriorate. It affects the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. Patients of Alzhimer's disease face problem in remembering things that happened recently. They may even forget how to brush and comb their hair.
Parkinson's disease :
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells or neurons in the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. In this disease the neuron that make a chemical called dopamine die or do not work properly. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, or chemical that carries messages to the body. Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw, stiffness of arms, slowness of movement, poor balance and coordination are some of the major symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Risks to Neurosurgery :
There are many risks involved with the surgery of Neurologic diseases. Any operation dealing with the brain or spinal cord can causes paralysis, brain damage, infection, psychosis or even death.
Symptoms of Neurological Diseases :
The symptoms of Neurological disorders can be quite diverse. They can be caused by different factors such as inherited genetic abnormalities, Chronic pain, tremors, impaired reflexes, localized muscle weakness, motor coordination problems, paralysis, numbness, tingling, loss of vision, dementia, delirium, lethargy, seizure, agnosia, aphasia, stupor and coma. The neurologists access both the symptoms and patient's history to determine a diagnosis.
Some of the neurological tests include cranial nerve performance, motor system functioning, examining of muscle strength and coordination, performance of sensory systems as well as autonomic nervous system responses.