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Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.


Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in brain tissue cause the brain to be too excitable or jumpy. The brain sends out abnormal signals. This results in repeated, unpredictable seizures. The type of seizure depends on the part of the brain affected and cause of epilepsy. Symptoms vary from person to person. Common causes of epilepsy are stroke or transient ischemic attack, dementia (Alzheimer's disease), traumatic brain injury, infections, including brain abscess, meningitis, encephalitis, Brain Tumor etc.

Epilepsy Surgery India

Epilepsy treatment in India

The doctor in India performs a physical exam, which includes a detailed look at the brain and nervous system. An EEG (electroencephalogram) is done to check the electrical activity in the brain. People with epilepsy often have abnormal electrical activity seen in this test.

 

Before arriving at a decision to perform surgery tests need to be done like blood chemistry, blood sugar, CBC (complete blood count), Kidney and Liver function tests, Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) and Tests for infectious diseases.

 

Head CT or MRI scan is often done to find the cause and location of the problem in the brain. Treatment for epilepsy may involve surgery or medication.

 

If epilepsy seizures are due to a tumor, abnormal blood vessels, or bleeding in the brain, surgery to treat these disorders may make the seizures stop.

 

Medication to prevent seizures, called anticonvulsants, may reduce the number of future seizures. Many epilepsy medications cause birth defects and thus a patient should be careful while opting for medications. Women wishing to become pregnant should tell the doctor in advance in order to adjust medications.

Surgery to remove the abnormal brain cells causing the seizures may be helpful for some patients. Surgery to place a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) may be recommended. This device is similar to a heart pacemaker. It can help reduce the number of seizures. Sometimes, children are placed on a special diet to help prevent seizures.

 

Patients whose condition is not adequately controlled with anticonvulsive drugs are potential candidates for surgical epilepsy surgery in India which involves a neurosurgical procedure where an area of the brain involved in seizures is either resected, disconnected or stimulated. The goal is to eliminate seizures or significantly reduce seizure burden. Epilepsy surgery can be especially beneficial to patients who have seizures associated with structural brain abnormalities, such as benign brain tumors, malformations of blood vessels (including disorders like arteriovenous malformations, cavernous angiomas, and venous angiomas) and strokes. Today, worldwide, surgery is considered as a more viable option to cure epilepsy sooner because studies have shown that the earlier surgery is performed, the better the outcome. Surgery is now being performed on some patients whose seizures have been uncontrolled for only 1 or 2 years. At least two single drugs and a combination of two or more drugs should be tried before surgery is considered.

 

Prior to the surgery, the doctor in India weighs carefully the risks associated with the surgery, however, because there is no guarantee that it will be successful in controlling seizures. Epilepsy treatment in India has evolved to include consideration of the patient's quality of life, not just the number of seizures. Both continued seizures and high doses of medication impose costs on all areas of a person's life—intellectual, psychological, social, educational, and employment. The goal of this treatment is the elimination of seizures, since uncontrolled seizures carry significant risks, including injury and sudden death.

 

Heal & Wheel India’s role in your surgical trip …
Before coming to India for the surgery you will be in constant communication with our expert panel of surgeons here in India, They will advise you to lose weight if you are overweight. Every minute detail will be taken care off before and after the surgery for example placing things within reach in your house, usage of raised toilet seats, shower table etc.

 

Prior to the surgery, the doctor in India weighs carefully the risks associated with the surgery, however, because there is no guarantee that it will be successful in controlling seizures. Epilepsy treatment in India has evolved to include consideration of the patient's quality of life, not just the number of seizures. Both continued seizures and high doses of medication impose costs on all areas of a person's life—intellectual, psychological, social, educational, and employment. The goal of this treatment is the elimination of seizures, since uncontrolled seizures carry significant risks, including injury and sudden death.

 

Heal & Wheel understands your emotional needs as much as your physical ones. Thus what we work hard to provide is peace of mind. With significant experience and expertise in medical procedures. Heal and Wheel ensures you best quality medical treatment at most competitive prices coupled with the best recuperation vacation. We have tied up with the best in the Indian healthcare industry and deal only with internationally reputed experienced doctors with brilliant professional case histories.

 

We understand that security and hygiene are your utmost concerns. We have taken measures to ensure you the most hygienic and secure environs while you are with us in India. Heal and wheel is also famous for its excellent pre and post treatment follow up patient care services. We keep all your information confidential while closely following HIPAA standards. We remain in constant communication with your doctor back at home, both before and after your surgery in India.

 

 
 

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