(Complex procedures at the base of the brain involving the bone and blood vessels)

Tumors of the skull base are often the most difficult to treat. Surgery is complex due to the critical location of the tumor in terms of proximity to vital blood vessels, nerves and requires a team of surgeons – Neurosurgeon, Head & Neck surgeon, Plastic surgeon and Vascular surgeon. With the latest in high-speed drills and saws, we are indeed well equipped for these procedures.

Surgery for Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects voluntary movement.

Symptoms vary person to person and typically affect one side of the body first , even as they worsen. Traditionally total cure was never possible and patients were put on medications to manage their worsening symptoms.

Parkinson’s disease can progressively affect quality of life , with symtomps such as:

  • Tremor – Tremor in a limb, often in the hand or fingers at rest, a back-and-forth rubbing of your thumb and forefinger, known as “pill-rolling”
  • Slowed voluntary movement (bradykinesia) – Reduced ability to move and walk, and dragging feet with smaller steps as well as difficulty in rising from sitting/getting out of a bed/chair
  • Orthostatic hypotension – Lightheadedness or dizzy when standing
  • Rigid muscles – Muscle stiffness and abnormal tone in the body limiting your motion and causing pain
  • Impaired posture and balance – Stooped posture, unsteady balance
  • Loss of automatic movements – Decreased facial movement like blinking, smiling or swinging your arms when you walk
  • Dysarthria – Difficulty in speaking and speech-related problems like speaking softly, quickly, with a slur or hesitation, monotonous without inflections
  • Dysphagia – Difficulty in swallowing
  • Writing changes – Difficulty to write, and writing may appear small.
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