The RMI Department of Neurosurgery is committed to delivering exceptional patient care and the pursuit of science to improve patient outcomes. Our highly specialized physicians, practitioners and staff are devoted to providing the highest standard of patient care for all neurosurgical conditions of the central (i.e. brain, spinal cord) and peripheral nervous systems, as well as the blood vessels supplying them. We offer the latest in cutting edge treatment in a state-of-the-art environment that is simply unsurpassed in terms of quality, infrastructure and level of compassionate, patient-focused care. Our neurosurgeons are highly expert, specialized and committed to multimodality management leading to better outcomes for patients and their families.
We offer treatment for a broad spectrum of neurosurgical conditions. These include all types of primary (i.e. gliomas, glioblastomas, meningiomas) and metastatic brain as well as spine and spinal cord tumors, pituitary tumors (adenomas), spinal disorders (i.e. herniated discs, stenosis, scoliosis), peripheral nerve syndromes (i.e. carpal tunnel), neurovascular disease (ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke), pediatric and congenital disorders (i.e. hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, spina bifida, congenital spine deformities), pain disorders (i.e. trigeminal neuralgia), cerebrospinal fluid disorders (i.e. normal pressure hydrocephalus).
Moreover, patients benefit from the outstanding care provided in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and floors with a dedicated intensivist team in the ICU and highly-trained nurses with expertise in caring for patients with neurological conditions. Patients with spinal disease, for instance, can achieve successful outcomes with not only surgery, but as the result of rehabilitation and pain management as part of a complete treatment strategy developed for each individual patient and provided for at one location.
Our team of experts – which includes highly skilled clinicians as well as specialists from neuroradiology and neuro-oncology – is devoted to the treatment and care of brain tumor patients. Neuro-oncology is one of the most focused area of the neurosurgery department and have providing very fruitful result in recent past. A vast spectrum of brain lesions are treated at out Centre including gliomas, glioblastomas, meningiomas, nerve sheath tumors and metastatic brain as well as spine and spinal cord tumors. It is equipped with high speed neuro-drill, microscope and neuro-endoscope. Neurosurgery unit is continuously striving forward to incorporate most recent technologies for safer surgery and better outcomes for patient and their families. At RMI we treat
- Brain metastases
- Cushing’s disease
- Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)
- Mixed glioma
- Optic nerve gliomas
- Non-functioning pituitary adenoma
- Pituitary cysts
- Primary CNS lymphoma
- Primitive neuroectodermal (PNET)
- TSH-producing pituitary adenoma
Our multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment often finds that surgery can be avoided. When making this determination, we take many factors into consideration, including imaging studies, physical exams and desire for pain relief. When surgery is the most appropriate option (such as for spine tumors or fractures), our neurosurgeons are well-versed in all current techniques to successfully treat spinal disorders. But the decision to proceed with surgery is a collaborative process between the patient and doctor, made after a thorough discussion of the risks, benefits and probable outcomes.
Spinal disorders include: degenerative arthritis, spinal stenosis, herniated or degenerative disc disease, instability due to arthritis, trauma, scoliosis, spina bifida, osteoporosis, fractures and spinal cord tumors.
Major Surgeries in spine include
- Cervical stenosis surgery
- Cervical disc disease or herniation
- Lumbar stenosis surgery
- Lumbar disc herniation or disease
- Scoliosis correction
- Spondylolisthesis surgery
- Anterior discectomy and fusion
- Anterior Corpectomy and fusion
- Foraminotomy and discectomy
Patients with symptoms suggestive of a pituitary adenoma receive a comprehensive workup and treatment plan. This diagnosis comes from a strong interdisciplinary team of endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-ophthalmologists and neuro-oncologists – all working in concert with referring physicians.
A large number of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are cared for in our hospital. These are cases received directly as well as complex cases referred from other hospitals and tertiary care hospitals of the region. Neuro trauma service is backed by high standard ICU facility, radiology and rehabilitation facility. When patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) come to RMI they are treated by an extensive team, which includes Neurological Surgery, Trauma, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neuropsychology and Neurology.
RMI offers both stroke prevention strategies and a state-of-the-art treatment program. Acute stroke patients are transferred to RMI from primary and secondary service area facilities and physician practices. Patients requiring surgical intervention for cerebrovascular disorders are referred from an even broader referral range. The stroke team – led by specialty-trained stroke neurologists who are on call 24/7 – includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, emergency room physicians, vascular and minimally invasive interventional neuro-radiologists.
A team of physicians is on hand to perform surgery on cranial and spinal injuries, epilepsy, tumors, hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis and craniofacial disorders. Continuing the department’s commitment to minimally invasive options, our surgeons use endoscopic and other leading-edge techniques to operate.
Peripheral Nerve injuries
Our neurosurgeons and neurologists work as a team with other caregivers in the fields of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Pathology, Oncology, neurologist and Orthopedic Surgery to optimize the care given to our patients with problems involving the peripheral nervous system, including:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Schwannomas and Neurofibromas
Brachial plexus injuries
Ulnar or peroneal nerve compression