Brain And Spinal Tumors
Tumors of the brain and spine may
be malignant (cancerous) or anti neoplastic (non cancerous).
No one really knows the origin of these tumors but
it is known that brain tumors are more common and
seem to have equal occurrence in men and women. Quality
of life is diminished through neurological deficits
with these tumors and they must be dealt with as soon
as a definitive diagnosis is made.
The dedicated neurosurgical team
at these Institutes of Neurosciences aims not only
to preserve life, but to eliminate neurological deficits
while decreasing pain and discomfort to the patient.
About 1000 Neuro surgeries are performed every year
using the most advanced equipment available including:
1. The Clinas 6000SR Linear Accebrator
with X-Knife is a highly sophisticated, computer driven
technology used for its precision in removing appropriately
selected tumors of the brain and spine, arteriovenous
malformations, and other abnormalities.
2. Frame based Stereotaxic surgery
generated RF lesions (radio frequency energy) has
been very successful in neurosurgical procedures like
pallidotomy (stereotactic surgery in which lesions
are produced in the globus pallidus for treatment
of extra pyramidal diseases) and in thalamotomy (stereo
tactic technique for the discrete destruction of specific
groups of cells within the thalamus, done to relieve
pain, to alleviate the tremor and rigidity in paralysis
and in psychosurgery to relieve certain anxiety states
, psychoses and obsessive-compulsive disorders).
3. Microsurgical Instrumentation
using the least invasive technique to accurately excise
tumors of the brain and spine has been particularly
successful in lumbar discectomy (disc removal from
the lower spine).