Neurology is the branch of healthcare science that deals with all the abnormalities and disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The scope of a neuro doctor may or may not also include the blood vessels, coverings, and effector tissues. The scientific study of the human nervous system aids practitioners in gaining a strong footing in the field of Neurology. A neurologist may typically be involved in clinical trials, research, and translational or basic research. A branch within Neurology, called neurosurgery, is the division that supports the parent branch with its specialty. Over the years, a significant overlap has been observed between neurology and psychiatry, with the otherwise obvious distinction between the two functions constantly being blurred.
With a strong focus on the patient’s current physical and mental health condition, a neurology doctor, during a regular treatment plan, may also study and examine the patient’s medical history, especially his/her mental health history, strength, reflexes, health of the cranial nerves (including vision), and sensations. It is imperative that a neurology doctor determine the clinical localization of the abnormality and/or to just check if the problem is occurring in the nervous system. Surgery is an exception, so most of the neurological diagnoses are carried out through a melange of tests that help determine the location of the problem, and thereafter a treatment program is designed to guide the patient towards the ultimate therapy and complete cure of neuro diseases.
In both the in-patient and out-patient departments, a neurology doctor examines, diagnoses, and cures patients who are referred by other physicians. The starting point for any neurological treatment shoulders itself on two key procedures:
An exhaustive examination of a patient’s neurological condition may include (but is not limited to) the assessment of:
While the above tests may suit a majority of cases, there are a few cases wherein a neuro physician may also warrant a few additional tests, just to make sure that the therapy/cure is guided in the right direction. The additional list of tests may include:
The assessment of a patient’s cerebrospinal fluid is one of the most commonly done procedures by doctors by means of lumbar punctures. Genetic testing, after it has evolved manifolds in utility, has opened up further scope in assessing and classifying neuromuscular diseases that may have been inherited, including aiding in the cure of many such neuro genetic and neuro diseases. Active research is underway to uncover various genetic impacts on the growth of acquired neurological diseases. The same applies to child neurology.
Some of the most common conditions treated and cured by neurology doctors include:
At Aster Hospitals, we understand that mental health is as important a branch of healthcare as any other, probably more. The Department of Neurology provides care to patients with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves or muscles. The medical staff integrates compassionate care with state-of-the-art research and rigorous medical training. The department is equipped with the latest medical technology, from life-saving intervention for acute brain trauma to the skilful management of chronic neurological illnesses.
We care about the fact that access to specialized equipment and technology is as important as having access to a highly-skilled team of doctors, and hence our state-of-the-art medical infrastructure serves as the perfect setting for the accurate diagnosis and ongoing treatment of neurological diseases. At Aster Hospitals, we believe that patients and their families should have access to high-quality healthcare at the centre that they trust.
The department offers treatment and services for the following conditions:- Headaches – Evaluation and treatment of all types of headache disorders - Fits/Epilepsy/Loss of consciousness - Vertigo - Stroke/Paralysis - Memory disturbances - Numbness/ Tingling in the hands, legs (Neuropathy) - Tremors/Parkinson’s disease - Bell’s palsy - Generalized/Focal weakness in the body - Sleep disorders The department contains the following facilities for the treatment and diagnosis of its patients: - MRI - CT Scan - Carotid Doppler - Electrocardiogram (ECG) - 2D Echo - Blood tests - Electromyography (EMG)/Nerve conduction studies - Electroencephalogram (EEG)
We live in a world where falling sick isn’t rare, and it’s daunting that a major fraction of our population is devoid of quality mental healthcare. It’s a change worthy intersection of demand and provision when it comes to neurological care for patients, and thus, Aster Hospitals’ healthcare infrastructure and an expert panel of doctors, clinicians, and technicians ensure that every patient is given undivided attention, as we know that a successful treatment regime thrives on candid interactions. With a treatment philosophy that’s driven on a fine blend of science and expertise, research and study, care and commitment, we are dedicated to making the world a happier, healthier place. A part of the same philosophy, our Neurological division houses some of the best doctors in the country; an impressive record replete with laurels, and thousands of happy patients and counting. Aster Hospitals is also home to some of the best paediatric neurologists, and is constantly seeking new opportunities to set bigger yardsticks with advanced progress.
Present in over 9 countries, Aster Hospitals is probably one of the world's most rapidly growing healthcare chains. Offering a wide range of healthcare services, Aster Hospitals boasts a diverse team of highly-skilled healthcare professionals and medical infrastructure capable of end-to-end disease detection and cure. Headquartered in Dubai, the Aster family now encompasses 17,600+ employees, 2296 doctors with several JCI accredited Hospitals, clinics, and Diagnostic Centres. Each of the group’s verticals is a symbol of distinction, driven by a commitment to build a healthier tomorrow and to take healthcare to the next level of excellence.