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Neurosurgery in India


Neurosurgery in India can help you if you are looking for a quality treatment for a neurological condition. This article discusses various neurosurgery procedure in India, top neurosurgeons, their quality and effectiveness.

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is a surgical treatment for a disease or injury in the brain, spinal cord, spinal column, and peripheral nerves in the body. Some common neurolgical conditions that Neurosurgeons treat are:

  1. Central nervous system infections like Meningitis
  2. Spinal Disc Herniation
  3. Spinal Stenosis
  4. Traumatic injuries of head (brain hemorrhage), spine, and peripheral nerves
  5. Epilepsy
  6. Parkinson’s Disease
  7. Tumors of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves

Neurosurgery Cost in India

The cost of neurosurgical procedures in India starts from $5,000 and averages to $9,000. Traditional procedures that require incision usually cost less than modern non-invasive or minimally invasive ones.

The cost of non-invasive procedures like Cyber Knife Surgery may vary between $8,000 – $11,000. Surgery to control Epileptic seizures may cost around $5,000 – $7,500.

Neurosurgery Type India Cost (USD)
DBS Surgery $25,000 – $30,000
Craniotomy $9,000 – $9,600
Brain Tumor Surgery $5,000 – $7,000
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery $6,000 – $8,000
Cyber Knife Radio Surgery $8,000 – $11,000
Skullbase Surgery Depends on case
Epilepsy Surgery $5,000 – $7,500

Neurosurgery Procedures

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)

Stereotactic Radiosurgery removes the tumor in the brain or spine with focused radiation beams. Unlike traditional surgeries, this surgery does not need an incision. Instead, it uses high-intensity radiation to damage the DNA of abnormal cells without damaging the surrounding healthy cells. [1]MayoClinic
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It is called Stereotaxic surgery or Stereotaxy. There are mainly 3 types of Stereotactic Radiosurgery:

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery (GKSRS)

Special Gamma Knife machines target gamma rays at abnormal growths in the brain. Gamma Knife Surgery is the gold standard for treating tumors in the brain and has been in use for 40+ years. [2]University of Virginia School of Medicine
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It costs more than the open surgery but is non-invasive and is less risky. In India’s accredited hospitals, Gamma Knife surgery may cost between $6,000 to $8,000.

Cyber Knife Radiosurgery (CKSRS)

Cyber Knife Surgery in India

Cyber Knife machines target photons or Xrays at abnormal growths.

  • The rays can be targeted accurately from over a thousand positions in real-time, causing no damage to surrounding tissues.
  • You may not require anesthesia during Cyber Knife procedure. [3]Pasadena Cyber Knife
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The cost of Cyber Knife Surgery in India is $8,000 – $11,000. Our partner hospital uses advanced technologies like CyberKnife® Robotic Radio Surgery System and is one of the first to introduce it in the Asia Pacific region.

Frameless Stereotactic Surgery

This surgery uses the Neuronavigation technique to treat tumors that are deep within the brain or movement disorders like Parkinson’s Disease. Here the images of the brain guide the surgeon to the target during the surgery.

It may remove large brain tumors with accuracy.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery

DBS involves placing an implant in the brain that sends electrical impulses to specific areas in the brain (usually brain areas responsible for movement).

Because of the implant’s functional similarity to a cardiac pacemaker, it is also called a brain pacemaker or neurostimulator.

It is usually done to treat movement disorders like Parkinson’s Disease. [4]Mayfield Brain & Spine Cincinnati
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If you plan to have Deep Brain Stimulation surgery in India, the surgery may cost you $25,000 – $30,000.

Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy surgery may reduce seizures in epileptic patients to some extent. There are several ways your surgeon may perform the surgery to treat Epilepsy –

  1. Remove the specific part of brain which is causing seizures.
  2. Or separate the seizure-causing part of the brain from the rest of the brain.
  3. Or stop nerve impulses that cause siezures by disrupting their path. [5]Epilepsy Society
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In India, the average cost of Epilepsy Surgery varies between $5,000 – $7,500. The cost may vary depending on the route your surgeon thinks is the best to treat Epileptic siezures.

Skull Base Surgery (Cranial Base Surgery)

It is a surgical method to remove a tumor at the base of the skull. The surgery is complex because of the tumor’s proximity to important blood vessels and nerves. Due to its complexity, a team of Neurosurgeon, Plastic Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon, and Neck Surgeon may do this surgery. [6]Stanford Health Care
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Though the cost may depend on several factors exclusive to the patient, Skull Base Surgery in India may cost between $5,000 – $7,000.

Neuro-Endoscopic Surgery

It is a minimally invasive technique to treat certain brain tumors, hydrocephalus, drainage of brain abscesses or cysts, and brain aneurysms.

In this surgery, the surgeon inserts a small camera (endoscope) into the patient’s brain through a small incision to access and treat the problem area.

Best Accredited Neurosurgery Hospitals in India

India is home to internationally accredited neurosurgery hospitals. These hospitals use minimally invasive surgical methods (when possible) and give importance to the patient’s comfort and quality of treatment.

Apollo Hospitals

Apollo Hospitals India for Neurosurgery

  • 7 JCI-accredited hospitals in Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai.
  • Specialized equipments like Neuroendoscopy and Novalis Tx Unit.
  • Dedicated Neuro ICU and Neuro post-op ICU.

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon

Artemis hospitals for Neurosurgery India

  • Accredited by JCI and NABH.
  • In business since 2007, the hospital has 400+ beds and 400+ doctors.
  • Modern Neurosurgery equipment like NIM – ECLIPSE Nerve Monitoring System and dedicated Neuro Suite.

Medanta Hospitals

medanta hospitals for Neurosurgery in India

  • Medanta Hospital Gurgaon is JCI-accredited. Medanta Hospitals in Ranchi and Indore are NABH accredited.
  • Advanced Neuro technologies like CyberKnife VSI Robotic Radiosurgery System and Intra-operative O-Arm Spine Suite.
  • Dedicated ICUs for Neurosurgery patients.

Workhardt Hospitals

Wockhardt Hospitals for Neurosurgery India

  • Chain of NABH accredited hospitals in Nagpur, Rajkot, Nasik, Panaji, Mumbai, and Thane.
  • Associated with Partners Harvard Medical International.
  • Experienced Neurosurgeons in brain tumor surgery, Stereotactic Brain Surgery, Cranioplasty, AVM Surgery, Endoscopy-assisted craniofacial surgery, and other spine and brain surgeries.

BLK Hospital, New Delhi

BLK hospitals Neurosurgery

  • JCI-accredited hospital with 650+ beds and 300+ medical experts.
  • Advanced Neuro technologies like Intra operative Neuro Monitoring, Electroencephalogram (EEG), and Electromyography (EMG).
  • Neurosurgical treatments for Epilepsy, Stroke, Back Pain, Microscopic & Endoscopic Disc Surgeries, and Brain & Spine tumours.

Top Neurosurgeons in India

Dr. V.P. Singh, New Delhi

  • Operated 400+ cases of intracranial aneurysm.
  • Specializes in brain tumor surgery, radiosurgery, and epilepsy surgery.
  • President of Indian Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Dr. Aditya Gupta, Gurugram

  • Trained from international universities in Paris and Amsterdam.
  • Member of Congress of Neurological Surgeons, US.
  • Specializes in Brain Tumor Surgery, Radiosurgery, (Cyberknife, Gamma Knife), Spine Surgery, and Surgery for Epilepsy.

Dr. B Ravi Mohan Rao, Bangalore

  • 26+ years of experience.
  • Member of Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA
  • Specializes in Cerebrovascular Surgery, Cerebral Aneurysm, DBS for Parkinson’s, and treatment of complex brain lesions.

FAQs

How long will be the hospital stay for a Neurosurgery procedure in India?

Duration of hospital stay depends on the type of surgery you have. On an average, Neurosurgery patients are required to stay for 5 – 7 days in the hospital.

For how long will I have to stay in India post-surgery?

You may be required to stay for 5 – 7 days in India after you are discharged. During these days, your surgeon will monitor your condition closely and ensure you are healthy enough to travel back.

We can help you find good quality hotels near the hospital for post-surgery stay.

When can I join back work after Neurosurgery?

Whether it is safe for you to join work depends on the nature of your work and your recovery. On an average Neurosurgery patients can join work 2 – 4 weeks after surgery.

Can I stay in touch with my doctor/surgeon after I return home?

Yes. Your surgeon can provide followup over call and email. They can also help cross consult reports with your local doctor.

To consult your doctor again after you return home, you can contact your case manager.

Is Neurosurgery affordable in India?

Yes. Though our partner hospitals provide the highest quality in Neurosurgery, your surgery in India will cost only a fraction of what it would have in the US.

How can I get Neurosurgery in India?

Once you contact us, a Case Manager will be in touch with you within 24 hours to know about your needs and concerns. They will help you get your surgery scheduled in the best accredited hospitals and experienced Neurosurgeons in India.

You will need to submit to your Case Manager your medical reports (CT scans, MRIs, EEG, PET scans, SPECT scans) as asked by your Neurosurgeon in India. These reports will help them analyze and suggest the best treatment for your case.

What is the status of quality and safety of Neurosurgery in India?

Technology and quality of Neurosurgery in India is comparable to the world’s best hospitals.

Although India is home to countless hospitals, the top hospitals here are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) or National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH).

To know more about the hospital best suited for your needs, fill out our quote form. A dedicated Case Manager will guide you through the journey of Neurosurgery in India.

What is Craniotomy? In what cases my surgeon may do it?

In the medical world, “tomy” means “removal”. In Craniotomy, the surgeon will remove some part of the bone or skull. It is usually done as a part of another procedure to expose the problem part of the brain.

It may be done during a surgery for brain tumor, aneurysm, remove blood clots, epilepsy or hydrocephalus.

Will I need Visa to travel to India?

Yes. The patient will need Medical Visa, and any attendants with the patient will need Medical Attendant Visa. We can help you get the visa by providing the Medical Visa Invitation Letter.

An easy way to apply for Medical Visa is online on iVisa.com. [7]India Medical Visa
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What if I need to stay longer than permitted by my Visa?

The Medical Visa in India allows you to extend the length of your stay if there is a medical emergency.

Also bear in mind that “Medical e-Visa” is not extendable.

Will my doctors/surgeon in India talk in English?

Yes, our staff and the doctors speak in English. Our partner hospitals can also arrange an interpreter. All you need to do is ask your case manager in advance.

Do I need an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon for spine surgery in India?

Both orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon may perform a spine surgery.

An orthopedic surgeon specializes in disorders of bones and joints including those of the spine. They may be trained to treat spinal deformities like Scoliosis or Disc Herniations.

A neurosurgeon specializes in treatment disorders and injuries in the brain, spine, spinal cord, and nerves. Some spine surgeons may focus their practice on spinal problems.

To specialize in spine surgery procedures, both orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons complete fellowship or training in spine surgery.

To select a surgeon for spine, you can check their specialty during fellowship or training and whether they have performed successful spine surgeries before. [8]Spine-health
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