Epilepsy treatment in India

Neurosurgery in India has progressed by leaps and bounds in the last few decades. Neurology hospitals in India offer the most advanced technology, have surgeons counted among the top neurosurgeons in the world, hospitals that are JCI accredited, English speaking medical staff and results of Epilepsy surgery in India speak volumes for themselves. The best part is that epilepsy treatment and epilepsy surgery in India is available at much affordable cost.

Epilepsy treatment

Epilepsy is the name of group of disorders of brain characterized by the recurrent episodes of seizures or fits. In simple words, it is a problem with the brain's electrical system. Seizures occur because of disrupted brain activity giving rise to sensorimotor changes, or, changes in movement, behaviour, feeling or awareness. Seizures in epilepsy may last for few seconds to a few minutes. They can commence at any age but it usually start in age group between 5-20 years. People who have had two or more seizures without known triggers at a gap of at least 24 hours are considered to be suffering from Epilepsy.

Epilepsy surgery is the most promising treatment that provides freedom from seizures in patients with the persistent seizures despite of requisite trials of at least 2-3 antiepileptic drugs.

The effectiveness of the surgery depends on the form of epilepsy, related pathology and appropriate identification of the seizure focal area with the help of neuroimaging and neurophysiological investigations. The modern advances in neuroimaging and EEG monitoring techniques have led to more accurate localisation of the lesion and thus yields best results from epilepsy surgery in India.

The ultimate aim of the epilepsy surgery is to eliminate or reduce the episodes of seizures by analysing and removing the abnormal part of the cerebral cortex causing seizures.

Causes of Epilepsy

Epilepsy occurs as a consequence of permanent changes in the brain either due to some medical disorder or injury to the brain.

The most common known causes of epilepsy include:

The treatment options for the epilepsy include:

Following procedures are performed in palliative treatment.

If you are having epilepsy seizures which are disabling and uncontrolled, despite of adequate trials of at least 2-3 antiepileptic medications, or if you are resistant to AED drug therapy and if the seizures are significantly affecting your life, then you can be considered for the epilepsy surgery.

The procedure is done under general anaesthesia and it usually takes 3-4 hours to complete.

Once the anaesthesia has taken effect and you are asleep, your head is fixed in a position and scalp will be prepared for the surgery. The surgeon then makes an incision on the scalp to expose the skull and a circular opening is drilled in the skull to expose the brain tissue.

Brain mapping is done using the intra-operative EEG monitoring and recording by stimulating the brain areas with the subdural electrodes. During mapping, the involved area is localized and with the help of operative microscope the surgeon resects and removes the area of the brain causing seizures.

All the structures are then sutured back and the bone flap is secured to skull with screws. Once this is done you are moved to Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit to monitor your vital signs.

You may experience headache and nausea after the surgery which can be controlled with medications. A stay of 3-4 days in the hospital is required after the surgery. Sutures are removed 7-10 days after the surgery. You can expect to return to the normal activities after 3-4 weeks. You may get fatigued very often which is common. Walking is encouraged while driving and other strenuous activities should be avoided for few months. You are recommended to stay on AEDs for up to an year after the surgery, the dose of which can be gradually tapered and eventually stopped.

The results of the surgery are very gratifying. Following the definitive cure surgery, one can expect complete elimination of the seizure while the palliative treatment results in decrease in frequency and length of the seizures ultimately leading to near normal and healthy life.

A stay of 3-4 days at the hospital followed by 1-2 week stay in India is required to recover well and fly back after the epilepsy surgery in India.

Cost of epilepsy surgery in India

At Abyssinia we recognize the significance of excellent health and well-being of our guests and hence our objective is to provide best epilepsy treatment in India at honest affordable prices. A preferred association with best neurosurgery hospitals in India and top neurosurgeons in India helps us advise

The cost epilepsy surgery in India varies with the type of procedure chosen, your medical condition, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.

An individually allocated case manager takes personalized interest to design a tailor made treatment plan for every guest and will provide with a specific time and cost of epilepsy surgery in India.

Kindly send your details to meditreatworld@gmail.com or curewithcare@meditreatworld.com for a quick response from the case managers.

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