Dr. Chirag Solanki has been trained in this field in his alma mater, NIMHANS, the premiere world-renowned Institute of National Importance in India under the stalwarts. He also got training under Professor Tipu Aziz, the pioneer in this field in Europe and one of the first few in the world, for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) from John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK. There he also trained for DBS, Spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation under Dr. Alex Green, Dr. James Fitzgerald and Dr. Stana Bojanic. He returned from Oxford, UK to provide his expertise to the patients in this field and establish the first ever center in Gujarat.
What is neurotrauma surgery?
Neurotrauma surgery is a type of surgical speciality that focuses on the treatment of traumatic injuries to the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It involves a range of surgical techniques and procedures to repair or reconstruct damaged structures in the nervous system.
What are the most common causes of neurotrauma?
The most common causes of neurotrauma are traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI), which can result from falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and violent assaults. Other causes of neurotrauma may include strokes, aneurysms, and tumours.
What are the goals of neurotrauma surgery?
The goals of neurotrauma surgery are to stabilize the patient’s condition, prevent further damage to the nervous system, and restore normal function as much as possible. This may involve removing damaged tissue, repairing fractures or other structural damage, and relieving pressure on the brain or spinal cord.
What are some common neurotrauma surgical procedures?
Common neurotrauma surgical procedures include craniotomy (removal of a portion of the skull to access the brain), decompressive craniectomy (removal of a portion of the skull to relieve pressure on the brain), spinal fusion (joining two or more vertebrae to stabilize the spine), and nerve repair (reconnecting severed or damaged nerves).
How long does it take to recover from neurotrauma surgery?
Recovery time from neurotrauma surgery depends on the severity of the injury and the extent of the surgery. Patients may require a hospital stay of several days or weeks and may need to undergo physical therapy or other rehabilitation to regain function. The recovery process can be slow and may take several months to a year or longer.