Hydrocephalus Treatment in India

Hospitals and medical centers in India performing Hydrocephalus Treatment.
Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar Contact Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar
Private Hospital, Gurgaon, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
A modern 100 bed hospital opened in 2008, located in Gurgaon, outside of New Delhi.The hospital is a part of the Columbia Asia Group, which has an international patients office able to assist foreign patients with all aspects of medical travel.
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Hydrocephalus is treated at Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar
Global Hospitals Chennai Contact Global Hospitals Chennai
Private Hospital, Chennai, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.
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Hydrocephalus is treated at Global Hospitals Chennai
Fortis Hospital Noida Contact Fortis Hospital Noida
Private Hospital, Noida, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Located near Delhi, Fortis Hospital Noida is a Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences with a focus on Cardiac Sciences, Minimally Invasive Surgeries and Oncology.
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Hydrocephalus is treated at Fortis Hospital Noida
24 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. A.K Singh
Dr. A.K Singh
Spine , Vascular , Skull base
Dr. Atampreet Singh
Dr. Atampreet Singh
Epilepsy, Neuro Muscular Diseases and Stroke
Sevenhills Hospital Contact Sevenhills Hospital
Private Hospital, Mumbai, India
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Hydrocephalus is treated at Sevenhills Hospital
Listed neurosurgeons:
Dr. Harleen Luther
Dr. Harleen Luther
Consultant in Brain, Spine & Peripheral Nerve Surgeon
Dr. Kishor Chaudhari
Dr. Kishor Chaudhari
Consultant in Neurosurgery
Apollo Hospitals Bangalore Contact Apollo Hospitals Bangalore
Private Hospital, Bangalore, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Apollo Bangalore is a modern, JCI accredited, multi-specialty hospital, capable of treating the most complex medical cases, including neurosurgy, bone marrow transplants, oncology and cardiac surgery. Apollo provides a full range of services for foreign patients.
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Hydrocephalus is treated at Apollo Hospitals Bangalore
Listed neurosurgeon:
Dr. Vivek Ujjaini
Dr. Vivek Ujjaini
Neuroanesthesia
Moolchand Medcity Contact Moolchand Medcity
Trust Hospital, New Delhi, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.
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Hydrocephalus is treated at Moolchand Medcity
Listed neurosurgeons:
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Dr. Jawahar Dhar
Neurosurgery
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Dr. Vikram Singh
Neurosurgery
Fortis Mohali Hospital Contact Fortis Mohali Hospital
Private Hospital, Mohali, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
A JCI accredited hospital, and one of the region’s leading multi-speciality hospitals, with a super-speciality in Heart.
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Hydrocephalus is treated at Fortis Mohali Hospital
3 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Virender Kumar Khosla
Dr. Virender Kumar Khosla
Head of Department- Neurosurgery
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Dr. H.S.Maan
Consultant, Neurology
Apollo Hospital Chennai Contact Apollo Hospital Chennai
Private Hospital, Chennai, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.
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Hydrocephalus is treated at Apollo Hospital Chennai
10 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Prithika Chary
Dr. Prithika Chary
Epilepsy, Neuro Diabetology, Speech and Language Disorders, Cognitive Neurology
Dr. L Murugan
Dr. L Murugan
Neurosurgery
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About Hydrocephalus Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What are the different methods of Hydrocephalus treatment?

Medication:
Medication is used in hydrocephalus to delay surgical treatment. It may be attempted among premature infant patients who suffer from post hemorrhagic hydrocephalus. However, medical treatment is not successful in the long term cure of hydrocephalus as it may result in metabolic changes. Medication reduces the secretion of cerebrospinal fluid and increases the re-absorption of cerebrospinal fluid.
  • Shunt Procedure

    In this procedure, a ventricular catheter is placed in the cerebral ventricles. This allows the bypass and drainage of the excess fluid to other cavities in the body. The fluid may be drained into cavities such as the peritoneal cavity, the right atrium, pleural cavity and gallbladder. A shunt is a tube that is soft and flexible, and is usually made up of plastic or silicone rubber. It contains a valve that allows drainage and a catheter that joins the drainage and deposit sites. A small sensor may be placed near the valve to check pressure levels if the intracranial pressure is high. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is permanently placed with one end inserted in a ventricle of the brain and another end in the peritoneal cavity. Other drainage sites may be the gall bladder, the heart’s right ventricle and the pleural area surrounding the lungs. According to the location of obstruction, fluid drainage may be done from the subarachnoid space around the brain. The shunt is usually replaced after 10 years in adults. In children, the shunts may need to be replaced sooner.
     
    How to prepare for a Shunt proecdure?
    • Hydrocephalus should be diagnosed correctly by a CT scan or MRI.
    • Cerebrospinal fluid should be tested if any infection or tumor is suspected.
    • Patients with mental disabilities should go through neuropsychological examination.
    • The patient should inform the doctor about any medical conditions and illnesses.
    • Some medication that the patient is taking may be stopped.


    Duration of procedure/surgery:
    Approximately one and a half hours

    Days admitted:
    3 to 4 days

    Anesthesia:
    General anesthesia

    Recovery:
    - The patient is required to lie flat for 24 hours if the shunt is placed for the first time.
    - The patient’s neurological status and vital signs are monitored
    - Pain medication may be prescribed by the doctor.
    - The shunt is checked to ensure it is functioning normally.

    Risks:
    The risks involved in ventricular shunt procedure include the following:
    - Problems in the abdomen such as collection of excess fluid
    - Blockage in the shunt
    - Clotting
    - Loss of memory and sensations
    - Seizures
    - Paralyses
    - Headaches
    - Speech problems
    - Valve failure
    - Bleeding
    - Reaction to anesthesia

    After care:
    - The surgery area should be kept clean to avoid infections.
    - The cerebrospinal fluids should be checked by the doctor periodically to ensure that there is no infection and bleeding.
    - The pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid should be checked.
    - The patient’s eyes should be checked regularly for any symptoms of optic nerve damage that a shunt failure may cause.

    The doctor should be contacted immediately if the following symptoms occur:
    - Fever
    - Breathing difficulty
    - Eating problems
    - Seizures
    - Stiff neck
    - Severe headaches
    - Severe drowsiness
    - Vomiting
    - No pulse
  • Spinal Tap

    Spinal tap is also referred to as lumbar puncture. In this procedure a thin needle is inserted between the bones in the lower spine region to remove the cerebrospinal fluid. Once the fluid is collected, the needle is removed and the area is bandaged. The collected fluid may be sent for lab testing.
     
    How to Prepare for Spinal Tap
    • The patient may need to give some blood tests.
    • The patient should inform the doctor about any medical conditions and illnesses and medication that the patient may be taking.
    • Some medication that the patient is taking may be stopped


    Duration of procedure/surgery:
    Approximately 30 minutes.

    Days admitted:
    None. Spinal tap is performed as an outpatient procedure.

    Anesthesia:
    Spinal anesthesia.

    Recovery:
    - The patient is required to lie flat on the back for some while to reduce the chances of headaches.
    - The puncture area may be painful for 1 to 2 days.

    Risks:
    The risks associated with spinal tap are minimal. They include the following:
    - Infection
    - Bleeding
    - Headache
    - Herniation
    - Epidermoid cyst

    After care:
    - The puncture site should be monitored for any sign of infection.
    The doctor should be contacted if the following symptoms occur:
    - Infection symptoms that include swelling, redness, pus formation and tenderness.
    - Headache
  • Third Ventriculostomy

    This procedure is used only on patients with hydrocephalus induced by a blockage of the cerebrospinal fluid. It makes a bypass for the cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, and a shunt is not required. In this procedure, an endoscope is passed through the top of the skull into the brain. The endoscope enters the third ventricle through the lateral ventricle. A hole is made in its floor using a laser and excess fluid is drained into the subarachnoid space through the hole.
     
    How to Prepare for Third Ventriculostomy
    • The patient may need to give some blood tests.
    • The patient should inform the doctor about any medical conditions and illnesses and medication that the patient may be taking.
    • Some medication that the patient is taking may be stopped.


    Days admitted:
    2 to 3 days

    Anesthesia:
    General anesthesia

    Recovery:
    - The patient is taken to the Post-anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).
    - Once the patient starts to eat, drink and move around normally after some days, the patient will be discharged.
    - Before a follow-up appointment with the doctor, the patient is required to do a cine MRI. This is done to confirm the opening that is made in the base of the third ventricle, and to determine if the hydrocephalus treatment is effective.

    Risks:
    The risks associated with third ventriculostomy are very rare. They include the following:
    - Over drainage
    - Injury to the basal artery
    - Hemorrhage

    After care:
    The doctor should be contacted if the following symptoms occur:
    - Fever
    - Severe headache
    - Excess vomiting
    - Severe drowsiness
    - Infection at the incision area

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