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Functional Neurosurgery Unit

The Functional Neurosurgery Unit at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital offers comprehensive surgical care for patients with brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve diseases. Functional neurosurgery is an advanced field that involves the restoration of neurological conditions and functions. We treat various chronic neurological disorders using a variety of advanced techniques such as highly focused neuromodulation and deep brain stimulation.

Our highly specialised multi-disciplined team includes doctors and surgeons from a broad range of specialties such as neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, neurogenetics, neuropsychiatry neurophysiology, speech and language therapists and specialist nurses. We are thus capable of diagnosing and evaluating various neurological conditions and diseases in our patients more effectively and accurately.

The department is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities like modern imaging methods and advanced diagnostic techniques such as:

  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) or PET-CT scan
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Functional tests (to check for normal reflexes, balance issues, and physical movements)

Using a full spectrum of latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, a comprehensive assessment is obtained to accurately diagnose neurological conditions and offer comprehensive treatment plan as these diseases can affect the patient’s condition, behaviour, and quality of life.

Our treatments are based on electrical stimulation of various parts of the nervous system. We implant electrical stimulators resembling a heart pacemaker in patient’s body that act on the nervous system to treat a wide range of neurological conditions. This electrical stimulator delivers small pulses of electricity to the target area, which helps in relieving symptoms of the disease.

Some of the common neurosurgical techniques include that uses electricity to alter the neurological functions include: 

  • Deep Brain Stimulation: Change the function of the brain.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation: Alter the function of the spinal cord.
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulation: Change the functioning of the occipital nerve.


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If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the Nanavati team to schedule an appointment at : +91 22 2626 7500

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