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  • Aster Medcity Introduces India’s Renowned Neurosurgery Team

    Published on December 1, 2023

     Kochi: Aster Medcity introduces India’s Comprehensive Neurosurgery team as the hospital launched full-fledged Neuropathology team led by the distinguished Neuropathologist Dr. Vani Santhosh, and Diagnostic Neuroradiology team, spearheaded by renowned Diagnostic Neuroradiologist Dr. Harish Babu.

    Global Centre of Excellence in Neurosciences is committed to delivering, state-of-the-art services in brain, spine, and nerve care. The comprehensive range of offerings includes advanced neurosurgery, spine surgery, neurology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, and neuro-rehabilitation services, catering to patients of all ages.

    “With the introduction of dedicated neuropathology services, Aster Medcity continues to set benchmarks in healthcare, striving to enhance and revolutionize neurological services in Kerala and beyond,” said Dr. Dilip Panikar, Senior Consultant – Neurosurgery, Aster Medcity Kochi.

    Heading the neuropathology team is Dr. Vani Santhosh, former Senior Professor of Neuropathology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), with additional accolades as a Visiting Faculty at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Vani’s ground-breaking research in neuro-oncology has focused on unraveling the biology underlying radio-chemoresistance and tumor recurrence in glioblastoma (GBM) and other gliomas. Her contributions have identified novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, leading to the development of indigenous molecular diagnostic tests for brain tumors.  

    “Increase in life expectancy and advancements in technology has led to increase in detecting and management of brain tumors effectively. Here, neuropathology plays a crucial role in neurosurgery by providing essential information about the nature and characteristics of brain tumors” said Dr. Vani Santhosh.

    Simultaneously, Dr. Harish Babu, distinguished Neuroradiologist specializing in diagnosing brain scans, also joined as a part of the Neuroradiology Team. With his expertise, Aster Medcity’s comprehensive neurosurgery team now stands as Kerala’s foremost and fully-fledged neurosurgery department, offering a complete spectrum of services in the field.  

    “Neuroradiology plays a pivotal role in neurosurgery by providing detailed anatomical and functional information that guides surgeons in planning and executing precise and effective interventions for various neurologic conditions,” said Dr. Harish Babu about the integration of diagnostic neuroradiology in neurosciences.

    As a testament to Aster Medcity’s commitment to advancing neurological care, a new center for Neuropathology is set to commence operations. This facility will process specimens from various Aster hospitals, leveraging the expertise of the accomplished neuropathology team in Kochi.

    The collaboration between neurosurgeons, diagnostic neuroradiologists and neuropathologists ensures a comprehensive understanding of neurological conditions, leading to more accurate diagnoses, better treatment planning, and improved patient outcomes” said Dr. Shyam Sundar S, Senior Consultant – Neurosurgery, Aster Medcity, Kochi.  

    Integrated departments in Global Centre of Excellence in Neuro Sciences includes Neurology, Parkinson and Movement Disorders Centre, Acute Stroke Care Centre, Paediatric Neurology, Epilepsy Care Centre, Spine Care Centre, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Neuropsychology.


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