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Dr. Swaroop Gopal

MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery, Fellowship in Interventional Neurosurgery (FINR)

Neurosurgeon, Bangalore

30 Years Experience  ·  700 - 800 at clinic
Dr. Swaroop Gopal MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery, Fellowship in Interventional N... Neurosurgeon, Bangalore
30 Years Experience  ·  700 - 800 at clinic
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Dr. Swaroop Gopal is a popular Neurosurgeon in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. He has been a successful Neurosurgeon for the last 30 years. He is a qualified MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery, Fellowship in Interventional Neurosurgery (FINR) . You can meet Dr. Swaroop Gopal personally at Skin Clinic in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Swaroop Gopal on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore - 1987
MCh - Neuro Surgery - NIMHANS - 1993
Fellowship in Interventional Neurosurgery (FINR) - USA - 2005
Awards and Recognitions
International Cancer Research Fellow
Best Outgoing Gold Medal, NIMHANS
Professional Memberships
Neurological Society of India
Society for Neurovascular Intervention

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# 395, C.M Hospital Road, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar. Landmark: Above Allahabad Bank & Opp.Manyavar, Near Kanti Sweet & Beyond H.D.F.C Bank and Between 78 and 79 Metro PillarBangalore Get Directions
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# 395, C M Hospital Road, 2nd Stage. Landmark: Opp. Manyavar, Near Kanti Sweet & Beyond H.d.f.c Bank And Between 78 And 79 Metro Pillar, BangaloreBangalore Get Directions
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52/2 & 52/3, Devarabeesanahalli Flyover, Kariyammana Agrahara, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli Landmark : Near Passport Office & Opposite To IntelBangalore Get Directions
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I am a 15 year old diabetic; from the past two/three months, I have a lot of burning sensation on the bottom side of my feet; sometimes I also feel numb; I am afraid that is it due to improper blood circulation? Please suggest me suitable remedies.

MD - Alternate Medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mohali
I am a 15 year old diabetic; from the past two/three months, I have a lot of burning sensation on the bottom side of ...
There are two reasons for burning sensation in feet. One is zinc defeciency and the other reason is diabetic neuropathy. Please go fbs, ppbs and hba1c and then get back to me. It is treatable don't worry. Take care.
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I get frequent migraine headaches. I have tried all types for medicines like allopathic, homeopathic and ayurveda. But nothing helped me. How can I get rid of this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I get frequent migraine headaches. I have tried all types for medicines like allopathic, homeopathic and ayurveda. Bu...
1) massage with stress relief oil or warm coconut oil to head, neck, and ears. 2) apply chandan powder +2-4 saffron threads+ pinch of cinnamon (dalchini) lep with rose water to forehead. 3) take 8 hrs sleep in the night. 4) avoid oily & spicy food. 5) pour 3-4 drops of warm pure cow ghee in both nostrils in head low position 6) do eye check up if headache persist 7) for chronic migraine & headache we have migraine get well package treatment should be proper & properly taken by patient for better result.
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I am 21. Since 10 years I feel something wrong with my head. I feel like I can not concentrate on anything. I frequently forget things to do and sometimes my memory becomes so sharp. I am a very bad multitasker. Also since childhood I get headaches and migraine. I never took any medicine. What should I do.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I am 21. Since 10 years I feel something wrong with my head. I feel like I can not concentrate on anything. I frequen...
Following concentration and relaxation techniques shall help. For concentration and memory try following things on a daily basis and you will see positive results. Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. As a positive psychologist and a certified life and wellness coach I would be able to help build resilience and confidence to take on life and learn how to excel in what you do. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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Strain Injury

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
Strain Injury

Don't ignore the early signs of strain injury like the weakness of the grip, numbness, and pain or discomfort in the arms, hands, wrists or shoulders.

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I am 21 years old. I had a migraine problem. I took treatment for couple of months. But it seems no relief in pain.

COMT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Surat
Headaches due to migraine is very common these days especially in young adults because of there lifestyle and working environment. Sometimes pain is very severe on one side of the head.  So I would recommend you to avoid stress and anxiety, quiet the mind from distractions. Stay calm positive and do deep breathing exercises, listen some music that would give you some relaxation. If pain is severe then place ice pack over forehead and lie down for some time to relax your mind and give you comfort and stress full life. Massage your head using levander oil or clove oil as it removes toxins from body. You can use mint or clove spray for inhaling in case of headache. If pain is severe you can also apply ginger paste over the painful area. Avoid taking caffeine, alcohol, phenylethylamine (found in chocolate and cheese), tyramine (found in nuts and fermented meats, cheeses, and soy), and aspartame (in many artificially sweetened foods) as sometimes these all exaggerate pain instead use basil leaves tea or ginger tea boiled nicely in water without milk. Regular intake of healthy dietry food rich in proteins and vitamins. Avoid fasting - Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at fixed timings. Make yourself busy by fulfilling your hobby as it will give you freshness and your mind will be diverted from normal life which help in pain reduction. Take min 7 hours of sleep. Make a habit of 20-25 min walking daily along with some meditations. If required then only take pain relieving tablets. For more help or instructions please consult. Good Luck and Get Well Soon.
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Hello sir My sisters age is 21. She is suffering from backache n she feels like something is vibrating inside her right chest. Is this any serious matter? please reply fast.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Hello sir My sisters age is 21. She is suffering from backache n she feels like something is vibrating inside her rig...
Madam, Have you done any investigations. You can take chest x-ray, PA view, ECG .We should know the diagnosis to give advice. Get back to me with details and reports, for further advice.
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I am 80 year's old (male) I have paralysis of my left side from one month please give me advice.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Follow advise given by your treating doctor. Do turning on bed 2 hourly. use air bed. Take healthy and balance diet.
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Right leg thumb finger is not sensitive when touched, and pain is not there. what is it.?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Right leg thumb finger is not sensitive when touched, and pain is not there. what is it.?
This is called peripheral neuropathy. Get your blood sugar done as it is a known cause of it. We have to rule out leprosy also, in which you have to take help of a dermatologist.
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One month ago my grandmother had a mild stroke. She was taken to Apollo hospital (outside) and there doctors given her acitrom. But now blood is coming through the gums and is not stopping. Then a local doctor given her injection to stop bleeding. It is to be noted that she was regularly monitoring INR. But even after this it happened. Is it necessary to take acitrom further, or she may stop it forever?

MBBS, DNB, Fellowship in Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Kolkata
Dear mild stroke does not require acitrom. What was the mri report and echocardiography report? if she is bleeding. Urgently contact your concerned doctor. Acitrom needs to be stopped. But depending on the stroke, she needs other medication.
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My mother has been suffering from glioma grade 3 since july 2015. Could you please let us know the symptoms for deterioration.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Even if some tumour is left behind after surgery, slow growing tumours may take many years to cause symptoms again. Nearly half of all patients with partially removed low grade astrocytomas live for at least 10 years after treatment with surgery and radiotherapy. Loss Of consciousness and worsening of presenting complain can happen
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
How to choose intervention for a autistic child.


The key to ‘good’ intervention  for any individual with autism may often be  understanding the condition, understanding the unique ways in which individuals with autism think and learn, accepting their autism as a vital, vibrant part of their being and then approaching the intervention, the teaching of skills, and / or changing of behaviours, from that paradigm of understanding and acceptance. What most people with autism need are intervention plans that spring from a rock solid understanding of autism, provide them with structure and predictability and incorporate good behavioural principles in the teaching.

 

On the basis of a functional assessment by a competent professional, intervention plans are tailored based upon the individual strengths and needs of each specific child.

 

The intervention plan may use one or a combination of some of the scientifically proven effective techniques such as:

Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren Method(TEACCH) emphasizes on using skills that children already possess to enable them to become independent. Organizing the physical environment, developing schedules and work systems, making expectations clear and explicit, and visual materials are effective in developing skills and allowing people with autism to be independent of direct adult prompting.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)emphasizes on one-to-one sessions in discrete trial (DTT) format to develop cognitive, social, behavioral, fine motor, play, social and self-help skills. The technique involves structured presentation of tasks from most simple to more complex, breaking them down into small sub-skills and teaching each sub-skill, intensely, one at a time. It involves repeated practices with prompting and fading of prompts to ensure success. It uses rewards or reinforcement to help shape and maintain desired behaviours and skills.

Verbal Behavior Analysis (VBA) is an addition to ABA and is also based on breaking down and teaching language in functional units unlike the teaching of language based on grammar. In addition to teaching at the table top, teaching in (and with) the natural environment (NET) is important.

Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) is built on the fact that non-verbal children with autism may attempt to spontaneously use objects to communicate. People with autism tend to be visual learners, and a visual means of communication can help them to understand and use the process of communication. PECS aims to teach spontaneous social-communication skills by means of symbols or pictures and the teaching relies on behavioural principles, particularly reinforcement techniques. Behavioural strategies are employed to teach the person to use functional communicative behaviours to request desired objects. The requesting behaviour is reinforced by the receipt of the desired item.

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I got Frequently ache in head. I am bot able to listen loud sounds like horns ,alarm clock etc doc said that may be its because of stress and it can cause migraine .sir I dont know what to do to avoid that please help me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I got Frequently ache in head. I am bot able to listen loud sounds like horns ,alarm clock etc doc said that may be i...
Dear Neha, Please go to a doctor and get diagnosed. If it is migraine there is a standard treatment for avoiding headache in future. In the meanwhile, get into stress management techniques.
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Wat to do with migraine headache. Is there a permanent solution to it, if I start getting a migraine attack it will continues till I get a night sleep, sound not concentrate on work, if I see light it's more irritated.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Migrane- It is characterised by one sided headache which is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura and we can start with tablet propranolol after personal examination
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My brother has cervical spondolysis problem and has feeling of numbness in hand and a bit of swelling on back side.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My brother has cervical spondolysis problem and has feeling of numbness in hand and a bit of swelling on back side.
Hi. Sleeping on your back without a pillow to encourage the natural curves along the spine to align properly. Also sleeping on your side with a pillow that is the size of the gap between your shoulder and head to release the strain on the neck. Using too many pillows is not recommended. Regular exercise lubricates the disks of the spine and helps to combat degeneration of the disks. Exercise can help keep your body strong and supple as you age. High-impact exercises such as running should be avoided if you are experiencing any neck pain because the shock of impact can worsen your condition. Light, low-impact exercises such as walking, swimming or aqua aerobics help to support the body. Using a routine of neck stretches and yoga exercises will maintain flexibility and range of motion in the neck and cervical spine. Sit up tall with good posture. Roll the shoulders up and back. Inhale and lift the head up toward the sky. Exhale and drop the head toward the chest. Repeat this movement with your breath 10 to 15 times. Bring the head back to center and drop the right ear toward the right shoulder. Repeat on the left side and continue for 10 to 15 repetitions. Roll the head in circles to the right and then to the left. Drop the right ear toward the right shoulder and press the right hand gently into the left side of the forehead to increase the stretch. Repeat on the other side. Yoga (better do it under supervision and guidance by a qualified yoga-instructor first and do it alone later): Certain yoga postures such as Cobra and Bridge pose help to strengthen and stretch the muscles of the neck. Perform Bridge pose lying on your back with the knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Press the feet into the floor and lift the hips up toward the sky. Clasp the hands underneath the body and straighten the arms. For Cobra pose, start on your stomach. Bring your hands to either side of your chest. Press the hands into the floor and roll the shoulders back. Lift the upper body off of the floor and press the tops of the feet into the floor. Elongate the neck and move the tips of the ears back toward the shoulders.
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Dear Sir/madam. I am suffering from migraine. Every day I use to get severe Headache. Really intolerable. I will not be able to listen to any sound when I am suffering from headache. Many of them say that there is no cure for migraine. Can you please suggest if any medicine or any other formula to control it. Usually I use to get either right side r left side. Please reply me. And provide your valuable suggestions to me so that I can be out of migraine. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hai Ms. Lybrate-user, migraine can be controlled by avoiding the factors giving rise to it. You need to observe the factors that increase your migraine and strat avoiding it. In severe cases, prophylactic medication have to be started. And yoga will help you to decrease the episodes of it.
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I suffer from head aches more often. May be because of tension or migraine. Doctors gave me dolo and stemtill. Sometimes pain reduces and sometimes not. Once I get severe head aches then drugs don't help me. Which is the best medicine for head aches and how to prevent it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I suffer from head aches more often. May be because of tension or migraine. Doctors gave me dolo and stemtill. Someti...
If you have recurrent attack of headache1. It could be a tension headache due to inadequate sleep stress and strain, low bp/high bp, migraine, prolonged use of cell phone/computer, chronic anaemia, refractive error, chronic sinusitis, organic brain lesion 2. Avoid stress, physical and mental exertion, avoid pronged use of cell phone 3. Go for regular exercise 4. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 5. Check for refractive error, sinusitis hemoglobin, bp 6. Consult neurologist to rule out other causes of headache 7. Revert back.
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Why does a test taker need to be reevaluated if a disability (such as a learning disability, ADHD or autism spectrum disorder) is lifelong?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Why does a test taker need to be reevaluated if a disability (such as a learning disability, ADHD or autism spectrum ...
As it may improves with physical age and continuous therapy possible and to know current unidentified facts of any for improvisation etc best wishes.
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