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Dr. D. R. Shankar  - Neurosurgeon, Chennai

Dr. D. R. Shankar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery

Neurosurgeon, Chennai

18 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. D. R. Shankar MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery Neurosurgeon, Chennai
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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Dr. D. R. Shankar is a trusted Neurosurgeon in madurai, Chennai. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 18 years of journey as a Neurosurgeon. Doctor has done MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery . Doctor is currently associated with Sivakarthick Clinic in madurai, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. D. R. Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2000
MS - General Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2003
MCh - Neuro Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2007
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Sivakarthick Clinic

74/A, Melpatti Ponnappan Street, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Neuro Care Centre

881, Poonamallee High Road, Landmark : Near Sangam Theatre & Opposite Nehru Park Metro Station, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Kumaran Hospital

Kumaran Hospital, PH Road, Landmark : Near Sangam Theatre, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Chennai Meenakshi Multispeciality Hospital (Devaki Hospital)

New No. 72, Old No. 148, Luz Church Rd, Kattukoil Garden, Mylapore, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Sooriya Hospital

1, Arunachalam Road, Arcot Road, Kannika Puram, Saligramam Landmark : Opposite To AVM StudioChennai Get Directions
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Bharathiraja Hospital

20, Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty Road Landmark : Opposite AGS CinemasChennai Get Directions
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I am 40 years old and a recently done brain mri for migraine accidently detected enlarge pituitary gland of 13mm. Will it retract back to normal with oral medicines or surgical intervention is must.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
If you have an enlarged pituitary gland, you may have a pituitary tumour which is a very serious condition. Surgery is the most reliable cure for it. However, one can never be sure without looking at the mri scan. Please visit a neurosurgeon for better advice.
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I feel sleepy always nd drowsy too, not able to concentrate and memorize anything, I'm suffering from sleep apnea what should I do?

BHMS, Diploma in Yoga Naturopathy
Homeopath, Thane
I feel sleepy always nd drowsy too, not able to concentrate and memorize anything, I'm suffering from sleep apnea wha...
Hello Do meditation yoga suryanamaskar daily. Lack of concentration and drowsiness may be due improper diet. Take balanced diet of dal rice green vegetables salads chapati fruits. You also need to consult for medicines fo fast recovery. You can consult me online on Lybrate.
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I am 64 yrs having sugar, bp and cholesterol, taking medications. Please of late having problem while walking causing imbalance. Please ct scan of brain done - no probs - report says - please age related cerebral and celebellar atrophy. Done some physio, but no improvement, your valued opinion solicited.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Dear , if you' re having imbalance problems then you should do specific balance exercises. Start with simple exercises like in sitting: touch your nose with your finger tip, touch a point in front of you (this can be done by placing a sticker on a wall) making sure you touch the center of the point, walking in a straight line, walking around obstacles. Initially these exercises may prove to be challenging but as you go along it gets easier. Start with one exercise at a time and everyday do the next exercise along with the previous day' s exercise. It takes 3 months for the improvement to be of significant level. If you require anymore clarifications please feel free to contact me. Preethi mathew (mpt, maiap) neuro-physiotherapist
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seizure control - important do's and don't

M.Sc - Psychology, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Kangra

Any patient who is having seizures or epilepsy should take medicines regularly. A patient who has seizures and on medicine should be seizure-free for a minimum of two years before tapering of dosage. Most of the patients who become seizure free for few months or a year tries to decrease their dose on their own and sometimes stop it, that increases their chance of recurrence of seizures. It's very harmful because it affects their natural history of the disease and the seizures which could be controlled on single drug become drug resistant seizures. When a patient is considered for tapering of dosage. His drug is tapered slowly over few months.

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Sir 5x3 mm pituitary lesion I consult endocrinologist last one year prolactin releases normal but erection problem is not clear, cabgolin takes last one year, can I consult neurologist or neurosurgeon please give me answer sir.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Sir 5x3 mm pituitary lesion I consult endocrinologist last one year prolactin releases normal but erection problem is...
Well pituitary tumor is very difficult one, normally doctor's doesn't want to operate it, you can consult with a neurologist, but side by side you need to do proper homoeopathic treatment, this can be effective also.
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I get tingling and numb feeling in my hands and legs. I feel light headed and my heart palpitates heavily. I hv to take long breathes. This happens every alternate days since last 15 years. Please help.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Probably it may b due to anaemia. Do blood test. If no anaemia found rule out thyroid. Check your bmi. Your bp and also chest x ray if all reports are normal also do 2 d echo. If cardiologist advise angiography go for it. All reports all normal then anxiety should b treated.
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Migraine and Headache

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
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Hello friends. I am Dr Sandeep Madaan. I am M.D. in Ayurveda from the University of Rajasthan. Now I have been practising Ayurveda in Delhi from last more than 14 years. Today we will talk about Migraine.

Migraine and migraine headaches are very common. The commonly affected people are middle age women in the age of 30s or 40s. It is more prevalant in the families which means that the ladies affected with this problem, pass the disease to the next generation. This disease is characterised by the headcahe. It may be one sided or both sided, but it is always episodic that means it comes in episodes like after few days, few weeks, few months. It is always associated with the diseases such as Nausea, vomiting, sleep disorder. The person find it very difficult to concentrate any needs, good sleep and often vomits and find relief in the headache.

These days many people in long term consume analgesics and many other chemical based medicines. But this is not a solution for Migraine. Ayurveda can be very effective and without side effect medicines or the supplements which are proven to be very effective in the long term.

Also, there is a special therapy called Nasya therapy in which we give special oil drops in the nose for sometime, for example- for a week or two weeks, and patient find it very effective for managing the migraine. Basically the person find that the severity of the headache decrease and the symptoms like Nausea, vomiting, lack of sleep etc. these slowly dimished. It takes around 2-3 months for the response of the therapies. But it is really very effective without any untowards side effects.

If you want to consult, you can consult me through Lybrate.

Thank you very much.

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I have brain tumor from 2 years I takes all tablets no response is coming what I will do?

M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Panaji
What kind of tumour? glioma? astrocytoma, meningioma. Get ct scan brain done n revert back with reports.
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