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Apollo Hospital Guwahati ( unit : international hospital )

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Apollo hospital guwahati ( unit : international hospital) . Lotus TowerG.S. Road Guwahati
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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Interventional Pain Management, Neuro-Oncologist, Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Neurologist, Spinal Pain Manage......more
Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Interventional Pain Management, Neuro-Oncologist, Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Neurologist, Spinal Pain Management, Spine Surgery, Super Speciality, Trauma Surgeon.By combining excellent care with a state-of-the-art facility we strive to provide you with quality health care. We thank you for your interest in our services and the trust you have placed in us.
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Apollo Hospital Guwahati ( unit : international hospital ) is known for housing experienced Neurosurgeons. Dr. Shameem Ahmed, a well-reputed Neurosurgeon, practices in Guwahati. Visit this medical health centre for Neurosurgeons recommended by 50 patients.

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MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
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Does Brain Size Matters When It comes To Intelligence?

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Does Brain Size Matters When It comes To Intelligence?

When it comes to the brain and the IQ, is bigger the better? Does size really matter? Is there really a connection between the size of your brain and intelligence? With the help of findings by neurologists 
and scientists, we seek to find out!

  1. Ailments and the Brain: Scientists have found that children with autism have a brain that has grown in a disproportionate manner in the very first year of their life. This prevents the child from making connections with normal behaviour. On the other hand, children and adolescents who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD have shown signs of having a much smaller brain size. Many scientists have shown that the size of the brain shrinks as we age, and this does not have any visible effect on our cognitive abilities.
  2. It's all Relative: The size of the brain does not really have a bearing on the way a person's cognition gets shaped. Even large mammals like elephants and whales are finally hunted and tamed by humans who have smaller brains in comparison. The brain is made up of billions of neurons which need to function properly. It may be seen that scientists consider the brain mass in relation with the rest of the body so as to speculate about the cognitive abilities of the person. Why is this required? Large animals need a well functioning and proportionate brain size to control and run their organs with proper cognition for satisfactory results, which is what we humans seem to have done.
  3. Neanderthal Brains: Historically, the earliest man or the Neanderthals are said to have had larger brains than we do. These people are believed to have brains that are at least 10% larger than the brains that we have in our modern times. The shape of their brain was different too. They were also heavily muscled people which had a bearing on the size and shape of the brain and bodies as well as the lean tissue within the brain. They also survived very successfully for a period of over 200,000 years, which obviously points to some form of elevated cognition, as per many scientists.
  4. Animals: While animals with small brains like lizards and reptiles do not perform too well on IQ tests, the animals with bigger brains like elephants and dolphins perform much better. But the medium sized brains of monkeys, lemurs and other animals are said to perform in the best manner. The correlation between the body size and the brain does not seem to hold good here, as per various researches.

So the verdict as per medical science and research stands divided! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.

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Know The Warning Signs of Brain Tumor!

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Know The Warning Signs of Brain Tumor!

There is no trustworthy evidence regarding what causes brain tumors, but there are a few risk factors that have been substantiated through research. Children and young people who receive radiation around the head are susceptible to developing tumors in the brain once they grow up. Also, people with a certain kind of rare genetic condition like neurofibromatosis may develop a brain tumor though such cases are very few in number. Age is also an important factor as people aged over 65 years are diagnosed with brain tumors at quadruple times higher than children and younger people.

Types of Brain Tumours:

A primary brain tumor originates in the brain, and they may or may not be cancerous. Some tumors can be benign, which do not spread in the surrounding tissues and are not very malicious. However, that does not signify that they will not cause any harm over time. Sometimes these tumors can be severe and cause a threat to the life of the sufferer. The National Cancer Institute reports that approximately there were 23, 380 fresh cases of brain tumors in 2014.

Identifying the Symptoms of Brain Tumors:

The symptoms of the brain tumor are dependent on various factors such as the size, type as well as the exact location of the tumor. These symptoms are triggered when any tumor is pressed or clashed against a nerve or disturbs a part of the brain. Symptoms are also felt when any tumor particle blocks the fluid flowing around the brain or when there is a swelling in the brain owing to the build-up of fluid.

Common symptoms include: headaches that get worse in the morning, nausea along with vomiting, an alteration in the speech, hearing and imbalances in walking and movement, mood swings, change in personality and ability to concentrate or remember things and seizures or convulsions.

Treatment for Brain Tumor:

Surgery is normally the most usual treatment for brain tumors, and the patient is given anesthesia, and the scalp is shaved before the surgery. Then, craniotomy is performed to open the skull, and the surgeon removes a bone piece out of the skull. Then the tumor is removed as much as possible. The bone is then restored back, and the incision on the scalp is closed. Sometimes surgery is not viable in case the tumor has developed in the brain stem or some other complex parts.

Neurosurgeons can surgically remove some tumors completely (called resection or complete removal). If the tumor is near sensitive areas of the brain, neurosurgeons will only be able to remove part of it (called partial removal). Even partial removals can relieve symptoms and facilitate or increase the effectiveness of other treatments.

The role of surgery in treating brain tumors:

Surgery can provide:

  • The complete removal of some brain tumors
  • A sample to enable doctors to diagnosis the tumor and recommend the most appropriate treatment
  • Better quality of life:
    • Reduced symptoms and improved ability to function (e.g., to think, speak or see better)
    • Less pressure within the skull from the tumor
    • A longer life

In case you or any of your near ones is affected with brain tumor, you should visit the doctor to know the possible treatments other than surgery and other important questions related to brain tumor.

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Brain Tumor Surgery - Know The Common Types!

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Brain Tumor Surgery - Know The Common Types!

Although surgery is considered to be the first step of treatment in any form of tumor but its feasibility depends upon the type, size and location of the tumor. It is not necessary that every kind of brain tumor might require surgery.

Indications of Brain Tumor Surgery

  • Diagnosis of the type of tumor by taking a sample of the tumor for laboratory examination
  • Complete resection of tumor
  • Removal of the tumor as much as possible to slow down its growth and improve the symptoms.
  • Remove the tumor in order to help other treatment
  • Provide direct access for other forms of treatment like chemotherapy, radiotherapy etc.
  • To relieve pressure caused by tumor on surrounding structures

Types of Brain Tumor Surgery

The different types of surgery that are performed in cases of brain tumor include the following:

1. Craniotomy: Craniotomy is the most commonly performed procedure to remove brain tumor along with a piece of bone. The removed bone is replaced and the tumor is sent for histopathology (biopsy). The surgery is performed using a high end microscope by any of the following techniques:

  • Extended bifrontal craniotomy
  • "Eyebrow" craniotomy (supra-orbital craniotomy)
  • "Keyhole" craniotomy (retro-sigmoid craniotomy)
  • Orbitozygomatic craniotomy
  • Translabyrinthine craniotomy

2. Shunt: A narrow piece of flexible tube with a pressure regulated valve in between is called a shunt. This is used to relieve the intracranial pressure caused by obstruction of the natural brain fluid (CSF) pathway by tumor mass. The procedure involves insertion of a drainage system into the brain to remove or drain excess of blocked fluid into the peritoneal cavity.

3. Stereotactic surgery: This surgery is done by creating a three-dimensional image called stereotaxy using computers. It aims to find out the location and position of the tumor. In fact it can also be done to aid tumor removal, implant radiation pellets or for other treatments.

4. Embolization: It is a procedure used to reduce the amount of blood supply to a tumor by blocking the blood flow in the selected arteries. It is generally performed before the main surgery.

Endoscopy and endoscope assisted surgery: Endoscope is the tool which helps to closely visualize the tissue through small openings in difficult to reach areas. This tool can be used in various brain surgeries to precisely reach the target location without damaging the adjacent structures.

Adjuvant modalities to improve outcome: In addition to above mentioned surgeries, following surgeries may also be performed in relation to brain tumor treatment:

  • Laser surgery
  • Photodynamic laser surgery
  • Ultrasonic aspiration
  • Fluorescent-guided surgery
  • Electrophysiological monitoring

Head injury

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
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I have headache since last 2 weeks I mostly in front of system or phone for my office work and my eyes also feel so tired there is so much pain on my eyes or head what should I do give me any neutral ideas or what's that problem or suggest me something about my pain.

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
You need a physical evaluation . Headache may commonly be due to sinusitis , nasal problem , brain problem ( structural / functional ) or at time secondary to eye problems .
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MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
To consult Dr Shameem Ahmed , MCh ( neurosurgery AIIMS ) . C

please visit international hospital ( upcoming Apollo hospital ) guwahati .

Appointment no 9707122383

Head injury

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
http://healthcarerenaissance.in/increase-in-head-injury-cases-in-our-country-is-a-cause-for-concern-how-can-we-change-this/

brain tumor

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
http://healthcarerenaissance.in/may-is-brain-tumor-awareness-month-to-draw-attention-to-a-complicated-disease-in-a-complicated-organ/

spine care

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
http://healthcarerenaissance.in/back-pain-is-often-the-price-we-pay-for-poor-posture-but-it-could-be-a-symptom-of-a-more-severe-condition/

I am having bells palsy (right face) n I m 23 years old. M having since 6 month. It is 70 % cured. Should it consider rest 30% to be permanent for life. N does smoking affect bells palsy.

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Facial physiotherapy and electrotherapy smoking has no direct link but it uaually precipitate respiratory tract infection which has direct role.
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I am suffering from cerebellar ataxia caused by genetic disorder now I cannot walk please help me.

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Physiotherapy with electrotherapy suggested. May evaluate with a brain scan if rapidly progressing symptoms esp new.
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Sir, my mother have partial tumour in parieto occipital region. So it can be cured by medicine?

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Medicine has small role in brain tumor control. In small tumor non operative treatment like gamma knife / cyber knife therapy may be tried.
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My mum has meningioma at left side of the brain, is this carcinogenic? And does it need a surgery to get cured?

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Meningioma are rarely carcinogenic. Mostly cured by surgery. In small tumors non operative option like gamma knife therapy also tried.
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I can feel less energy in my arms. I am not able to give more force through my arms in any sport. What can be the reason?

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
It can be disorder of nerve, muscle, joint problem or rarely manifestation generalized metabolic disease.
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There is a mild numbness in my right arm since two days and when I closely observe in the mirror my right arm is hanging a bit lower than my left arm. What to do?

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
You need a neurological assessment along with a mri study of cervical spine with screen of shoulder joint.
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Is pituitary microadenoma a brain tumour? How it can b treated and what are the symptoms of this?

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
It is a special brain tumor, usually non cancerous and treatable. Can be treated by medicines, srs and surgery (singly or in combination). Please consult a neurosurgeon.
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I have not slept for 2 days and now my head is aching, what to do? Please help me!

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Should try to relax, if needed take a sedative after consulting a local doctor. If persistent sleep problem consult a neurologist and need sleep study.
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