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Dr. Deva Kumar Borgohain  - Neurosurgeon, Guwahati

Dr. Deva Kumar Borgohain

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeon, Guwahati

19 Years Experience  ·  650 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Deva Kumar Borgohain MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
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Dr. Deva Kumar Borgohain is an MCh in Neurosurgery from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi (May 2011 batch). Earlier he obtained the MBBS and MS (General Surge......more
Dr. Deva Kumar Borgohain is an MCh in Neurosurgery from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi (May 2011 batch). Earlier he obtained the MBBS and MS (General Surgery) degrees from Gauhati Medical College in 1999 and 2004 respectively. Since June 2012 Dr. Borgohain has been attached as Consultant - Neurosurgery to GNRC Hospital (Six Mile) in Guwahati. He is well experienced in performing skull-base surgeries, CP angle tumors, pituitary surgeries, etc. He also has adequate experience in advanced and complicated spinal surgeries, and all types of brain and spinal tumor surgeries. He has good exposure and experience in gamma knife intervention and stereotactic neurosurgery. After completion of the MCh course at AIIMS, Dr. Borgohain has conducted more than 1,000 surgical procedures independently. Earlier in his career, Dr. Deva Kumar Borgohain served as Senior Resident (Neurosurgery) at several prominent hospitals in New Delhi as follows: Safdarjung Hospital - Mar 2005 to Aug 2005 Lok Nayak Hospital - Aug 2005 to Jun 2006 Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences - Jul 2006 to Jan 2008 Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences - Jan 2008 to Dec 2010. Before taking up his current post at GNRC Hospitals, Dr. Borgohain was Consultant Neurosurgeon at Sharda Hospital, Pilibhit (UP) from May-Dec 2011, and Downtown Hospital...
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Dr. Deva Kumar Borgohain is a renowned Neurosurgeon in Six-mile, Guwahati. He has over 13 years of experience as a Neurosurgeon. He studied and completed M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, MS - General Surgery. You can consult Dr. Deva Kumar Borgohain at six mile GNRC in Six-mile, Guwahati. Book an appointment online with Dr. Deva Kumar Borgohain and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati. Gauhati University - 1999
MS - General Surgery - Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati. Gauhati University - 2004
MCh - Neurosurgery - All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) - 2011
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Arachnoid Cysts - How It Can Be Treated?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Arachnoid Cysts - How It Can Be Treated?

Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that affects certain nerves of the face and results in terrible pain. In most of the cases, it is seen that the individual affected with this condition feel like an electric shock passing through the face. It can sometimes be too intense, and the affected one might feel an unbearable pain. One thing that is to be remembered here is that not all types of facial pain would indicate the presence of trigeminal neuralgia. If you feel consistent pain on your face for a long duration of time, it is recommended that you consult a specialist as there may be an underlying condition that needs to be attended.

What could lead to trigeminal neuralgia?
It is extremely important to understand the causes of the condition as it will give you a clear picture of the reasons for facial pain. At the same time, the proper identification of the symptoms is quite crucial to know whether the reason for facial pain is due to trigeminal neuralgia.

This condition starts with the irritation and discomfort of the trigeminal nerve. This might be resulting from a blood vessel pressing on the nerve which damages the protective coating around it known as the myelin sheath. Certain types of diseases like multiple sclerosis can cause injury to the myelin sheath which can result in the symptoms of the trigeminal neuralgia. Moreover, the presence of a tumor or a tangle of the arteries can also create pressure on the nerve giving rise to the pain. Trigeminal neuralgia can also be caused by the injury of the trigeminal nerve due to any accident, surgery or a stroke.

Signs and Symptoms of Trigeminal neuralgia
For the proper identification of the facial pain and to confirm that it is trigeminal neuralgia, you need to look out for the symptoms. The first symptom is brief periods of shooting or stabbing pain in the face. The pain can just be triggered by the brushing of teeth, washing the face or shaving and similar other activities. The attacks of the episodes of the pain happen several times in a day, or it might happen that no pain is experienced throughout the whole week.

The pain is experienced on only one side of the face. The duration of pain ranges from a few seconds to several minutes. In some severe cases, they might turn unbearable, and the episodes of attacks are significantly increased. The pain is also experienced in the cheek, jaws, teeth, lips and even the gums. Thus, it is extremely important to seek medical advice on an immediate basis so that the condition does not further worsen. The doctor would be able to assess the signs and symptoms and give you an insight into the the the causes of facial and decide on the treatment options based on the diagnosis.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Common Reasons Behind Cluster Headaches!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Common Reasons Behind Cluster Headaches!

Cluster headaches are referred to as a series of headaches that are extremely painful. These episodes of pain are generally of a short duration and can happen on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Most importantly, these headaches occur at a particular time of each year because these headaches are seasonal in nature. This is the main reason that many people often mistake this cluster headache for the signs and symptoms of allergies or stress. The cluster headaches can be more severe than an attack of a migraine but they do not last long usually. An individual who is suffering from this problem can wake up in the middle of the night because of the intense pain. This typically occurs at a particular time each of the night.

Signs and Symptoms of Cluster Headaches

  • It is essential to identify the signs and symptoms of any disease for the proper diagnosis, and it is same for cluster headaches as well. If the symptoms are correctly identified, then an effective treatment will prevent the further worsening of the condition.
  • The primary symptom is that the pain remains particularly on one single side of the head. The pain might be sharp, penetrating and might create a burning sensation. Then you might simply become restless with the pain. The side affected with the pain turns the eye tearful and watery.
  • There might be a pain in that particular eye as well accompanied with a swelling around the eye. The eye might even turn reddish too. This condition also the affects the nose making it stuffy, blocked or runny on the side of the pain. The pupil of the eye may shrink, and the face appears to be sweaty.

Causes of cluster headaches

  • The experts are still not hundred percent sure about the causes of cluster headaches. It is identified that a great deal of hyperactivity of the hypothalamus of the brain can cause cluster headaches.
  • The hypothalamus is the part of the brain that helps in the controlling of the temperature of the body, thirst, and hunger.
  • A cluster headache is caused due to the release of certain chemicals from the hypothalamus which causes the blood vessels to widen resulting in an increased flow of blood to the brain.

The periodical nature of a headache is due to the linkage of the biological clock that is located in the hypothalamus. The unusual level of hormones melatonin and cortisol is one of the causes of a cluster headache. Consumption of alcohol and smoking can contribute the cause of cluster headaches as well. At the same time, it can be resulting from the side effects of other medication.

Hence, a proper identification of the cause is necessary for the treatment of a cluster headache.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Nerve Damage - Never Ignore The Signs!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Nerve Damage - Never Ignore The Signs!

A healthy nervous system is essential for an individual's body to function normally. Comprising of nerves and cells, the system is responsible for carrying messages from and to the brain and spinal cord from other parts of the body. Thus, damage to a nerve may impair the functioning of your body with less-identifiable symptoms to life-threatening conditions. Understanding the types of nerves and the symptoms due to nerve damage helps you to seek medical help when necessary.

Understanding your nervous system

Three types of nerves connect our body parts

  1. Sensory Nerves: These are finest nerves spreading all over the body which transfers every sensation back to the brain and the spinal cord which makes us feel. Our brain processes this information, and then we feel the sensation.
  2. Autonomic Nerves: These nerves control the blood pressure, temperature or digestion and other involuntary as well as the activities which are partially controlled by us.
  3. Motor Nerves: These nerves control the movements done by us that are the voluntary movements, and the brain processes those actions by taking information from these nerves.

What happens when nerve damage occur?
When the autonomic nerves are injured or damaged the symptoms includes the inability to feel or sense the pain in the chest in case of heart attack or angina or any other issues. A condition named as hyperhidrosis in which you sweat or perspire a lot can occur, and in some people, the opposite (anhidrosis) that is very less sweating might be observed. You might feel lightheaded with dry sensation in mouth and eyes. There might be a problem with the digestion and constipation on a regular basis. You might even experience a malfunction of the bladder along with problem during the sexual act.

Any damage to the sensory nerves can cause pain in different parts of the body along with the problem of sensitivity. You might feel highly sensitive to individual elements or motion whereas other people might observe a drop in their senses. There might be numbness, burning sensation or prickling at certain parts of your body. Peripheral neuropathy is a classic example that occurs due to damage to sensory nerves.
In case of damage to motor nerves or the neurons, one may experience weakness along with muscle atrophy. You might face twitching which is also referred as fasciculation. The dangerous part of harm to the motor neurons is the thing that it can cause paralysis in the person.

Other Prevalent Symptoms
A common symptom of any nerve damage is experiencing a problem in moving certain parts of the body, walking, or running. You might feel stiffness in the legs while changing position if you sit or stand in one position for a long time. Few patients may feel dizzy or clumsy which could be due to the drop in the sensation in your body.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Brain Tumors: Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Brain Tumors: Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

A tumor is an uncontrolled and abnormal growth of cells. A brain tumor is thus an abnormal growth and multiplication of cells in the brain. The cell growth can also be in areas adjacent to the brain. The brain tumor may

  1. Have its origin in the brain (Primary brain tumor), or
  2. Its origin may be in some other parts or organs of the body, which gradually spreads to the brain (Secondary/metastatic brain tumor).

Not all brain tumors are harmful and life threatening.

Brain tumors that exist as noncancerous cell growths are known as Benign brain tumors. Benign brain tumors seldom pose any threat to life.

Brain tumors that are cancerous and, thus, harmful, are known as Malignant brain tumors.

Do not neglect any brain tumors (malignant or not). It is better to be safe than to be sorry.

Types of Primary brain tumors:

Based on its cell of origin, primary brain tumors (benign as well as malignant) may be of the following types:

  1. Meningiomas: Brain tumors that originate from the meninges (the membranes that cover the brain and the spinal cord). Meningiomas are seldom malignant.
  2. Acoustic Neuromas: A noncancerous cell growth that has its origin in the vestibulocochlear nerve (the eighth cranial nerve). This nerve connects the brain with the inner ear.
  3. Gliomas: Here, the tumor has its origin in the brain and the spinal cord (glial cells). This type of brain tumors, in most cases (~80%), are malignant.
  4. Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors (PNETs): Extremely rare, PNETs are malignant tumors that develop in the embryonic cells in the brain.
  5. Medulloblastomas: Medulloblastomas is a malignant brain tumor that mostly affects children. It originates in the cerebellum (lower part of the brain).
  6. Craniopharyngiomas: A benign brain tumor that has its origin near the pituitary gland (base of the brain). Craniopharyngiomas are common in children.

Probability of a secondary brain tumor are more in people who have had;

  1. Kidney cancer
  2. Breast cancer
  3. Lung cancer
  4. Colon cancer
  5. Melanoma

Symptoms:

The symptoms of brain tumor include:

  1. Chronic and regular headaches.
  2. A change in the headache pattern.
  3. Seizures.
  4. A person may experience vision problems (Peripheral vision may be affected, double or blurred vision).
  5. There may be difficulty in hearing.
  6. Nausea and vomiting.
  7. Behavioral and speech problems.
  8. An arm or a leg may lose sensation.
  9. A person has difficulty with balance.

Diagnosis and Treatment:
Though brain tumor can affect anyone and everyone, its chances are higher in

  1. People who are more exposed to ionizing radiation. People having undergone a radiation therapy are equally vulnerable.
  2. Children as well as older people.
  3. People having a family history of brain tumors.

The diagnosis includes;

  1. An imaging test like the MRI, CT scan and PET (Positron Emission Tomography).
  2. Biopsy, whereby samples of the abnormal tissue is collected and examined.
  3. Neurological examination.

Treatment:

  1. Surgery is an effective treatment for brain tumors.

One can also opt for:

  1. Radiations, whereby the abnormal tumor cells are destroyed using protons and x-rays (high-energy beams).
  2. Chemotherapy: In this treatment, the tumor cells are destroyed using strong drugs (taken orally or intravenously).
  3. Radiosurgery.
  4. Targeted drug therapy: This treatment blocks the abnormalities that are characteristically present only in the cancer cells.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery - Know Everything About It!!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery - Know Everything About It!!

The cervical discs are protective cushions that allow the free movement of the neck. The intervertebral disks located between the cervical vertebrae (7 bones, C1-C7, that constitute the cervical spine) function as shock absorbers.

However, any damage and injury to the cervical disc, or an ailment can narrow the spinal canal. As a result, the intervertebral cervical discs exert pressure on the spinal nerves (responsible for movement and sensation in the upper body). There may be weakness and loss of sensation, causing pain (moderate to chronic) and discomfort in the neck. The free movement of the neck also gets affected (restricted).

In many cases, physiotherapy and other nonsurgical medications can help improve the condition. Cervical Disc Surgery comes as a blessing in extreme cases, where the non-surgical medications fail to provide any relief.

For long, the cervical disc surgery involved the surgical removal of the affected disc, followed by the fusion of the vertebrae located above and below the affected cervical disc (Traditional Fusion Surgery).

The advancement of technology has increased the effectiveness (higher success rate) of the cervical disc surgery. These days, the surgery is simple and involves replacing the affected cervical disk with an artificial one (Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement).

Triggers for a cervical disc replacement surgery:
Any damage to the cervical disc can affect the spinal cord and the neck adversely. A person may need to undergo a disc replacement surgery in case;

  1. There are pain and stiffness in the neck.
  2. Pain that gradually spreads into the arms and shoulder.
  3. One experiences extreme weakness in the arms, legs, hands or shoulders.
  4. There is a loss of sensation (numbness) or "needle prick" like sensations in the arms.
  5. There is a headache (moderate to severe).

Advantages of cervical disc replacement:
People have benefitted immensely from cervical disc replacement.

  1. In comparison to the fusion surgery, disc replacement has a faster recovery time.
  2. Disc replacement has a higher success rate (remarkable improvement in the shoulder and neck movement).
  3. It retains the cervical motion.
  4. It reduces the stress on the spinal cord and spine nerves greatly.

Risks involved in the cervical disc replacement:
With merits come the demerits. Though effective, there are some risks involved in the surgery.

  1. A person may experience some difficulty in breathing and swallowing of food.
  2. There may be some reactions to the anesthesia.
  3. The disc replacement may result in an infection, nerve injury, bleeding or leakage of the spinal fluid.
  4. Post replacement, there may be a stroke, voice modulation.
  5. In some unfortunate cases, there may be no improvement in the condition.
  6. The artificial disc may be affected (fractured or broken).

Recovery and Precaution:
A little alertness and precaution can speed up the recovery process.

  1. The first three weeks post-surgery, avoid strenuous work.
  2. For a better recovery, start walking after the surgery. However, do not overdo yourself.
  3. It is not advisable to start driving immediately after the surgery.
  4. Avoid rigorous exercise for as long as recommended by the doctor.
  5. Rest as much as possible.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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6 Things to Know About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
6 Things to Know About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery!

The spine plays a very crucial role, both from a person’s movement and sensation point of view. It carries the nervous supply for a lot of internal organs and the lower body. By virtue of its structure, it also helps in movement through the disks. Due to various reasons, spinal injury is common, causing pain along the back, lower extremities, neck etc.

Medicines and exercise are the first line of treatment for most spinal injuries. The issue, however, is that these only provide relief from the pain and the medicines, but do not actually ‘rectify’ the underlying problem. Whether it is a herniated disk or a pinched nerve, the medicines and exercise can relieve the symptoms, but the disk continues to be herniated and the nerve continues to be pinched. Definite treatment is in the form of surgery, and with recent advancements in the field of spinal surgery, there are minimally invasive surgical options, which provide complete cure with minimal recovery time. Some of the benefits of this are listed below-

  1. Smaller incision compared to traditional surgical procedures, where only the injured area is accessed

  2. The surrounding tissues are untouched, unless they are injured and require repair

  3. Lesser bleeding compared to earlier techniques

  4. Lesser painful procedure

  5. Reduced hospitalization period

  6. Quicker recovery and return to normal activities

The question, however, is whether this is indicated in everybody. A detailed discussion with your surgeon keeping the below points in mind will help identify the answer for this. The main driver should be the answer to the question – will the surgery be able to effectively relieve you of the pain and symptoms? Additionally, the following factors help in getting better results out of a minimally invasive spinal surgery.

  1. Presence of symptoms relating to nerve compression, including pain from the spine down the leg.

  2. Recent onset of symptoms, with pain starting days to months before seeing the doctor. This indicates the condition is relatively new and so damage is minimal, indicating favorable outcome. Chronic pain conditions take slightly longer time compared to recent injuries.

  3. People with active lifestyle who engage in regular physical exercise are likely to have better benefits from the minimally invasive procedure.

  4. Smoking reduces blood flow to the spine, leading to disk degeneration and weakening of bones. Healing is highly slowed down and recovery is overall delayed.

  5. Excessive weight puts strain on the back, and so healing can be delayed or badly affected with more complications. It is not a contraindication, but be prepared for a longer recovery period.

Talk to your doctor keeping these points in mind, and you can bid farewell to your back pain forever. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.

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