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Dr. Savitr Sastri - Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad

Dr. Savitr Sastri

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MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery

Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad

20 Years Experience  ·  550 at clinic  ·  ₹400 online
Dr. Savitr Sastri 87% (73 ratings) MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
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To provide the best possible care, and safe interventions with minimal risk and good outcome.
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Dr. Savitr Sastri is a popular Neurosurgeon at Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad. He has over 20 years of experience as a Neurosurgeon. He is trained in the top colleges of the country including JIPMER, AIIMS and NIMHANS and also at the Cleveland Clinic. You can visit him at Yashoda Hospital,Somajiguda, Hyderabad. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Savitr Sastri on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MS - General Surgery - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore - 2003
MBBS - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry - 1997
MCh - Neuro Surgery - National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) - 2007
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Awards and Recognitions
Dr KS Sridhar Memorial JIPMER Alumni Association Prize Best All Round Under,Graduate in MBBS
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship
Ciba,Geigy Award for best paper in Epilepsy , Neurocon
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Dr Chakravarthy Memorial Prize in Anesthesiology awarded by the Indian Society of Anesthesiologists
Best Poster Presentation ASSICON 2013
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Bangalore Neurological Society
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
Neurological Society of India
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Brain Tumor In Children - Understanding It In Detail!

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Brain Tumor In Children - Understanding It In Detail!

Though childhood brain tumor is a rare disease, still, many children of any age all over the world suffer from this condition. Unlike the brain tumors in adults, brain tumors in children is a bit different. Brain tumors are probably the most common form of solid tumors affecting children. However, having knowledge of the symptoms, probable treatment of the disease can help the parents in coping with the situation in a better way and taking the right decision at the right time.

What is a brain tumor?
A group of abnormal cell growth in the brain is referred to as a brain tumor. The types of brain tumor depend upon the structure of the tumor cells, their rate of growth, composition and several other characteristics. However, two most common types of brain tumor affecting children are primary and secondary. In primary brain tumor, the tumor cells develop in the brain, while in secondary, cancerous cells invade the brain from other parts of the body.

Symptoms that determine the presence of tumor may vary in every child. The variation is due to certain aspects including size of the tumor, the location of the tumor, how the tumor is affecting the brain, etc. Some of the most common symptoms of childhood brain tumor are severe headaches, occasional seizures, feeling of sickness and vomiting, eye problems such as blurred visions, feelings of drowsiness without any reason, etc. Some children suffering from brain tumour may also experience difficulty in maintaining balance when walking or behavioral changes in children.

Treatment
While for some, surgical removal of the tumor may be the only treatment solution, for some sessions of radiotherapy and chemotherapy turn out to be really helpful. To control or reduce the effects of the brain tumor symptoms, taking regular medications may also be necessary for the affected children. Doctor may devise the best treatment plan despending on the condition of a child. As the treatment completely depends on the severity of the problem.

Prognosis
Depending on the grade, location, and type of tumor as well as the treatment, the overall health of children can be determined. While a significant number of children often successfully recover from the brain tumor, for some, the treatment needs to be continued for many years. As the nervous system of a child is in its developing stage, sometimes, children may develop some kind of learning or behavioral or physical disability as a result of the brain tumor treatment. If a child has any of these symptoms mentioned above, his or her parents should consult a medical professional right away. The sooner it is diagnosed, the better are the chances for the child to recover from a brain tumor. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.
 

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Spinal Cord Injury - Common Factors That Can Lead To It!

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Spinal Cord Injury - Common Factors That Can Lead To It!

A spinal cord injury is a damage to the spinal cord. It’s an extremely serious type of physical trauma that’s likely to have a lasting and significant impact on most aspects of daily life.

The spinal cord is responsible for sending messages from the brain to all parts of the body. It also sends messages from the body to the brain. We are able to perceive pain and move our limbs because of messages sent through the spinal cord.

If the spinal cord sustains an injury, some or all of these impulses may not be able to ‘get through’. The result is a complete or total loss of sensation and mobility below the injury. A spinal cord injury closer to the neck will typically cause paralysis throughout a larger part of the body than one in the lower back area.

Causes

A spinal cord injury is often the result of an unpredictable accident or violent event. The following can all result in damage to the spinal cord:

  • a violent attack such as a stabbing or a gunshot
  • diving into water that’s too shallow and hitting the bottom
  • trauma during a car accident (specifically, trauma to the face, head and neck region, back, or chest area)
  • falling from a significant height
  • head or spinal injuries during sporting events
  • electrical accidents
  • severe twisting of the middle portion of the torso

Symptoms

Some symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:

  1. problems walking
  2. loss of control of the bladder or bowels
  3. inability to move the arms or legs
  4. feelings of spreading numbness or tingling in the extremities
  5. unconsciousness
  6. headache
  7. pain, pressure, stiffness in the back or neck area
  8. signs of shock
  9. unnatural positioning of the head

If you suspect that someone has a back or neck injury:

  • Don’t move the injured person – permanent paralysis and other serious complications may result
  • Call 911 or your local emergency medical assistance number
  • Keep the person still
  • Place heavy towels on both sides of the neck or hold the head and neck to prevent them from moving until emergency care arrives
  • Provide basic first aid, such as stopping any bleeding and making the person comfortable, without moving the head or neck

Prevention

Because spinal cord injuries are often due to unpredictable events, the best you can do is reduce your risk.

 Some risk-reducing measures include:

  1. always wearing a seatbelt while in a car
  2. wearing proper protective gear while playing sports
  3. never diving into water unless you’ve examined it first to make sure it’s deep enough and free of rocks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.
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Dear doctor, One of my relative suffered due to minor brain stroke She gave birth to baby by cesarean just a week before the stroke. Is there any relation between delivery and stroke. Kindly let me know. Note She is 30 years old female.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Some strokes can occur due to dehydration even. One of the common causes of strokes after or around childbirth is cerebral venous thrombosis. This is can be easily identified and precautions can be taken to prevent recurrent episodes.
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He had brain hemorrhage 4 years back. He is suffering from so many tensions now (like financial and others). How to take care of him. What precautions should be taken. Can someone get brain hemorrhage twice.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Brain hemorrhages are unrelated to external problems like stress. They are usually due to hypertension and control of blood pressure with medications, exercise and diet can reduce the risk or recurrent bleeding.
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Sir please tell me what could be later results .2 months ago he had a major brain injury after operation of brain in park hospital now he is only able to speak and sit but no memory at all.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
The memory from around the accident full recovery is often lost since the patient is usually not fully conscious. Also a lot of memory depends on the sure of injury. Most patients do gradually recover over time with a lot of assistance. You can also contact any psychologist who is trained in cognitive retraining to assist with recovery.
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Sir does epilepsy treatment can be possible without medicine after deep brain stimulation.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Very specific types of epilepsy can be treated Surgically. DBS as yet doesn't have a clear role. There are other surgical procedures which are used with good results.
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My mother has gone through craniotomy and then cranioplasty. 2 weeks after cranioplasty CT scan resulted hydrocephalus. What is the treatment of hydrocephalus?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
It would involve some sort of diversion procedure either with a shunt out endoscopically if she is symptomatic for the hydrocephalus.
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I am 62 years old male. I am suffering from left side paralysis due to high b.p. Since last 10 years. Doctor advice me to take medicine regularly. Can I cured from this.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
I am 62 years old male. I am suffering from left side paralysis due to high b.p. Since last 10 years. Doctor advice m...
The only thing that improves the paralysis is exercise and rehabilitation and physiotherapy. You will need to continue the medications to prevent further such episodes.
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Is there any possibility of surgery of brain tumor in brain stem glioma of grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma after completing radiotherapy and going on chemotherapy.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Is there any possibility of surgery of brain tumor in brain stem glioma of grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma after compl...
Brainstem tumors are hard to operate since they are surrounded by extremely important tracts and centers that control many vital functions. Though a good MRI with tractography can sometimes show a safe corridor. For surgery.
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My grandfather is a 76 years old male. 10 days ago he was affected by an ischemic stroke at the right side of his brain .But now the doctors found an infraction at the right side and also found the infraction to be spreading towards the left. Doctors are suggesting for a surgery .Is that needed for his healthy recovery?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
If the doctors have suggested surgery it is mos likely that the stroke is causing brain swelling and the resultant increase in pressure is causing threat to life. Surgery is therefore life saving. Unfortunately it has no implication on physical recovery since that is dependent on the size of the stroke and part of the brain that is affected.
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There is a calcified nodule In my brain, Since last 10 years taking medicine. Now taking: levepsy 500 Is it curable.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
There is a calcified nodule In my brain, Since last 10 years taking medicine. Now taking: levepsy 500
Is it curable.
If you have not had any seizures or fits in 5 years you can speak to your neurologist regarding reducing and maybe stoping the levipil. The module may remain but if you don't have fits then there's no further treatment required.
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I am 36 and I had stroke because of smoking now I left smoking and leaving healthy lifestyle what will be my life expectancy? Also I drink beer only how many beer I can take? What are the chances of getting second stroke?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
I am 36 and I had stroke because of smoking now I left smoking and leaving healthy lifestyle what will be my life exp...
Quitting smoking is the one major change that can help you. Which you have done. Apart from that continuing the blood thinners and leading a healthy life with a good diet and exercise should give you a near normal life. Ideally stopping the beer would help since it can lead to increased fat deposition. There is a risk of another stroke or a cardiac event occurring considering your past history but that can be reduced with a healthy lifestyle.
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My mother, age 60, is suffering from lumber spondylosis. Should she go for traction to relieve the pain. Or traction can worsen the situation. Kindly advice?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
My mother, age 60, is suffering from lumber spondylosis. Should she go for traction to relieve the pain. Or traction ...
Without an MRI to rule out nerve compression I would not advise traction. Traction works for muscle strains and helps by relieving that spasm. The treatment for spondylosis is back strengthening exercises.
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My neighbor met with an accident with brain injury on dated 11 june 5 pm, doctor's done the surgery same day but he is unconscious since that time. He was on ventilator since 2 weeks and now doctors said infection has been decreased to the range of 18000 and there is no fever also. He is still in ICU and unconscious. please suggest that is the treatment is on right way. Doctors said that we provide rest to brain so that he recover early and installed 2pipes one for oxygen and another is food pipe.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
My neighbor met with an accident with brain injury on dated 11 june 5 pm, doctor's done the surgery same day but he i...
It would seem like the patient has had a severe head injury. The treatment protocol is the same that is followed every where in the world. However his recovery is dependent on how severe the initial injury is and his capacity to tolerate that injury. The role of surgery is to save life. Recovery of consciousness is only a long wait.
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Sir, There is a case of Spina Bifida & baby is one month old. Is there in prognosis for the same? Baby is suffering a lot along With his mother & whole family. Suggestion would be very much helpful.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Sir, There is a case of Spina Bifida & baby is one month old. Is there in prognosis for the same? Baby is suffering a...
Spinal bifida should be treated as early as possible to prevent nerve damage and improve outcome. Prognosis depends on the current situation of the child in terms of leg movement and bladder and bowel control.
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When I sit or stand I feel a tingling feeling on my back (just opposite side of chest region. The feeling is like what we get due to nerve numbness after keeping our body parts in wrong posture pls help why it's happening.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
When I sit or stand I feel a tingling feeling on my back (just opposite side of chest region. The feeling is like wha...
If it is transient and not worrisome, you can just ignore it. If it is persistent, perhaps an MRI is warranted to see if there is any nerve compression.
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I have a problem of herniated disc The muscle pains are more, can you suggest me a physiotherapy to reduce the pains I can't take pain killers so give me the right advice plz.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
I have a problem of herniated disc The muscle pains are more, can you suggest me a physiotherapy to reduce the pains ...
A lot depends if you have leg pain or back pain. Back pain requires back strengthening exercises, leg pains require medication and exercise and sometimes surgery.
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