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Dr. Anil Karapurkar  - Neurosurgeon, Mumbai

Dr. Anil Karapurkar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MS - Neuro Surgery

Neurosurgeon, Mumbai

47 Years Experience  ·  1300 at clinic
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Dr Anil Karapurkar completed his training in Neurosurgery from KEM Hospital, Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai in 1975. He subsequently worked as Tutor, Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof and Prof. i......more
Dr Anil Karapurkar completed his training in Neurosurgery from KEM Hospital, Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai in 1975. He subsequently worked as Tutor, Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof and Prof. in Neurosurgery at the above institutions. He took voluntary retirement and joined Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi where he worked from 1996 to 2002. In 2002 he returned to Mumbai and has been working in various hospitals. He started performing endovascular procedures in 1978 along with his colleagues Dr Sunil Pandya and Dr R D Nagpal at the KEM Hospital. He was performing endovascular procedures with Prof Ravi Ramakantan, Prof. of Radiology, KEM Hospital. In 1980-81 he received training in endovascular procedures under Prof Luc Picard, the doyen of Neurointervention, in Nancy, France. Subsequently he received further fellowships from Govt of France for training under Prof Picard and Prof Jaques Moret of Fondation Opthalmique de Rothschilde, Paris, France. He has been the past president of AAFITN ( Asian & Australasian Federation Of Interventional Neuroradiology). He has been on the Advisory Board of WFITN. ( World Federation Of Interventional Neuroradiology). For the last 8 years he has completely given up Neurosurgery and devoted himself to this new medical speciality of Interventional Neuradiology or Endovascular Neurosurgery. He has trained several Neurologists, Neurosurgeons and Radiologists in this exciting speciality. You can get the phone number of Dr. Anil Karapurkar on lybrate.com
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Dr. Anil Karapurkar is an experienced Neurosurgeon in Mumbai, Mumbai. He has had many happy patients in his 47 years of journey as a Neurosurgeon. He is a MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MS - Neuro Surgery. You can visit him at Raheja Hospitals in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anil Karapurkar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - B J Medical College, Pune - 1970
MS - General Surgery - T N Medical College, Mumbai - 1974
MS - Neuro Surgery - T N Medical College, Mumbai - 1975
Professional Memberships
World Federation of Interventional Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN),
Asian & Australasian Federation of Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology (AAFITN)
Neurological Society of India (NSI)
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Indian Society of Cerebro Vascular Surgery (ISCVSS)
Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN)
Indian Stroke Society (ISA)
Neurotrauma Society of India
Skull Base Surgery Society of India Offices of Societies
Cerebro Vascular Society of India

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I am epilepsy patient. I am taking valparin chrono 300 mg in morning and 500 mg in evening. Since 2 and a half years. thankfully I didnt get any seizure since then. Till when should I continue my medications.

MD, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon
It depends upon type of epilepsy. If it is primary generalized epilepsy then u may have to take for a very long time.
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I have sleep paralysis. Is it ok to have it or should I start to take cure of it.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Sleep paralysis is more common in people who are sleep deprived, so getting enough sleep may help to reduce the number of episodes of sleep paralysis you have. Most adults need six to eight hours of good quality sleep each night. Keeping to a regular sleeping schedule, where you go to bed at roughly the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, can also help. Tips for improving your sleeping habits include: creating a restful sleeping environment that's quiet, dark and not too hot or cold ensuring your bed is comfortable exercising regularly (but not too close to bedtime) cutting down on caffeine not eating or drinking alcohol before bedtime giving up smoking (if you smoke) because nicotine is a stimulant.
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I have migraine, what prescription should I follow. I have been facing this from last 7 years and getting worst some times.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Self-care measures can help ease the pain of a migraine headache. Try muscle relaxation exercises. Relaxation techniques may include progressive muscle relaxation, meditation or yoga. Get enough sleep, but don't oversleep. Get an adequate amount of sleep each night. It's best to go to bed and wake up at regular times, as well. If possible, rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on. Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp. Medication: Take Bakson's Mig Aid tablet/ 1 tablet 3 times a day.
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Hi Please suggest a medicine for migraine headache I have jst undergone an eye operation of retinal detachment. After doing laser. Its hvng severe pain. Can it be of migraine.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
These adverse effects may be .Transient (7-10 days) like Blurred vision, raised intraocular pressure or headaches, which can be controlled by some analgesic, rest,meditation or some pure nutritional supplement can be advised if asked for .
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What is GBS in neurology Is it common in todays world What are its symptoms and how it is diagnosed.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rapid-onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging the peripheral nervous system. Many experience changes in sensation or develop pain, followed by muscle weakness beginning in the feet and hands. The symptoms develop over half a day to two weeks. During the acute phase, the disorder can be life-threatening with about a quarter developing weakness of the breathing muscles and requiring mechanical ventilation. Some are affected by changes in the function of the autonomic nervous system, which can lead to dangerous abnormalities in heart rate and blood pressure.
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I am aged 47 years lives in Mumbai. I have swelling on left buttocks, and pain on cervical area, and cannot stand when get up in the morning from bed, and in previous days I had cramp on my left leg calf during these period.

M.P.T. (Neuro), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Lucknow
Please go for physiotherapy for hip arthritis and cervical spondylitis. You will get very good results.
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Brain Tumor - What Are The Types?

MBBS, MD - Oncology, DNB - Super Speciality, Immuno Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Brain Tumor - What Are The Types?

Brain tumours vary in shape and size and the same is the case with their symptoms. The location of the tumour affects the symptoms greatly. Just like in any other type of a malignant tumour, brain tumour has a rapid growth and proliferation of abnormal cells that may have its origin in affected site or areas adjacent to it. As per studies, every 2 in 1,00,000 people are said to be affected by brain tumour in India. However, it may come as a relief to some as not all brain tumors are cancerous or life threatening. Some are benign tumors and seldom pose any threat to the affected individual.

Types of Brain Tumor
Brain tumors may be primary or secondary.

  1. Primary brain tumor: Here the abnormal mass of cells that originated in the brain do not metastasize to the other organs. Based on their location in the brain, the primary brain tumors may be of the following types.
    • Gliomas: One of the most common types of primary brain tumors, gliomas can have their origin in the spinal cord or the brain. Some of the common types of gliomas include Astrocytomas (originates in the cerebrum of the brain), Glioblastomas (these tumors form from the Astrocytes which form the supportive tissues of the brain), Ependymoma (these develop from the ependymal cells which are present within the CNS), Oligodendrogliomas (these tumors are found to arise from the oligodendrocytes).
    • Schwannomas: Also called as Acoustic neuromas, these primary brain tumors form on the nerves that play an important role in regulating the balance and hearing from the inner ear to the brain.
    • Meningiomas: These type of tumors are usually benign and have their origin in the meninges (membranes surrounding the spinal cord and the brain).
    • Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs): Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are rare malignant tumors that originate from the fetal (embryonic) cells in the brain.
    • Pituitary adenomas: As the name suggests, these tumors arise from the pituitary gland located at the base of the brain.
    • Medulloblastomas: Common among the children, these malignant primary tumors develop in the brain (lower back) and gradually spread via the spinal fluid.
    • Other types of primary brain tumors include Craniopharyngiomas and the Germ cell tumors.
  2. Secondary brain tumors: Unlike the primary brain tumors, these tumors have their origin in the other body parts and organs (mostly in the lungs, skin, colon, breast, and kidney) and then gradually metastasize to the brain. The secondary brain tumors are found to be more common.

Symptoms or warning signs associated with brain tumors:
Some of the signs and symptoms that may be indicative of a brain tumor include

  1. People with brain tumors often get seizures (due to the irritation caused by the tumors in the brain).
  2. A headache (mild to severe depending on the part of the brain affected by the tumor).
  3. A person experiences numbness or a tingling sensation in the legs and arms.
  4. There may be difficulties in walking or balancing.
  5. A person finds it difficult to concentrate.
  6. There may be some problems with hearing, speech or even vision.
  7. A person may experience weakness restricted to only one part of the body.

The symptoms may not necessarily indicate a brain tumor but it is always wise not to neglect the symptoms either. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Oncologist.

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Hi I'm alekya 24y old female I'm suffering from hands shivering one week back pls suggest me.

BAMS, MD - Medicine
Ayurveda, Bareilly
Hi I'm alekya 24y old female I'm suffering from hands shivering one week back pls suggest me.
take powd. zandopa of zandu pharma, cap. neurokind LC, Nashua karma with bala oil.also take maharasnadi kwath .
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I am 65 years female. I have a deep pain in my whole right side, body due to a nerve is being push by back bone in mri.

MD
General Physician, Vijayawada
Please have m. R. I. Scan for the evidence of cervical nerve roots compression. Please maintain euglucomic blood sugar levels. Please take methacobalamine one injection i. M. On alternate days. Total ten injections. If you find no improvement please consult a neuro-surgeon with your m. R. I. Scan.
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I am 22 year old male. I have back pain I consult doctor. And took xaryas your doctor have told my growth plate above this spine has not developed properly yet so it can be the reason. I have pain in tigh also. And I have numbness in leg when sit in floor with legs are placed parallel.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Sir 1. Start with physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for spine. 2. Don't sit on floors. 3. Don't lift heavy things. 4. Take calcium and methylcobalamine supplement with glucosamine for three months minimum. 5. Use lumber spine belt also.
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Is neurofibroma curable? By which medicine, allopathy or homeopathy or ayurvedic?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Is neurofibroma curable? By which medicine, allopathy or homeopathy or ayurvedic?
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is nervous system disease that causes skin defects and tumors on nerve tissues. It can also lead to other problems. The condition usually worsens over time. Although there is no known cure, treatment can help control symptoms.
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How can I get rid off from migraine. I have been facing this problem for long years.

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Nagpur
Although migraine is a genetic disease and patient experiences symptoms for many years, it can be very well controlled with medications and some non pharmacological methods.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Managing wounds at home

A wound is a disruption of the normal structure and function of the skin.
Antibiotic therapy is not indicated in all wounds and is reserved only for infected wounds.
It is important to keep blood sugar under control while managing a wound.
All wounds, which are contaminated or have foreign bodies, need debridement.
Irrigation of the wound reduces bacterial load and also removes loose material.
Wound irrigation can be done with warm saline.
Principles of wound management are: scrub, clean and dress.
Scrubbing means that dressing should be done with clean hands, which requires proper scrubbing of the hands.
Would cleaning means that the wound should first be cleaned.
After cleaning, the wound requires a proper dressing.
Some wounds may require suturing, especially if the wound is of less than six hours duration.
In an accident if a finger is cut or a tooth is removed, one should preserve the finger or the tooth and take it to the nearest hospital along with the patient for reimplantation.
The best way to carry the amputated finger or uprooted tooth is to put them in a plastic bag and put that bag in a box containing ice.
Skin burns should be treated firstly by putting the area under the running water till the burning disappears.
In a patient with burns, the blister that forms should not be punctured.
Presence of pain is also a good sign and indicates that the burns are superficial.
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I am 20 years old. I have a problem of migraine. Iam Getting headache every morning mainly.

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. Good Luck and Get Well Soon.

My age is 26 I am suffering from cervical lordosis. Elongation of transverse process in C7. Please suggest medication and who is better a ortho or ortho surgeon or neurologist or neural surgeon.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
This is very rare case and certainly only orthopedic surgeon specialized in neck and shoulder should operate it. But try Yogasans. I know yogasans can relieve you of symptoms and may postpone or avoid surgery if followed meticulously.
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I had a 3 seizure attack one 2 year earlier and other 2, one day before. I was not aware of that disease but it's been diagnosed by a doctor, we are in general hospital, What we should do?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I hope you have been investigated for the recent seizure attack. If there is no apparent or specific reason for the same, it is probable that you have epilepsy and would need medications for quite a good span of time. I would suggest you to get an EEG and MRI Brain scan done to rule out possible causes of seizures starting at your age. You may consult me online for any further queries or assistance needed
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