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Neurosurgery is a medical speciality that focuses on treating conditions related to the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. At HCG Hospitals, our Department of Neurosurgery is dedicated to providing specialised care for individuals with neurological conditions. We provide comprehensive and individualised care to address brain and spinal tumours, movement disorders, blood vessel issues, paediatric neurological conditions, nervous system injuries, and spinal cord problems. With a focus on comprehensive care, we also integrate non-surgical approaches such as medication management, physical therapy, and specialised rehabilitation programs.

At HCG Hospitals, we prioritise patient well-being, combining cutting-edge technology, expertise, and compassionate care to deliver the highest standard of neurosurgical treatment. Our goal is to improve outcomes, enhance quality of life, and provide exceptional care for individuals with neurological disorders.


  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Brain tumour surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Neurovascular surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Neurotrauma surgery
  • Stereotactic and image-guided surgery
  • Rehabilitation services


  • Neurosurgical operating rooms
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • CT (Computed Tomography) scan
  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan
  • Angiography
  • Neurophysiological monitoring
  • EEG (Electroencephalography)
  • EMG (Electromyography)/ NCS (Nerve Conduction Studies)
  • Neurocritical monitoring

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What is the role of a neurosurgeon?

Neurosurgeons specialise in the surgical treatment of disorders affecting the nervous system, including the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. They diagnose and perform surgeries for conditions such as brain tumors, spinal cord injuries, degenerative spine diseases, vascular malformations, and neurological disorders. Neurosurgeons work closely with other specialists to provide comprehensive care, employing advanced surgical techniques to improve patients’ neurological function and quality of life.

When should I consider consulting a neurosurgeon?

You should consider consulting a neurosurgeon if you have been diagnosed with a neurological condition or if you are experiencing symptoms related to the brain, spine, or peripheral nerves. Common reasons for consultation include persistent back or neck pain, severe headaches, seizures, weakness or numbness in limbs, difficulty walking, or suspected brain or spinal tumors. Neurosurgeons can provide a thorough evaluation, diagnostic testing, and recommend appropriate treatment options.

What can I expect during my initial appointment with a neurosurgeon?

During your initial appointment with a neurosurgeon, they will review your medical history, conduct a comprehensive neurological examination, and may order diagnostic tests such as imaging scans or nerve studies. They will discuss their findings, provide a diagnosis, and present treatment options tailored to your specific condition. They will also address any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the recommended course of action.

What types of surgeries do neurosurgeons perform?

Neurosurgeons perform a wide range of surgeries to treat various neurological conditions. These may include brain tumor resections, spinal fusion or decompression surgeries, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, carotid endarterectomy for stroke prevention, and surgeries to treat congenital malformations or traumatic injuries. Neurosurgeons employ advanced techniques, such as minimally invasive surgery or stereotactic radiosurgery, to minimise risks and promote optimal outcomes for their patients.


Are there non-surgical treatment options available for neurological conditions?

Yes, depending on the specific neurological condition, non-surgical treatment options may be available. Neurosurgeons take a multidisciplinary approach and collaborate with other specialists such as neurologists, physiatrists, and pain management experts to explore non-surgical alternatives. These may include medication management, physical therapy, interventional procedures, radiation therapy, or targeted medical interventions. The appropriate treatment plan will be determined based on your specific condition and individual needs.

How long is the recovery period after neurosurgery?

The recovery period after neurosurgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed and individual factors. Some patients may experience a relatively quick recovery, while others may require a more extended period for rehabilitation and healing. The neurosurgeon will provide specific post-operative instructions, including restrictions on physical activities, wound care guidelines, and any necessary medication routine. They will closely monitor your progress during follow-up appointments to ensure a successful recovery.

What risks and potential complications are associated with neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks and potential complications.These can include infection, bleeding, blood clots, damage to surrounding structures, or adverse reactions to anaesthesia. However, neurosurgeons undergo extensive training and utilise advanced technology to minimise these risks. They will discuss the potential risks associated with your specific procedure, address any concerns you may have, and take appropriate measures to ensure patient safety throughout the surgical process.

How long will I stay in the hospital after neurosurgery?

The length of hospital stay after neurosurgery varies depending on the type and complexity of the procedure, as well as individual factors. Some surgeries may require only an overnight stay, while others may necessitate a longer hospitalisation for monitoring and rehabilitation. Your neurosurgeon will provide an estimate of the expected hospital stay based on your specific surgery. They will closely monitor your progress and determine the appropriate time for discharge based on your recovery and overall condition.

What can I expect in terms of pain management after neurosurgery?

Pain management after neurosurgery is an essential aspect of your recovery. Your neurosurgeon and team will provide appropriate pain relief measures to ensure your comfort. This may include a combination of pain medications, nerve blocks, or other interventions tailored to your specific needs. It’s important to communicate your pain levels to your doctor so that they can adjust your pain management plan accordingly and provide effective relief.

How soon can I resume normal activities and work after neurosurgery?

The timeline for resuming normal activities and work after neurosurgery varies depending on the specific procedure and individual factors. Your neurosurgeon will provide specific guidelines regarding activity restrictions, gradual resumption of physical activities, and when you can return to work. It’s important to follow these instructions closely to promote proper healing and avoid complications. Your doctor will monitor your progress during follow-up appointments and provide guidance throughout the recovery process.

Will I require rehabilitation or physical therapy after neurosurgery?

Depending on the type of neurosurgery and your individual needs, rehabilitation or physical therapy may be recommended as part of your recovery. These therapies aim to help restore function, improve strength and mobility, and optimise your overall recovery outcomes. Your neurosurgeon will assess your specific situation and collaborate with rehabilitation specialists to determine if rehabilitation or physical therapy is necessary. They will provide guidance on the appropriate timing and duration of these therapies based on your individual needs.

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