Most people think of medical specialisation neurosurgery as brain surgery. The field of medical and surgical science deals with the injury, disorders and disease of brain, spinal cord, spinal column and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body. The department of neurosurgery deals with the surgical procedures of both adult and pediatric patients. Depending upon patient’s condition, neurosurgeons provide surgical and nonsurgical treatments.
The RMI Department of Neurosurgery is committed to delivering exceptional patient care and the pursuit of science to improve patient outcomes. Our highly specialized physicians, practitioners and staff are devoted to providing the highest standard of patient care for all neurosurgical conditions of the central (i.e. brain, spinal cord) and peripheral nervous systems, as well as the blood vessels supplying them.
Intensive Care and Rehabilitation
Moreover, patients benefit from the outstanding care provided in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and floors with a dedicated intensivist team in the ICU and highly trained nurses with expertise in caring for patients with neurological conditions. Patients with spinal disease, for instance, can achieve successful outcomes with not only surgery, but as the result of rehabilitation and pain management as part of a complete treatment strategy developed for each individual patient and provided for at one location.
- Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Mian – Consultant and Associate Professor
- Dr. Naveed Zaman Akhunzada – Consultant and Assistant Professor
1. Brain tumour surgery
Surgery is the usual treatment for most brain tumours. To remove a brain tumour, a neurosurgeon makes an opening in the skull. This operation is called a craniotomy. Whenever possible, the surgeon attempts to remove the entire tumor.
2. Endoscopic transsphenoidal resection of pituitary lesions
Transsphenoidal literally means “through the sphenoid sinus.” It is a surgery performed through the nose and sphenoid sinus to remove pituitary tumors. We also offer microscopic / Endoscopic assisted surgery technique removes a large portion of the septum to insert a retractor so that the surgeon can see to the sphenoid sinus and pituitary.
3. Spinal Decompression and fixation for degenerative or traumatic spine injuries
Spinal decompression and fixation surgery for degenerative and traumatic spine injuries is performed to relieve the pressure on spinal cord or spinal nerves. The surgery can be carried out either by removing the damaged structures or soft tissues pressing on the spinal cord and nerves. This creates space around neural elements thus allows relief from pain and trauma.
4. Decompressive & reconstruction surgeries for traumatic brain injuries
Classification as Primary or Secondary injury, TBI (traumatic brain injuries) may be divided into primary injury and secondary injury. Primary injury is induced by mechanical force and occurs at the moment of injury. Secondary injury is not induced mechanically.
Neurological Conditions We Treat
We offer treatment for a broad spectrum of neurosurgical conditions. These include all types of:
• Primary (gliomas, glioblastomas, meningiomas) and metastatic brain, spine and spinal cord tumors.
• Pituitary tumors (adenomas)
• Spinal disorders (herniated discs, stenosis, scoliosis)
• Peripheral nerve syndromes (carpal tunnel)
• Neurovascular disease (ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke)
• Pediatric and congenital disorders (hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, spina bifida, congenital spine deformities)
• Pain disorders (trigeminal neuralgia)
• Cerebrospinal fluid disorders (normal pressure hydrocephalus)
We offer the latest in cutting edge treatment in a state-of-the-art environment that is simply unsurpassed in terms of quality, infrastructure and level of compassionate, patient-focused care. Our neurosurgeons are highly expert, specialized and committed to multimodality management leading to better outcomes for patients and their families.
RMI has following latest technology imported devices for neurosurgeries:
Neurosurgical Power Drill
The pneumatic and electric neurosurgical drills are the devices used by surgeons to treat the brain and skull injuries. Electric drills generally work on power, and the pneumatic drill system is a surgical instrument system powered hydraulically.
An operating microscope or surgical microscope is an optical microscope specifically designed to be used in a surgical setting, typically to perform microsurgery.
A C-arm is an imaging scanner intensifier. The name derives from the C-shaped arm used to connect the x-ray source and x-ray detector to one another. C-arms have radiographic capabilities, though they are used primarily for fluoroscopic intraoperative imaging during surgical, orthopedic and emergency care procedures.