Epilepsy Disc Surgery in Pune – Dr. Dilip Kiyawat

Epilepsy Disc Surgery in PuneDr. Dilip Kiyawat is leading doctor for  Epilepsy Disc Surgery in Pune. He has years of experience as neurosurgeon. Dr. Dilip Kiyawat works as Neurosurgeon at Jehangir Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India. He completed his M.Ch.(Neuro). He has wide experience working in various fields of Neurosurgery like Brain Trauma, Spine Trauma, Pediatric Neurosurgery,

What Is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a disease of the central nervous system, characterized by a violation of the physiological activity of the brain cells. The main manifestation of epilepsy is seizures; the severity, frequency, and nature of the disease can vary significantly.

Focal seizures are caused by abnormal activity at one part of the brain. The seizures appear in the form of sensory disorders, a brief loss of consciousness or involuntary contractions of the muscles of the upper or lower limbs. The seizures develop in response to the pathological activity of the brain and may be accompanied by falling, twitching muscles and involuntary urination. Brain surgery for epilepsy is done to people to reduce or to stop the number of seizures they have. Surgery for epilepsy involves removing the part of the brain which causes the seizures or separating the part of the brain which causes seizures from the rest of the brain.

Epilepsy Surgery and Treatment in Pune

Treatment of epilepsy usually begins with medication. For most patients, the chronic long-term administration of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) can reliably control the disease and prevent attacks or significantly reduce their frequency. With the ineffectiveness of drug therapy, a possible Epilepsy Disc surgery is considered. The indications for surgery are seizures that occur despite medication. for the treatment of epilepsy is carried out in cases when the source is located outside the areas of the brain responsible for vital functions: speech, motor skills, vision or hearing.

Diagnostic Measures :

Neurological examination

Electroencephalography (EEG). EEG is a graphical recording of the electrical activity of different brain regions. EEG can be performed in the waking state, during sleep, alone or under the influence of a trigger – factor, artificially stimulating seizure activity. Computed tomography of the brain (CT). Before planning brain surgery in Israel, neurosurgeons recommend carrying out a CT test; it lets the neurosurgeon visualize the structure of the brain, as well as to diagnose tumors, hemorrhage, cystic formation, against which the patient may develop seizures.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), both standard and functional. Epilepsy surgery usually requires a functional MRI to determine the areas of the brain that regulate the processes of speech, motor skills, and other critical functions.

 Positron emission tomography (PET)

Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technique that creates detailed, computerized pictures of organs and tissues inside the body.

FAQ’s on Epilepsy Disc Surgery

What is epilepsy surgery?

If you have epilepsy, your doctor can use MRI to learn where seizures occur in your brain. They may also remove a brain lesion, a brain lobe, or a portion of a brain lobe. The most common type of epilepsy surgery is a temporal lobectomy.

What is the success rate of epilepsy surgery?

Around 70% of people (7 in 10 people) who have temporal lobe surgery find that the surgery stops their seizures and they become seizure-free, and for a further 20% (1 in 5 people) their seizures are reduced.

What are the side effects of epilepsy surgery?

Specific complications may include:

  • Memory and language problems after temporal lobectomy.
  • Temporary double vision after temporal lobectomy.
  • Increased number of seizures after corpus callosotomy, but the seizures should be less severe.
  • Reduced visual field after a hemispherectomy.

How does epilepsy affect the brain?

Because epilepsy is a brain disorder, it can affect many different systems throughout the body. Epilepsy may stem from changes in the brain’s development, wiring, or chemicals. … The disease disrupts the activity of brain cells called neurons, which normally transmit messages in the form of electrical impulses

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