Brain cell function requires a constant delivery of oxygen and glucose from the bloodstream. A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is disrupted, causing brain cells to die. Blood flow can be compromised by a variety of mechanisms. Brain stroke is of two types:
Blockage of an Artery in the brain - In this kind of stroke which is known as ischemic stroke, the blood supply to some part of the brain is stopped due to a blockage in the artery caused by atherosclerosis or deposition of cholesterol in the artery. In this kind of stroke the patient shows symptoms of paralysis. This kind of stroke can be reversed and the patient can recover very quickly if thrombolysis is done in time. Advanced stroke centres have the facility of thrombolysis. GNH Hospital at Gurgaonspecializes in the treatment of stroke. The hospital is equipped with the latest MRI and Neurologists Dr Reena Thukral and Dr Vikas Sharma, Neurosurgeons Dr Arun Saroha and Dr Vikas Kathuria are available round the clock to provide emergency care to the stroke patients. Physiotherapy plays an important role in the recovery of stroke patients and Dr Bhanu Solanki and Dr Garima Chaudhary at Rehabtrain are two of the best physiotherapists for management of stroke patients during hospitalization and post discharge. The cost of stroke treatment at GNH Hospital is around USD 5500 and the cost of treatment for old stroke is USD 5000 for a 20 day stay at the hospital for intensive physiotherapy
Rupture of an artery (hemorrhage) - This kind of stroke more commonly known as `Brain Hemorrhage' in common parlance is the situation when a artery carrying blood to the brain ruptures causing blood spill in the brain. This also causes partial or complete stoppage of blood supply to the brain. The recovery in this kind of stroke is slow and time consuming.
Dr Arun Saroha is one of the best brain and spine surgeons in India. He has more than 15 years of experience of working at hospitals like Vimhans, Paras, Artemis and Max. He specializes in brain and spinal tumours, spinal instrumentation, decompression, fusion and fixation surgeries. He is presently associated with GNH Hospital and Max Hospital, Delhi and Gurgaon
Dr Vikas Kathuria specialized in Neurosurgery from PGI Rohtak and has been doing all kinds of complex Brain Tumour and Spine Surgeries. He is Consultant Neurosurgeon at GNH Hospital Gurgaon and Max Hospital Gurgaon. He also specializes in all kinds of Head Injuries and management of critically injured patients.
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