About the Neurosurgeon

My practice as a Neurosurgeon exists to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care for patients with neurological disorders that are amenable by surgical intervention. Me and my team will stay ahead of the standards of care worldwide in all aspects of neurosurgery, and make our patients and their loved ones feel like they are heard, understood, and cared for.

To that end, I as a Neurosurgeon will continue to stay on the cutting edge of modern surgical and diagnostic techniques, using a balance of good training, technology and innovation to offer my patients the best possible care and provide world-class care for patients of Neurosurgery, Brain surgey and Spine Surgery

We will, as a team, provide patient service that makes patients feel thankful for choosing us. Our medical staff will be continually reminded that our patients are our livelihood, and that we owe it to them to care for them as if they were our own family members.

KIMS Hospital, the place where I practice Neurosurgery, Spine surgery and Brain surgery will be a corporate hopsital that sets standards, not an ordinary one that strives to meet them.

    Memberships
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)
  • Neurological Society of India

Work Experience

2003 - Present

Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS)

2002 - 2003

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Kasturba Medical College

2000 - 2002

Post M.Ch.-Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

1997 - 2000

Post M.Ch.-Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

1997 - 2000

Senior Registrar-M.Ch. Trainee in Dept. of Neurosurgery
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

1997

Post M.S(General Surgery)-Registar Department of General Surgery
Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India

1993 - 1996

PG Trainee in General Surgery
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Education

MBBS - 1993

Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai,

MS - General Surgery - 1996

Kasturba Medical College

MCh - Neuro Surgery - 2000

Kasturba Medical College,

Skills

Head injury is the major cause of death among the motor vehicle accidents. Head injuries can be classified as two type broadly:

  • External injuries to head are injuries to the outer layer - scalp
  • Internal head injuries are more critical and may involve the skull, the blood vessels, or the damage to the brain

A spinal cord injury is caused by a trauma that results in partial or complete tear to the spinal cord. The spinal cord injury may cause permanent disability or death. Spinal cord injuries are of two types:

  • Complete Spinal cord injury - A spinal cord injury is said to be complete when there is no sensation of movement below the injury. Commonyly, in these cases, both left and right sides of the body are affected.
  • Incomplete spinal cord injury - A spinal cord injury is considered partial injury/incomplete injury when there is a partial sensation or movement below the injury. There is also pain associated with the movement. Sometimes, more function of body on one side than the other side is also noticed depending on the extent of the injury.

A brain tumour is a unnatural growth of a tissue in a part of the brain. The brain tumors can be classified into two categories based on their nature:

  • Malignant Brain tumor - A brain tumor is said to be malignant when it contains cancerous cells. It is fatal when it developes cancer cells
  • Benign Brain tumor - brain tumor is considered benign when it does not have cancer cells.
Symptoms:
  • Severe and chronic head aches
  • Nausea
  • Imepedence to the ability to talk, hear and see
  • Decreased focus and concentration in daily activities
  • loss of memory
  • sudden numbness without any reason in arms and legs
Diagnosis:
  • Neurological exam to test vision and muscle reflexes
  • MRI scan
  • Computerized Tomography scan
  • Angiogram
  • Spinal tap
  • Biopsy

Dr. Chandra Sekhar Naidu provides highest level of care and advanced treatment for patients suffering from aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The surgeon is also well experienced with the treatment of various neurovascular problems of the spine and brain.

Treatment methods - Neuro vascular surgery:

  • Surgery
  • Radio Surgery
  • Endovascular treatment

Skull base surgery is required to treat certain type of tumors in the skull base or the head and neck interface. The skull base is a sensitive region and contains many nerves and glands which can affect sensory functions like vision, speech, hearing e.t.c. Lesser experienced Neurosurgeons may not be able to deal with these tumors all by themselves. Often, an ENT surgeon, a head and neck surgeon or both are required along with an experienced Nerosurgeon to treat these Skull base tumors. The skull base tumors can be malignant sometimes and hence need to treated with utmost attention.

Polyneuropathy is the condition where multiple nerves of the Peripheral nervous system start malfunctioning simultaneously. This condition may develop all of a sudden or may develop into the full condition gradually over a long period of time. No matter whether polyneuropathy is sudden or gradual, it affects the normal functioning of the patient.

Symptoms:
  • Weakness in hands and feet
  • Clumsiness in movement of hands and feet
  • Burning sensation
  • Reduced sensory perceptions to heat and cold
  • Inaccurate balancing of the body when standing or walking
  • and many more depending on the actual severity of the condition

Movement disorder is a strange and terrifying condition. All of a sudden, the patient experiences movement in arms, legs and other body parts without his intention. The patient may not be able to stand up from the chair when he actually tries to. The condition may also cause tremors/shaking in the body parts. The movement disorders have their roots in the Central nervous system. The nerves that are related to motion (hands and legs) are affected causing involutary muscle movement and improper coordination in motion.

Dr. Chandra Sekhar Naidu has treated vast number of movement disorder cases successfully. A few movement disorders which can be treated are as follows:

  • Parkinsons disease
  • Spasticity
  • Essential tremor
  • Dystonia

Treating movement disorders varies widely from case to case based on the intensity and cause of the disorder. Sometime, the disorder can be cured with medicines. In some cases, the underlying condition has to be treated. When there is no cure for the condition, the treatment can provide relief from symptoms and enhance the functionality of muscles.

A stroke is technically sudden blocking of blood flow into the brain. When there is an abrupt interruption of blood flow into the brain either due to the bursting of a blood vessel or any other reason, a stroke occurs. When the brain cells do not receive oxygen as a result of no blood flow, they start dying in a rapid succession. If left unattended, the brain cells will die and this will eventually result in death. When a blood vessel bursts, the blood is spilled into the surrounding cells in the brain and this sudden flow of blood beyond the normal bloodflow path also results in brain cells dying.

There are two types of Stroke. :
  • Ischemic - This is the type of stroke that is caused due to the blockage of a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain
  • Hemorrhagic - This is the type of stroke that is resulted by the bursting of a blood vessel and the resulting bleeding in and around the brain area

Stroke - How it affects the normal life?

Stroke essentially causes damage to the brain. Normal functioning/ every day routine activities are affected by stroke. A common result from stroke is paralysis on one side of the body (Hemiplegia). Sometimes, there is a mild disability (not as severe as a stroke) on one side of the body (Hemiparesis).

A stroke may result in severe changes to one's cognitive abilities like thinking, perception, awareness e.t.c. People reportedly lose efficiency in decision making and have problems with speech. The patient may experience depression as well. The patients may not control his emotions well and sometimes tend to express inappropriate emotions.

Spine surgery is traditionally done as "open surgery," meaning the area being operated on is opened with a long incision to allow the surgeon to view and access the anatomy. In recent years, however, technological advances have allowed more back and neck conditions to be treated with a minimally invasive surgical technique.

Because minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), does not involve a long incision, it avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. In most cases, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery.

Keyhole surgery is the concept of safely removing brain & skull base tumors through smaller, more precise openings that minimize collateral damage to surrounding scalp, brain, blood vessels & nerves.

Fortunately, given advances over the last two decades in technology and instrumentation as well improved brain and skull base anatomical understanding, a majority of brain and skull base tumors can now be removed via one of these approaches using a small craniotomy (bony skull opening) or an approach through the nostrils.

Notably, these approaches are technically demanding, require specialized instrumentation, significant surgical expertise and are not appropriate for all tumors. Consequently, there remains a role for conventional larger craniotomies.

Endoscopic brain surgery is a procedure used primarily to treat brain tumors. It is considered a minimally invasive brain surgery that allows neurosurgeons to identify and treat conditions that are deep within the brain.

“This type of surgery allows us to treat brain tumors less invasively than traditional open brain surgery, while still affording us the ability to get an in-depth view of the brain,” says Dr. Naidu.

During this procedure, thin tubing that transmits video images of the brain is inserted through one or two small incisions in the skull or through an opening in the body. This tube-like instrument, called an endoscope, contains a small camera that allows the neurosurgeon to see detailed images of the problem area in the brain.

“Endoscopic approaches have truly transformed how we treat tumors, particularly because endoscopic techniques give us such a clear visualization of the tumor,” says Dr. Modha. “This approach also does not always require us to access the brain through the skull. We’re able to access the brain through pathways like the nose and sinuses as well.”

The neurosurgeon will use the images transmitted by the endoscope as a guide for removing the tumor or repair the affected area of the patient’s brain. The removal of the tumor or damaged area is performed with specialized surgical instruments.

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