The department of neurosurgery at the JPNATC is one of the largest departments in JPNATC and is involved in care of patients with head injuries, spinal injuries & peripheral nerve & brachial plexus injuries, besides being involved in various research & academic activities
HEAD INJURY MANAGEMENT:
The department has dedicated personnel on duty at all times for managing head injuries and a dedicated operation theatre which functions round the clock. On an average 3-5 head injuries are operated every day in JPNATC. The department has a state-of art 14 bedded dedicated neurosurgery ICU (TC3 ICU) with all modern facilities for managing critically injured patients. Protocols are followed for management of various facets of head injury & under the supervision of competent faculty, trained nurses along with physiotherapists & dieticians ensure optimal ICU care for these patients. A mobile CT scanner is also being purchased for improving head injury management in the NICU. Following stabilization, patients are shifted to a 6 bedded high dependency unit (HDU) located in TC5 ward where dedicated monitors & ventilators are available at every bed.
SPINAL INJURY & SPINAL CORD INJURY PROGRAM:
The department manages all types of spinal injury & spinal cord injury and provides complete & holistic care to these patients. Injuries managed include cervical, thoracic & lumbar fracture-dislocations with or without spinal cord injury. The department has extensive experience in all types of spinal instrumentation including cervical plating systems, pedicle screws & spinal cord decompressions. We are in the process of acquiring endoscopic spine surgery instrumentation for improved patient care & to provide the latest in spine surgery to our patients
PERIPHERAL NERVE & BRACHIAL PLEXUS:
The department arguably manages the largest number of brachial plexus & peripheral nerve injury patients in India and has one of the largest experiences in treating such patients in India.
The department is actively involved in cutting edge research in neurosciences and is involved in various intramural & extramural research activities. Thrust areas for research include pathophysiology of head injury & spinal cord injury as well as brachial plexus injuries.