Apollo Hospitals, launches sophisticated Brain & Spine Suite, enabling precision care in the complex & delicate brain & spinal treatment!
- Shri Kishan Reddy, Central Minister of State for Home Affairs; unveil the facility
Hyderabad, 22nd December 2019: Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, announced the launch of the state-of-the-art Brain and Spine Suite equipped with the advanced Intra Operative MRI, on Sunday at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills. Chief Guest Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs, Govt. of India; formally inaugurated it, in the presence of Dr Sangita Reddy, Jt. Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group; Dr Hari Prasad, President, Hospitals Division, Apollo Hospitals Group; Mr Subramanyam, Regional CEO, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad and Dr Alok Ranjan, Sr. Neurosurgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
The newly established dedicated Brain Suite and Spine Suite is one of its kind in this part of the world, equipped with the advanced Neuro-navigation frame and frameless stereotactic system; Cranial and Spinal complete Endoscopic System; Intra-operative Neuro Physiological Monitor; Intra-Operative Ultrasound; Robotic Spine Mazor system, O-arm surgical imaging system and neuronavigation.
This facility brings about many times greater precision eliminating human errors to a large extent, in the treatment of the most critical, complex and delicate organs of the body, the brain and the spine. The sophisticated and patient-friendly technology enables accomplishing significantly better results with smaller incisions, minimal blood loss, fewer surgical complications, speedy recovery and reduced hospitalization.
The experienced and skilled neurosurgeons at Apollo Hospitals, operate with the highest degree of micro-surgical precision and standard of excellence, using minimal invasive approach. The latest technologies coupled with the expertise of our neurosurgeons translates into best clinical outcomes for patients suffering from brain and spine disorders, says Dr Sangita Reddy.
The Intra-operative MRI (iMRI), which is part of the facility, enables real-time images of the brain during surgery. It transmits accurate pictures of the brain that guides the neurosurgeon to remove brain tumors and other abnormalities with greater efficiency during surgery. The real-time images from iMRI can enable the operating surgeon to locate any abnormalities of the brain shifting during surgery, which otherwise is difficult to assess and often causes complications post-surgery. It ensures with precision the removal of the entire brain tumor. This becomes critical, as often surgeons have difficulty in distinguishing between normal tissue and tumorous tissue, resulting in the healthy tissue being removed, causing damage to the brain and traces of tumor being left behind, which enables tumor to relapse in no time in the brain.
The Robotic Spine (Mazor) System, ensures improved surgical accuracy, smaller incisions, fewer surgical complications, reduced hospitalization and faster recovery. While the O-arm, the surgical imaging system, is an intra-operative 2D/3D imaging system designed to meet the workflow demands of the surgical environment and can be of utility for a variety of procedures of the spine, cranial and orthopedics.
About Apollo Institute of Neurosciences
The Institute of Neurosciences backed by Apollo Health City, Hyderabad, has over three decades of pioneering experience in neuro care, is the first independent facility in the region for comprehensive brain, spine and nerve care. The Institutes offer advanced neurology, neurosurgery, spine surgery, neuro-oncology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology and neuro-rehabilitation services to patients of all ages – under one roof. Designed to operate as an independent facility, this comprehensive Institute has an exclusive outpatient and inpatient department, a daycare unit, dedicated neuro ICUs, dedicated Brain Suite, exclusive Spine Suite, digital integrated Neurosurgery Suite, Interventional Neuroradiology Suite, state-of-the-art imaging facilities including Intraoperative MRI, O-arm (surgical imaging system), nuclear medicine, and a 24-hour wing to handle all emergencies.
The outstanding team of physicians at the Institutes comprises of highly experienced neurologists, neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, paediatric neurologists, neuroradiologists and neuropsychologists. The team adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to provide specialized, evidence-based treatment with the help of trained nurses, technicians and rehabilitation therapists. On average it performs about 1100 surgeries per annum with less than 1% Mortality rate.
About Apollo Hospitals
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Now, as Asia largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 8,488 beds across 51 Hospitals, 1,586 Pharmacies, 92 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 100 Telemedicine units across 10 countries. Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy, 15 colleges of Nursing and Hospital Management and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research and the first Proton Therapy Centre across Asia, Africa and Australia.
In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 28 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.