Craniotomy

Craniotomy is a surgical procedure to temporarily remove of a part of the bone from the skull, for better access to the intracranial area of the brain. The temporarily removed portion of the skull, called bone flap, is replaced to its original position and fastened to its place with screws and plates. 

If the bone plate is not replaced, then the procedure is called Craniectomy.

Depending on which portion of the skull is removed and replaced on, the procedure is categorized into Frontal, Pterional or Junctional Crainotomy.

A craniotomy that involves the use of a camera with a lighted scope inserted through a small incision in the skull is called an endoscopic craniotomy. When imaging and computer assisted navigation system are used in a craniotomy procedure, it is called stereotactic craniotomy.

Craniotomy Cost in Delhi NCR

Medanta hospital1

Sector – 38, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India

NABH 
NABL 
JCI 

Services: Air Ambulance, Ambulance, ATM, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, Credit Card, ICU, International Desk, Laboratory, Online Appoin...

 Capacity :1000 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
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Chairman - Neurosciences
Dr sudhir dubey Dr. Sudhir Dubey
Director - Neurosurgery
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Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Money Changer, Wi Fi Services

 Capacity :1000 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Dr rana patir   neurosurgeon   fortis hospital gurgaon Dr. Rana Patir
Director & Head - Neurosurgery
Dr. sandeep vaishya Dr. Sandeep Vaishya
Executive Director - Neurosurgery
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J - Block, Mayfield Gardens, Sector 51, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122001, india

NABH 
JCI 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Money Changer, Wi Fi Services

 Capacity :300 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Sk rajan   neurosurgen   artemis hospital Dr. SK Rajan
Associate Director & Head - Neurosurgery & Neuro Spine
Dr aditya gupta   neurosurgeon   artemis hospital gurgaon Dr. Aditya Gupta
Director - Neurosurgery
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C-1 Sushant Lok- 1 , Sector-43 Phase- I, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India

NABH 
NABL 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, ATM, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge

 Capacity :250 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
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Chairman - Neurosciences
Doc icon Dr. Sumit Sinha
Director - Neurosurgery
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Fortis escorts  delhi

Fortis Escorts, Okhla Road, New Delhi, 110025, India

NABH 
NABL 
JCI 
NABH - BLOOD BANK 

Services: Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Air Ambulance, Laboratory, Radiology

 Capacity : 310 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
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Senior Consultant - Neurosurgery
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Senior Consultant - Neurosurgery
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Chandragupt Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi, 110021, India

NABH 
NABL 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, ATM, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge

 Capacity :250 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Dr krishna choudhary   neurosurgeon   primus hospital delhi Dr. Krishna K Choudhary
Senior Consultant and HOD - Neurosurgery
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Indraprastha apollo hospital delhi

Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India

NABL 
JCI 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, ATM, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Air Ambulance, Bank, Laboratory, Credit Car...

 Capacity :700 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Dr sudheer tyagi Dr. Sudheer Tyagi
Consultant - Neurosurgery
Dr s k sogani  senior consultant   neurology indraprastha apollo hospitals Dr. SK Sogani
Senior Consultant - Neurology

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B-22 , Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301, India

NABH 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Wi Fi Services, TPAs

 Capacity :200 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
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Additional Director - Neurosurgery
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Director - Neurosurgery
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Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi, 110070, India

NABH 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, ATM, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Laboratory, Credit Card, Radiology, Optical...

 Capacity :200 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Dr rana patir   neurosurgeon   fortis hospital gurgaon Dr. Rana Patir
Director & Head - Neurosurgery
Dr. sandeep vaishya Dr. Sandeep Vaishya
Executive Director - Neurosurgery
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Blk super speciality hospital

Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India

NABH 
NABL 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, ATM, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge

 Capacity :700 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Dr vikas gupta   neurosurgeon   blk hospital delhi Dr. Vikas Gupta
Director & HOD - Neurosurgery
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Head - Neuro Spine & Director - Neurosurgery
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More Information on Craniotomy

Indication

A patient is recommended this surgery for:

  • Removal of brain tumors
  • Brain aneurysm repair
  • To drain a brain abscess
  • Resection of arteriovenuous malformation (AVM)
  • Skull fracture repair
  • To treat epilepsy
  • Brain disorders which cannot be treated without surgery
Pre-Procedure

The doctor will instruct the following:

  • Stopping blood thinning medications, at least 10 days before the surgery
  • Fasting for 8 to 10 hours prior to the procedure
  • Washing hair a night prior to surgery, and ensuring dry hair so that head can be shaved properly.

MRI scan is scheduled pre-surgery for a better understanding of the approach required to be taken by the surgeon.

During-Procedure

Craniotomy is generally performed under general anesthesia by an experienced neurosurgeon, and can take upto 4 to 6 hours. 

During the procedure, the surgeon will

  • Shave the part of the head to be operated on and the skin will be cleansed.
  • Insert an IV line in the arm and a urinary catheter to drain the urine.
  • Depending on the type of the procedure, make an incision from behind the ear to the nape of the neck, or in another location depending on the location of the procedure. For endoscopic surgery, incisions are smaller.
  • Pull the scalp back and access the brain. Drill or medical saw may be used to cut the skull.
  • Bone flap is removed, and thick covering below the bone is separated from the bone. Fluid is allowed to flow out.
  • Unhealthy tissue in the brain is removed using a specialized equipment. Intracranial pressure is also measured. 
  • Once the surgery is complete, the bone flaps are reattached. This is done with the use of medical screws and plates
  • Suture the incision and apply the bandage.
Post-Procedure

After the procedure is complete, the patient is generally required to stay in the hospital for 7 to 10 days.

Some swelling in the head may be observed after the surgery. During the hospital stay, there will be frequent checks to ensure the body is in coordiantion with brain. For example, pupils will be checked by flashing light on the eye, strength of arms and legs will be tested. 

After discharge, the doctor will recommend 

  • Doing deep breating exercises, allowing the lungs to expand and contract, thereby preventing pneumonia
  • Walking around a little to prevent clotting of blood in the legs and ensuring faster recovery
  • Exercising with the help of a physiotherapist
  • To avoid lifting heavy objects for a few weeks

Complete recovery takes 2 to 3 months after the procedure.

Risk and Complication

Craniotomy is a complicated surgery which may have the following risks and complications:

  • Brain hemorrhage (bleeding)
  • Seizures
  • Pneumonia and infection in the lungs
  • Swelling of the brain
  • Meningitis
  • Formation of blood clots
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leakage
  • In rare cases, paralysis or memory problems
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