Lumbar Puncture

Lumbar Puncture is a procedure in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the lumbar area is collected for analysis.

Lumbar Puncture is also called Spinal Tap.  It is usually done for diagnostic purposes but sometimes also for therapeutic purposes. Diagnosis of disorders of nervous system, or cancer of brain or spinal cord can be detected using this procedure. 

Lumbar Puncture Cost in Delhi NCR

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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.
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  • 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
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Executive Director - Neurosurgery

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3,000
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J - Block, Mayfield Gardens, Sector 51, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122001, india

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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
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Director - Neurosurgery
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C-1 Sushant Lok- 1 , Sector-43 Phase- I, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India

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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.
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Chairman - Neurosciences
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Director - Neurosurgery
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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.
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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

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

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 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.
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Consultant - Neurosurgery
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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

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 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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2,300
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C 1/C, Green Park Extension, New Delhi, Delhi, 110016, India

Services: Parking, Cafeteria, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Laboratory, Radiology, Online Appointments

 Capacity :40 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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Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India

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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.
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More Information on Lumbar Puncture

Indication

This procedure is suggested for

  • Diagnosis of infections like meningitis, encephalitis
  • Diagnosis of disorders of the central nervous system like multiple sclerosis
  • Diagnosis of bleeding around the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage)
  • Finding the cause for cancers of brain and spinal cord
  • Measuring the pressure of cerebrospinal fluid
  • Injecting anesthetic medications
  • Injecting chemotherapeutic drugs
  • Injecting radioactive substances for diagnostic images of flow of cerebrospinal fluid
Pre-Procedure

Your doctor will recommend 

  • To stop any blood thinning medications or any other drugs, a few days before the procedure.
  • CT scan of brain, to rule out any abnormal swelling in or around the brain.
  • To empty the bladder before the procedure.
During-Procedure

The procedure lasts up to 40 to 60 minutes. During the procedure,

  • You will be asked to lie down on one side with knees drawn up to the chest or sit leaning forward with head and chest bent over the knees. 
  • The lumbar area on the lower back from where the fluid will be withdrawn is marked, cleaned with aseptic solution and local anesthetic is injected to numb the area.
  • Under local anesthesia, a long thin needle is inserted between the two lumbar vertebrae on the lower back to withdraw a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. 
Post-Procedure

There will be some pain and tenderness in the lower back after the procedure. Pain killers will be prescribed for the pain.

The cerebrospinal fluid that is collected is analyzed for texture, white blood cell count, glucose level, protein concentration and cancerous cells. Cultures of CSF samples are done when infections are suspected.

Risk and Complication

Although rare, there may be some side effects of spinal tap. Commonly known are

  • Bleeding near the puncture site.
  • Headache due to leak of cerebrospinal fluid to nearby tissues causing nausea, vomiting and dizziness.
  • Increased intracranial pressure can lead to compression of the brain stem after CSF sample is removed.
  • Pain and tenderness in the back, hips and legs.
     
More Info

If you have any additional questions, talk to our in-house doctors. Call 8010-994-994.

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