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Lumbar Puncture Cost in Delhi NCR

Spinal Tap is a procedure in which cerebrospinal fluid from the lumbar area is collected for analysis.  It is usually done for diagnostic purposes but sometimes also for therapeutic purposes.

About Lumbar Puncture

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

Spinal Tap is also called Lumbar Puncture.  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. 

Top Doctor for Lumbar Puncture in Delhi NCR

Dr. Arun Saroha

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Associate Director – Neurosurgery

3 Awards, 15 Years


Dr. Yadhu K Lokanath

MBBS

Consultant - Neurosurgery

7 Years


Dr. Vikas Gupta

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Senior Consultant - Neurosurgery

21 Years

Rupees 900 Faq

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Dr. Rana Patir

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Director & Head - Neurosurgery

29 Years

Rupees 1300 Faq

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Dr. Sudheer Tyagi

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Consultant - Neurosurgery

22 Years

Rupees 1500 Faq

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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.
     

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Top Doctor for Lumbar Puncture in Delhi NCR

Dr. Arun Saroha

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Associate Director – Neurosurgery

3 Awards, 15 Years


Dr. Yadhu K Lokanath

MBBS

Consultant - Neurosurgery

7 Years


Dr. Vikas Gupta

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Senior Consultant - Neurosurgery

21 Years

Rupees 900 Faq

Pay online & Get 15% off

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Dr. Rana Patir

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Director & Head - Neurosurgery

29 Years

Rupees 1300 Faq

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Dr. Sudheer Tyagi

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Consultant - Neurosurgery

22 Years

Rupees 1500 Faq

Get 15% Off on Online Payment

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Dr. Anil Kumar Kansal

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Head - Neuro Spine & Director - Neurosurgery

1 Awards, 25 Years

Rupees 1200 Faq

Get 25% Off on Online Payment

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Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Executive Director - Neurosurgery

2 Awards, 23 Years

Rupees 1200 Faq

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Dr. Ashish Kumar Shrivastava

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

HOD & Senior Consultant - Neurosurgery

24 Years

Rupees 1500 Faq

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Dr. Ajaya Nand Jha

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Chairman - Institute of Neurosciences

2 Awards, 36 Years

Rupees 2000 Faq

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Dr. Sudhir Dubey

MBBS, MS - Neurosurgery, Fellowship - Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Director - Institute of Neurosciences

1 Awards, 18 Years

Rupees 1200 Faq

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