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Craniotomy Cost in Gurgaon

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.

About 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.

Top Doctor for Craniotomy in Gurgaon

Dr. Yadhu K Lokanath

MBBS

Consultant - Neurosurgery

7 Years


Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Executive Director - Neurosurgery

2 Awards, 23 Years

Rupees 1200 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

Registration FREE + 10% Off on Fee

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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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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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Top Doctor for Craniotomy in Gurgaon

Dr. Yadhu K Lokanath

MBBS

Consultant - Neurosurgery

7 Years


Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Executive Director - Neurosurgery

2 Awards, 23 Years

Rupees 1200 Faq

Time grey

Dr. Ajaya Nand Jha

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Chairman - Institute of Neurosciences

2 Awards, 36 Years

Rupees 2000 Faq

Time grey

Dr. Sudhir Dubey

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

Director - Institute of Neurosciences

1 Awards, 18 Years

Rupees 1200 Faq

Registration FREE + 10% Off on Fee

Time grey

Dr. Rana Patir

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Director & Head - Neurosurgery

29 Years

Rupees 1300 Faq

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Dr. VS Mehta

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Neurosurgery

Chairman - Neurosciences

10 Awards, 41 Years

Rupees 1200 Faq

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Dr. Aditya Gupta

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Director - Neurosurgery

4 Awards, 20 Years

Rupees 900 Faq

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Dr. SK Rajan

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Associate Director & Head - Neurosurgery & Neuro Spine

17 Years

Rupees 900 Faq

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Dr. Karanjit Singh Narang

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Associate Director - Institute of Neurosciences

16 Years

Rupees 1200 Faq

Registration FREE + 10% Off on Fee

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Dr. Harnarayan Singh

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Consultant - Neuro and Spine Surgery

1 Awards, 10 Years

Rupees 1000 Faq

Offer - 10% Off on OPD Fee

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