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Lumbar Puncture Cost in Kolkata

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 Hospital for Lumbar Puncture in Kolkata

Woodlands Hospital

Woodlands Hospital, Kolkata

8/ 5, Alipore Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700027, India

Bed 200 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

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AMRI Hospitals

AMRI Hospitals, Salt Lake City

JC - 16 & 17, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700098, India

Bed 184 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 300 to INR 800

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Fortis Hospital

Fortis Hospital, Anandapur

#730 Anandapur, E M Bypass Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700107, India

Bed 400 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 600 to INR 1300

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Medica Superspecialty Hospital

Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata

127 Mukundapur, E.M Bypass, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700099, India

Bed 500 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 700 to INR 1400

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ILS Hospital

ILS Hospital, Dumdum

1 Khudiram Bose Sarani (Mall Road), Dumdum, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700004, India

Bed 120 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 700 to INR 700

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Top Doctor for Lumbar Puncture in Kolkata

Dr. Gopal Achari

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Consultant - Neurosurgery

23 Years


Dr. Dibyendu Kumar Ray

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Consultant - Neurosurgery

17 Years

Rupees 600 Faq

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05:00 pm - 07:00 pm


Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Consultant - Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery

31 Years

Rupees 600 Faq

Time greyMon - Sat

08:30 am - 02:30 pm


Dr. GR Vijay Kumar

MBBS, Fellowship, Fellowship - Spinal Surgery

Head - Neurosciences

26 Years

Rupees 600 Faq

Time greyMon - Sat

11:00 am - 02:00 pm


Dr. Rudrajit Kanjilal

MBBS, MS, FRCS

Consultant - Neurosurgery

13 Years

Rupees 650 Faq

Time greyMon - Sat

10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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 Hospital for Lumbar Puncture in Kolkata

Woodlands Hospital

Woodlands Hospital, Kolkata

8/ 5, Alipore Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700027, India

Bed 200 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

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AMRI Hospitals

AMRI Hospitals, Salt Lake City

JC - 16 & 17, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700098, India

Bed 184 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 300 to INR 800

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Fortis Hospital

Fortis Hospital, Anandapur

#730 Anandapur, E M Bypass Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700107, India

Bed 400 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 600 to INR 1300

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Medica Superspecialty Hospital

Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata

127 Mukundapur, E.M Bypass, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700099, India

Bed 500 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 700 to INR 1400

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ILS Hospital

ILS Hospital, Dumdum

1 Khudiram Bose Sarani (Mall Road), Dumdum, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700004, India

Bed 120 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 700 to INR 700

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GD Hospital and Diabetes Institute

GD Hospital and Diabetes Institute, K...

139 A, Lenin Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700, India

Bed 150 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 200 to INR 600

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Ruby General Hospital

Ruby General Hospital, Kolkata

Kasba Golpark, E M Bypass, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700107, India

ISO 9001:2008

Bed 350 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 400 to INR 1000

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospital

Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata

58, Canal Circular Road, Kadapara, Phool Bagan, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700054, India

NABL JCI ISO

Bed 500 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 500 to INR 1200

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Columbia Asia Hospital

Columbia Asia Hospital, Salt Lake

IB-193, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700091, India

Bed 100 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 500 to INR 750

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ILS Hospital

ILS Hospital, Salt Lake

Jeewansatya, DD-6, Sector-1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700064, India

ISO 9001:2000 ISO 9001:2008

Bed 80 Beds

Speciality Multi Speciality Hospital

Rupees blue Fee Range: INR 500 to INR 700

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Top Doctor for Lumbar Puncture in Kolkata

Dr. Gopal Achari

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Consultant - Neurosurgery

23 Years


Dr. Dibyendu Kumar Ray

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Consultant - Neurosurgery

17 Years

Rupees 600 Faq

Time greyFri

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm


Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Consultant - Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery

31 Years

Rupees 600 Faq

Time greyMon - Sat

08:30 am - 02:30 pm


Dr. GR Vijay Kumar

MBBS, Fellowship, Fellowship - Spinal Surgery

Head - Neurosciences

26 Years

Rupees 600 Faq

Time greyMon - Sat

11:00 am - 02:00 pm


Dr. Rudrajit Kanjilal

MBBS, MS, FRCS

Consultant - Neurosurgery

13 Years

Rupees 650 Faq

Time greyMon - Sat

10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Dr. Safi Ikbal Siddique

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Consultant - Neurosurgery

12 Years

Rupees 700 Faq

Time greyMon - Sat

10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Dr. Binod K Singhania

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Consultant - Neurosurgery

1 Awards, 29 Years

Rupees 1000 Faq

Time greyMon - Sat

11:00 am - 05:00 pm


Dr. SN Singh

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

HOD and Senior Consultant - Neurosurgery

20 Years

Rupees 1000 Faq

Time greyMon - Sat

10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Dr. FB Singh

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

Senior Consultant - Neurosurgery

10 Years


Dr. Harish Chandra Gupta

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Consultant - Neurosurgery

8 Years

Rupees 500 Faq

Time greyTue - Sat

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm


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