Chennai, November 2019: The Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders at MGM Healthcare, a quaternary care hospital in the heart of the city, has launched a one-of-its-kind Comprehensive Integrated Stroke Centre (CISC). A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding. Both result in parts of the brain not functioning properly.
The centre aims to provide comprehensive neuro care under one roof in an integrated fashion, bringing together the most experienced doctors and infrastructure and technology that is in line with international standards to treat any complex neuro conditions. When a person suffers a stroke, every passing minute without treatment drastically reduces the odds of a full recover.
Understanding that ‘Time is Brain’, MGM Healthcare’s Comprehensive Integrated Stroke Centre delivers quality and uniqueness by having their expert team of doctors available 24/7 who can provide well-rounded comprehensive medical services – from planning the logistics of transferring the patient to treating them promptly based on the diagnosis to starting rehabilitation, a process integral to recovery, at the earliest. The rapid diagnosis and immediate medical treatment provided by the centre can reduce further complications in stroke patients.
Speaking of the stroke centre, Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director, MGM Healthcare, said, “We are proud to launch this specialised centre that completely focuses on neuro conditions. Our top-of-the-line technologies, like our imaging technology, will aid in a faster and more precise diagnosis, thus also improving patient care, outcomes and experience. The expert team at the Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders provides comprehensive and integrated treatment by working together for the best outcomes based on protocols.”
During a stroke occurrence, immediate medical assistance is the key to controlling disability as well as mortal consequences; physicians and a committed medical setting can increase one’s survival rate. For this reason, the team at CISC consists of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurocritical care physicians, neuroradiologists and physiotherapists who work in tandem with ER physicians to deal with any type of neuro emergencies at any time of the day.
Dr. K Sridhar, Director and Group Head, Institute od Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders, commented, “Stroke and hemorrhage are major events that can affect the life of a person. Time is of major concern – each second counts. The Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders at MGM Healthcare presents a unique combination of experience, expertise, technology, infrastructure and protocols that jointly work towards the common good of patients.”