Best Doctors in India for Laser Ablation

Dr. T Sundar

Dr. T Sundar

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon | Senior Consultant – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery; Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. T. S. Kler

Dr. T. S. Kler

Vascular Surgeon | Chairman – Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Fortis Heart and Vascular Institute; Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Best Hospitals in India for Laser Ablation

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon | One of the top Super-Specialty Hospitals, Artemis Hospital is often counted among the top 10 Hospitals in India. Artemis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Fortis-Escorts

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute is one of the oldest and best Cardiac Centers in India. It has some of the best known interventional cardiologists & heart surgeons in India. It also has few other specialties | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Apollo serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital, Noida | Jaypee Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Delhi NCR | Jaypee has good medical team for specialties like Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Manipal-Hospital

Manipal Hospital

Manipal Hospital is a new and fast growing hospitals in Delhi NCR | Manipal has good medical team for specialties like Oncology, Cardiology and CTVS, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Max Hospital, Saket

Max Super Specialty Hospital

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Max New Delhi is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Max serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon | Founded by world-renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta has developed to one of the most reputed super-specialty hospitals in India. Medanta today serves patients from across the world for all major ailments | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Narayana-Superspeciality-Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is a world-class medical facility which caters to healthcare needs of NCR region. Equipped with world-class medical equipment and infrastructure, it ensures patients of providing a wide range of treatment.

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psri hospital

PSRI Hospital

Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute is a multi-specialty hospital which is well-known nationally and internationally. PSRI hospital is famous for its ambience, quality of care as well as high-level patient satisfaction.

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W-Pratiksha-Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital, excels in IVF, oncology, orthopedics, gynecology, dermatology & maternity. Equipped with cutting edge techinology, experienced & dedicated doctors, it is known to offer highest healthcare standard.

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Laser Ablation

Laser ablation is minimally invasive neurosurgery which uses smarter technology for removing tumors in the brain. This treatment can be used for several diseases which include brain tumors. This treatment uses lasers to effectively target and destroy or ablate the tumor. Compared to traditional open surgery, i.e. craniotomy for removing a brain tumor, this procedure involves lesser pain and shorter recovery time.

Purpose

This procedure might be a choice for people, especially, children suffering from brain tumors or abnormal tissue that can lead to seizures. If the damaged area is deep in the brain, these children might not have any other treatment options.

It is considered if other treatments such as antiseizure medications have been tried and failed.
The size matters as well, as this procedure works best on small lesions since the tip of the probe heats a small area. If your doctors are unable to identify this area, other treatments can be considered.

To the youngest patients to receive laser ablation are about 2 years of age. There is no upper age limit for receiving this treatment.

Preparation

Your doctor might need to check your medical history and perform a few tests.

Your doctor will likely advise you to drink plenty of water before the procedure is performed. You will also need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure.

Procedure

First, the patient receives medications that put them to sleep. They will not be feeling any pain. Then an advanced surgical tool is used to help the surgeon insert a probe in the best place for reaching the lesion. The probe is a very thin and flexible tube, which can send out light. The tube is about as wide as a toothpick.

Then a small incision is made in the patient’s scalp, just a bit wider than the probe. Once this is done, the surgeon puts the probe into the patient’s skull. Then the patient is moved into the MRI scanner, and with the help of the MRI display, the surgeon will able to check the precise placement of the tip of the probe in the patient’s brain.

After this, the laser is turned on to make the light come out of the tip of the probe.

The screen will be displaying where tissue is being heated and how warm it is getting. This will help the surgeon in deciding how much treatment is required, and when he/she needs to stop.

The treatment shouldn’t take over a few minutes. However, the careful setup before the treatment can take longer. The total time under anesthesia should be around four hours.

Aftercare

Generally, after this treatment, most people are able to go home within a couple of days. The recovery time required is much less as compared to after a craniotomy.

For most people, this treatment should be a cure. Around half the patients who suffer from epilepsy become free of seizures within a week or so. Though this provides the same success rate as compared with open surgery, the risks are far lesser. Some patients can continue to have seizures though they will be less severe or happen much less often. Sometimes it can require one year, to be sure that the procedure worked. For some patients, seizures can stop for some time and again come back.

Risks

Laser ablation has a few risks which include the chance of infections. There is also sometimes a chance of a healthy part of the brain getting affected. This generally depends on where the lesion is located.

You should discuss all risks in detail with your surgeon before the procedure is performed.

Children who don’t undergo laser ablation can still go for open heart surgery later if laser ablation doesn’t cure their disorder.

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