Watch Dr Rana Patir, Director & HOD, Neurosurgery at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon, talk about spine health, degenerative bones, tumors, etc; how minimally invasive technology is making it easier to send the patient back home as early as possible.
Though most spinal problems cause symptoms of pain in the neck, back, arm or leg, the underlying cause of that pain can differ from patient to patient. It is important to understand the exact source of the pain in order to apply the right treatment. While some spinal ailments (infection, fracture, tumor) are fairly straightforward, other conditions require specific diagnostic testing. Further, sooner an accurate diagnosis is made, the sooner a patient can be given appropriate treatment for the pain and return to everyday activities.
A medical history in form of questions is important for a doctor in determining the source of pain in spine. These range from the onset of the pain (sudden or gradual), situations that worsen or improve pain, any prior history of similar pain, along with recent illnesses and associated symptoms.
The Head and Director – Neurosurgery in Fortis Memorial Research Institute (Gurgaon), Dr Rana Patir is one of the most experienced neurosurgeons in the country with over 25 years of experience specializing in all types of neurosurgery. He holds degrees of MCh (Neurosurgery), MS (General Surgery) and MBBS from AIIMS New Delhi. Till date he has performed over 10,000 neurological procedures in his career – a record in itself. His expertise lies in the fields of Epilepsy Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neuromodulation (for pain management), Skull Base Surgery, Neurovascular Surgery and Minimal Invasive Brain & Spine Surgeries which include Fusion and Fixation, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement and many more.
Dr Rana Patir was the Director of the Neurosurgery Department at Max Hospital, New Delhi for the years 2009 to 2012, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, the Registrar at Regional Neurosciences Centre, New Castle, UK, the Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Institute of Neurosciences, Guwahati, Assam and the Faculty of Neurosurgery at AIIMS, New Delhi. Dr Rana Patir has published several papers in peer reviewed national/international journals and also authored chapters for textbooks. The areas of his special interest include Spine Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Stereotactic Surgery for movement disorders, Surgery at Carniovertebral Junction, Extra Cranial-Intra Cranial Bypass Surgery, Complex Head and Neck Procedures, Reconstructive Surgery, Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery and Epilepsy.
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