KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Specialty Services

Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center:

Started in 2001 with the donation from Tata Trust

Facilities available:-

1. Consultation by Epileptologist
2. Neuropsychology testing
3. Psychiatry assessment
4. Video telemetry
5. MRI Brain, CT scan Brain
6. Therapeutic drug level monitoring
7. Medical social worker

Total Number of Epilepsy Surgeries done till August 2010- 215

1. Anterior temporal lobectomy – 170
2. Hemispherectomies – 10
3. Callosotomies – 10
4. Lesionectomies – 25

Consultant Epileptologist:-
1. Dr. S. H. Ravat
2. Dr. Yogesh Godge
3. Dr. Neeraj Jain
4. Dr. Ashwinikumar Patil

Neuro-surgeon:-
1. Dr. Atul Goel
2. 
Dr.Duttatrey Muzumdar

Neuropsychologist:-
1. Dr. Urvashi Shah
2. Dr. Mayuri Jain

Psychiatrist:-
1. Dr. Neena Sawant

Approximate cost of the surgery is Rs. 5000/- or if patient is non affording it is done free of cost also. Recently Interictal and Ictal SPECT/PET has been started in addition to above services.

Movement Disorder Clinic:-

Started in January 2001.

Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson plus syndromes are evaluated in this clinic. Other movement disorders like myoclonus , tics , chorea ,dystonia are also being worked up in this clinic.

Cervical dystonia, Blepharospasm, Hemifacial spasm, Writer’s Cramp, Spasticity cases are evaluated and treated with Botulinum Toxin Injections. The cost of the injection is as per the total units required. No charges are taken from the patient for EMG and the procedure.

Deep Brain Stimulation – Became the first Municipal Hospital in Mumbai to conduct this procedure.

Stroke Unit

Stroke unit inaugurated by Hon AMC Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh in presence of Dr. Nagda S , Dr. Avinash Supe (Dir,ME&MH) and all faculties from Neurology (Dr. Sangeeta Ravat, Dr.Nitin Dange, Dr. Ashwinikumar Patil, Dr. Neeraj Jain) & other department faculties from KEM Hospital, Parel mumbai.

1st Govt Municipal Hospital in Maharashtra to start stroke unit.

Endovascular stroke treatment available for needly patients.

For Acute Ischemic Stroke upto 4.5 hrs facility available for Thrombolysis(on emergency basis in EMS dept)

Patients who are coming beyond 4.5 hrs facility of Endovascular Thrombectomy

Endovascular treatment for aneurysm coilling, Embolisation for AVMs.

 

Centre for Neuropsychology Studies (C.N.S.)

Started in 2001.

Purpose: Research, Training and Academic Presentations in Neuropsychology.

Research:

  • Test Development:- Standardization, adaptation and collection of normative data for the Indian population. Ongoing work on a number of test measures, e.g. Boston Naming Test (BNT) and Addenbrooke Cognitive Examination (ACE)
  • Research Studies:- Independent research as well as in collaboration with medical/paramedical colleagues in the hospital in any neuropsychology related research. The centre so far has participated in the following;
    1. Bedside Cognitive Evaluation of Patients with Parkinsons Disease- Dr. A Haldar (Thesis Dept. of Neurology ,2004-2005)
    2. Memory Function and Hippocampal volumes in Mesial Temporal Sclerosis- Collaborative Study with MRI Centre, Nanavati Hospital
    3. Prospective Study of patients with Seizure Disorder with presence of Centro-Temporal spikes on EEG. Dr.A.Shetty (Thesis, Dept. of Neurology, 2005-2006)
    4. Vascular Surgery in Moya Moya Disease-Dr Ram Menon (Thesis, Dept of Neurosurgery, 2005-2006)
    5. An Open Multicentric Non-Comparitive study to analyze risk-benefit of treatment with Phenobarbitone in Adult Epileptic Patients-Drug Trial, Neurology Dept.

Training:-

  • Teaching and training sessions with clinical psychologists, therapists and doctors
  • Workshops with graduate and postgraduate students (Psychology Dept) of all Mumbai Colleges and Dept of Applied Psychology, Kalina.

 

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