A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that causes temporary or permanent changes in its function. India gets lot of such patients especially from countries like Nigeria, Saudi and Iraq. Symptoms may include loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in the parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the level of the injury. Injury can occur at any level of the spinal cord and can be complete injury, with a total loss of sensation and muscle function, or incomplete, meaning some nervous signals are able to travel past the injured area of the cord. Depending on the location and severity of damage, the symptoms vary, from numbness to paralysis to incontinence. Long term outcomes also ranges widely, from full recovery to permanent tetraplegia (also called quadriplegia) or paraplegia. Complications can include muscle atrophy, pressure sores, infections, and breathing problems.
Surgery is advised by the neurosurgeon for such cases with severe injury to spinal cord. The main reason for spinal cord injury surgery is to relieve excess pressure on the cord so that the spine can be stabalized and the vertebrae can be put in proper place. The international as well Indian patients we have seen that if surgery is not done immediately then the condition of the patient can worsen in some cases. If there is any compression on the cord due to a fractured bone or blood clots then also the surgery should be performed without much delay. However if the patient has many other injuries and the general condition is not good then we do not rush for the surgery and a more conservative approach like bed rest, cervical collars, motion restriction devices are used. Traction may be used to reduce the pressure on the spinal cord.
At Siddh Hospital all the spine patients are being managed by our Neurosurgery team which is led by Dr Syed Asmat Ali who is one of the most renowned neurosurgeons in India. Spinal Injury patients require long hospitalization and if any surgery is done then it must be followed by proper rehabilitation. Any spine surgery patient requires extensive rehabilitation after the surgery and our team of physiotherapists make sure that your recovery is as per the schedule. For this the rehab team takes charge of the patient within 24 hours of the surgery and exercises are started even on the patient bed. Full recovery in cases of spinal injury is very difficult to achieve and the treatment may last for several years.
The cost of treatment in cases of spinal injury patients is typically Rs. 15-20 thousand for each day of stay in the ICU and Rs. 8-10 thousand for each day of stay in the ward. If any kind of surgery is needed then the cost for the surgery would be extra.
Our Patient Centric Approach to the Healthcare Delivery ensures that you receive a very warm welcome from our patient care executives who are ever ready to take care of your concerns and offer solutions to the problems. You would be given appointment at the earliest by the front office appointment desk and your consultation with the doctor would be provided in a comforatable private OPD room. If you require hospitalization then our team members will provide you with the treatment expenses and would take care of the insurance paperwork so that you can get the desired treatment with peace of mind. Our patient care executives will take care of all your requirements while your patient is admitted at the hospital.
Siddh Hospital has got cutting edge advanced medical technology to take care of most complex of the diseases. Latest Flat Panel Cath Lab from Siemens, Germany is capable of doing the most difficult Coronary Procedures. The Radiology department has 64 Slice CT Scanner, 4D Ultrasound and Colour Doppler, Digital X-Ray, Mammography, DEXA Scan while the Cardiology Department has the facilities of Echocardiography, Treadmill Test, Holter and ECG. The Hospital has fully modular operation theatres and fully equipped ICU and CCU. Siddh Hospital has inhouse blood bank with component seperator and a dialysis centre.
One of the biggest obstacles to Universal Healthcare Access is the high cost of tertiary care in India. A lot of people cannot afford this costly treatment which is either not available in the public sector or there is a long waiting. Siddh Hospital brings to you the latest cutting edge healthcare delivered by the finest of the doctors at a very affordable cost. Our packages are fixed unlike many other hospitals where cost overruns are to be paid by the patient. The packages at Siddh Hospital are fixed for the patient regardless of the length of stay due to any kind of complications arising during the treatment process.
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