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Awake craniotomy with intraoperative monitoring

Awake craniotomy with intraoperative monitoring

Intraoperative brain mapping (awake brain surgery) is a procedure performed during brain tumor surgery while the patient is awake but sedated.It enables the neurosurgeons to remove tumors that would otherwise be inoperable because:They are too close to areas of the…

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Minimally invasive spine surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is sometimes called less invasive spine surgery. In a traditional, open surgery, the doctor makes an incision that is 5 to 6 in. long and moves the muscles to the side in order to see…

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Minimally invasive brain surgeries

Minimally invasive brain surgeries

Minimally invasive neurosurgery utilizes small, flexible, lighted tubes called endoscopes to visualize various parts of the brain, skull base, or spinal cord through small openings. Endoscopes serve as small microscopes, magnifying critical anatomical structures so the surgeon can easily see…

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Endoscopic Procedures

Endoscopic Procedures

One of the biggest advances in neurosurgery over the past decade has been the development of endoscopic techniques for treating tumors in the skull base and brain. Lesions that formerly required craniotomy and brain retraction are now being accessed directly…

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Navigation assisted procedures

Navigation assisted procedures

Computer assisted surgery (CAS) is nothing short of a surgical breakthrough. By utilizing an infrared navigation camera, wireless Smart Instruments, and intuitive software, this technology improves a surgeon’s ability to visualize a patient’s anatomy, track instruments, and deliver greater surgical…

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Dr Sudish Karunakaran MS, MCh, MRCS(Edin), FRCS Neuro Surg(Eng)
Sr. Consultant Head of Neuroscience Surgery

Dr Sudish Karunakaran is a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon in Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi, Kerala. He received his medical degree from the University of Kerala and MCh in Neurosurgery and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurovascular surgery both at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Sciences and Technology. Following MRCS at the Royal College, Edinburgh, he went to England, where he completed FRCS in Neurosurgery from Royal college of surgeons as well as Postdoctoral Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery from Bristol. He was the captain of the University Basket ball team as well as best player for 3 consecutive years in All India Intermedical basketball Tournament.

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