::Departments : Clinical : Department of Neuro-surgery

Department of Neurosurgery  , GMKMCH , Salem started functioning since the constitution of the medical college .
At present the Department of Neurosurgery  functions from the state of the art PMSSY premises  and is equipped to the hilt  with  latest Neurosurgical operating microscopes , C-arm , craniotome / drill , ventilators and modern post op wards .

It caters to the needs of  people hailing from Salem and surrounding six districts .

Round the clock services including  emergency care to the head and spine injured patients are being rendered by a team of dedicated Neurosurgeon's and Neuro -Staff with the much needed support from other Surgical and Medical specialities .

  All Sub-Speciality procedures including Skull base , Cerebrovascular , Brain Tumors , all spine procedures and minimally invasive brain and spine surgeries are being done  regularly .

  Research and educational activities are encouraged at all levels and are conducted all through the year .

 
S.NO NAME POSTING PUBLICATION TOPIC PUBLICATIONS
1 Dr.L.SANKAR, M.S. M.Ch., HOD & PROFESSOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY AND NEURO SURGERY
 
1. INCIDENCE OF VENOUS SINUSES WITHIN THE TENTORIUM    CEREBELLA IN 100 CASES OF AUTOPSY.
 
2. DRAINAGE PATTERN IN OF VENOUS SINUSES WITHIN THE TENTORIUM CEREBELLA IN 100 CASES OF AUTOPSY.
 
3. A STUDY ON HAEMATOLOGICAL PROFILE ALTERATIONS IN PATIENTS WITH MILD HEAD INJURY.
 
4. A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY ON CAUSE OF DEATH IN HEAD INJURY PATIENTS WITH GCS 13 AND ABOVE IN SALEM DISTRICT
2 Dr.V.SURESH KUMAR ,M.Ch. PROFESSOR 1. INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH 1. BRAIN STEM LESIONS IN EARLY AND LATE DEATH AFTER CLOSED HEAD INJURY.
 
2. MORPHOMETRIC VARIATION OF DIAPHRAGM SELLAAND ITS NEUROSURGICAL IMPLICATION.
2. INDIAN JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 1. CERVICAL SPONDYLOTIC MYELOPATHY AND ITS FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME IN ANTERIOR VERSUS POSTERIOR DECOMPRESSION.
3.  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 1. POSTERIOR FIXATION OF ATLANTOAXIAL DISLOCATION ANALYTICAL STUDY.
3 Dr.H.M.BABA DHOULATH KHAN, M.S.,M.Ch., ASSOSITE PROFESSOR 1. INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH
 
 
 
1. CLINICAL SPECTRUM    OF CNS NEUROCYSTICERCOCIS.
 
2. ANALYTICAL CORRELATIVE STUDY OF GCS AND MARSHALL CLASSIFICATION AS PROGNOSTIC FACTORS IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.
 
3. MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF AXIS VERTEBRA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR INSTRUMENTATION
2. INDIAN JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 1. OUTCOME PROGNOSTICATIONS IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY USING THE MHIPS SCALE –AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY.
 
4 Dr.S.PALANISAMY, M.S.,M.Ch.,. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CURRENT RESEARCH 1. AUTOPSY FINDING IN DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY STATISTICAL REVIEW.
 
2. EFFECT OF HYPERGLYCAEMIA IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.
5 Dr.R.PRAGADHEES, M.Ch. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY 1. MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF TENTORIAL INCISURA AND ITS CLINICAL IMPLICATION.
 
2. COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF THORACIC SPINE FOR EVALUATION OF SAFE PARAMETERS FOR ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR INSTRUMENTATION.
6 Dr.N.PONNAIYAN ,M.Ch. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 1. INTERNATIONAL SURGERY JOURNAL 1. A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED STUDY OF USE OF DRAIN VERSUS NO DRAIN AFTER BURR-HOLE EVACUATION OF CHRONIC SUBDURAL HEMATOMA.
2. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY AND NEURO SURGERY 1. COMPARATIVE STUDY ON PREOPERATIVE AND POSTOPERATIVE RADIOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN CHRONIC SUBDURAL HEMATOMA.
7 Dr.R.BALASUBRAMANIYAM, M.S.,M.Ch., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR INDIAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY 1. GIANT INTRAOSSEOUS ANGIOLIPOMA OF SKULL:  A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
8 Dr.T. SENGOTTUVEL , M.S.,M.Ch., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ASIAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY 1. DIRECT CEREBRAL REVASCULARIZATIONJ: EXTRACRANIAL- INTRACRANIAL BYPASS.
 
2. CURRENT UPDATES ON IDIOPATHIC NORMAL PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS.
9 Dr.L.FEROZ AHAMED, M.S.,M.Ch., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 1. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. 1. PRE INTERVENTION VISUAL EVOKED POTENTIAL IN THE ASSESSMENT OF VISUAL OUTCOME FOLLOWING OPTIC NERVE INJURY ASSOCIATED WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.
2. MEDPLUSE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. 1. A STUDY OF ROLE OF VEP IN TRAUMATIC OPTIC NEUROPATHY.
 
2. STUDY OF MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF TRAUMATIC OPTIC NEUROPATHY.
 
3. STUDY OF SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF TRAUMATIC OPTIC NEUROPATHY



  Number of units in the Dept.                     ; 1 at present (sanctioned 3).

  OP days 10.00 a.m to 12.00 noon             ;  Tuesday's
                                                                          Fridays

   Bed strength                                             ; Main N S ward  -24
                                                                           Post op ward     -11
                                                                           Total.                 - 35

   Average OP / month.                                ; New cases.    -280
                                                                         Old cases.      -240


  Average I P                                                ; 35 excluding neurosurgical patients kept as lodger in
                                                                          A.E (trauma) ward and ICU 's .


Types of surgeries performed                  ;

                  Craniotomies for Brain Tumors and  head injuries ,                  Skullbase ,aneurysm clipping , transsphenoidal pituitary tumor excision , CV junction anomalies all spine surgeries including discectomies and artificial disc replacements and all anterior and posterior spinal stabilization . As well as all minimally invasive brain and spine procedures .

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