::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 .


  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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