Neuro Sciences

The Institute of Neuro Sciences at MIMS is a Centre of Excellence that focuses on providing comprehensive brain, spine and nerve care. One of the few such facilities in the state, the CoE is staffed with experts in neurology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, neuro oncology and neuro rehabilitation as well as surgeons who specialize in neuro and spine surgery.

The CoE provides care for all kinds of disorders neurological disorders ranging from headaches and epilepsy to multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The institute is designed to function as an independent hospital, equipped with in-patient and outpatient wings as well as a fully fledged day care centre, neuro ICUs, state of the art neurosurgery suits, interventional neuroradiology suites and advanced imaging facilities. Another feature of the centre is a fully-fledged 24-hour-division that is prepared, infrastructure-wise and personnel-wise, to handle all sorts of neurological and neurosurgery emergencies, including neurotrauma and stroke management.

The team of doctors and surgeons at the CoE are not only highly qualified and experienced, but are also dedicated to adopting a multi-disciplinary and evidence-based approach to treating patients. The team of experts is ably backed up by a well-trained group of nurses, technicians and rehabilitation therapists.

The technology used at the CoE is among the most advanced of its kind in the country. It remains one of the few such facilities to boast of state of the at technology like OR1 Karlstroz fusion digital integrated neurosurgical suites with autopilot anesthesia, Flat Panel Biplane Vascular Hybrid Cath Lab and CLARITY Cathlab, IntelliSpace Critical Care and Anaesthesia and a fourth generation PET-CT Scan with Time Of Flight Technology.

Doctors

Dr. Ashraf V.V

Senior Consultant

Neurology

Dr.V.V. Asharaf completed MBBS and MD from Calicut Medical College in the year 1994 and 1998 respectively and DM in Neurology from National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore in 2002. He had advanced training in epilepsy at Institute of Neurology, queens Square, London. He won the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) Fellowship in the year 2005 and got the Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) Queen square Fellowship in 2006. He has many publications in international and national journals. His special areas of interest include Epilepsy, stroke and clinical neurophysiology. He is working with MIMS since 2002.

Dr. Ashraf V.V

Senior Consultant

Neurology

Dr.V.V. Asharaf completed MBBS and MD from Calicut Medical College in the year 1994 and 1998 respectively and DM in Neurology from National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore in 2002. He had advanced training in epilepsy at Institute of Neurology, queens Square, London. He won the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) Fellowship in the year 2005 and got the Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) Queen square Fellowship in 2006. He has many publications in international and national journals. His special areas of interest include Epilepsy, stroke and clinical neurophysiology. He is working with MIMS since 2002.

Qualifications

MD, DNB, DM

Dr. Jacob Alappat

Senior Consultant

Neuro Surgery

Dr. Jacob Alappat renders his service as neurosurgeon at MIMS. He has more than 26 years of experience in the field. Additionally, he has published 26 research reports on his specialization. 

Dr. Jacob Alappat

Senior Consultant

Neuro Surgery

Dr. Jacob Alappat renders his service as neurosurgeon at MIMS. He has more than 26 years of experience in the field. Additionally, he has published 26 research reports on his specialization. 

Dr. Jacob focuses on epilepsy surgery, pituitary tumours, CP angle tumours, skull based tumours, spinal tumours, brachial plexus surgery, endoscopic neurosurgery, aneurysm surgery and carotid revascularization procedures. He has also authored a book, ‘A Colour Atlas on Crano-Cerebrial Trauma’.

Qualifications
MBBS, MS, DNB (General Surgery), MCh (Neuro Surgery), DNB (Neuro Surgery), F.R.C.S

Dr. Praveen Kumar R

Senior Consultant

Neurology

Dr. Praveen Kumar R completed his MBBS from Medical College, Calicut in the year 1994, MD from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi in the year 2000 and DM from SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram in the year 2005. He had worked at JIPMER, Pondichery, St. Vincent Hospital, Mananthavadi, Thaliparamba Co-operative Hospital, Thaliparamba and Devamatha Hospital, Koothatukulam.

Dr. Praveen Kumar R

Senior Consultant

Neurology

Dr. Praveen Kumar R completed his MBBS from Medical College, Calicut in the year 1994, MD from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi in the year 2000 and DM from SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram in the year 2005. He had worked at JIPMER, Pondichery, St. Vincent Hospital, Mananthavadi, Thaliparamba Co-operative Hospital, Thaliparamba and Devamatha Hospital, Koothatukulam.

<p>​<b>Qualifications</b> </p>

<p>MBBS, MD, DM </p>

Dr. Noufal Basheer M.C.C

Consultant

Neuro Surgery

He has done his under graduation and post graduation training in neurosurgery from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has presented several papers in various national and international conferences and had twice won best paper award in national conference.

Dr. Noufal Basheer M.C.C

Consultant

Neuro Surgery

He has done his under graduation and post graduation training in neurosurgery from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has presented several papers in various national and international conferences and had twice won best paper award in national conference.

He has several publications in prominent neurosurgical journals. His areas of interest include skull base vascular neurosurgery and craniovertebral junction anomalies.​

Qualifications: MBBS (AIIMS), MCh Neurosurgery (AIIMS)

Dr. Biju Gopalakrishnan

Senior Consultant

Neurology

Dr. Biju Gopalakrishnan serves as the Senior Consultant in the Department of Neurology at Aster MIMS. His MBBS training was done at Trivandrum Medical College followed by an M.D in General Medicine from the N.H.L Medical College, Ahmedabad, and DM-Neurology from NIMHANS. He has also received Fellowship in Movement Disorders from the University of British Columbia. 

Dr. Biju Gopalakrishnan

Senior Consultant

Neurology

Dr. Biju Gopalakrishnan serves as the Senior Consultant in the Department of Neurology at Aster MIMS. His MBBS training was done at Trivandrum Medical College followed by an M.D in General Medicine from the N.H.L Medical College, Ahmedabad, and DM-Neurology from NIMHANS. He has also received Fellowship in Movement Disorders from the University of British Columbia. 

As a Specialist Neurologist, he had worked with various prestigious hospitals like Al Ahalia Hospital, Abu Dhabi and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. His areas of specialization include treatment of movement disorders, stroke and epilepsy.

Dr. Lukman Ibrahim G

Staff Surgeon

Neuro Surgery

Dr Lukman Ibrahim serves as Consultant in the Department of Neuro Sciences. He is an expertise in Neuro Surgery.

Dr. Lukman Ibrahim G

Staff Surgeon

Neuro Surgery

Dr Lukman Ibrahim serves as Consultant in the Department of Neuro Sciences. He is an expertise in Neuro Surgery.

Prior to joining Aster MIMS, Dr Lukman was working as Assistant Consultant at Medical Trust Hospital, Calicut. He has completed MBBS from Government Medical College and DNB in Neurosurgery from Medical Trust Hospital, Ernakulam. He was the co-investigator in International CRASH – 2 trial and BRAIN trial.

Qualifications: MBBS, DNB in Neurosurgery

Facilities

Features

Intensive stroke care unit with facility for thrombolysis.​

  • Endovascular interventions for stroke
  • Botulinum toxin injection therapy for movement disorders and spasticity
  • Prolonged video EEG monitoring for epilepsy
  • Plasmapheresis for Neuroimmunological disorders
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Services

  • Outpatient (6 days in a week), Inpatient, follow-up clinic
  • 24 hours emergency services
  • Neurocritical care
  • Comprehensive Neuro rehabilitation services
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Evoked potential (VDP, SSEP, BERA)
  • Nerve and muscle biopsies
  • Polysomnography
  • Video EEG monitoring
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Speciality clinics

  • Movement disorders clinic- Wednesday
  • Headache clinic_ Friday
  • Epilepsy clinic – Saturday​
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Advanced Operating Microscope

Advanced Operating Microscope with integrated angiogram and tumour fluorescence allows for advanced real-time angiographic and tumour imaging, enabling accurate tracing and removal of tumours even during the most complex and difficult surgical interventions.

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Neuronavigation

Neuronavigation systems facilitate image-guided neurosurgery ensuring accurate resection of brain tumours or biopsies of brain lesions and detailed brain surgery. Basic principles of navigated surgery are to see the tip of a pointer in an image space.

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ICP Monitoring

Continuous assessment of Intracranial Pressure is necessary to evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic measures and for evaluating the evolution of brain injury. This is being carried out using ICP monitoring system, ensuring an optimal level of Cerebral Perfusion Pressure.

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Neuroendoscopy

A minimally-invasive surgical procedure, Neuroendoscopy helps the surgeon remove a tumour through small holes without cutting or harming other parts of the skull. The procedure also helps the surgeon access areas of brain that cannot be reached with traditional surgery.

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CUSA

Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator (CUSA) enables the removal of a tumour by fragmentation, irrigation and aspiration. The technique has been proved applicable for nontraumatic, radical, and time-saving resection of intraspinal and intracranial tumours.

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Neuro ICU

The Neuro ICU at the department combines the service of ICU staff with advanced critical care training together with technological expertise. It facilitates round-the-clock close monitoring and personalised care for the patients.

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Neuro HDU

Neuro HDU at the centre boasts highest possible specialised treatment for patients. It enables round-the-clock assistance of nursing staff with specialised training in taking care of patients with neurological disorders, and close monitoring of patients.

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