Mangaluru, May 5, 2017: Reports state that Neurosurgeon team, Doctors of Fr Muller Medical College Hospital have successfully treated a patient suffering from imminent brain stroke using a stent. Dr Madhukar Nayak, the chief endovascular neurosurgeon and one of neurosurgeons in entire western Karnataka to have performed this procedure said that, "the rare procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, during which the patient is fully awake and speaking with the operating team in a very relaxed way". Dr. Nayak, obtained his advanced training and Fellowship in Neuroendovascular therapy from Tokyo, Japan.
Dr Geover Lobo, a neurosurgeon and leading member of the surgery cluster said, "The patient is discharged in two to three days after the procedure, following which the patient can go home walking,"
"Father Muller Medical College is probably the only institute in the western Karnataka which provides such state-of-the-art treatment module free of cost to BPL patients under the Vajpayee Arogyashri scheme and at reasonably affordable price for all patients," said Rev Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, the director of the institute.
Brain stroke can happen when blood supply to the brain is interrupted for any reason. This occurs due to narrowing of blood vessels of the neck supplying blood to the brain, medically termed as ’Carotid Artery Stenosis’. This condition needs urgent treatment wherein the blood flow is restored by opening the blood vessel using a balloon catheter, also known as ’Carotid Angioplasty’. This is followed by placement of a stent in the wall of the blood vessel. The surgeons concerned with patient are in picture here.