“Over 80% SUCCESS RATE OF DRUGS,KETOGENIC DIET AND SURGERY FOR EPILEPSY.”
– Dr. AN Jha, Chairman – Medanta Institute of Neurosciences
Medanta- The Medicity organised awareness session on the occasion of International Epilepsy Day 2016
Gurgaon; February 7, 2016: Medanta – The Medicity, one of India’s largest multi-super specialty institutes located in Gurgaon organised an awareness session on the occasion of International Epilepsy Day 2016. During the event, renowned Neurologist,Dr. AN Jha, Chairman atMedanta Institute of Neurosciences and Dr. Atma Ram, Consultant (Epilepsy Expert) at Medanta Institute of Neurosciences shared the advancements being made by science in the field of epilepsy treatment.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. AN Jha said, “Epilepsy is emerging as an epidemic in India, affectingover 6 million people. Out of these, majority of the people don’t receive proper diagnosis and treatment. This grave situation needs to be addressed by the healthcare community and government effectively.”
“In recent past, modern science has made great advancements in epilepsy treatment. More than 80% of cases can be solved by surgery or drug. Also, Ketogenic diet is emerging as an efficient and feasible treatment for children suffering from this condition.” Dr. Jha added.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Atma Ram Bansal, Consultant Neurologist who is expert in Epilepsy at Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon, said, “Living with epilepsy is not about making it the primary focus of your lives. It’s about acknowledging its presence and managing it to the best of your ability in order to lead a life full of happiness and love. This Epilepsy Day, let’s spread awareness, win over Epilepsy and believe “Yes, I can beat it”.
Medanta – The Medicity recently treated 9 year old daughter of Krishna Saini, a Gurgaon resident with Ketogenic diet. The patient was suffering from epilepsy and parents noticed frequent seizers, which could not be treated with medication. The diet transformed the life of Saini’s daughter and fits were managed effectively. During the session, doctors presented many such case studies and shared new methods of treatment.
Another patient who belongs to Pakistan had epilepsy for more than 25years underwent epilepsy surgery and is doing very well. We have many such stories to share. Dr. Aditya Gupta – Senior Neurosurgeon and expert in epilepsy surgery told “Epilepsy surgery is a very effective and practically harmless surgery for patients whose seizures are not controlled with medication.
According to the World Health Organisation, 50 Million people in the world suffer from epilepsy, a condition of spontaneously recurring seizures. A seizure is a sudden discharge of nervous system electrical activity that usually causes unexpected changes in behaviour, motor functions, sensation or consciousness. This condition has often been associated with stigma, as it has been historically misunderstood as being due to a curse by evil neighbours or Gods, or of being possessed by the devil. It is also sometimes misinterpreted as mental illness or a handicap.
Medanta – The Medicity is one of India’s largest multi-super specialty institutes located in Gurgaon, a bustling town in the National Capital Region. Founded by eminent cardiac surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, the institution has been envisioned with the aim of bringing to India the highest standards of medical care along with clinical research, education and training. Medanta is governed under the guiding principles of providing medical services to patients with care, compassion, commitment.
Spread across 43 acres, the institute includes a research centre, medical and nursing school. It has 1250 beds and over 350 critical care beds with 45 operation theatres catering to over 20 specialties. Medanta houses six centres of excellence which will provide medical intelligentsia, cutting-edge technology and state- of-the-art infrastructure with a well-integrated and comprehensive information system.
Medanta Epilepsy Care Program is one such set up where we treat people with epilepsy with most advance technology and best expertise. Medanta has a set up for all types of treatment in epilepsy like newer medications, special diet, epilepsy surgery etc. Video EEG set where patients are put under continuous monitoring with camera to record their attacks is one such facility which is unique to Medanta.