– The epilepsy clinic will be equipped with Epileptologist, Neurologists,Paediatric Neurologist, Epilepsy Surgeon & support specialists like Neuropsychologists,Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Counsellors to address all concerns under one roof–
– To conduct a month Long Free Epilepsy Screening Camp bet 30th May to 30th June at Sahyadri Speciality Hospital Deccan Gymkhana
All India, 30thMay 2017: Sahyadri Speciality Hospital, Deccan Gymkhana, today launched a highly equipped Epilepsy Clinic, to cater to all concerns of patients suffering from the disorder. The clinic which launched in the presence of Dr. Charudutt Apte, Chairman, Sahyadri Hospitalsand Dr. DeepaDivekar, Medical Director, Sahyadri Hospitals, aims to provide medical and social support to patients suffering from epilepsy. In addition to providing world class treatment for seizures and epilepsy, Sahyadri’sepilepsy clinic will also educate patients and their families to better manage the disease. The clinic will be equipped with various speciality doctors each of whom will assist patients suffering from epilepsy.
Dr. Charudutt Apte, Chairman, Sahyadri Hospitals said, “With the Epilepsy Clinic at Sahyadri Speciality Hospital, Deccan Gymkhana we aim to provide a holistic approach towards our treatment for patients suffering from epilepsy. Our team of Epileptologist, Neurologist, Paediatric Neurologists, Epilepsy Surgeons, Neuropsychologists,Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists Physiotherapists, amongst others will be a part of the clinic.”
Dr. DeepaDivekar, Medical Director, Sahyadri Hospitals said, “As per WHO, 3 out of 4 people in the world with epilepsy do not receive treatment at all, mainly due to economic and social reasons. Epilepsy is a unique disorder and at Sahyadri Hospitals we think it is our duty to provide appropriate treatment regardless of their social status. Epilepsy is just like any other disease which can be treated with proper care, helping the individual to live a normal life. Keeping this in mind we have decided to keep screenings free for a month, i.e. 30 May 2017 to 30 June 2017.”
Dr. Pradeep Divate, Senior Neurologistat Sahyadri Hospitals said, “Our comprehensive Epilepsy Program is not restricted to medical recovery, but also encompasses other aspects of cognitive & motor development.”
The core expert team of Sahyadri’sEpilepsy Cliniccomprises of Paediatric Neurologists Dr. DeepaDivekar& Dr. Abhijeet Botre, Epileptologist Dr. SuyogDoshi, Epilepsy Surgeon Dr. Amit Dhakoji, Team of Neurologists including Dr. Pradeep Divate, Dr. Hemant Sant& Dr. MangeshUdar. This medical team is well supported by specialists like Psychiatrist-Dr. Ashutosh Chauhan & Dr. Nishchal Rawal, Neuro-Psychologists – Ms. KirtiJoglekar, Occupational Therapist – Ms. Prabjyot Kaur, Clinical Psychometrist- Ms. Nupur Dhakephalkar,Speech Therapist – Mr. Sunil Patil & Physiotherapist – Ms. RohiniDange, along with other medical experts.
Dr.SuyogDoshi,Epileptologist at Sahyadri Hospitals said, “Apart from medical help, the social conditioning of the patient is equally important due to the stigma attached to the disorder.Today, medical practitioners, plays an important role educating the patient & his family.”
Dr. Amit Dhakoji, Epilepsy Surgeon, Sahyadri Hospitals said, “1 in 200 people has epilepsy. Only 60% patients having epilepsy are controlled with medications. There is huge load of patients suffering with medically refractory epilepsy. Epilepsy surgery has become well established treatment modality over last 30 years, for selected patients with drug resistant epilepsy.Epilepsy surgery can improve quality of life &cognition, manage behavioral disturbances in the patients,and achieve developmental milestones and significant intellectual growth in paediatric population.”
Sahyadri Hospitals also has a dedicated Paediatric Epilepsy Management Program, offering comprehensive care of the patients having epilepsy in childhood. With more than 10,000 children registered under this program, it helps in the medical, cognitive & motor development of the patients through various interactive sessions.
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