Dr. Jaydev Panchawagh - Neurosurgery / Spine Surgery at Pune, India
The human nervous system consists of the Brain and the Spinal cord. Neurosurgery is a branch of medicine that deals with the surgical treatment of problems or diseases affecting the brain, the spine and the nervous system in general. The purpose of this neurosurgery website from Dr. Jaydev Panchawagh (a.k.a Jaideo / Jayadev / Jaidev Panchwagh) is to educate the public about common neurosurgical diseases of the brain and spine like brain tumours, aneurysms, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasms, sciatica, spondylosis, radiculopathy, as well as surgeries like micro vascular decompression (MVD), craniotomy, endoscopies, fixation, vertebroplasty etc. It is also sought to bring to their attention and knowledge, the various diagnostic investigations that may be done, the latest techniques and medical treatment available.
Whereas in other parts of the body, the organ affected becomes painful and it becomes obvious even to the lay person that there is something wrong, it is not the case with diseases of the brain and spine. The symptoms of neurosurgical disorders are frequently far removed from the site of the disease and the patient is not likely to be aware they may originate in the brain or the spine. One of the main objectives of this website is therefore to demystify neurosurgery.
Most people do not understand neurosurgical terms like trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasms and so on. Instead, they comprehend simple, self-explanatory terms like facial twitches, repeated twitching / contractions of facial muscles. In this section, we attempt to educate patients about neurosurgical conditions in simple terms that even a layperson can understand. Read More ...