Neuro Asia Care ~ Neurosurgery Specialist Clinic ~ Singapore

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The global pandemic due to the Covid-19 virus has disrupted the lives of all. We look after patients with chronic neurological illnesses, after neurosurgery, and with brain cancer who are at much increased risk. Among the measures we have taken to support our patients, we have specially prepared this Care Pack which we will giveaway in clinic when our patients attend their doctor's appointment.
The result of the newly published research study, in the scientific journal BMC Cancer, showed that patients diagnosed with high grade glioma who have the tumour marker (MGMT promoter methylation) lived longer than those who did not. 
Our recently published study in the Journal of Neurology showed that medication dosage was reduced by an average of 32% within the first year after DBS, and remained stable at a reduced dose for 10 years. The types of medication taken could also be simplified. 
Life with a movement disorder such as Parkinson disease is not easy, but it is not impossible. There is also an increasing number of people being diagnosed with Parkinson disease in Singapore and globally. With the appropriate treatment, movement disorders such as Parkinson disease and essential tremor are diseases that you can live well with. Every individual should have a tailored plan for success. For some people, deep brain stimulation (DBS) offers life-changing relief.

Awake craniotomy and brain mapping

Spotlight Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:00
Imagine being able to talk to your neurosurgeon and giving him immediate feedback while he operates on your brain. That’s exactly what happens during an awake brain tumour surgery.

Minimally invasive brain surgery

Spotlight Tuesday, 11 February 2020 12:00
The brain is made up of a highly complex network of nerve fibres, akin to a series of interconnected tracks in the network that makes up an entire train system. If the fibre connections are disconnected, the function of the areas they are connected to, such as speech, vision or movement, will be affected. Disruptions can be caused not only by the tumour growth or blood clot itself, but also by surgical tools.