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Sakra EPIC

Sakra world hospital offers EPIC (EPILEPSY PREVENTION AND INTEGRATED CARE) PROGRAM for the patients suffering from Epilepsy. Sakra EPIC PROGRAM is guided by the latest research and each patient’s unique needs. Sakra has a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons and epileptologists with over 30 years of experience in treating simple to complex conditions.

The Epilepsy Prevention and Integrated Care Program at Sakra World Hospital offers individual treatment plans for people with epilepsy, even those with the most challenging seizure disorders.

Epilepsy Treatment: Why Choose Sakra World Hospital

Sakra World Hospital offers a seizure clinic and a well-equipped Epilepsy Monitoring Unit to help diagnose and treat seizures and epilepsy. Our team provides an individualized treatment plan with access to the most advanced medical, dietary and surgical therapies available.

If you and your neurosurgeon decide that epilepsy surgery is right for you, we offer the most modern approaches in the field of diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, including laser interstitial thermal therapy (LiTT).

Sakra World Hospital epilepsy teams include neurologists, neurosurgeons, imaging specialists, mental health specialists and other professionals who work together to provide exactly the care you need. We have all the specialities expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you are not just getting one opinion, your care is discussed among the team and the most highly specialized and experienced epilepsy experts are all working together for you.

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal which causes seizures, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. Epilepsy affects both males and females. Some people with epilepsy simply stare blankly for a few seconds during a seizure while others repeatedly twitch their arms or legs.

Sakra World Hospital is the best hospital for epilepsy treatment in Bangalore, having all subspecialized expertise in a single place, focused on you to provide exactly the care you need.

What are the symptoms of Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is caused by abnormal activity in the brain. Seizure symptoms include:

1. Temporary confusion

2. A staring spell

3. Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs

4. Loss of consciousness

5. Physic symptoms such as fear, anxiety or deja vu

How is Epilepsy Diagnosed?

The neurologist will review your symptoms and medical history. The evaluation may include a neurological exam to test your behaviour, motor abilities, mental function and other areas to diagnose.

Blood test done is to check for signs of infections, genetic conditions that may be associated with seizures.

There are other tests that are performed to detect brain abnormalities, such as:

1. Electroencephalogram (EEG):In this test, electrodes are attached to your scalp which records the electrical activity of your brain.

2. CT Scan:A CT scan uses X-rays to obtain cross-sectional images of the brain.

3. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):An MRI uses magnetic and radio waves to create a detailed view of the brain.

4. Positron Emission tomography (PET):PET scans use a small amount of low dose radioactive material which is injected into a vein to visualize active areas of the brain and detect abnormalities.

How is Epilepsy treated?

Usually, neurologists begin the treatment of epilepsy with medication. If medications don’t treat the condition then the doctors may propose surgery or another type of treatment.

Medications - People with epilepsy can become seizure free by taking one anti-seizure medication also called anti-epileptic medication. The doctor will first prescribe a single medication at a relatively low dosage and may increase the dosage gradually until the seizures are well controlled.

Epilepsy Surgery - When medications don’t work then surgery may be an option. During the surgery, the surgeon removes the area of the brain that is causing seizures. Surgery is usually performed when tests show that:

1. Seizures originate in a small, well-defined area of the brain

2. The area of the brain to be operated on doesn’t interfere with vital functions such as speech, language, motor function, vision or hearing.

Sakra World Hospital has the best neurologists for treating epilepsy in Bangalore, they evaluate and treat a lot of people with epilepsy annually, including medical and surgical care for both common and complex problems in children with epilepsy.

Our Team

Dr. Satish Rudrappa

Director - Neurosciences

M.Ch (Neuro), FASS (USA), FRCS (Glasg)

Senior Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon

Visiting Professor of Neurosurgery Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Department - Institute of Neurosciences

Dr. Swaroop Gopal

Director - Neurosciences

M.Ch (Neurosurgery), Fellowship in Neuro Vascular Surgery, Endo Vascular Surgery & Neuro - Oncology (Edinburgh)

Department - Institute of Neurosciences

Dr. Shiva Kumar R.

Senior Consultant - Neurology & Epileptology

MD (General Medicine), DNB (General Medicine), DM (Neurology), Fellowship in Epilepsy

Department - Institute of Neurosciences

Patient Testimonials

Sakra Patient Testimonial - Epilepsy

Testimonial from a patient who underwent a successful treatment for Epilepsy at Sakra World Hospital.

A Young Boy Recovers From Epilepsy

In honour of National Epilepsy Day, we would like to shed some light on the treatment of epilepsy and bring hope to those who live with this condition. Here is a testimonial from one of our patients who underwent treatment for epilepsy under the care of Dr Satish Rudrappa, (Director - Neurosciences, Senior Consultant Neurosurgery, Head - Dept. of Spine Surgery) The Sakra Institute of Spine Surgery is one of the finest tertiary care centres for spinal diseases in India. The unit is headed by Dr. Satish Ridrappa, (Director of Institute of Neurosciences, Senior Consultant Neurosurgery & Head - Department of Spine Surgery at Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore) and comprises of Dr. Swaroop Gopal, Senior Consultant - Neuro Surgery & Director – Neurosciences, Consultant Dr N. Chandrashekar and Associate Consultant Dr Ramachandran Govindasamy. The centre has a very strong focus in clinical and basic science research and is AOSPINE recognized centre for last 2 years. The centre has been the proud recipient of many national and international awards.

I am grateful to Dr Satish Rudrappa and Dr Siva Kumar who cured by daughter

My daughter has been suffering from Epilepsy from the last 7 years. In Iraq no doctor has been able to diagnose and treat her for her condition. When we came to Sakra World Hospital, the doctors not only diagnosed her properly but have also treated her very well. It is a very good hospital, the doctors and the staff are very nice. I want to thank Dr. Satish Rudrappa and Dr. Shivkumar who did her surgery and treated my daughter.

Patient Testimonial | Left Optical Despicia | Sakra World Hospital

Mrs. Veena Leela M/o Sanjay speaks about how he suffered due to Left optical despicia and he also underwent Brain surgery twice on advice of Dr. Satish Rudrappa. She expresses her gratitude and thanks Dr. Satish Rudrappa, Dr. Shiv Kumar and entire Neuro unit for helping an supporting in getting his son back to normal.

Patient Speaks | Conquering Epilepsy | Dr. Satish rudrappa & Dr. Shiv Kumar

Parvati shares her struggles and head problems due to conquering epilepsy. She speaks about the treatment and support provided by Dr. Satish Rudrappa and how it has helped her get back to her normal life.