Neurosurgery is a specialised branch of surgery. A neurosurgeon has to be meticulous and dedicated with an eye for details. Gone are the days when neurosurgery was associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Advances in diagnostic imaging, operating microscope and neurocritical care has made neurosurgery much safer and predictable. The key to success is proper case selection and timely intervention.
The various sub specialities include neuro-oncology, neurovascular( stroke, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations), neurotrauma( head injury, spine injury), epilepsy surgery, functional neurosurgery(surgery for movement disorder, pain, spasticity).
My philosophy is – “ primum non nocere” i.e first do no harm. I firmly believe that even if I cannot alleviate the sufferings of my patients I must not make them worse.