Department of Neurology

About

Department of Neurology includes a dedicated state of the art diagnostic and rehabilitation centre - LEELA NARAYAN SHETTY CENTRE FOR NEUROSCIENCES, was established through the generous donation of Dr. Narayan Shetty a retired cardiologist from Pittsburgh, USA in the memory of his wife. It was inaugurated in 2016. The department is actively involved in research activities with its advanced basic research laboratory – CENTER FOR ADVANCED NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH.

DIAGNOSTIC NEUROPHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY is equipped with some of the advanced modern diagnostic equipments, some of which are first in the country, which is capable of doing nerve conduction studies, evoked potential studies, sympathetic skin response and transcranial stimulation, for early diagnosis of neurological disorders and quality treatment.

NEURO REHABILITATION CENTRE is a unique and dedicated centre for rehabilitation of patients with chronic neurologic illness. Apart from routine care, it has state of the art equipment for improving posture, balance and mobility for patients afflicted with Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis and many such chronic diseases. The center has dedicated Physiotherapists and a qualified Physiatrist and is the first of its kind in Coastal Karnataka. It has both inpatient and outpatient services and offers special programs for the management of cerebral palsy.

Faculty / OPD Schedule

Outpatient Department at Justice K. S Hegde Charitable Hospital runs on Monday, Wednesday & Friday of the week. OPD timings are from 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM.

1 Dr. Lekha Pandit MD, DM(Neurology), PhD Professor and HOD
2 Dr. Krithi Mishra MD (PMR), DNB(sec) (PMR) MD (PMR), DNB(sec) (PMR)

Speciality Clinic Schedule

Sl. No. Speciality Clinics OPD day
1 Demyelinating disorder clinic Every Tuesday
2 Neuro-rehabilitation Clinic Monday to Friday (9AM to 3 PM)

Services

  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Evoked potential studies
  • Sympathetic skin response
  • Transcranial stimulation
  • 16 channel digital EEG machine with video EEG facility
  • Vision lab- state of the art equipments for comprehensive evaluation of the vision
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) unit
  • Electro retinography/VEP
  • EDTRS chart and contrast sensitivity chart for visual acuity testing
  • Comprehensive autonomic function evaluation unit

NEURO REHABILITATION CENTRE is equipped with Specialized Physiotherapy Equipments such as:

  • Gait Trainer Treadmill
  • Un weighing Support System
  • Balance System
  • Harness and ceiling fitted support ambulation system
  • Movement Therapy System for lower and upper limbs
  • Functional Electrical Stimulator
  • Functional Electrical Stimulator (Stim Plus) / Dysphagia Management