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Dr. Krupa Shankar D

Dr. Krupa Shankar D

Dr. Krupa Shankar D

MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery

Neurosurgeon

33 Years Experience Overall  (27 years as specialist)

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Dr. Krupa Shankar D is a Neurosurgeon and has an experience of 33 years in this field. He completed MBBS from Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai in 1987 and MCh - Neuro Surgery from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1993. He is a member of Neurological Society of India,The Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS) and Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Head & Neck Tumour Embolization,Carotid Cavernous Fistula Treatment,Brain Aneurysm Coiling,Petrosal Sinus Sampling and Foot Drop etc.

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a neurosurgeon?

A: A neurosurgeon is a doctor with a specialization in diagnosis and treatment of brain, spinal cord and nerve-related diseases.

Q: Can a neurosurgeon operate a brain tumour?

A: Yes, a neurosurgeon can operate and remove brain tumours by a procedure called as craniotomy.

Q: Does a neurosurgeon only perform surgery?

A: Neurosurgeons are trained to perform complex surgeries, but when possible, they try to treat the condition with medicines alone. When medicines fail to give relief, neurosurgeons opt for a surgery to provide relief.

Q: For which diseases can one see a neurosurgeon?

A: One can see a neurosurgeon if you have any symptoms like birth-defects, trauma to brain or spine due to some shock or accident, brain tumours, vascular disorders, infections in the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine like multiple sclerosis.

Q: Can a neurologist treat birth defects in nervous system?

A: No, a neurologist cannot treat birth-defects in the nervous system, but a neurosurgeon can operate on such defects present since birth in the brain and spinal cord in infants and children.

Specializations

Education

MBBS - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai, 1987
MCh - Neuro Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1993

Memberships

Neurological Society of India
The Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

Registrations

42367 Tamilnadu Medical Council, 1987
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