DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS, MRCP (UK), PhD - Neurology
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Dr. Somasundaram Aadhimoolam Chinnadurai currently serving as a Consultant at Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, is an illustrious Clinical Neurologist, Neurophysiologist and Stroke Specialist. His round the clock dedication to the patients’ well-being with his exemplary diagnostic skills helps him identify and treat any ailment at its earliest possible stage with more than a decade of experience as a clinician. His constant endeavor to update his knowledge in the ever-advancing field of clinical neurology assists him to provide his privileged patients with up to date information regarding their illness and the advanced treatment options available. His unsurpassable knowledge in the field of Neurology has won him numerous accolades from the national and international medical fraternity.
Dr. Somasundaram has the highest standards of professional ethics and medical expertise. My family is indebted to him for saving my mother from an incorrect diagnosis and course of treatment. My mother was exhibiting very peculiar symptoms like eye ptosis, body numbness and weakness. With spinal and other miscellaneous complications ruled out, she was referred to another neurologist initially who declared that the diagnosis was myasthenia gravis, though the antibody tests did not conclusively point to it! As a family, we were given the option of plasmapheresis (costing 6lakhs) or intensive immunotherapy (costing 12 lakhs) which did not seem right because the tests did not seem conclusive! After consulting an additional two neurologists, we finally came across Dr. Somasundaram and his patients' experiences with his treatment. After the first examination, he said he knew what the disease could be, asked us to take that exact blood test and indeed, came to the correct diagnosis of stiff person syndrome! Because of his to-the-point and proactive identification, he was able to quickly start the relevant treatment as my mother was till that point not on any corrective medication because of all the previous incorrect diagnoses. Three months down, my mother has made a rapid improvement in her health and not a day goes by that we don't think of what her condition would have been of not for Dr. Somasundaram's expertise. Among doctors that choose the most lucrative diagnosis possible from each patient, we are grateful to have heard of Dr. Somasundaram at the right time and his intervention has saved my mother from a harrowing, intensive and incorrect treatment especially given her fragile medical history. A thorough professional through and through.
*** ************ ************* ** *** ** *** ****** ******* * **** **** ****** ** ** ***** Sir has treated my father and me in the best possible manner. Sir takes into account every minute details of the patient before prescribing any medication. Sir immensely understood what we as family were going through during the most difficult phase of our life. Sir has always been there for us, literally 24*7, not only through physical appointments but Sir has also eased the respective patient’s anxiety by providing telephonic consultation without any waiting time. The encouragement and supportiveness that Sir has bestowed upon us is something for which we as family shall forever remain obliged to Sir. Sir, Doctors like you are rare. May God always bless you Sir. With utmost regards and respect.👏
I would like to start by thanking Dr. Somasundaram and the team at Prashanth Hospital for their commitment and dedication. This is with regard to my father’s treatment. Dr. Somasundaram has been extremely helpful throughout. His kind nature and approachability at all times go a long way in assuring the patient’s family that they are in good hands. To sum up:
Very empathetic. Tracks even minute details. Prescribes minimum medication and easily accessible. Provides comfort and allays fears. Overall, an excellent neurophysician and certaintly we will suggest to our friends and relatives for any neuro related health issues. We wish all good luck to the Doctor and pray godspeed in all his good efforts in treating his patients.
Q: Who is a neurologist?
A: A neurologist is a medical expert who treats conditions related to the central and peripheral nervous system, spinal cord and the brain.
Q: What is the difference between a neurologist and a neurosurgeon?
A: Both neurologists and neurologists are trained to diagnose diseases of the nervous system which includes the brain and the spine. However, neurologists do not perform surgery, they can treat with medicines and refer to neurosurgeons.
Q: What kind of illnesses do neurologists treat?
A: Neurologisists commonly treat disorders such as headaches, epilepsy, tremors, sleep disorders, Alzheimer's disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease to name a few.
Q: When should one visit a neurologist?
A: One should visit a neurologist if they have complaints of dizziness, consulvions, repeated headaches, migraines, or problems with vision, memory, gait and movement.
Q: Who do neurologists work with?
A: Neurologists usually work in hospitals, out-patient clinics and some may even have their own private practice. Some neurologists may even be part of a team of physicians and surgeons of other specialities or even engage in research work.