Kashmir hospital starts advanced procedure for neurosurgery

Srinagar: Kashmir’s premier health centre, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), has started an advanced procedure, shunt less endoscopic surgery, for the treatment of Hydrocephalus – a neurological disorder resulting in excessive accumulation of water in brain – with set up of advanced equipment at Neurosurgery Department, an institute handout stated.

The institute claimed that the procedure is more economical than conventional procedure and provides better patient satisfaction with less chances of infection. The department claimed to have already conducted two successful procedures involving discharge of patients the next day.

Head of Department, Neurosurgery, Dr Altaf Ramzan said that the procedure involves less chances of infection as there is no foreign body intervention as against conventional procedure.

Director of the institute, Dr Showkat Zargar said that the institute has set up state of the art infrastructure and advanced equipment to conduct such surgeries. “The poor patients can avail this facility now [in Srinagar] who otherwise had to go outside state for the same procedure”, he added.