In Patient Services
The inpatient services of department of Neurosurgery are located in Cardiothoracic and Neurosciences Centre (C N Centre) and C N Tower at AIIMS.
There are two Neurosurgical units in the department located on 2nd and 3rd floor of C N Centre better known as NS-2 and NS-3 wards. Each ward has bed strength of 35. The C N Tower has 25 special rooms dedicated for neurosciences patients. There are two Intensive Care Units ICU-B and ICU-C, situated on the 1st floor of C N Centre and have bed strength of 25. Each ICU is equipped with state of the art equipment viz. electro-hydraulic beds, latest ventilators for each bed, central monitor for each bed, blood gas analyzer, blood coagulation parameter analyzer, cardiac defibrillators, infusion pumps, dialysis machine and transcranial doppler etc. The nurse to patient ratio in ICU is 1:1.
There are 7 neurosurgical operation theaters situated in the CN Centre and CN Tower. Operation theaters are equipped with the state of the art modern amenities and equipments e.g. laminar flow, intra-operative MRI, electro hydraulic operating tables, latest operating microscopes, CUSA, image intensifiers, intra-operative ultrasound, intra-operative vascular doppler machine, intra-operative neuro-navigation (Treon-from Medtronic), intra-operative EEG, intra-operative cell saver (to recycle blood loss during surgery), intra-operative trans-esophageal echocardiography, intra-operative evoked potential recording, nerve stimulators etc. Along with this each operation theater is equipped with state of the art anesthesia equipment and monitoring systems. The department of neurosurgery has back up of most modern sister departments of Neuro-radiology and Neuro-pathology. The neuro-radiology department is equipped with state of the art biplane DSA machine, multi-slice CT machine, 1.5 tesla MRI machine and ultra-sound machine.
Apart from this, the department has Gamma Knife unit equipped with Leksell Gamma Knife machine which treats various intracranial lesions non-invasively.
The department specializes in various fields of Neurosurgery i.e.
Spine surgery with instrumentation
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
Skull base surgery
Peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery