The department is a Mecca for Neurosurgical patient care in India. It is equipped with ultra-modern technology and equipments from time to time i.e. operating microscope, Laser, CUSA, Ultrasound, Intra-operative MRI, Gamma Knife and Image Guidance System, which are necessary to provide state of the art care at par with the best neurosurgical centers any where in the world. With a moderate beginning in 1965, when only 50 patients were operated upon, today we operate around 3000 cases annually at AIIMS. With the inception of Trauma Centre in 2007, where we deal with all types of cranio-spinal trauma, our department, in addition, operates around 1500 trauma cases annually. There are in addition over 250 patients treated with Gamma Knife Radiosurgery annually (Total number till date around3000).
The Department has always been in the forefront in the areas of research and academic activities. There has been research on evidence based clinical practice and laboratory based work. These include clinico-pathological research on head injury, neuro-tuberculosis, glioma, pituitary tumors, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injury & intracranial aneurysms. Laboratory based studies include (a) Neural transplant was developed as a national facility by DST (1984-1990), (b) Evoked potentials as diagnostic and prognostic tool, (c) Study of genetic and molecular aspect of glioma, (d) Study of cerebral blood flow using SPECT scan in brain tumor, minor head injury and craniostenosis (e) Near infrared spectroscopy and (f) MR spectroscopy etc. The Department has participated in a large number of multi-centric studies at National and International levels.
|Feelings of the architects of Neurosurgery AIIMS|
|Prof. P.N. Tandon|
|Prof. A.K. Banerji|