Neurosurgeon Dr. Aditya Gupta holds the position of Director in Artemis Hospital Gurgaon. For more than 20 years he has been serving people with his excellent surgical techniques in a variety of Brain Tumour and Spine Diseases. His special and unique skills in managing patients Movement Disorders with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Surgery for Epilepsy, Nerve and Brachial Plexus Surgery, Radiosurgery as well as Cerebrovascular Surgery are praiseworthy. Dr. Aditya Gupta has completed his MBBS &MCh (Neurosurgery) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He pursued a fellowship in Neurosciences from CJW Medical Centre Richmond, US. Advance training was done from the University of Amsterdam, Paris University of Marseilles, Wake Forest University, United States, and the University of Kiel, Germany. More than 40 scientific publications, chapters in books are under his credit.
Other than being an active member of Congress of Neurological Surgeons (US), Neurological Society of India, International Gamma Knife Society Treasurer, Indian Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery Society, he also appeared in various noteworthy news media like The Hindu.
The abnormal growth of cells in the brain in an uncontrolled way is known as a brain tumor. It is a mass or growth that can be benign or malignant. The reason behind this unusual growth is still not known. Numerous types of tumors are cancerous and non-cancerous. It can begin from the brain and even spread to other parts of the body. The growth and location of the tumor determine its effect on the nervous system’s functioning. The tumors are grouped and named based on the type of cell they grow from, the location they grow in, and how swiftly they grow and spread. If you have any symptoms of a brain tumor, consult a neurosurgeon at the earliest.
- A family history of brain tumor
- Existing health conditions such as Neurofibromatosis or HIV/AIDS
- Brain tumors that originate in the brain: Some tumors begin in the brain or tissue close to it like the brain covering membranes, cranial nerves, pineal gland, or pituitary gland. When normal cells acquire error in DNA, it’s the beginning of a primary tumor. Due to such mutations, cells grow at an increased rate and continue living when healthy cells die. Adults are more prone to secondary brain tumors.
- Cancer may begin elsewhere and spreads to the brain: Such tumors are the result of cancer that starts elsewhere and spreads in the brain. They are common in people having a history of cancer. Common cancers that spread to the brain are Cancers in the Breast, Colon, Kidney, Lung, and Melanoma.
- New onset or fluctuations in pattern of headaches
- Severe and more frequent headaches
- Nausea or vomiting
- Vision issues, such as blurred vision, double vision, or loss of peripheral vision
- Loss of sensation
- Difficulty with balance
- Speech difficulties
- Confusion in everyday matters
- Hearing problems
- Personality or behavior changes
Once you are suspected to have a brain tumor, you will have to undergo certain tests and procedures.
- Neurological Examination – It includes the test of your vision, balance, coordination, reflexes, and strength. These act as a clue about the part of your brain.
- Imaging Tests – Includes MRI that is functional, perfusion, and magnetic. You may also have to undergo computerized tomography or positron emission tomography. They help your doctor to evaluate and plan the treatment accordingly.
- Tests to find cancer in other parts of the body – When suspected that the tumor is the result of cancer in any other part of the body, you may be recommended a CT or PET scan.
- Biopsy – A part of the tumor is removed to determine whether it is cancerous or not.
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted drug Therapy
Never ignore your symptoms. Always consult your doctor on time. Briefly him about your problems or any previous diseases. Listen to your doctor as he is the best person to trust in such a critical period. For any such queries in Gurgaon, you can contact Dr. Aditya Gupta at Artemis Hospital.