About the Neurology Department & Services offered

DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad- 500 033, Ph-0091-40-23607777, drsudhirkumar@yahoo.com

Following facilities are available for patients:

1. Out-patient consultation for neurological problems such as headache, migraine, epilepsy, fits, vertigo, fainting, visual symptoms, memory decline, movement disorders, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, paralysis, numbness, pain in neck/back, disc prolapse, bowel/bladder/sexual dysfunction, etc.

2. BOTOX (Botulinum) injection treatment- for spasticity, cerebral palsy, post-stroke spasticity, writer's cramp, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, increased sweating of palms (hyperhidrosis),dystonia and migraine headaches, etc

3. In-patient facilities for acute/serious neurological problems such as coma, stroke, convulsions, brain fever, GBS,IVIG (Immunoglobulin treatment), thrombolysis in stroke, etc.

4. Diagnostic facilities such as EEG, EMG, Sleep studies, CT scan, MRI scan, Angiography, carotid doppler, etc.

For medical professionals/ students, regular teaching schedules in NEUROLOGY- planned or invited are arranged.

We also organize regular NEUROLOGY CMEs on STROKE and other neurological disorders for professionals.

Dr Sudhir Kumar is working as a full-time consultant in the Division of Neurology, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. The Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad is the only hospital in this state and one of the few hospitals in India to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), USA.

The Neurology department has the expertise to treat all Neurological disorders. The Unit provides 24-hour senior Consultant coverage for Neurology and there is a well-established stroke team for treating acute brain strokes. This is the only department to be accredited by JCI for acute stroke treatment in India.

It is among the leading Neurology Departments in India dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of brain, spine and nerve disorders. Specialists in Neurology and Neurosurgery work as one cohesive department as a team, with basic neuroscientists also forming part of this team. In addition, good facilities for physiotherapy and rehabilitation of neurological disorders are available within the hospital campus.

The hospital has the latest imaging modalities (Digital Substraction Angiography, Transcranial Doppler, MRI, Spiral CT, etc) and an excellent Electrophysiology laboratory (equipped to do single fibre EMG, routine EMG and nerve conductions, EEG with video telemetry, Evoked potentials, etc). PET-CT scan has been the latest addition to the field of brain imaging in the hospital, which has the ability to diagnose complex neurological diseases in very early stage.

In therapeutics, the Neurology team is an aggressive team with expertise in plasma exchange/plasmapheresis,immunotherapy with immunoglobulinds (IVIG) and thrombolysis (intravenous and intra-arterial) for acute brain strokes. Treatment of acute cerebral (brain) hemorrhage with recombinant Factor VII is routinely performed. 24X7 coverage of Emergencies in Casualty by a senior consultant is available. A Neuro ICU (9-bedded) equipped to handle all critical neuro conditions is available.

A unique feature of our department is the speed at which we work- the diagnosis is usually established in a few hours and treatment initiated within 4 hours in most cases. The time between admission and discharge ranges from 4-7 days for most patients. Faster treatment reduces the overall hospital cost for the patient and we assure that there is no compromise on the quality of care. Additionally, as there are three Neurologists forming the group, a single patient gets seen by all of them, and benefits more because of combined discussion about the diagnosis and treatment plan of all patients.

Department get-together
Department lunch

My journey in the terrain of Neurology began in 1998, when I joined the Department of Neurology at CMC Vellore as a junior resident. Though I was initially overawed by the complexities of this subject, slowly it started fascinating me and I went on to complete my residency in Neurology in 2001. Then, I joined there as an Assistant Professor and worked as a consultant in the department from April 2001 to August 2004. I joined the Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad as a Consultant Neurologist in September 2004.
My responsibilities include seeing outpatients and inpatients; teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical and paramedical students; and clinical research. My areas of interest include infections and immnunological disorders, headache, stroke, dementia, movement disorders, epilepsy and hypoxic encephalopathies.
My Consultation timings at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
1. Jubilee Hills branch, Hyderabad (Main Apollo Hospital):
11.30 AM to 5.00 PM (Mon to Sat). Call 040-23607777, ext 6506/3011 or 040-60601066 (Medona or Anil) OR 8978226512 OR 9030006512 for appointment.
My special areas of interest include headache, stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders, dementia, infections and pediatric (child) neurology. I can be contacted at drsudhirkumar@yahoo.com
Division of Neurosurgery
1. Alok Ranjan: He is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and his areas of interest include spine surgery.
2. Rahul Lath: He is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and his areas of interest include Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.
3. B.G.Ratnam: He is a Consultant Neurosurgeon. Special areas of interest include stroke and head injury.
Advance appointments for Neurology Consultation
Advance appointments can be booked by calling Apollo hospital phone No. 0091-40- 23607777 Extension:6634 or call center (040-60601066), for consultation with Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist for diagnosis and treatment of any neurological problem. 
Our team of Neurologists also offers Lectures, seminars and clinical training for students of Neurology, Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychology- on various aspects of Neurology. We have a vast teaching experience in eminent places such as CMC Vellore, NIMS, Osmania hospital, Hyderabad and Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
Please send an e-mail at drsudhirkumar@yahoo.com for further details regarding training courses/lectures.

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What a job!

My job is pretty interesting but it's quite hectic. In addition to seeing outpatients and inpatients daily, I see consultations from departments. My work also requires interpreting EEG and EMG. 
I like making clinical neurologic diagnosis. I also like teaching studentss. Busy schedule does get frustrating at times. (A job with frustrations? Hard to believe, huh?)

Quiet time away from work
Relaxing at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
Taking a break from work