The human brain is unique. We are conscious through it. It enables us to speak, imagine, strategise and move. It masterfully orchestrates millions of simultaneous regulatory homeostatic mechanisms within the body including control of body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. It assimilates information garnered from our five senses and seamlessly enables our smooth interaction with the environment. It generates a range of emotion and controls the most precise physical movements that enable human beings to perform near-impossible feats. The brain is the least understood organ of the human body.
The speciality of neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, of which the brain is central. The brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves make up a complex integrated information processing and control system known as the central nervous system. Neuroscience focuses on the development, structure, function and how things go wrong when they do. While it is concerned both with the normal functioning of the nervous system, it also more importantly studies the pathological processes such as those involved in neurological, psychiatric, and neurosurgical disorders.
Here at Sunway Medical Centre, we understand the severity of the impact to both the patient and family when something goes wrong in the functioning of the neurological system. Here at our Neuroscience Centre of Excellence, we offer diagnostics, surgery, and rehabilitation provided by a team of highly-trained professionals who are single-minded in their dedication to providing best care possible for our patients.
Our Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery team comprises of neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists, paediatric neurologists, and neuro-rehabilitation specialists, who specialise in the treatment of movement disorders, spasticity and the treatment of intractable pain. Our specialists are backed by the best equipment technology can offer including 3T MRI, stereotactic image-guided surgical systems, state of the art neurosurgical microscopes for the precise location of brain tumours and safe removal of such lesions. We pioneered the Functional Neurosurgery programme which provides deep brain stimulation procedures for patients with Parkinson’s and Dystonia.