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Brains has changed my life

This is the story of a 40-year-old patient of a serious brain disorder called right mesial temporal (RMT) sclerosis. In his own words the patient, Saneerappa A B, who lives on the outskirts of Bangalore, describes how his difficult battle with this serious condition took a dramatic turn for the better after he met Dr […]

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How little Raiyaan found ‘healthy’ reasons to laugh

“Our son is free of all the symptoms that plagued him virtually from his birth thanks to Dr Venkataramana and his team at Brains” – Raiyaan’s parent Mohommed Raiyaan was just three months old when his parents first heard him burst into what seemed like uncontrolled, loud laughter. Instead of being happy, they sensed that […]

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Awake Brain Surgery: The story of a young patient

On the morning of June 26 this year Mahipal Solanki, a 25-year-old home appliance entrepreneur lay on a bed, relaxing over his favourite Bollywood numbers. Hovering over him were faces covered in blue surgical masks, their deft fingers working inside his brain, removing deadly cancer cells. “I couldn’t feel any pain,” says Solanki with audible […]

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Thanks to DBS, Parkinson’s patient is up and about

A 61-year-old patient of Parkinson’s disease approached us for help with symptoms ranging from progressively reducing mobility to difficulty in walking (bradykinesia), and tremors that chiefly affected his hands. He had been suffering from these degenerative symptoms for 15 years. Over the last four years, he had nearly lost his ability to write as well. […]

Thanks for putting our lives back on track!

Mr Girija Prasad recalls feelingly, “for four years my wife, Vijaya, endured hell…often all it took was a mere touch or some noise to trigger it off…stabs of excruciating pain that would strike the right side of her face like violent electric shocks and leave her writhing in agony. Until then we had never even […]

“Back” to normal from the brink

“When the back spasms first hit me, I thought it was just a passing niggle—something that would settle down with some rest,” says 39-year-old Bangalore resident Ravi Kumar. “But that alas was not to be. The pain only kept getting worse until I could barely move at all. It was excruciating, immobilizing pain that clearly […]

My daughter is now fit and fine thanks to Brains

“Our daughter Sundis was only 11 when we saw it happen for the first time. One moment she was up and about, dancing happily around our living room, and then the very next, she was down on the floor— limbs rigid, mouth frothing, her whole body convulsing. As we rushed to her we could see […]