|Dr. Siddharth Kharkar
Best Neurologist in Mumbai, Best Neurologist in Thane
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar has been noted as one of the “best Neurologists in Mumbai” by Outlook India magazine and India Today Magazine.
He also provides neurological services as one of the best neurologists in Thane.
These free patient guides are an effort on his part to provide information that may help patients.
Epilepsy: Patient Information
|Epilepsy meaning in Gujarati: અપસ્મારનો ગુજરાતીમાં અર્થ
Parkinson’s: Patient Information
Other: Patient Information
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Dr. Siddharth Kharkar is noted as one of the best neurologists in Mumbai, India & one of the best neurologists in Thane, India. He has been recognized as one of the top neurologists in Mumbai by Outlook India magazine and India Today Magazine.
Dr. Kharkar has trained in India, USA and UK. He is a USA board-certified (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology certified) Neurologist and with a full medical license in the states of Maharashtra, India & California, USA.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar has trained in the best institutions in India, USA and UK including KEM hospital in Mumbai, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), USA & Kings College in London.
About Neuroplus clinic:
NeuroPlus Clinic provides compassionate expert clinical care for all neurological disorders, especially for Epilepsy (seizures) & Parkinson’s disease.
- Neuroplus clinic provides one of the best treatments for Epilepsy in Mumbai. Epilepsy surgery in Mumbai is provided by NeuroPlus Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Clinic. EEG, Epilepsy monitoring is done at his clinic in Mumbai.
- Excellent treatment for Parkinson’s disease in Mumbai is provided. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery in Mumbai is also provided.
- Dr. Kharkar also provides services as one of the best neurologists in Thane.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar graduated from one of India’s best Medical colleges – Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India. During graduation, he scored first class in all his medical subjects, including scoring distinctions. He was then involved in neurological research at one of the top medical institutions in the world – the world-famous Johns Hopkins Hospital. Here he was the research coordinator for Dr. Daniele Rigamonti, the vice-chairman of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Kharkar finished his internal medicine training at Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, and then a residency in Neurology at Drexel University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During his residency, he won the “Humanitarian resident of the year” and “Best research project” awards. Dr. Kharkar was also sponsored for the “National Epilepsy Scholars program” during his residency.
Next, he finished 2 years of super-speciality training as a clinical fellow at the world-famous University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). He then was a faculty member at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) and in charge of the epilepsy division at the Veterans Affairs (ex-army) hospital in Birmingham.
Dr. Kharkar has published numerous neurological research papers, which can be located on the “About Dr. Kharkar” page.
He has been on the medical review board of multiple international journals including “Annals of Neurology” and “Neurosurgery”.
Currently, Dr. Siddharth Kharkar practices as a General Neurologist, and is considered among the Best Epilepsy specialist in Mumbai, India (Seizure specialist) and a Parkinson’s Disease Specialist in Mumbai, India. He also works as one of the Best neurologist in Thane, India, Virar and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar’s long-term aim is to provide the absolute best epilepsy treatment in Mumbai and India and the absolute best Parkinson’s treatment in Mumbai and India. His goal is total thoroughness in all cases. For example, in addition to the overall treatment, a thorough search for the cause of epilepsy or the cause of Parkinson’s disease is done in all his clinics.
He is also one of the current International coordinators of the Non-Motor Parkinson’s disease study Group (International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society).
Best Neurologist in Thane & Mumbai
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar has recently started a clinic in Thane to provide these services in Thane also. The clinic is located near Talaopali, next to Maltibai Chitnis Hospital. The exact address and directions can be found here: Best Neurologist in Thane.
Do you need the good neurologist in Mumbai for Epilepsy treatment?
Strange as it may seem, not all patients need the “Best epilepsy treatment”. In most cases, epilepsy is simple to treat. It is controlled with medications and patients do not have seizures.
There are many medications for seizures. Even if one medication for epilepsy does not stop seizures, it is completely possible that another, properly chosen medication will stop seizures. Some patients do need 2-3 medications to stop seizures completely.
However, in about 30% of cases, seizures do not stop with medications alone. In these cases, it is very important to monitor the patient to find out the exact cause of epilepsy. It is also important to select medications appropriately so that the treatment of epilepsy can be optimized.
If the patient really has epilepsy that is not controlled by medications, then epilepsy surgery may help in stopping seizures. Dr. Kharkar provides Epilepsy surgery in Mumbai through Nanavati Hospital Mumbai.
Frequently, seizures start from only one small part of the brain, and the rest of the brain is normal. In these cases, a small part of the brain is removed. This is called “Resective Epilepsy surgery”. This is the best kind of epilepsy surgery. It can completely stop seizures in about 70% of patients. The exact possibility of freedom from seizures depends on the kind of seizures, the state of the underlying brain and other factors.
In other cases, more than one place in the brain may be producing seizures. Even in these cases, treatment with neuromodulation devices such as the Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) can help to reduce the number of seizures that the patient is getting.
The best treatment of Epilepsy, therefore, needs patience, a great amount of skill and trust between the patient and the doctor.
Epilepsy surgery in Mumbai and India is done in a select few institutions. Dr. Siddharth Kharkar provides epilepsy treatment at all his clinics in Mumbai, Vasai-Virar and Thane. He provides epilepsy surgery in Mumbai through Nanavati Hospital.
Parkinson’s Disease Specialist in Mumbai, India:
Is the best neurologist in Mumbai needed for Parkinson’s treatment?
Actually, just like Epilepsy, you don’t need the “best treatment for Parkinson’s disease” in all cases. Usually, the disease is controlled with simple medications.
The treatment of Parkinson’s begins with confirming the diagnosis and finding out the cause of Parkinson’s disease. In many cases, no cause can be found. But in some cases, a cause can be found – such as a bad medication that the patient is taking. In these cases, treatment of the cause of Parkinson’s is very important because that can result in a dramatic improvement in symptoms and a life-long cure of Parkinsonism.
There are many medications for Parkinson’s disease. In contrast to epilepsy, the medications for Parkinson’s disease are complementary rather than alternative choices. These medications for Parkinson’s need to be combined appropriately for a good response. For example, if levodopa is helping a patient move but is occasionally causing too much movement – then adding a medication called Amantadine will help levodopa to work better.
These non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can make the patient’s quality of life much worse. The good news is that all of these can be treated. All of these need to be properly treated for good outcomes and patient satisfaction.
In a few cases, medications do not relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease adequately. These patients may benefit from a treatment called Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease or DBS for short. DBS is a small device implanted into the brain, which helps the brain in passing movement signals to the muscles.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar offers Parkinson’s treatment in Mumbai at all his clinics in Mumbai, Vasai-Virar and Thane. He also provides Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease in Mumbai through Nanavati Hospital.
|Caution: This information is not a substitute for professional care. Do not change your medications/treatment without your doctor's permission.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar has been recognized as one of the best neurologists in Mumbai by Outlook India magazine and India today Magazine. He is a board certified (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology certified) Neurologist.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar is a Epilepsy specialist in Mumbai & Parkinson's specialist in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
He has trained in the best institutions in India, US and UK including KEM hospital in Mumbai, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), USA & Kings College in London.