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Key Components of Post-Craniotomy Care

Multidisciplinary skilled and experienced teams help the patient recover faster and prevent complications in post-operative care

Strength Training
VT Prevention
Visual and Speech Therapy
Clinical Nutrition
Seizure Management
Infection Control
Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Respiratory Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Wellness Counseling

Continuous monitoring

Functional Independence

Safety and Preventive Measure

Improved overall quality of life

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Primary Steps of Post-Craniotomy Rehabilitation

Early initiation of specialized multidisciplinary can lead to significant improvements

As per the requirement, early intervention will be given at the ICU

Individualized recovery programs are designed by a team of specialists

A care plan is begun and constantly modified to adapt to the patient’s improving status

A team of specialists constantly evaluate the program to ensure overall recovery

Why is rehab needed Post-Craniotomy?

Oxygen may be needed for many days. Patient will be monitored closely and gradually weaned off oxygen before discharge. There will be regular assessment of brain function, strength of muscles, movement of the arms and legs, pupillary function, and general orientation to time, person, and place.

  • Regular monitoring of the overall condition and reporting any deviations in the health status of the patient.
  • Safe administration of prescribed medicines.
  • Pressure ulcer risk assessment measures to prevent bed sore
  • Sequential Compression Device may be applied to legs help prevent blood clots by passively compressing the leg veins to keep blood moving

Implementing Tube feeding or assisted oral feeds. Daily monitoring by a dietician to meet the nutritional requirements of the patient, type of feed, frequency, and quantity of feed, supplements, etc. Diet chart is prepared and given when the patient is discharged.

The patient is encouraged to move while in bed. As the strength improves, the patient is assisted in getting out of bed and walking around under supervision. Patients having difficulty in fine movements, grip etc. will be trained to become self-dependent for activities of daily life such as dressing, combing hair, buttoning shirt, and picking up small objects with the help of occupational therapy.

Long term hospitalization, ICU experience, and the disease itself can cause emotional disturbances. The clinical psychologists play an important role in improving the emotional wellbeing of the patient.

Why HCAH is the Best for Post-Craniotomy Care?

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Our staff is available throughout the day and night on call to attend to emergencies and needs of our patients.

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Our staff includes highly experienced physicians, nurses and therapists who have years of experience.

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The team works hard with a smile on their face


From our day one at the HCAH Transition Care Center, everyone in the multidiciplinary team has been encouraging, supportive, and very positive. The doctors, nurses, therapists, ward boys, and all the support staff change the tone of your day with the...
ir positive attitude and remarkable feats in recovery of your patient. I am amazed that such a difficult phase of our life passed so breezily and among such helpful people. Everyone works hard and they do it with a smile on their face to make their patients feel better. A huge and heartfelt thank you to all for doing such a difficult job so well.

Sonali Mishara, 42

Perfect example of developed healthcare infrastructure in India


HCAH Transition Care Center helped my uncle get back on his feet, 2 weeks after a major brain surgery. The physiotherapy team here is very knowledgeable, caring, and patient. Moreover, they have very advanced equipment for step by step recovery of th...
e patient from immobility to mobility. We couldn't be more happy. HCAH TCC is a perfect example of development in healthcare infrastructure in India.

Amrutha Varshini, 32

My brother had a tremendous recovery at HCAH


HCAH is the best place for people who have undergone complicated surgeries and faced post-surgery neurological complications. We got my brother admitted to this place after checking the reviews. He had a stroke and brain hemorrhage because of a cardi...
ac arrest during the surgery. We shifted recovery centers for a long time. The service at HCAH was so good that today my brother doesn't need tracheostomy, he can eat, walk, talk. All in a very hygeinic, professional, safe, and well managed environment.

Hassan Ravi, 43


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Frequently Asked Questions

The initial phase of rehabilitation is started at the ICU where craniotomy patients are monitored closely and gradually weaned off oxygen before discharge.
Once they are shifted to the HCAH care center, we ensure regular assessment of brain function to monitor progress and identify possible risk factors. The patient is encouraged to follow commands to move arms and legs to ensure early mobility and ambulation. Our aim is to regain the strength of the muscles, arms, and legs; restore pupillary function, and improve the general orientation of the patient to time, person, and place.

Craniotomy patients are initially treated in the ICU. Once they are medically stable, they are moved to our specialized care center. The patient might need several days in the hospital or a transition care facility to recover faster and prevent complications.

Post- Craniotomy care in a specialized facility can prevent some possible complications:

  • Infection
  • Infection of the lungs (pneumonia)
  • Seizures
  • Muscle weakness
  • Brain swelling
  • Leakage of the fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain (cerebrospinal fluid)

A craniotomy procedure can present problems related to specific areas of the brain: Memory problems, Speech difficulty, Paralysis, Abnormal balance, or coordination. Early initiation of our Craniotomy care program can prevent the onset of damage to the brain and prevent disability to a certain extent. Our program also trains the patient and their family to cope with the possible disabilities.

Our multidisciplinary team comprises Head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, speech, and swallow therapists, psychologists, nutritionists, and specially trained nurses who work together to ensure holistic recovery.

The primary physician evaluates the muscle strength, balance, and mobility of the craniotomy patient. Goal-oriented and focused physiotherapy is then provided based on the assessment. The goals of physiotherapy treatment are redefined according to the patient's progress. The physiotherapist trains the patient and their family to continue the exercises at home after discharge.

The objective of treatment at the hospital is to save your life from the illness/condition and complete a surgical procedure. You are discharged from the hospital once you are medically stable.
The objective of the HCAH care center is to rebuild the physical, functional, and cognitive abilities you've lost during the condition and in the surgical process through continuous care so that you can return to normal life. When you are discharged from the HCAH care center, you are not just medically stable, you are physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy.

Our post Craniotomy care program has helped thousands of patients in returning to normal life after recovery. We have a comprehensive approach that covers every possible aspect of recovery:

  • Restoration of lost balance and strength
  • Rebuilding speech and cognitive functions
  • Prevention of recurrences and complications
  • Siezure management
  • Care of tubes and lines
  • wound care
  • Optimum nutrition and swallow therapy
  • Wheelchair mobility and training
  • Psychology and emotional well being
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Infection control

Our post brain surgery patients are monitored 24x7 with a timely assessment of risk factors. We continuously evaluate the performance indicators and keep altering the program to suit their progress report. Our comprehensive strategies enable us to keep track of every aspect of recovery and ensure the prevention of complications.

A family member or the primary caregiver is always educated to play an active role in the recovery plan. The objectives of the treatment are confirmed and driven by the family's agreement. The physician closely interacts with the family throughout the care plan and trains them to handle any special needs of the patient at home after discharge.

Here are some common indications for Craniotomy Surgery:

  • Blood or blood clots in the brain or membranes covering the brain.
  • Diagnosis and removal of brain Tumors.
  • Removal of abnormal mass in blood vessels of the brain (AV malformation).
  • Drainage of puss from pus-filled pocket (Brain Abscess)
  • Compression fracture and Traumatic brain injury (Head Injury)