“My son called me MOM for the first time in 6 years, God bless Dr Alok Sharma for providing stem cell therapy to my son”
“I can take my child to family events and functions with us, all doctors had said, nothing can be done but only Dr Alok Sharma gave us hope and courage”
“My child has started going to normal school, he walks by himself to the bus and to the classroom, he does not require anyone to carry him to his desk anymore, all because of Dr Alok Sharma’s magical stem cell therapy”
“Now my child is invited for all the birthday parties in the neighbourhood and other children have started calling him to play along, at the age of 12 years this was made possible only by Stem Cell Therapy”
“My 8 year old child has started going to toilet on his own with minimal supervision, cannot thank Dr Alok Sharma enough for making my child independent”
- Say many parents of children with neurological disorders
It was believed that brain damage during birth is irreversible, but not anymore. With emerging research and experience; Dr Alok Sharma says that it is possible to repair the damaged brain tissue using stem cell therapy. For all those patients and parents, who have only heard one thing by various doctors ‘Nothing can be done, your child will be like this for their entire life’, who have lost their hope in finding a new treatment for neurological related disorders, adult stem cell therapy offers a new hope for such patients. Dr Alok Sharma Professor & Head of Neurosurgery, LTMG Hospital & LTM Medical College, Sion Mumbai and the Director of NeuroGen Brain & Spine Institute said, “A look at the development of advances in the medical sciences shows that the solutions to difficult untreatable disorders have always come from a multi-disciplinary approach. It is only when experts / professionals from different specialties pool their knowledge, skills and resources, that breakthroughs happen in incurable or difficult to treat medical conditions.”
It is estimated that well over millions in India have been diagnosed with neurological disorders, which impacts not just their physical & mental faculties, but also their socioeconomic status. NeuroGen Brain & Spine Institute in Navi Mumbai is an international center of excellence for incurable neurological disorders, which has been set up specifically to treat incurable neurological conditions by Dr. Alok Sharma. It is a multidisciplinary hospital, dedicated towards improving the quality of life of such individuals through a combination of stem cell therapy and comprehensive neurorehabilitation. The disorders treated at this therapy center in Mumbai range from neurodevelopmental disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability to conditions such as Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Motor Neuron Disease, including Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and other incurable neurological disorders. Till date, this super-speciality hospital, has catered to over 10,000 patients from across 75 countries.
Dr. Alok Sharma, the Director of Mumbai based NeuroGen Brain & Spine Institute, is an award winning, internationally recognised Indian neurosurgeon, who has 144 scientific publications to his name in the field of stem cell therapy for incurable neurological disorders and 54 publications on other neurology related topics. He has also authored 22 books and contributed chapters to 18 international textbooks, produced educational Neurosurgical films for the advancement of medical research. Dr Alok Sharma has also delivered over 250 scientific presentations at International, National and Zonal conferences and meetings and has organized and arranged over 25 National and International Conferences /Workshops in various specialized aspects of Cellular Therapy & Neurosurgery. His extensive contribution to the nation has recently won him the prestigious Bharat Gaurav Award for Distinguished Services to the Nation & Outstanding Individual Achievements at the House of Commons of the British Parliament in London, UK. He is also the Founding President of the “Stem Cell Society of India” and Vice President of “International Association of Neurorestoratology.”
At Dr Alok Sharma’s stem cell therapy hospital in Mumbai, each patient is thoroughly assessed & examined to not only ensure that they’re fit to undergo the procedure but to also create a dynamic treatment strategy that is individualised and can be followed by each patient, irrespective of their socioeconomic background. The complete treatment involves experts like Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, and Psychologist, Special Educator & Speech Therapist. The Institute also has its own state-of-the-art Spinal Cord Injury Walking Track & Aquatic Therapy & Autism Child Development Center. They even have a team of dieticians, who ensure an individualised diet-plan for each patient. “During our stay at NeuroGen, Dr. Alok Sharma and his team briefed us as to how to handle our children and gave us umpteen knowledge about our child’s condition, we feel now we can understand and connect with our child more”
The entire treatment is carried out meticulously within a span of a week, during which time, the patient & their caregivers are trained in ways they can carry out these treatments even at home. Even after the treatment, the rehabilitation team maintains a regular follow-up plan with each patient.
When asked in depth about the stem cell therapy at NeuroGen BSI, Dr Alok Sharma said, “It is a very safe and effective treatment where no big surgery or complicated operation is done. Only two injections are used to do the procedure. The bone marrow transplantation is done under regularly monitored sterile conditions, under supervised sedation. As compared to the cells obtained from a donor, the cells used at NeuroGen BSI, are aspirated from the patient itself, so, they do not pose any chance of immune rejection or untoward irreversible side effects. Since the aspiration & injection of these cells is done on the same day, it doesn’t require the need for any preservative chemicals or culturing. The procedure is swift & doesn’t require any major surgery or incision. This makes it extremely safe for children as young as the age of 8 months as well.”
At NeuroGen, along with treatment, there is a strong emphasis on academic work and clinical research. NeuroGen is the first in the world to publish its Autism case series data and Intellectual Disability case series data in the international peer-reviewed scientific journal. A detailed analysis of the clinical data is carried out on a regular basis and this is published in various scientific journals. Till date, NeuroGen Brain & Spine Institute has treated over 1900 cases of Autism, 1700 cases of Muscular Dystrophy, 1300 cases of Cerebral Palsy, 900 cases of Spinal cord & traumatic brain injuries, 600 cases of Intellectual Disabilities, 300 cases of Stroke, 300 cases of Motor Neuron Disease, and several other incurable disorders.
As a part of their social outreach programs, Dr Alok Sharma & his team of doctors have done extensive free medical camps in the cities and interiors of India, such as Satara, Nashik, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Pune, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon, Solapur, Alibaug, Nanded, Yeluru, Eluru, Hanuman Junction, Guntur, Macherla, Machilipatnam, Visakhapatnam, Anantapur, Kurnool, Bangalore, Kolkata, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Bhopal, Patna, Surat, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Trivandrum, Sangli, Miraj, Vita, Guna, Raipur, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Chennai, Kanpur, Hisar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, etc.
Dr Alok Sharma says, “Stem cell therapy is emerging as one of the newer treatment options for patients who have lost all hope. What’s brilliant about this treatment is that it actually has the potential to repair the damaged neural tissue at molecular, structural and functional level.”
To know more about NeuroGen Brain & Spine Institute, you can visit their website, www.neurogenbsi.com & to book an appointment for a consultation, you can call +91 9920200400.
Disclaimer: This article has been produced on behalf of Neurogen BSI Stem Asia Hospital by Mediawire team.