"I was a bundle of nerves before the brain surgery commenced", said a Neuro patient being treated at Apollo, Delhi, prior to heading into the operation theatre.

This pre-op fear and anxiousness are conspicuous amongst patients dealing with a variety of neurological issues. If you too are caught up in the cobweb of such vulnerable emotions, there is need to be cognizant of the surrounding benefits of neurological operations along with some precautions to be taken for best results.

Surgeries, irrespective of their nature, have a few innate risks associated with them, but like every other surgical modality, neurosurgery in India has its own set of unique challenges. Whether you choose to go for a traditional neurological intervention or an outpatient procedure, these challenges rest.

 The only solution is to become aware of the several factors you may have overlooked, which could contribute to the increased possibility of complications during or after the brain surgery.

Weight: Weight is one of the major influencers that may give rise to a series of complications during or post brain surgery. In case, you have crossed the normal weight-bar, i.e if your BMI ranges between 25 to 30, the risk of complications is almost twice as compared to patients of a healthy weight- the overall results of the surgery may be poor. 

Also, chances are high that you encounter with complexities incidental to anesthesia which is given before initiating any surgical procedure. In addition, being an overweight or obese, probability of becoming prone to additional problems such as abnormal blood pressure, stroke and more is quite high.

Furthermore, there are a host of post-surgery complications that can occur, which are mentioned below

•     Infection around the wound

•     Urinary tract infection

•     Peripheral nerve injury, heart attack etc.

Hence, we advise you to consult a nutritionist, who will carve a diet plan for you with an aim to cut down those extra calories, so that the results of the surgery are maximum and the adjoined operational jeopardy is minimum.

2. Quit Smoking: Smoking is injuries to health, this slogan has been doing the rounds from past many years. You should quit smoking, whether you suffer from a health condition or not. However, if you are suffering from neurological problems and have been suggested a surgery, without a shadow of a doubt, quitting the habit of smoking isn't an option.

Facts say that smokers are 40% more likely to die following a neurological surgical procedure. Along with that, smokers have a higher risk of developing an infection during the surgery or even after.

Though Neuro Surgeons in India have the expertise and experience to deal with associated complications that could come up during the surgery, you can reduce a host of complications to arise by curbing the habit of smoking and managing weight.

Once the two prime factors, that can amount to numerous complications, have been taken care of, you can experience better outcomes indeed.