Patient From Karachi

A patient from Karachi came to me for surgery of brain tumour in his words. At Shifa international Islamabad.

Multidisciplinary Approach To Spinal & Vascular Problems

Now Pakistanis don’t have to travel abroad for treatment. We provide multidisciplinary approach in treating patients with spinal vascular abnormalities. Thanks to our interventional radiologists at Shifa International. Some images from my last patient a very renowned doctor in Rawalpindi. From paraplegic to walking without support in 2 weeks

Violin During Awake Brain Surgery

My patients prefer reciting religious and Quranic verses rather then musical instruments e.g Violin during awake brain surgery. Happy to operate on anyone who plays musical instruments if they prefer. https://www.facebook.com/drakbaralikhanneurosurgeon/videos/200590094390532/

3 Level Spinal Injury

Punjab Police referred a patient to Me and Shifa International that could not be managed in public hospitals. 3 level spinal injury

Brain Tumour Considered Inoperable

A patient presented to my clinic with a brain tumour considered inoperable in KPK as close to speech area on the left side. The patient was operated by me and had 95% resection of tumour. He had radiotherapy at IRNUM now back at work and working normally. His Sons letter at school was shared by … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Brain Tumour Considered Inoperable"</span>

Ruptured brain aneurysms

Ruptured brain aneurysms. I am one of a few surgeons in the region including KPK who can treat this surgically. Here are some shots from the last case. Patient was Grade 1 with ruptured ACOM aneurysm. Discharged home 3 rd post op day. https://www.facebook.com/drakbaralikhanneurosurgeon/videos/174256503690558/

Awake brain surgery & minimally invasive brain and spine surgery at Hum News Morning Show

Dr. Akbar Ali Khan (Minimally Invasive Neurosurgeon) was invited to talk on recent advancements in neurosurgery (awake brain surgery & minimally invasive brain and spine surgery) at Hum News Morning Show. Dr. Akbar is an expert in minimally invasive endoscopic brain and spine surgery. He is a graduate of Khyber Medical College, Peshawar. He completed his … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Awake brain surgery & minimally invasive brain and spine surgery at Hum News Morning Show"</span>

اسلام آباد میں برین ٹیومر کا نیا اینڈوسکوپک علاج

My Patient a Professor…………… اسلام آباد میں برین ٹیومر کا نیا اینڈوسکوپک علاج

endoscopic posterior fossa arachnoid cyst surgery

I performed the first ever endoscopic posterior fossa arachnoid cyst surgery in the region. This 7 yr old was brought to me by her parents as I am the only endoscopic neurosurgeon in this region. She has made a good recovery, thanks be to Allah.

My patient Myth ریڑھ کی ہڈی کا آپریشن کبھی بھی کامیاب نہیں ہوتا ہے

My patient a professor of Chemistry who had delayed her surgery because of this myth and was suffering. She had spinal surgery under my care. Her message to everyone suffering from spinal problems.  

Flexible Endoscopic

Flexible Endoscopic I performed Pakistan’s first ever flexible endoscopic treatment for a large arachnoid cyst in the thoracic spinal cord. Being the only one trained and expert to do these procedures in Pakistan, I seem to get the most complex and challenging cases. By using a flexible endoscope, which Shifa international has made available for … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Flexible Endoscopic"</span>

Suprasellar meningioma

Suprasellar meningioma I am a true advocate for advancing surgical techniques, having introduced minimally invasive and awake surgical techniques to the region. However, for certain cases there is no substitute for more traditional approaches, and the finely tuned hand-eye co-ordination of a highly trained surgeon. Suprasellar meningioma is a tumour causing gradual loss of vision … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Suprasellar meningioma"</span>

Minimally invasive surgeries

Now that I have established a minimally invasive neurosurgery service at SHIFA International Hospital Islamabad, I am focusing on teaching and training my trainees. This has been possible thanks to the dedication of theatre staff and the anaesthetic team at SHIFA. Minimally invasive surgeries have brought with them new instruments, endoscopes, neuronavigation and latest surgical … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Minimally invasive surgeries"</span>

Spinal Fracture

Spinal Fracture A patient had presented with a spinal fracture and was in pain and losing power in his legs. It was a very satisfying experience to treat his condition minimally invasively and do percutaneous spinal fracture fixation rather than making big cuts. He was able to mobilise and go home the same day instead … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Spinal Fracture"</span>

Brain Tumour

Brain Tumour   I reviewed this patient 4 months after surgery. She had a brain tumour which was considered inoperable by most neurosurgeons in the country. I offered her surgery and did endoscopic resection of the brain tumour. I almost had tears in my eyes when I saw her back in clinic healthy and well … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Brain Tumour"</span>

Pituitary adenoma (Type of brain tumour)

Pituitary adenoma (Type of brain tumour)   A case of Pituitary adenoma (Type of brain tumour) I operated on here in Islamabad last year. Having established a minimally invasive endoscopic neurosurgical service in a UK centre, I was again given the opportunity to establish the service here in Islamabad so patients don’t have to travel … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Pituitary adenoma (Type of brain tumour)"</span>

Encephalocele (Birth defect in the skull with brain coming out).

Encephalocele (Birth defect in the skull with brain coming out).   1 day old baby was brought to me who was born with Encephalocele (Birth defect in the skull with brain coming out). I operated on him almost 6 months ago at Shifa. This condition needs an operation as soon as possible. I reviewed him … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Encephalocele (Birth defect in the skull with brain coming out)."</span>

Neuronavigation guided Endoscopic endonasal removal of brain tumour

Neuronavigation guided Endoscopic endonasal removal of brain tumour Now that I have my Neuronavigation (Brain GPS) and special endoscopes and my minimally invasive instruments thanks to SHIFA international and the staff for their kind support. I performed the first ever Neuronavigation guided Endoscopic endonasal( through the nose) resection of pituitary tumour. First for this half … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Neuronavigation guided Endoscopic endonasal removal of brain tumour"</span>

Redo Brain tumour surgery

Redo Brain tumour surgery Last Month a patient came to see me having travelled half way across Pakistan. They had been deteriorating for a few months due to a brain tumour, to the point that they became wheel chair bound. The tumour had been operated previously but had recurred. It was causing a lot of … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Redo Brain tumour surgery"</span>

Vestibular Schwanoma

Vestibular Schwanoma Vestibular Schwanoma is a tumour in a very sensitive part of the brain. It requires great skill to operate in this part of the brain because of important structures present in this area close to brain stem.One of a few neurosurgeons to offer surgery for this in the region. I operated on this … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Vestibular Schwanoma"</span>

Minimally invasive craniotomy for ICH

Minimally invasive craniotomy for ICH I have been working to develop a Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical service at Shifa. I recently performed a minimally invasive procedure for a common neurosurgical emergency e.g brain haemorrhage, which traditionally would have involved a large cut to the head and risked damage to part of the brain that is still … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Minimally invasive craniotomy for ICH"</span>

Endoscopic/Retractorless MVD for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Endoscopic/Retractorless MVD for Trigeminal Neuralgia I am the only one in the country to offer retractorless/endoscopic microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. These conditions cause considerable pain and functional difficulties. I find this operation to be challenging but also very gratifying. The feeling of seeing the patient pain free post op is something … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Endoscopic/Retractorless MVD for Trigeminal Neuralgia"</span>

Wernicke’s Brain Tumour

Wernicke’s Brain Tumour I have operated on some of the most complex brain tumour cases in Pakistan, including awake brain tumour surgery which I introduced in this region of Pakistan. This tumour was affecting Wernicke’s area, the speech area of the brain and causing a sensory dysphasia, meaning inability to understand what is being said. … Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Wernicke’s Brain Tumour"</span>