I am Dr. Gerard Arvind Martin, Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon at Sunway Medical Centre Velocity, a comprehensive private hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My clinical focus covers:
- Cerebral (Brain) and Spinal tumours
- Cerebral Aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), Intracerebral haemorrhages (haemorrhagic strokes) and other cerebrovascular pathologies
- Degenerative spine disease
- Headaches and Facial pains
- Neurological infections, brain abscesses, etc
- Brain tumor resections
- Aneurysm clipping, AVM resections, Intracerebral haemorrhage evacuations
- Degenerative spine disease management
- Spinal related pain relief employing radiofrequency ablative techniques
- Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland ( 2009)
- Masters of Surgery ( Neurosurgery) (USM) (2013)
Doctor, my body is shaking as fast as my heart rhythm, there's a throbbing sensation in my stomach, my upper back hurts. Sometimes if I stand for too long, I feel as if I am going to fall, and my right chest feels full of gas. My electrocardiogram and echocardiogram results are normal. Is this a neurological disease, Doc?
Good afternoon, Doctor. I have felt giddiness from the back of my head since 1984. I have never undergone surgery because I am afraid. Is there any non-surgical treatment for this, Doc?
Doctor, I often have vertigo, sometimes I cannot stand up when it hits. How do I treat it?
If I feel stressed, the right side of my head hurts so much that it makes it hard for me to walk and my sight becomes blurred. Is this due to nerve problems? What should I do?
I am a 45 year old female. I have been feeling discomfort in my head for 1 year. It feels stuffy, like something is pressing, and I am afraid to lose my balance and black out. 6 months earlier, I checked with a neurologist and cardiologist - I did a blood test. The lab test’s results were good, including cardiology, neurology, but I didn’t do MRI, and was only given vitamin B2, magnesium and amitriptiline. I took vitamins for 1 year and then stopped and I stopped consulting with a doctor due to COVID-19. Not long after that, I had vertigo, in the early morning, and took flunarizin, betaserc. If I consume ginkgo and multivitamins, sometimes I feel better, though not entirely recovered. I had a check for my eyes, and my eyes pressure is high, 26mmhg. These three days I took paracetamol 500mg and felt a bit light, but again not entirely recovered. I have also pressure in the head, forehead, and the back of my head. What disease is this? Is it stress? Thank you
Doctor, I have a problem with my facial nerves that makes the tip of the right corner of my lips twitch. It has been like this for years. Some said this is due to nerve problems. Can it be cured?
Doctor, my daughter is 17 years old. She has had epilepsy since she was a kid. Please give me your advice on how to treat this condition permanently so it won’t recur in the future. Thank you
Doctor, my husband is 70 years old . He is healthy but his body shakes in certain positions and conditions, eg: writing, signing, holding something, even when he sleeps his hands and feet are moving spontaneously as if in shock every 20 seconds. I consulted a neurologist and he's already had an ECG examination. This past year, his condition is getting worse. The doctor has given him Parkinson's medication because the symptoms are leading in that direction. Currently his medication involves:
- MADOPAR 2X1 morning and evening
- SIFROL 0,375mg 1x1 morning
Doctor, my left cheek nerve often twitches followed by the pulling on my mouth. It has been a year. My right hand often shakes a lot. I wonder what the doctor's solution is.
I have a friend who's diagnosed with epilepsy - when he sleeps or wakes up, he often gets seizures. He is 40 years old. Ever since he was 30, he began to be indicated. He has went for an MRI with good results. The only issue is with his feces. He takes medication daily: Depakot, 500mg 2 times a day, globazam 2 times a day, penitoin 100mg 3 times a day, but there is still no change. Are there any other better medicines?
Doctor, five years ago I had surgery for my grade 1 meningioma typed brain tumor. But why do I still have strain now?
Doctor, how would you treat the pain on the right side of the head that radiates to the back?
Doctor, my right side of the head aches if I sleep on my right side. Why is this so? How do I treat this?
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