Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur Hosts Neurovascular Live Surgeries
11/22/2010

“World renowned neurosurgeon performs high-end surgeries”

Online PR News – 22-November-2010 – – Kuala Lumpur, 22 November 2010: Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur hosted two live neurovascular surgeries at the 8th Asian Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons pre-workshop today. The surgeries were performed by renowned neurosurgeon, Professor Michael K. Morgan.

Professor Morgan, who has an impressive background in cerebrovascular surgery and research, recently collaborated with Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur to provide high-end neurosurgical treatment here.

Through the collaboration which was sealed early this year between Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Macquarie Neurosurgery, Australia, Professor Morgan will now be able to share his expertise here.

Professor Morgan who was assisted by Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur’s Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dr. Jagdeep Singh, conducted two live surgeries; the first on Arterial Venus Malformation and the second on Aneurysm.

“Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a collection of abnormal blood vessels which can occur in the brain. This condition can present with sudden haemorrhage or seizures. Often the treatment can be very complicated and may involve a variety of methods,” explained Professor Morgan.

“Diagnosis of an AVM is done by performing an angiogram and MRI scans. If left untreated, a repeated haemorrhage could be devastating. The treatment option for AVM includes surgery or radiation therapy. Embolization, that is, cutting off the blood supply to the AVM can be used in addition to either.

These treatment options could be used individually or in some cases, patients may require a combined treatment option.”

When asked about aneurysm, Professor Morgan explained that a ruptured cerebral aneurysm is a life threatening condition. It usually presents with a history of sudden onset severe headaches, nausea, vomiting and stiffness in the neck. Investigation and treatment of this condition needs to be performed urgently as a repeated rupture could cause severe injury to the brain or even death.

“Investigation of a patient with a suspected rupture of an aneurysm includes a CT scan to identify presence of bleeding in the brain. The patient will require an angiogram to diagnose the presence of an aneurysm,” said Professor Morgan.

He added that treatment of an aneurysm will depend on many factors including location, size and morphology of the aneurysm. Surgery has been the main method in treating aneurysm for over 50 years. Today, the technique of surgery has advanced with the use of high powered microscopes and intraoperative angiogram which improves patient outcome and makes treatment successful.

Chief Executive Officer of Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, Amir Firdaus Abdullah said that the private healthcare provider was proud to be part of such a prestigious congress which will provide an excellent platform for knowledge sharing among neurosurgeons in Asia.

“We have constantly benchmarked ourselves with the best neurosurgical centres around the world and with that in mind; Gleneagles can pride itself with excellent neurosurgical settings. By hosting this pre-congress workshop, we believe that Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur is now on the map for high-end neurosurgical treatment.”

More than 800 neurosurgeons from all over Asia are expected to attend the four-day congress which will be held from 22 to 24 November 2010.

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About Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur commenced operations on 1 August 1996 and was officially opened by the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed on 16 December 1997.Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur comprises a 330-bed tertiary care hospital and a separate Medical Office Building (MOB) which accommodates consultants of various specialties and sub-specialties for outpatient services. Our continuous efforts in providing quality healthcare have gained us great recognition. In 2006, Gleneagles Hospital was the proud recipient of the Technology Business Review Award for Holistic Patient Care and the Best Hospital Award at the Asia Spa Wellness Awards. In 2007, yet another milestone was achieved when Reader's Digest crowned Gleneagles Hospital as the Most Trusted Brand under the hospital category of the Trusted Brands Awards. We also received Asian Hospital Management Award (Branding) in the same year. In 2009, we received the Branded Service Recognition Award and Health Industry Recognition Award. Gleneagles Hospital has been officially accepted as an organizational member of International Standard on Quality (ISQua) in health care since May 2009. For more information about Gleneagles, please visit: www.gleneagleskl.com.my