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Name : Dr. Shirish M. Hastak
Credentials :
M.B.B.S., M.D., D.M.
Designation :
Consultant Neurologist in Charge of Stroke Services
Experience : 27 Year(s)
Main Speciality : Neurology (Nervous system)
Special Interest : Acute Stroke Care , Neuro Surgery
Contact Details : Ph: +91-022-30999999
Associated Hospitals : Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute
Dr. S. M. Hastak returned to India in 1991 and later set up the first stroke unit in western India and the first stroke support group in India. Dr. Hastak will leads the stroke team of the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, which includes neurorehabilitation experts, neurosurgeons, neurointensivists and neurointerventionists. He actively carries out intravenous/intra-arterial medical and mechanical brain reperfusion therapies for stroke patients. The Kokilaben Hospital stroke service centre plans to be one of the first to use mechanical reperfusion devices for acute stroke.

• Dr. S. M. Hastak has done his MD (Medicine) and later his DM (Neurology) from the Topiwala National Medical College (Mumbai).
• He was then awarded the Upjohn fellowship to work in cerebrovascular disorders in the University of Western Ontario (Canada) under Prof. V. Hachinski, one of the leading authorities in the field of stroke.
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Word:  M.B.B.S. Definition:  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery- An academic medical bachelor's degree
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Word:  M.D. Definition:  Doctor of Medicine-MD is an advanced academic research degree similar to a PhD or a higher doctorate.
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Word:  D.M. Definition:  Doctorate in Medicine-An academic medical degree
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Word:  Acute Stroke Care Definition:   A stroke, medically known as a cerebrovascular accident, is rapidly developing loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain (due to ischemia caused by blockage or hemorrhage. The affected area of the brain is unable to function,resulting in an inability to move, inability to understand or formulate speech, or an inability to see. For the acute management of patients with stroke is to stabilize the patient and to complete initial evaluation and assessment within 60 minutes.
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Word:  Neuro Surgery Definition:   Neurosurgery (or neurological surgery) is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal column, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
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