Best Neurology Hospital in Kerala

Epilepsy, strokes and other muscle-related ailments are some of the most significant contributors to India's cumulative neurological disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)—such a high metric warrants immediate and accurate treatment at par with international standards. A few decades back, even basic neurological examinations were hard to find in Kerala. This prompted the philanthropists in Kerala to initiate the neurology department at Caritas hospital. Within a very short period, the quality of treatment provided by the team of neuro physicians, neurosurgeons, nurses and support staff supported by the best-in-class medical equipment earned Caritas the fame of the best neurological hospital in Kerala.

Caritas Hospital's Department of Neuro Sciences offers advanced neurology, neurosurgery, spine surgery, neuro-oncology and neuro-rehabilitation services.

This neurology hospital is a one-stop center for all neurological issues. It has inpatient and outpatient wings, a daycare unit, dedicated neuro ICUs, neurosurgery suites, interventional neuroradiology and the most advanced imaging facilities, including nuclear medicine.

The 24-hour emergency division caters to all types of neurological and neurosurgery emergencies, including complex neurotrauma and hyperacute management of stroke. It is another factor why this department makes Caritas the best neurology hospital in Kerala.

Treatment and Procedures

Caritas hospital provides a broad range of neurology treatments and procedures under the supervision of experienced neuro physicians. We use various diagnostic tests to help pinpoint the cause of symptoms and guide the selection of an appropriate treatment plan.


The Department of Neurosurgery in Caritas Hospital offers a wide range of surgical procedures to treat various neurological disorders and accidents, including congenital disorders of the brain and spine, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and degenerative disc disorders.

This department has highly experienced neurosurgical experts and spine surgeons to perform a range of simple to complex procedures, which are:

  • Micro-neuro surgery for tumours & vascular disorders
  • Awake craniotomy
  • Minimal invasive surgery for spinal disorders – IVDP, microdiscectomy
  • Emergency decompressive craniectomy and other emergency brain surgeries
  • VP shunt procedures for hydrocephalus


The neurology department comprises a team of highly skilled physicians who have successfully diagnosed and treated neurological diseases, neuro infection and immunology, neuromuscular disorders and dementia.

Our team is always up on their heels to provide immediate care for neurological incidents like acute ischemic stroke. We have the necessary facilities and experts to conduct mechanical thrombectomy therapy for acute strokes. The department uses a thrombolytic agent known as clot-busting drug to treat appropriate stroke patients.

Regarded as one of the best neurology hospitals in Kerala, the neurology department is equipped with the following facilities:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Evoked Potential (VEP, SSEP, BERA)
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Cerebral Angiogram
  • Carotid Doppler
  • Plasmapheresis

Stroke Helpline

The 24*7 active stroke helpline is arguably the only facility in Kerala that provides in-hospital brain imaging (CT/MRI) services, diagnoses and treats stroke patients within 30 minutes of their arrival in the hospital.

The stroke helpline is equipped with the following facilities:

  • CT Scanner
  • 1.5 Tesla MRI
  • Hybrid Cath Lab
  • Dedicated Neuro ICUs
  • Integrated Neurosurgery Units

Our Dedicated Doctor’s Team

The neurology department at Caritas Hospital is a group of highly trained and passionate doctors. Our goal is to make sure that every patient receives the best medical assistance when they are admitted to our hospital.

  • Dr. Joseph Sebastian-Consultant Neurologist
  • Dr. Deepak Devarajan-Consultant Neurologist
  • Dr. Lijo James-Consultant Neurologist
  • Dr. Sareesh Kumar M.K-Consultant Neuro Surgeon
  • Dr. Ipe V. George-Consultant Neurosurgeon

Department Facilities

The neurology department facilitates a range of diagnostics and therapeutic services such as neuropathies, neuropsychology services and others.

  • Outpatient Neurology Clinic (6 days a week)
  • 24 hr Emergency Services
  • Stroke Unit with Facility for Thrombolysis
  • Intra-arterial & Endovascular Intervention for Stroke
  • EEG Monitoring for Epilepsy
  • Comprehensive Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Comprehensive Care for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders

Our Dedicated Doctors Team.

Dr. Joseph Sebastian
Consultant Neurologist
Dr. Deepak Devarajan
Consultant Neurologist
Dr. Lijo James
Consultant Neurologist
Dr. Sareesh Kumar M.K
Consultant Neuro Surgeon
Dr. Iype V. George
Consultant Neurosurgeon