Home Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus Treatment in Pune

Hydrocephalus Treatment in Pune 


What is Hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus is an abnormal fluid buildup in the ventricles (cavities) deep within the brain. This excess fluid causes the ventricles to widen, putting pressure on the brain’s tissues.




  1. A rapid increase in head size
  2. Vomiting
  3. Sleepiness
  4. Irritability
  5. Eyes that are fixed downwards
  6. Seizures


Older children, young, & middle-aged adults:

  1. Headache
  2. Blurred or double vision
  3. Nausea
  4. Problems with balance
  5. Decline in job performance
  6. Changes in personality


How common is it?

One to two of every 1,000 babies are born with hydrocephalus.


Treatment of Hydrocephalus:

1. Shunt surgery:  involves the surgical implantation of a flexible tube to divert cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain to another part of the body, such as the abdominal cavity, right atrium, or pleural cavity. While highly effective, shunts require regular monitoring for potential complications such as malfunction, infection, and blockage.


2. Endoscopic surgery: Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) is used primarily for obstructive hydrocephalus. It involves creating an opening in the floor of the third ventricle to allow cerebrospinal fluid to bypass the obstruction. This less invasive procedure eliminates the need for an implanted device and reduces the risk of infection, but it is not suitable for all patients.


Dr. Ninad Patil is the best neurosurgeon in Pune who can do the treatment of Hydrocephalus brain surgery in Pune. If you and any of your family members are facing the same problem, let Dr. Ninad Patil give you the right treatment. Book your appointment now.

The Most Important Frequently Asked Questions

Can hydrocephalus be prevented?

In many cases, hydrocephalus cannot be prevented, but early diagnosis and treatment can help manage the condition effectively.

Can hydrocephalus affect individuals of all ages?

Yes, hydrocephalus can affect people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

Is hydrocephalus a genetic condition?

While hydrocephalus can have genetic components, it can also occur due to a variety of non-genetic factors

Book Appointment

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Discover Dr. Ninad Patil's Specialized Neurosurgical Services.