The Sree Chitra Tirunal
Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST) which was established
in 1973 is an institute of national importance. The institute located in
Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala was created for the benefit of the
people of Kerala with the funds and assets of the Maharajah Sree Chithira
Thirunal Balarama Varma of Travancore.
The Institute consists
of three wings - the Hospital Wing, Biomedical Technology Wing, and the Achutha
Menon Centre for Health Science Studies. The institute was started with the
vision of becoming a global leader in medical devices development, high quality
patient care, and health sciences studies by 2020.
The Neurology Department at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute
for Medical Sciences & Technology is one of the best departments in the
region. The department consists of the following sub-specialties: Cognition
& Behavioral Neurology,
Comprehensive Care Centre for Movement Disorders, Comprehensive Center for Sleep Disorders, Comprehensive Stroke Care Center, and R Madhavan Nayar Center for Comprehensive
The neurosurgery department has been recognized as a premier neurosurgical referral centre for
cerebellopontine angle lesions especially for vestibular schwannomas.
Functional and stereotactic neurosurgery started here with surgery for
Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. The present specializations
include spinal instrumentation, surgery for stroke and minimally invasive
neurosurgery. The department is an accredited centre for skull base surgery
training by the World Federation of Neurological surgery.