Dr. Rashmi Saraf has the following 3 specializations:
A surgeon who is dedicated in the field of neurology is called a neurologist. The neurologist treats all the disorders that are related to brain, nerves, and spinal cord including demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke, disorders related to headache, infections of the brain and of peripheral nervous system, movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, disorders of seizures such as epilepsy, spinal cord disorders, speech and language disorders. Surgery is not performed by a neurologist but in case any of their patient requires surgery, they refer such patient to a neurosurgeon.
A neurointensive-specialist is a physician who specializes in the care of patients with critically ill neurological conditions. They found to be well experienced in clinical bedside teaching and practice in the neuro ICU, medical intensive care unit (MICU), surgical intensive care unit (SICU), cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU) and operating rooms (OR). A neurointensive-specialist equally balanced both neurological and medical aspects of critical care. The common diseases treated in neurointensive care units include stroke, traumatic brain, and spinal cord injuries, seizures, infections of the brain and brain tumors. These type of specialists also treat medical complications which include the major body organs such as heart, lung, and kidneys.
A neurosurgeon is a physician who has specialization in surgery on the brain and other parts of the nervous system. In addition to treating brain disorders through surgery, a neurologist is also experienced in tackling the conditions involving the spinal column. Neurosurgeons often work in collaboration with other doctors in the emergency room when brain or nerve trauma is suspected. They used to treat severe conditions such as congenital deformities, trauma, brain tumors, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine.