Dr. Avinash Bijlani carries with him, a long-standing experience in the field of ENT and Neuro-otology. He is currently the director and consulting Neuro otologist at Madhaw Vertigo and ENT Clinic.
His special interest in treating vertigo patients began early in his carrier when he realised that these patients deserved more than what was being routinely offered. After systematic learning through several books, and attending workshops and seminars, he is accomplished in dealing with Vertigo, Dizziness, and Imbalance. Treatment of some disorders like BPPV is carried out without the use of drugs, by simple positional manoeuvres. The clinic is equipped with Videonystagmography, Audiometry, and Tympanometry.
His emphasis, though, is on a detailed history of the patient’s problem, and a good clinical examination, which is no doubt time consuming.
What do you need to do ?
All vertigo is not the same.
It may be a common symptom but the disease process varies a lot amongst different cases. Therefore, for you to benefit the most from your visit, it is imperative that Dr. Avinash Bijlani knows your complete medical and/or surgical history.
Please make a note of the following points which will help the doctor help you better –
1. Is it your first ever attack of vertigo?
If yes, please describe the duration, and what you are going through in your own words. Are you spinning or the world around you is spinning? Or is it dizziness or unsteadiness? Do you also have some symptoms other than vertigo? Please enumerate those as well, for example, vomiting.
2. If you have been suffering for longer –
A. Do you get recurrent attacks? If yes –
Are all attacks similar in nature? What is the duration of each attack? How often do you get these attacks? Are you absolutely normal in between the attacks? Do you have any other symptoms like hearing loss, headaches, vomiting, blurring of vision? Do you tend to avoid certain things in particular during the attacks? Are the attacks triggered by some factors, like change of posture or position?
B. Are you persistently dizzy all the time? If yes –
Did it start initially with one or more attacks of rotational/spinning sensation? Has the problem been worsening over time? Are there situations or factors that make you feel worse?
3. Have you undergone some tests before?
Please arrange the reports in order – from the first to the most recent.
4. Are you currently on some medication? Please be sure to tell me, better still to bring those prescriptions.
5. Do you suffer from any other disease – like high blood pressure, heart problem, diabetes, thyroid disorder, or have had any ear surgery in the past ?
All feedback is welcome
After your consultation, Dr. Bijlani shall very much appreciate you taking just a few minutes to fill out the Patient Experience Survey. Your answers are completely anonymous and will help Dr. Bijlani greatly in improving care for patients in the future.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of your problem, or if you have any questions either prior to or after your visit, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Avinash Bijlani.
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