Blackouts or Dizziness

Posted by Desmond Sam Dhivyanathan Desmond Sam Dhivyanathan
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Dear Dr. Vincent,

You had performed a surgery on me 8 years ago and thanks to you I'm hale and healthy. This post is for my dad (Mr. Dhivyanathan). He is 61, recently retired and does not have diabetes or blood pressure. When he visited me in the USA he had two incidents. Once, he blacked out and collapsed to the floor. He recovers by himself and is not aware of what exactly happens to him. I witnessed only one of these incidents and he was on his bed, lying down. He sat up and started screaming, with his eyes rolling for ~20 seconds and he has no idea of what he did, but remembers something happened. They went back to India 3 months ago and have been consulting doctors in Trichy (my hometown), but they haven't diagnosed what the problem is yet and I'm worried. He had 3 incidents after they got to India. Could you please enlighten me about his condition and could you please suggest which specialist they should be consulting with? (Neurologists, Cardiologists, Neurosurgeons). Thank you. Appreciate the time you take to reply to this.

Best Regards,
Desmond

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Re: Blackouts or Dizziness

Good to hear from you
It appears that your dad has seizure disorder. He may come to my office withh all available investigations for further advice


On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 8:58 PM, Desmond Sam Dhivyanathan [via FORUMS] <[hidden email]> wrote:
Dear Dr. Vincent,

You had performed a surgery on me 8 years ago and thanks to you I'm hale and healthy. This post is for my dad (Mr. Dhivyanathan). He is 61, recently retired and does not have diabetes or blood pressure. When he visited me in the USA he had two incidents. Once, he blacked out and collapsed to the floor. He recovers by himself and is not aware of what exactly happens to him. I witnessed only one of these incidents and he was on his bed, lying down. He sat up and started screaming, with his eyes rolling for ~20 seconds and he has no idea of what he did, but remembers something happened. They went back to India 3 months ago and have been consulting doctors in Trichy (my hometown), but they haven't diagnosed what the problem is yet and I'm worried. He had 3 incidents after they got to India. Could you please enlighten me about his condition and could you please suggest which specialist they should be consulting with? (Neurologists, Cardiologists, Neurosurgeons). Thank you. Appreciate the time you take to reply to this.

Best Regards,
Desmond


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A.Vincent Thamburaj, D.N.B; F.R.C.S.
Neurosurgeon,
Apollo Neuro Hospital,
Chennai - 600035, India.
Tele: 91 44 2433 1740
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Re: Blackouts or Dizziness

Thank you doctor. I'll ask them to get an appointment with you. Much appreciated.

Best Regards,
Desmond