Dr. Naeem Sadiq brings hope to those suffering from degenerative diseases

Curing a degenerative disease or disorder is an uphill task. For Dr. Naeem Sadiq, the managing director at PLEXUS in Bangalore and Hyderabad, it was a challenge to improve their condition and provide a quality life.

By KANIZA GARARI  Published on  31 Aug 2022 10:30 AM GMT
Dr. Naeem Sadiq brings hope to those suffering from degenerative diseases

Hyderabad: Curing a degenerative disease or disorder is an uphill task. For Dr. Naeem Sadiq, the managing director at PLEXUS in Bangalore and Hyderabad, it was a challenge to improve their condition and provide a quality life.

"My father suffered a stroke when I was in school. We tried everything but he was bedridden. Once a strong man full of life, he became sober after his condition. Seeing his situation, I resolved that I will become a doctor and treat neurological disorders," says Dr. Sadiq.

Around the world

Dr. Sadiq did his MBBS from Bellary Government Medical College and completed his postgraduate degree in psychiatry from NIMHANS in Bangalore.

After that, he studied neurology and clinical neurophysiology in London and worked in medical institutions in England. He then worked in the Middle East. During these times, he learnt about the evolving stem cell treatments which were giving good results in China and Russia.

"I learnt the stem cell procedures and decided that I would come back to India and practice here," he says.



Back to India

Trained in tissue culture, stem cell therapy, and neurology, Dr. Sadiq decided that he would set up a centre especially to treat neurological disorders and diseases. With this in mind, he started Plexus on 15 August 2011. "I choose India's Independence Day as I wanted to provide a cure for those who are often neglected because of lack of available medicines," he added.

Talking about stem cell therapy, Dr. Sadiq explained, "The stem cell therapy is a regenerative form of treatment where the cells from the hip bone are extracted and injected back into the body. It is a safe and painless treatment. But we find that people often come to us after they have tried every other medicine and streams of medicines. Having said that, I have treated 7 lakh patients in the last 11 years and most of my patients are very happy and doing very well in life."

His case studies show the effect of stem cells on bedridden patients and their positive response to it leading them to walk again and lead a normal life.



Autism and Parkinson's disorders

Autism in children is treated too late and often, families are not willing to accept the medical condition. For this reason, Dr. Sadiq focuses on autism as early interventions in the form of counselling and rehabilitation therapies to help these children lead normal lives.

"Several people from Hyderabad visit our centre in Bangalore seeking treatment for autism. For this reason, our Hyderabad centre was set up in January 2020. Due to the pandemic, children suffering from autism are now requiring renewed programmes of rehabilitation to make up for the lost time," said Dr. Sadiq

They are also focusing on Parkinson's in the elderly as stem cell treatment and rehabilitation often help revive the body cells. "It is important for people to know the right forms of treatment and rehabilitation processes available. These will help them tackle the disease at an early stage. Once identified, the faster they seek help, the easier it becomes to treat and the results are fantastic," he said.

Awards and recognition

Bedridden patients who return to living normal lives are his biggest symbol of success. Word-of-mouth references and testimonials are key to the growth and recognition of his centre.

These cases have also been documented and published in medical journals which has helped in recognition of his work at national and international levels. For this reason, Dr. Sadiq has patients not only from India but around the world.

"Our effort is to reach out to the maximum number of people and break the myth that degenerative diseases cannot be treated. There is hope and those suffering must not give up," he said.

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