Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta’s Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta is a certified neurologist and psychiatrist who practices in Voorhees, New Jersey. He specializes in treating patients with multiple sclerosis. Dr. Shiva has a vast experience acquired from the Government Medical College, where he studied before moving on to Boston City Hospital for his residency. With over 40 years of experience in the medical field and more than 20 years of practice, Dr. Shiva Gopal currently serves at Kennedy Health System, Cherry Hill. He is committed and dedicated to finding treatment for neurological disease including multiple sclerosis.

A recent study known as HALT-MS revealed that stem-cell transplants could be beneficial in the future treatment of multiple sclerosis. The study showed that stem-cell transplants have a long-term reduction of MS symptoms. The new treatment option, high-dose immunosuppressive therapy combined with autologous hematopoietic cell transplant, was used in the study where patients suffering from MS were treated with it for five years.

Notably, the study participants did not take any other MS medication after taking HDIT/HCT. From the study population, 69% of the participants managed to survive without experiencing progressive disability. These patients did not experience re-emerging brain lesions or relapsing symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. HDIT/HTC treatment proved to be more efficient than the current MS drugs. Patients suffering from this condition experience various symptoms such as chronic pain, speech difficulties, fatigue, weakness, and motor problems.

As an approved Psychiatrist, Dr. Shiva Gopal practices at Eastern Neurodiagnostic Associates, an institution that is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Cherry Campus. Dr. Gopal Vasishta practice accommodates insurance coverage such as Horizon Blue Cross and Aetna to ensure affordable and equitable access to reliable medical services. Dr. Shiva practice supports both English and Spanish speakers, and he is working hard to ensure that his patients receive excellent health services.