Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation is a surgical procedure of implanting neurostimulator for the treatment of movement and affective disorders. It is performed to control unbearable pain that occurs in the brain. Deep brain surgery is very safe and effective surgical procedure for tremor. Deep brain surgery is done to control involuntary actions of body like dystonia, multiple sclerosis, and for Parkinson’s treatment.

Deep Brain Stimulation is performed on those who can recover from the indications like dystonia, epilepsy, performed as Parkinson’s treatment, etc. Deep brain surgery also works as a potential treatment for addiction, alzheimer’s, dementia, etc.

Before undergoing deep brain surgery, the neurosurgeon will ask for tests which involve physical examinations, CT scan, and MRI to make sure that implantation is safe for you.

 

Deep brain surgery is performed by two combined methods, brain surgery, and Chest Wall Surgery. General anaesthesia is induced followed by implantation of a neurostimulator, which sends electrical signals to the brain continuously.

FAQs

General FAQs Of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Based on your medical reports if you are diagnosed with a condition which requires Deep Brain Stimulation, then the treatment will start. It is not mandatory that for Parkinson’s treatment, brain stimulation therapy is needed.

Initially, the electrodes will be placed on the forehead, and the procedure starts. The signal begins transmitting, which cause a tingling effect.

It depends on your case, symptoms, and the body’s response rate.

The patient will undergo Brain stimulation therapy in the following conditions:

  • Parkinson’s treatment
  • Dystonia
  • Chronicle Pain
  • Essential Tremor
  • Severe depression, as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

 A few days before the therapy, the patient is required to undergo several tests, such as: 

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood test 
  • Chest X-ray, etc. 
  • MRI scan of the brain is conducted to chalk out the sections of the brain where the electrodes will be implanted. 
  • Intake of all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines and activities like smoking, drinking, and chewing tobacco are strictly denied as it may lead to bleeding problems.
  • Anti-infection medication will be given. 
  • After the chest wall surgery, the doctor will activate and program the device implanted in your chest using the remote control. 
  • Depending on your condition, you can control the device. 
  • You will have to visit your doctor regularly to check if the device is working efficiently.

Number of days in India: 1 month

Number of days in hospital: 1 week

The estimate deep brain stimulation cost starts from 22,000 USD. Deep brain stimulation cost may increase or decrease depends on several other cost factors.

Deep brain stimulation cost depends on the factors like treatment country cost, hospital charges, accommodation, stay, food, etc.

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