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DBS Surgery

Qualification

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat several disabling neurological signs—most commonly the incapacitating motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), such as tremor, stiffness, slower movement and walking difficulties. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is used to treat several neurological conditions, such as:

  • Critical tremor

  • Dystonia

  • Epilepsy

  • Tourette syndrome

  • Chronic pain

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

At present, DBS surgery procedure in Mumbai is used only for individuals whose symptoms cannot be effectively controlled with medications. 

DBS is a new and upgraded variation of an old surgery. The old surgery involved terminating small parts of the brain within structures called the thalamus (globus pallidus). Today, it is no more needed to terminate even small parts of the brain with DBS surgery in Mumbai.

Personalized for you

Your surgeon programs your DBS system to deliver the best symptom control for you. As your symptoms alter over time, the programming can be altered.

How does Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) work?

An electrode rooted in the brain releases pulses of energy to stop the irregular activity in the brain which results in the symptoms of movement disorders like dystonia. The success of DBS surgery is straight related to the precise area in the brain for stimulation.

Who is the right candidate for DBS?

  • Any patient who is not pleased with his/her growing loss of control of movement that ascends from dystonia or other movement disorders

  • Reveals symptoms causing a drop in the quality of life

  • Has had an ample and rational trial of medications