Young Parkinson’s disease is Parkinson’s disease in people under 50 years of age. It is also known as Young-Onset Parkinson’s, or YOPD.

Patient Review

  • Patient’s Name: Anonymous
  • Patient’s Age: Mid-40’s
  • Patient’s Gender: Male


  • Difficulty walking and standing without medication
  • Dyskinetic movements post-medication intake

Case Presentation

This case involves an individual who has been battling the condition for ten years. He was facing many challenges along the way. The patient was unable to stand or walk properly. He had become dependent on medications and required administration every 2 hours.

But, after taking the prescribed drugs, he experienced dyskinetic movements. These uncontrolled movements manifested as shakes, tics, tremors, and sometimes full-body movements. Despite medical management, the patient struggled with daily activities, including walking and standing. These persistent Young Parkinson’s disease symptoms hindered the patient’s physical abilities. They also took a toll on his quality of life and emotional well-being.

The patient consulted Dr. Gurneet Singh Sawhney, a well-known neurosurgeon in Mumbai. Dr. Gurneet Singh Sawhney is compassionate about improving patients’ lives. He addresses such complex cases and conditions by employing a comprehensive approach. He integrates various treatment modalities and personalized care. Dr. Gurneet Singh Sawhney aims to achieve the best results and help patients regain functionality.

Treatment and Prognosis

Dr. Gurneet Singh Sawhney had a thorough discussion with the patient and his loved ones. They agreed on deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a surgical intervention. DBS is a neurosurgical procedure to improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The surgeon performed DBS surgery on the Young Parkinson’s disease patient. DBS involves implanting electrodes into specific areas of the brain. These electrodes modulate abnormal neural activity associated with Parkinson’s disease. After the Parkinson’s surgery in Mumbai, the patient experienced significant improvement.

Physical Examination & Tests

  • Neurological examination to assess motor symptoms, rigidity, and tremors
  • Assessment of gait and balance
  • Imaging studies such as MRI or CT scan to rule out other causes of symptoms
  • Evaluation of response to levodopa therapy through levodopa challenge test

Post-Operative Assessment

The patient demonstrated remarkable progress in motor function and well-being. He regained independence in daily activities, including walking and standing. He no longer needs frequent medication administration. The patient reported improved mobility and reduced dyskinetic movements. Dr. Gurneet Singh Sawhney’s treatment has given him a renewed sense of freedom. He can pursue activities such as driving and employment. Overall, the prognosis for the patient post-surgery is optimistic. Dr. Gurneet Singh Sawhney and his team continue to provide follow-up guidance and support to the patient.