Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation surgery is the surgical treatment proposed to perform the implantation of the brain pacemaker medical device in the brain. The device is designed and developed to send the electrical impulses to some of the specific parts present in the brain. There are many therapeutic benefits found from the DBS procedures, for selected brain regions. So, it is a good and effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

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Need for Deep Brain Stimulation

Doctors determine the condition of the candidate, through a thorough examination. When the candidate is determined to have Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation treatment is proposed. Then the doctors will review the results that are possible from the surgery.

For Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation is considered a standard treatment. The symptoms of Parkinson’s are slowness, stiffness, tremor and the candidate becomes resistant to medication treatments. The medication works better, however the effect and relief last in just a few hours. When the deep brain stimulation procedure is conducted, the patient will get relief from the symptoms for 24 hours in a day. So, the overall quality of life will be improved for the patient.

Apart from Parkinson’s disease, deep brain treatment also works well for other clinical problems like essential tremor, dystonia, and OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Procedure

In the deep brain stimulation surgical procedure, a thin wire lead that has four electrodes or contacts are implanted at some specific area tips in the brain of the patient. After the electrodes are implanted inside the brain, these are connected to a pacemaker device through wires. The pacemaker device is also called an impulse generator or IPG.

Initially, anesthesia is given to the scalp, before the procedure starts. So, the patient is awake while the surgery is performed and any of the side effects can be reported to the doctor, during the placement of the electrodes. The patient can talk to the doctors during the placement of the electrodes. The device is implanted under the chest skin and just below the collarbone. After the electrodes are placed at the right place, then general anesthesia is given to the patient. Then the patient is given general anesthesia. The patient will become unconscious and during this time, the doctor implants and places the generator in the chest skin. Then the guidewire is given from the guide to the brain.

The device will start operating after it is activated. After it is activated, the device starts sending the electrical pulses continuously to the areas targeted in the brain. It further blocks the impulses that stand to be the cause of the tremors. The device can be turned on and off, through swiping over it, with a special magnet. Once the surgical procedure is completed, the surgeons will perform an MRI to ensure the accurate placement of the device and its leads.

The total life of the battery of the device depends on the length of the usage and also its settings. Usually, the battery lasts for approximately five years, when it runs continuously for 16 hours a day. In case the battery has to be replaced by the surgeon and it takes less time and can be conducted based on the outpatient procedure.

Costing

Deep Brain Stimulation Package: $26000-$28000

Hospital stay approximately 8 days & 14 days in country

The above package cost is a tentative package, which includes initial investigations & specialists screening, stay in a room wherein the patient’s assistant or relative can also stay with the patient, doctor/surgeon fee, nursing care, medicines & consumables, airport pick-up & drop.

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