An anesthesia professor from Lucknow - Dr. K.G.Rao is here to talk about how Aster CMI helped to treat his wife's Parkinson's disease through advanced treatment - Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery.
Dr. K.G.Rao addresses about the treatment his wife had undergone at Aster CMI with Dr. Ravi Gopal Varma and Dr.Anuradha H.K. The surgery was for deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease.
DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION (DBS):
Parkinson's disease is one of the most common movement disorders caused by the degeneration of DA producing part of the brain called the substantia nigra. As DA is an important neurotransmitter that enables movement control, a decrease in DA leads to various symptoms of Parkinson’s disease The disease is slow in progression, but the rate of progression might differ from individual to individual. The continuous loss of DA makes Parkinson’s disease increasingly disabling over time. The most common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are Tremor, Slowness of movements (bradykinesia), Limb rigidity, Gait and balance problems. There can be other motor and non-motor symptoms, and patients may have one or more of these symptoms depending on the disease severity.
The cause of Parkinson's disease remains unknown. Although there is no cure, treatment options vary and include medications and surgery.
The following are 6 major outcomes of the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedure:
- Reduces dyskinesia and fluctuations
- Up to 5 additional hours of good movement without dyskinesia
- Treats tremors and rigidity
- Improves activities of daily living
- Works day and night
- Improves quality of life.
- Consultation with our doctors at Aster.
- If Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a treatment option for you, extended examinations are conducted
- Once it has been established that there are no contraindications, and you have provided consent, we can proceed to the admission for the surgery.
- Pre-operative management of medication and preparation is conducted.
- Surgery is performed, and patients are usually kept awake with light sedation, to better test brain functions, effects and side effects.
- Patients have then introduced to the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) neurostimulator, it‘s programming and functional testing
- Transfer to a rehabilitation clinic, if required.
- Regular aftercare for outpatients (at least once a year) and follow-up care for inpatients, if needed.