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Cost Estimate For Parkinson's Disease - Deep Brain Simulation (DBS) Treatment

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Parkinson's Disease - Deep Brain Simulation (DBS) Treatment Cost

USD 22000

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3

Days Outside Hospital

14

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USD 22420

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Parkinson's Disease - Deep Brain Simulation (DBS) Treatment Cost USD 22000

Budget Stay Expenses (2 person * 14 days * 15 USD) USD 420

Airport Pickup Charges (Free service provided by Konsult ) USD 0

Interpreter Charges (Free service provided by Konsult ) USD 0

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Parkinson's Disease - Deep Brain Simulation (DBS) Treatment Overview

Parkinson’s disease is an illness that affects the part of your brain that controls how you move your body. But over time, what starts as a little shakiness in your hand can have an impact on how you walk, talk, sleep, and think. You’re more likely to get it when you’re 60 and older. There’s no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but you can get treatment and support to help manage the symptoms. Surgical treatment options can be considered for Parkinson’s disease especially when medications are not adequately helping in symptoms to relieve.
Deep Brain Stimulation is a treatment for symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including tremors, stiffness, and trouble walking. It can also treat side effects of Parkinson’s medicines. Although it can’t cure the disease but can be helpful in reducing symptoms typically when the person is affected for more than 4 years.

In a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) a device is placed in the chest which sends electrical pulses to the brain which on the other end blocks the nerve signals that cause Parkinson’s symptoms. DBS is a system which is made of four parts: A thin wire called lead placed in brain, a pulse generator placed in chest, a wire that connects lead to pulse generator and a remote control device to program the system from outside.

Popular Hospitals That Offer Parkinson's Disease - Deep Brain Simulation (DBS) Treatment In India

Manipal Hospital

Palam Vihar, Sector 6, Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi 110075

Medanta - The Medicity

Sector 38, Gurugram, Haryana 122018

PREPARING FOR THE SURGERY

You will have to undergo several physical examinations and diagnostics tests like MRI & CT scan which will help your doctor to understand the detailed status of your brain like your memory, thinking or mood and scans help to pinpoint the area of your brain which is to be targeted. You will be advised to practise meditation, breathing exercises and other ways to be relaxed which will help you pre and post-surgery.

ON THE DAY OF THE SURGERY

Usually Deep brain stimulation is done when you are awake so that you can participate in checking the functioning of device during the procedure. It involves two steps one to place the lead in your brain, and one to put the pulse generator in your chest. Your skull will be numbed and a small hole is created to put wireframe which helps the surgeon n navigation and reach the target spot. You may need to answer questions or to move specific body parts, too. It is a delicate process and may take a while that’s why breathing exercises done before in helpful at this stage. When the target spot is found, surgeon puts the lead in place. The wire that connects the lead to the battery pack runs under the skin of your scalp. The hole in your skull gets closed up with a plastic cap and stitches. You’ll likely stay in the hospital overnight and go home the next day.

The procedure to put the pulse generator in your chest is done after few weeks’ gap and is done under general anaesthesia in which you are asleep during the procedure. The surgeon implants the part of the device that contains the pulse generator under the skin in your chest, near your collarbone. The generator is programmed to send continuous electrical pulses to your brain. You control the generator, and you can turn it on or off using a special remote control.

POST-SURGERY

A few weeks after surgery, a movement disorder specialist uses a handheld programmer to set parameters, tailored to each individual’s unique symptoms, into the neuro-stimulator. The DBS settings are gradually tweaked over time and medications are simultaneously adjusted. Stimulation may be constant, 24 hours a day, or you may be advised to turn your pulse generator off at night and back on in the morning, depending on your condition. You can turn stimulation on and off with a special remote control that you’ll take home with you. In some cases, your doctor may program the pulse generator to let you make minor adjustments at home.

RECOVERY PROCESS

You’ll need to keep taking your usual dose of Parkinson’s medicine after surgery. Your device can’t be programmed until the swelling in your brain goes down, which takes about 2 to 4 weeks, and you have the pulse generator. It also takes time to get the programming right. People need around six sessions over 6 months to find the settings that work best. But once you do, your symptoms could get better, and you may need less medicine.

Exactly how DBS works is not completely understood, but many researchers and specialists believe that DBS regulates abnormal electrical signalling patterns in the brain.

Frequently Asked Questions About Parkinson's Disease - Deep Brain Simulation (DBS) Treatment

Q: How successful is Deep Brain Stimulation surgery?
A: Deep Brain stimulation isn’t successful for everyone. There are a number of variables involved in the success of deep brain stimulation. It’s important to talk with your doctor before surgery about what type of improvement you can expect for your condition.

Q: Can DBS device be removed?
A: Yes, in long run if you don’t respond well to medications or you are severely disabled physically, DBS doesn’t remain an option and be reversed and turned off if necessary.

Q: What are side effects of Deep Brain stimulation?
A: Like any surgical procedure, DBS also has side effects such as: Seizure, Infection, Headache, Confusion, Stroke, Hardware complications, such as an eroded lead wire, temporary pain and swelling at the implantation site.

Q: Is Deep Brain Stimulation device approved by FDA?
A: Yes, the device is approved and can be used for treatment of Parkinson’s disease and tremors.

Q: Can I have an MRI scan after Deep Brain Stimulation?
A: After DBS implantation, patients should avoid most types of MRI exams, as the exam may produce heating of the brain electrode.

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