Deep Brain Stimulation, also known as DBS, is the most advanced and effective surgical treatment available to help people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia. While there is no known cure for these neurological conditions, DBS can significantly reduce symptoms and improve a person’s quality of life.
DBS may be beneficial for people with the following conditions:
It can help to control tremor, which is a symptom of these conditions.
According to Dr. Saniv C C, DBS may help improve symptoms such as anxiety, mood, memory function, and compulsion in people with some psychiatric disorders.
The therapy of Deep Brain Stimulation requires additional expertise over conventional stereotactic techniques that are necessary for functional neurosurgical procedures for movement disorder.
It needs a cautious understanding of the principles of DBS, knowledge of the disease being treated, and merging the medical therapy along with stimulation to achieve smooth control of the disease.
Dr. Sanjiv C C is one of the Best Neurosurgeon, Neurologist, Clinical research fellow, Parkinson’s disease Specialist.
The success of the therapy largely depends on the selection of the appropriate candidate patients and on the precise implantation of the stimulation electrode, which necessitates careful imaging-based pre-targeting and extensive electrophysiological exploration of the target area.
In deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgeon places a device under a person's skin. The tool sends out electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. The pulses can block abnormal signals that underlie several neurological conditions.
DBS works well for some people but not for all, and there may be a few adverse effects. A newer technology, known as adaptive DBS, shows promise for reducing some of the problems that occur with DBS.