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The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Cost in India starts from US $ 18,000 and varies depending on the type of device, your medical history and condition, comorbidities- if you have any, surgeon, hospital and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect Deep Brain Stimulation Cost in India
An important expense when it comes to your vagus nerve stimulation is going to be your neurosurgeon’s fees. IndiCure recommends highly experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful surgeries. Although the price tag may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose neurology treatment in India with IndiCure.
Having your Deep Brain Stimulation in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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Best Neurologists in India
Dr. Sandeep Vaishya
Dr. Sandeep Vaishya is one of India’s most skilled and well-known neurosurgeons. He has been connected with some of India’s leading hospitals for over 22 years and has a flourishing practice. He is a world-renowned surgeon treating brachial plexus injuries and a pioneer in Gamma Knife surgery in South Asia. Dr. Sandeep Vaishya is regarded as one of India’s top brain and spine surgeons.
Dr. Mohit Bhatt
Dr. Mohit Bhatt has 32 years of expertise as a Neurologist. Deep Brain Stimulation, Movement Disorders, Wilson’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Brain Iron Disorders, Neurogenetic illnesses, dystonia, tics, tremor, and myoclonus are among his areas of expertise. Numerous national and international papers are to his credit, and he is frequently called to lecture on deep brain stimulation at scientific meetings, CMEs, and international conferences.
Dr. (Prof) Deepu Banerjee
Dr. (Prof) Deepu Banerji is a renowned neurosurgeon with over 34 years of expertise. He is a member of the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Indian Society of Skull Base Surgery, the Indian Society of Neuro-oncology, the International Society for Pituitary Surgeons, and the American Association of Neurological Surgery. He has numerous papers in international and national magazines, as well as numerous chapters in medical books.
Best Neurology Hospitals in India
Fortis Memorial Research Institute
Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), the flagship hospital of Fortis Healthcare, is a multi-specialty, quaternary care hospital and is counted among the best hospitals in India and the world. The hospital is considered as “Mecca of Healthcare” and a referral hospital, not only in the entire Asia Pacific but much beyond.
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is one of the most advanced and modern hospitals in India. It is a state-of-the-art tertiary care multi-specialty hospital located in the biggest suburb of Mumbai- Andheri. The hospital was launched by Reliance Group in 2008.
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Deep Brain Stimulation in India
Deep brain stimulation is a surgical procedure that involves implanting a medical device called a brain pacemaker beneath the collarbone in the skin of the chest. The pacemaker, also known as an implanted pulse generator (IPG), transmits electrical impulses to particular regions of the brain to assist treat nervous system problems that are otherwise resistant to treatment, such as chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, stiffness, tremors, dyskinesia, and dystonia.
DBS surgery has the advantage of causing no injury to brain tissue, unlike other operations such as pallidotomy or thalamotomy. The DBS treatment is also reversible.
Quick Facts About DBS
- During the DBS procedure, surgeons implant one or more small wires (called leads or electrodes) in the brain.
- A tiny pulse generator implanted in the chest provides gentle electrical stimulation to the leads.
- Successful DBS surgery necessitates careful patient selection, precise electrode insertion, and pulse generator modification.
- DBS can not completely alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease or other illnesses, but it can help patients take fewer medications and have a better quality of life.
Deep brain stimulation is frequently used to treat the symptoms of the following common neurological conditions:
Parkinson’s disease: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects Deep brain stimulation, which was approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat Parkinson’s disease, and is now the standard treatment for the disease. Medications only control the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as stiffness and tremor, for a short time, but DBS provides total control and hence a better quality of life.
Dystonia: Dystonia is a disorder in which patients suffer from involuntary muscle contractions that cause them to hold their bodies in strange positions. Under the Humanitarian Device Exemption, DBS has been approved by the FDA for this ailment (HDE.) This suggests that DBS surgery can be performed on people who have debilitating dystonia that isn’t responding to medicine and is the only neurological problem they have.
Essential Tremor: Deep brain stimulation can be used to effectively treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded well to medicines. According to studies, only around half of people with essential tremor respond to treatments. Patients who receive deep brain stimulation, on the other hand, can see an 80 percent improvement in their hand tremor.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder has been approved by the FDA under the Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) (OCD).
The purpose of DBS is :
- To increase mobility and overall performance
- To preserve and improve one’s quality of life
- To improve sait, balance, posture, voice, and writing skills
- To reduce tremors and stiffness
- To restore dyskinesias, and maintain mental sharpness
How does DBS Work?
Disorganized electrical signals in the parts of the brain that govern movement generate movement-related symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases. DBS blocks the erratic signals that produce tremors and other movement disorders when it is successful.
Neurosurgeons implant one or more cables called “leads” inside the brain after a battery of tests to find the best location. The leads are connected to a very small neurostimulator (electrical generator) placed beneath the person’s collarbone, similar to a heart pacemaker, by an insulated wire extension. The neurostimulator sends continuous pulses of electric current through the leads and into the brain.
The doctor programmes the neurostimulator to deliver an electrical signal a few weeks after it is implanted. To guarantee that the current is appropriately adjusted and giving good results, this programming process may require more than one visit over a period of weeks or months. The clinician finds an appropriate balance between increasing symptom control and limiting negative effects when changing the device.
The battery in a pulse generator lasts for three to five years before it needs to be replaced. The DBS battery replacement is done as an outpatient operation. The battery is replaced when an incision is performed near the pulse generator’s location (usually the chest or abdomen).
After DBS surgery, the neurosurgeon modifies the patients’ medications; the drug dosage is likely to be reduced after DBS treatment.
Who is a Candidate for Deep Brain Stimulation?
You may be a candidate for DBS surgery if you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and have had disabling dyskinesia, dystonia, or if you have OCD or tremors for the previous 5 years, and if pharmacological therapy and other interventions have failed to relieve your symptoms.
Who is not a candidate for DBS?
DBS surgery is not appropriate for everyone suffering from Parkinson’s disease or other movement problems. If a person is a good candidate for DBS, they should speak with a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders.
These factors make a person a less than ideal candidate for DBS surgery:
- Difficulty with balance, walking, or “freezing” as the main disabling symptoms.
- A primary symptom of speech difficulty.
- Continuous confusion and problems with memory and thinking.
- A psychiatric condition such as depression or anxiety that has not improved or stabilized with other treatment.
- Another condition that increases the risk for surgery complications.
Some of these issues might be able to be treated. A person who has one or more of these disorders is not automatically disqualified for future DBS surgery, but the doctor may recommend more active therapy to address these concerns before surgery.
How is Deep Brain Stimulation done?
Once the anesthesia makes you fall asleep, your surgeon will shave the hair on the surgical site. They’ll also clean the area to reduce the risk of infection. Your surgeon will make an incision on your scalp. They’ll use a medical drill and saw to remove a piece of bone called a bone flap.
Next, your surgeon will cut the dura mater to access the brain. The dura mater is the brain’s outermost membrane. Your surgeon will perform the procedure and remove tissue samples, if necessary. When the procedure is done, they’ll stitch the tissue back together. They’ll replace the bone flap with wires, stitches, or plates. Finally, your surgeon will stitch or staple the skin incision, then apply a sterile bandage.
What is the Recovery after Brain Tumor like?
Recovery depends upon the type of surgery done and the medical condition of the patient. For procedures such as open surgery or Craniotomy, you would stay at the hospital for 8-10 days and recovery would take around 3-4 weeks, while with a non-invasive procedure such as gamma knife or cyberknife, recovery is much faster.
What Results can I Expect from Brain Tumor?
The result of Deep Brain Stimulation depends upon the size, location and type of tumors. If the tumor has been completely removed, you can expect to lead a completely normal life, whereas in cases when it is secondary or cancerous, further treatment may be required and results depend upon the prognosis.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Deep Brain Stimulation in India.
- Is it time for a Deep Brain Stimulation?
- Is the surgeon board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
- How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
- What about the risks involved?
- Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
- How long will the recovery period be?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
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Treatment: Deep Brain Stimulation
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Procedure: Epilepsy Surgery
Everyone said it is foolish to go all the way to India on a stretcher thinking that I can stand and walk after a stroke. Everyone recommended that I go either to the US or Germany for rehabilitation after a stroke, but somehow my inner voice pulled me to India.
The staff at IndiCure provided me with all the information I needed to make the decision. I spoke with Dr Bakshi and that was really reassuring. The treatment and the staff were fabulous. I can now walk independently without any support. My friends and relatives were awestruck when I reached back walking. I even wrote an article about my recovery and experience, so that the people waiting to get treatment should know there exists a ray of hope for them also.
Procedure: Left hemiplegia treatment
My father had severe Parkinsonism and life was becoming more difficult with every passing day. Now that he has undergone DBS surgery, I feel this was the best decision of our life. IndiCure was greatly instrumental in helping us make the decision and India is probably the best place to undergo medical treatment- Excellent services and much affordable.
Procedure: DBS Surgery for Parkinson’s
Frequently Asked Questions
Patients are typically advised to attend physiotherapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy sessions on a regular basis following surgery. The goal of these treatments is to hasten recovery and allow patients to resume their normal daily activities as soon as possible.
The likelihood of survival is determined by the kind, stage, and grade of breast cancer. When compared to adults, children have a higher chance of surviving.
Speech impairments, muscle weakness, coordination issues, and balancing difficulties are all possible side effects of brain surgery.
The excision of a tumor from the brain can take anywhere from four to six hours.
Depending on the type of surgery performed, you may or may not be able to drive a car. After a craniotomy, you cannot drive for at least six months.
Memory loss can occur as a result of brain surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy, but only in rare situations. Swelling in the brain following brain surgery might impair its function. Memory issues are one example, but they are only transient.
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