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.
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.
In fact, we have Special Negotiated Rates with the Hospitals and you can avail Discounted Rates when you choose to Travel with IndiCure.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
This neurosurgery is done under general anesthesia. Most of the patients may require surgery on both sides of the brain.
To start with, the surgeon locates the area to be treated either by using the MRI / CT scan or they use the electrode recording technique for mapping and targeting the brain area to be treated.
After locating the area, the electrodes are implanted in the target area whose loose end is placed under the skin of the head and the incisions are sutured back.
The second part of the surgery is the placement of the impulse generator in the chest. It is done using general anesthesia and a generator is placed and positioned to connect with the electrode using extension wires.
Once activated, the device sends continuous electrical pulses to the target areas in the brain, blocking the impulses that cause tremors ( involuntary movements and can affect the hands, arms, eyes, face, head, vocal cords, trunk, and legs).
The majority of patients report considerable improvement in their symptoms and a significant reduction in their medication after surgery. Patients are encouraged to continue taking the medicine for a few weeks following DBS and then gradually taper off.
You may feel tired after surgery, and there may be some inflammation and soreness at the stitch site, which can be treated with medications. You can expect a quick recovery, though some patients may experience disorientation for a few days following surgery.
The average hospital stay following DBS surgery is 24 hours, however this can vary depending on how quickly the patient recovers and is ready to return home. The doctor will come to see the patient, make sure they are ready to leave, and give them advice for home care.
After you are released from the hospital, it's critical to keep the incisions clean and dry at home. While the surgery site heals, the doctor will give the patient particular instructions on how to bathe. If stitches are present, they will be removed during a subsequent visit. If adhesive strips are used, they should be kept dry and will usually peel off after a few days.
The patient will be given a magnet to use to switch the neurostimulator on and off according to their doctor's instructions.
The patient will return to the doctor after the DBS lead(s) and neurostimulator are in place to have the neurostimulator programmed for optimal electrical stimulation. Although some clinicians activate the neurostimulator before the patient is discharged from the hospital following surgery, programming usually begins a few weeks after the DBS procedure.
Programming takes time, and modifying the neurostimulator settings may require multiple appointments. Simultaneously, the doctors will review the patient's prescriptions and dosages to ensure that the drugs function in tandem with the electrical stimulation to control symptoms.
The neurostimulator is powered by a battery that lasts three to five years on average. When the neurostimulator's battery runs out, doctors can replace it in an outpatient surgery. There are also rechargeable neurostimulators, which last longer but must be recharged on a regular basis.
Tremors, stiffness, slowness, and dyskinesias are all symptoms of Parkinson's disease that can be improved by DBS surgery. It can help reduce the amount of medicine a patient needs to control their Parkinson's disease.
Many patients with DBS continue to experience improvements in their symptoms for several years following the treatment, and they are able to eat, use the bathroom, and feed themselves, according to researchers who have followed them. Memory, thinking, and mood alterations may or may not occur in patients receiving DBS for mobility disorders.
Parkinson's disease is now a progressive disorder that cannot be completely reversed. Other symptoms such as poor posture, speech impairment, gait freezing, balance problems, and dementia may still emerge while DBS is being used to treat tremor, stiffness, and slowness.
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.
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Treatment: Deep Brain Stimulation
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Procedure: DBS Surgery for Parkinson's
Indian hospitals are known around the world for their high-quality care and world-class infrastructure. The best deep brain surgery hospitals in India feature a dedicated neurosciences department that is regarded as Center of Excellence.
National and international bodies such as the National Accreditation for Facilities and Healthcare Providers (NABH) and the Joint Commission International have accredited these hospitals (JCI). These certifications guarantee the quality of clinical care and safety.
The most up-to-date surgical and medical techniques are available in neurosurgery hospitals in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and other major cities. Minimally invasive procedures, robot-assisted surgery, and other techniques are among them. The diagnostic departments at hospitals are also equipped with the most up-to-date technology. The diagnostic departments of these hospitals are also equipped with the most up-to-date imaging techniques, including functional brain MRI, sophisticated CT scans, and more.
In suitably selected patients, deep brain stimulation is regarded as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of neurological diseases, including Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and epilepsy. When drugs and other procedures fail to maintain a patient's decent quality of life, DBS is advised.
However, not all patients are candidates for this surgery, particularly those who are unable to manage device stimulation or individuals with Parkinson's disease and Essential Tremor who have failed to respond to test stimulation. DBS is not recommended for those with a number of medical problems.
Certain sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI) may damage the device or cause injury to the patient. Some patients may experience a brief increase in perceived stimulation as a result of airport security screening gadgets and theft detectors in malls or shops switching on or off. It is best to notify security people about the gadget and carry a device card with the information.
Other medical devices or procedures, such as cardiac pacemakers, cardioverter or defibrillators, ultrasonic equipment, external defibrillators, electrocautery, or radiation therapy, can be influenced or adversely affected by the DBS device system. During your consultation, be sure to tell the doctor about your equipment. Before prescribing the optimal treatment choice for the clinical condition, the doctor will take this into account.
Excessive heating of the lead electrodes during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can result in serious or perhaps permanent brain injury, including paralysis, coma, or death. It could also harm the device, especially if the neurostimulator is implanted anywhere other than the pectoral and abdominal regions. It is recommended that you never have an MRI without first consulting the medical team who performed the DBS operation. It's critical to tell the radiologists which sort of MRI is safe for your DBS system, as certain devices are MRI compatible, while others aren't.
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