60-year-old with Severe Parkinson’s disease gets a new life after Deep Brain Stimulation at Fortis Vadapalani
~ The surgery lasted for over 10-hours
~ The Newly Launched Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Clinic will benefit medicine resistant patients
Chennai, 28 February 2023: A 60-year-old patient with off-state Parkinson’s disease with developing OFF dystonia found fresh hope after Deep Brain Stimulation surgery (DBS) at Fortis Hospital Vadapalani’s recently launched Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center. DBS is a neurological technique that involves implanting hair-thin electrodes deep inside the brain to stimulate the brain and alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms. Under the guidance of Dr. K Bhanu, HOD Neurology, the Fortis team led by Dr. Vikash Agarwal, Parkinson’s Disease and DBS Specialist, successfully completed the 10-hour long surgery.
The patient was presented in a state of complete immobility and was non-responsive to medication. After carefully reviewing the case, the team of neurologists, which included Dr. Vikash Agarwal, Parkinson’s Disease and DBS Specialist, Dr. K. Visvanathan, Senior Consultant Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgeon, Dr. Shubha Subramanian, Consultant Neurologist, and Dr. K. Sudhakar, Consultant Neurosurgeon, concluded that DBS would be the most effective treatment for his condition.