About CARE Hospitals

The CARE Hospitals Group is a multispecialty healthcare provider, with 14 hospitals serving 6 cities across 5 states of India. The regional leader in tertiary care in South/Central India and among the top 5 pan-Indian hospital chains, CARE Hospitals delivers comprehensive care in more than 30 specialties in tertiary care settings.

Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes within certain areas of your brain. These electrodes produce electrical impulses that regulate abnormal impulses. Or the electrical impulses can affect certain cells and chemicals within the brain. The amount of stimulation in deep brain stimulation is controlled by a pacemaker-like device placed under the skin in your upper chest. A wire that travels under your skin connects this device to the electrodes in your brain.

Deep brain stimulation is approved to treat a number of conditions, such as:

What is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) ?

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy is a treatment for Parkinson’s disease. It uses a neurostimulator, which sends electrical impulses to the brain to block or regulate abnormal brain messages causing some of the movement symptoms. This leads to an improvement in motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including shaking, stiffness, or difficulty in moving.

Is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) A well established therapy ?

This therapy started developing in 1987 and is backed by decades of research, innovation, and experience. There is a lot of clinical evidence and it is supported by 5 Level 1 clinical studies—the highest quality of evidence. As of 2017, more than 150,000 people have received Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) worldwide.

What are the Benefits Of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson’s Disease?

The following are 6 major outcomes of the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedure:

  • -Reduces dyskinesia and fluctuations
  • -Up to 5 additional hours of good movement without dyskinesia
  • -Treats tremors and rigidity
  • -Improves activities of daily living
  • -Works day and night
  • -Improves quality of life

What are the Risk ?

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has been in use for nearly 30 years. Any possible risks and complications are well known and can be easily predicted. It is a relatively safer procedure with minimal risk.
Our Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Speciality Clinic at the hospital can provide you with the detailed information on potential complications and risks involved in the procedure.

For more information, email us: callcenter@carehospitals.com