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  • DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION COST IN INDIA

Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment Price (for rechargeable electrodes) No. of Travellers Days in Hospital Days Outside Hospital Total Days in India
USD 18,000 02 03 07 10

 

INTRODUCTION

Deep Brain Stimulation is a treatment for several neurological disorders. It necessarily includes Essential Tremor, Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonia. Apart from these prominent neural disorders, deep brain stimulation is also a possible treatment for other conditions like cluster headaches, epilepsy, severe headache, chronic pain, Tourette syndrome, and depression.

Unlike other neurological treatments, deep brain stimulation is successful with a surgical success rate of 95%. In this process, an electronic device is placed in the brain to stimulate the electrical signals to the brain cells. It is implacable for the brain cells that are responsible for carrying out basic body movements. 

The treatment helps in reducing the symptoms of severe disorders like the slow movement of various parts of the body, delayed response to the actions, signs and symptoms of tremors, stiffness and many more.

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION COST IN INDIA

India is receiving leads for Deep Brain Stroke Surgery, from almost all the countries across the globe. It is because India has some of the best neurosurgeons with the success record of over 98% in delivering the treatment without any side-effects post-surgery. 

Apart from that, the primary reasons for medical tourists to come to India for their treatment is a considerable value for time and money. The cost of treatment in India for Deep Brain Stimulation starts at USD 18,000 for non-rechargeable batteries. If you opt for rechargeable batteries, the starting cost is USD 25,000. 

Now, if you compare it with the costs in the UK, it starts at USD 41,950, and at the same time, the quote for an underlying Deep Brain Stimulation case is USD 55,000. 

Can you measure the difference? Even if someone travels from the US for treatment in India, inclusive of all the miscellaneous apart from surgery and medications, the overall expenses are half the cost of the procedure in the US.

Also, there are a lot of neurosurgeons in India, so the patient does not need to wait for months or years for the surgery. It is possible to get the treatment in top hospitals of India at the earliest and resume your regular life.

TREATMENT SPECIFICATIONS

What is Deep Brain Stimulation?

Deep Brain Stimulation is a process of adding an electronic circuit, consisting of two electrodes, in a particular area of the brain whose symptoms are to be treated. The surgeons further connect the two electrodes to the stimulator with the help of a wire.

When the power is on, the stimulator forwards the signals to the faulty nerve and blocks the disorders causing tremors, stiffness, mobility problems and neurological disorders.

Who is the candidate for the Deep Brain Stimulation?

Deep Brain Stimulation is a necessary treatment for patients who have Parkinson's disease and showing specific signs like:

  • Sluggishness in movements
  • Facing trouble in balancing the body
  • Unstable postures
  • Stiffness in several limbs of the body like arms, legs or trunk
  • Loss of control on the body resulting in falling.

 

The Procedure for Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment:

As the neurosurgeon diagnoses the patient with the need for the surgery, both the surgeon and the patient have to make specific preparations. 

Before the Surgery:

The neurologists perform several medical tests on your body to assure that it is safe to deliver deep brain stimulation, and there is no severe side-effect as per the present situation of your physical and mental health.

Apart from necessary tests, imaging studies are also essential before deep brain stimulation. It may be MRI or any other useful test that can help with an in-depth analysis of the condition of the patient. After the proper investigation of the overall health of nerves in the brain, the surgeon decides the place for placement of electrodes. The neurosurgeons place the wire carefully, in a way that it does not affect any healthy tissue or functioning of the brain.

During the Surgery:

Deep brain stimulator surgery consists of three main parts. Each part plays there own role to complete the circuit.

  • Neurostimulator:

The doctor places the neurostimulator, a self-programmable device, that releases the vital electric pulses; either in the abdomen or chest near to the collar bones. This device relies on the battery for its operation.

  • Lead:

In the next step, the surgeon makes two small incisions in the human skull. Here, he starts by placing the points. Lead is nothing but a coated wire that is tipped with electrodes. It is a medium through which electric pulses transfer to the damaged or dead brain cells. 

The surgeon now adds an extension wire two both the electrodes through the holes made in the skull.

  • Extension Wires:

Extension wire finds it’s use in connecting the lead and the neurostimulator. The surgeon makes this wire to pass under the skin. There is a common path for the cables that is through the scalp then behind the ear, crossing the neck and finally to the stimulator in the chest.

The DBS system is controlled with the help of a remote controller. Every patient undergoing surgery has a remote controller. The surgeons make specific changes in the neurostimulator over time, depending on the improvement and mental health of the patient. 

DBS system helps to get over the signs and symptoms of various neurological disorders and reduce the dosage of drugs and medication. 

After the Surgery:

Once, the process is complete; the doctor closes both the incisions. The patient may have to stay in the hospital for a minimum duration of 72 hours after the surgery. It is essential for monitoring the condition of the patient post-surgery.

It may take four to six weeks for the complete circuit to adjust in the body. The neurosurgeon switches on the stimulator only when the body adapts to the changes entirely else there can be several complications. 

 For the overall recovery after the surgery, it may take several months or even a year. Once the patient feels better and can perform routine life activities, the doctor makes required changes in both the dosage of medicine as well as the stimulators.

What are the Risks and Complications After Deep Brain Stimulation?

Deep Brain Stimulation, is a complicated procedure that involves the placement of a complete electronic circuit in the body. Along with that, the surgeon makes two holes in the skull to accomplish the surgical procedure. So, there can be certain complications which include:

  • Infection
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Strokes
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Nausea
  • Heart problems
  • Clotting 
  • Leftover scars due to incisions
  • Problem with regrowth of hair etc.

Some of the other side-effects after the surgery can be:

  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Loss of memory
  • Insomnia
  • Pain and swelling.

Moreover, Deep Brain Stimulation is not a one-time process, as the simulator runs on the battery. You have to under regular monitoring even after the surgery is accomplished, or else the unwanted symptoms may return.

Although the doctor may use rechargeable batteries, it may lead to an increase in treatment costs.

However, the cost of treatment in India is cheaper in comparison to the cost in any other developed country. Also, opting for treatment by the best neurosurgeons result in minor or no complications after the surgery.

 

Though it is possible to get the treatment in India quickly, not everyone is aware of availing the right proceedings from the genuine medical professional at a reasonable cost. It is a common issue for healthcare travellers. However, you need not panic. Denesa Health medical tourism company, along with its well-experienced team, is always on toes to serve the medical tourists to India.

Right from free online consultation to follow-up after the surgery, Denesa health is your healthcare partner in your entire medical journey. So, what is the reason for delay now? Approach Denesa Health and discuss your medical issues, they will help you in receiving the best possible treatment and gain back your regular health.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION ABOUT DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

 

Top Hospitals for Deep Brain Stimulation

Gleneagles Global Health City

Gleneagles Global Health City

Multi Speciality

Chennai

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Multi Speciality

Gurugram

Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Multi Speciality

Gurugram

BLK Super Speciality Hospital

BLK Super Speciality Hospital

Multi Speciality

New Delhi

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Top Doctors for Deep Brain Stimulation

Dr Nigel P Symss

Dr Nigel P Symss

Brain Tumor, Deep Brain Stimulation, Hydrocephalus & Neuroedoscopy, Complex Spinal Surgery, Neuronav

26 years of experience , Chennai

Dr Sandeep Vaishya

Dr Sandeep Vaishya

Neuro Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

17 years of experience , Gurugram

Dr Ashish Kumar Shrivastav

Dr Ashish Kumar Shrivastav

General Physician

25 years of experience , delhi

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