KOLKATA, 10 JUNE: Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Chennai, claims to have proved itself to be a desired destination for Functional Neuro-Surgery which enables Neuro surgeons perform highly accurate, state-of-the art procedures,adopted by very few Hospitals in the world.
Patients who were successfully operated on are not only from India, but from other countries in South-east Asia, and the Middle East. A 67-year-old professional from Eastern India was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease in 2002. He was initially put on medicines which were very effective, but over the years, the drugs started losing their efficacy and he required higher doses of drugs. With this also came the problem of side effects.
He underwent Deep Brain Stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus on both sides in September 2012. Post operation, he made significant improvement. He is very active, both socially and professionally.
Speaking about the innovative procedure, the super specialist team at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai, including Dr R Ramnarayan (agency photo), Consultant Functional Neuro Surgeon said that “another patient&’s condition had been worsening with severe disability even with medication.”
Parkinsons affects 1-2 per cent of the population above 60. In India it is seen among the youth as well (up to 15 per cent). The surgical treatment for it is sub thalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS).