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How Do I Know If I Am A Candidate For Deep Brain Stimulation
Patient Selection: 1st see a Neurologist with a fellowship in Movement disorders to verify the diagnosis & make sure you do not have a look alike as well as a good candidate. There are self-proclaimed Movement Disorder Specialists. You will then be sent for a Neuropsychology Evaluation. The Movement Disorder Specialist will make the final decision & send you to a Neurosurgeon to be implanted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deep brain stimulators are used in the treatment of parkinson's and tremors. A person is scanned with a MRI or ct frame on their head. A burrhole is then made and a stimulator wire is passed into a precise deep brain target. This is connected to a stimulator which placed under the skin. They are very expensive but ...Read more
I will be tested for candidate for deep brain stimulation surgery. Is there financial help for this procedure?
Usually: Olivia, you should ask the manager at the specific office where you got tested. There should be different ways of getting financial help. Alternatively a social worker might help finding financial resources. ...Read more
What percentage of Parkinson's disease patients are good candidates for deep brain stimulation (DBS)?
Parkinson Diseases: DBS is typically reserved for patients with end stage type disease that failing medications. It is not a first line type of therapy. ...Read more
Experimental: DBS of Cingulate Gyrus area 25 of the brain with electrodes has demonstrated positive benefits for some very depressed folks. The treatment is surgery, however, and is still classed as experimental. What constitutes a good candidate varies, but usually includes refractory response to other methods and a reasonable health status to survive surgery. Not enough is yet known for longterm effects. ...Read more
DBS Used For?: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is used to treat idiopathic Parkinson Disease, Cervical Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Generalized Dystonia (DYT1) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It is also being researched for the treatment of Epilepsy and Depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DBS: Deep brain stimulators are used in the treatment of parkinson's and tremors. A person is scanned with a MRI or ct frame on their head. A burrhole is then made and a stimulator wire is passed into a precise deep brain target. This is connected to a stimulator which placed under the skin. They are very expensive but do work very well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parkinson's: Dbs implantation is a neurosurgical procedure where electrodes are placed deep in the brain, and impulses are programmed to improve parkinson disease symptoms. Many pts improve dramatically, but currently used mostly for advanced pts, not responding well to their medicines. For further info, contact the parkinsons associations, michael fox clinic, or neurology departments at major medical school. ...Read more
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