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Are brain operations for Parkinson's usually safe?

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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

These days, deep brain stimulation most commonly utilized and safety is 10/10.
Biggest risk is from hemorrhage passing the electrodes.

In brief: Yes

These days, deep brain stimulation most commonly utilized and safety is 10/10.
Biggest risk is from hemorrhage passing the electrodes.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly

Deep brain stimulation surgery for parkinson's is mostly safe.
Like any surgery, the most common risks of this surgery are headaches, infection, and non-responsiveness to the therapy. The most troublesome/dangerous risk is that of stroke (bleeding in the brain) and occurs in ~1% of patients.

In brief: Mostly

Deep brain stimulation surgery for parkinson's is mostly safe.
Like any surgery, the most common risks of this surgery are headaches, infection, and non-responsiveness to the therapy. The most troublesome/dangerous risk is that of stroke (bleeding in the brain) and occurs in ~1% of patients.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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