7 doctors weighed in:

Can surgery cure Parkinson's forever?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Unfortunately parkinson's disease (pd) is not curable.
Most surgeries for pd can help with the stiffness, walking problems, and tremor associated with pd. Unfortunately, most patients progress with time into a state of dementia (cognitive difficulties) and this is not preventable by any current medications or surgeries. Fortunately, most pd does not progress very quickly.

In brief: No

Unfortunately parkinson's disease (pd) is not curable.
Most surgeries for pd can help with the stiffness, walking problems, and tremor associated with pd. Unfortunately, most patients progress with time into a state of dementia (cognitive difficulties) and this is not preventable by any current medications or surgeries. Fortunately, most pd does not progress very quickly.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Thank
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery

In brief: Not Exactly

Brain surgery may be considered when drugs fails to control symptoms of parkinson's disease or cause severe or disabling side effects.
Surgery is not a cure for parkinson's disease. Drugs are usually still needed after surgery. But surgery can reduce the number and amount of drugs needed to control symptoms. This reduces the side effects caused by drugs while at the same time controlling symptoms.

In brief: Not Exactly

Brain surgery may be considered when drugs fails to control symptoms of parkinson's disease or cause severe or disabling side effects.
Surgery is not a cure for parkinson's disease. Drugs are usually still needed after surgery. But surgery can reduce the number and amount of drugs needed to control symptoms. This reduces the side effects caused by drugs while at the same time controlling symptoms.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Thank
Read more answers from doctors