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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

  • Below you will find a ranking of the best clinics and doctors specialized in deep brain stimulation.
  • The clinics are selected based on the effectiveness of treatment, the qualifications of doctors, the ratio of price and quality, the level of service and the equipment producibility.
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The best neurosurgeons for DBS

Salvador Somaza
Neurosurgeon
Work experience: over 40 years
Achievements:

Specialization:

  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • methods of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
  • surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • neuromodulation surgery for behavioral disorders
  • stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of cerebral and spinal tumor and vascular pathologies, as well as functional pathologies.
  • development of microsurgical techniques in the treatment of brain tumors and vascular malformations

Awards:

  • 2010 Member of the editorial board of Surgical Neurology International
  • 2005 Honorable Mention in the Dr. Domingo Luciani Award.
  • 2004 Winner of the National Prize in Neurosurgery. XII Venezuelan Congress of Neurosurgeons.
  • 2002 Member of the editorial board of the scientific journal of the hospital “Dr. Sunday Luciani”
  • 2002 Member of the editorial committee of the journal “Radiosurgery”.
  • 1998 Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the “First International Symposium on Contradictions in Radiosurgery and Microsurgery”.
  • 1996 Honorary Member of the Venezuelan Association for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology.
  • 1987 Delegate of the IV Venezuelan Congress of Neurosurgeons.
  • 1985 Selected winner of the “CJW National Award in Surgery”.
  • 1981 Selected for first place in postgraduate residency in neurosurgery, UCV.

Publications:

Author of more than 37 scientific publications.

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Prof. Akin Akakin
Neurosurgeon
Work experience: over 20 years
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Akin Akakin specializes in the treatment of neurological diseases.

He graduated from the Department of Brain and Nerve Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University (2008).

Akin Akakin defended his thesis on the effects of Gamma knife and embolization treatment.

He is a member of the Turkish Neurological Society.

Awards:

  • Synthes Neurosurgery Fellow from UF Florida (2010)
  • SSCD Association Award (2010)
  • Euroasia Neurochirurgica Academy Award, India (2011)
  • FSM Hospital Academy Award (2011)
  • Turkish Brain Research Society Research Award.
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Prof. Altay Sencer
Neurosurgeon
Work experience: over 23 years
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Professor Altai Senger is a Turkish neurosurgeon. Graduated from the Medical Faculty of Istanbul University. An active member of the scientific community in Turkey, he has about 70 scientific publications.

Areas of specialization:

  • Hernias of the lumbar and neck
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • brain tumors
  • Pediatric brain and nerve surgery
  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Surgery for Parkinson’s disease
  • Tumors of the spinal cord
  • Surgery for epilepsy
  • Brain surgery accompanied by navigation, etc.

Education:

  • 1979-1987: St. Georg Austrian Lyceum in Istanbul
  • 1987-1993: Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University
  • 1993-1999: Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University
  • September-December 1998: University of Washington, Department of Neurosurgery, Seattle, USA

Experience:

  • 2000-2009: Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Specialist
  • 2009-2015: Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Associate Professor
  • 2015 – present: Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Professor

Membership in scientific organizations:

  • Association of Neurosurgery of Turkey
  • Association for Nervous System Surgery
  • ISMISS, Epimer, CNS
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Assoc. Prof. Ali Zırh
Neurosurgeon
Work experience: over 30 years
Achievements:

Ali Zirch is an Associate Professor in Neurosurgery and a specialist in the surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism and other movement disorders. The doctor works in the Department of Brain and Nerve Surgery at the Medipol University Hospital.

The doctor has over 30 years of experience in the field of functional neurosurgery. During his practice, he performed more than 1000 deep brain stimulation procedures and 1500 surgeries that help patients with Parkinson’s disease overcome tremor.

Ali Zirch is the author of 150 scientific papers that are cited by other scientists around the world. The doctor teaches deep brain stimulation techniques at the University of Boston, USA.

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Diagnosis: Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease

For a long time they could not help my father in his native country. We were transferred from doctor to doctor, stuffed with pills and simply told that nothing else would help. But I did not think so and turned for help abroad. We were admitted to the Turkish Medistate Clinic. Dr. Mehmet Ershahin took care of my father. He said that all is not lost yet and deep stimulation will improve the condition. And so it happened. A couple of hours after the operation, my father’s tremor softened, his speech became more understandable and his coordination of movements improved. I did not expect this, but I was incredibly happy with the result!


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Diagnosis: Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease

My life changed when I got Parkinson’s. I was a writer and could no longer do what I wanted to do. The disease developed, the tremor intensified every day. I thought there was no hope. My wife and I went to Moscow, but they could not help us in any way. And then they accidentally found the website of the Turkish clinic Memorial on the Internet. I underwent deep brain stimulation surgery and the treatment program was compiled by Dr. Akdemir himself. And it helped. The tremor has subsided. Let my life not be the same, but I feel better.


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Diagnosis: Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease

My mother had a deep stimulation procedure with Prof. Serdar Baki in Turkey. I really liked the clinic (everywhere is clean, modern equipment, good repair), the professionalism of the medical staff. The operation went well, the tremor of the hands gradually began to disappear, the mother saw the first effect already in the clinic, in the first week of setting up the device after the operation. Further, we will monitor its condition and the amount of improvements, but so far everything is very good!


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Diagnosis: DBS

I would like to thank Dr. Ali Zirh for the DBS operation. A very human doctor. Everything is explained clearly. I also want to thank Dr. Basak and all the medical staff who took care for 21 days to regulate the exact therapy and impulses on the device. The MEDIPOL hospital is very comfortable. Our entire stay was thought out to the smallest detail and we literally felt at home. We did not regret for a second that we chose MEDIPOL MEGA GROUP, thank you!


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Deep Brain Stimulation program

  • Program duration: 15-20 days
  • Day 1: MRI, memory test, blood tests, consultations with doctors.
  • Day 2: DBS with navigation system.
  • Day 3: Control CT.
  • Day 7: Сheck-out to the hotel.
  • Days 8-19: Setting up and adjusting the implant.
  • Day 20: Return home.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain StimulationDeep brain stimulation is a surgical treatment in which a neurosurgeon uses an implanted device. It delivers an electrical impulse directly to that part of the brain, the work of which was disrupted due to the disease. In the past, deep brain stimulation (DBS) was only used to treat Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. But modern research has shown that DBS helps with many other conditions as well.

DBS (DBS) treats pathologies that adversely affect the functioning of neurons – a key type of brain cells. When neurons don’t work properly, it disrupts important bodily functions such as motor and intelligence. Depending on how severe the medical problem is, the patient may partially or completely lose these functions.

 

DBS what is it? The abbreviation in English stands for Deep Brain Stimulation (in the English language brain – the brain), that is, deep brain stimulation. This is the name of the method of surgical treatment, which is often used abroad to combat psychiatric neurological disorders.

What diseases are treated with deep brain stimulation?

DBS

The DBS procedure is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of:

  • dystonia – a movement disorder that causes involuntary contraction and twisting of muscles in different segments of the body;
  • essential tremor – uncontrollable hand tremor (usually hereditary);
  • drug-resistant epilepsy – a type of disease in which pharmacological drugs are ineffective;
  • Parkinson’s disease – a degenerative disease of the brain, accompanied by impaired motor (slowness of movement, tremor, muscle rigidity and loss of balance), cognitive functions and sleep;
  • Drug-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a neurotic disorder with obsessive thoughts and fears that cannot be treated with tranquilizers and antidepressants.

According to the Cleveland Clinic Research Center, DBS has a positive effect on the brain in other conditions as well. In foreign medical centers, DBS is used in complex therapy:

  • cluster headache – a series of attacks of pain syndrome in a limited period of time (from several weeks to several months);
  • severe pain disorders – pain that occurs against the background of incurable or complex diseases, such as cancer;
  • Alzheimer’s disease – a disease of the nervous system, which becomes a common cause of dementia (dementia) in people over 65 years of age, accompanied by a loss of cognitive functions;
  • Tourette’s syndrome – a disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by repetitive sudden muscle contractions (especially in the neck), shouting and other vocal abnormalities;
  • eating disorders – anorexia nervosa and bulimia, psychogenic overeating;
  • drug-resistant depression – a severe form of the disease in which drugs are ineffective;
  • schizophrenia – a polymorphic mental disorder, accompanied by a bifurcation of the intellectual and emotional-volitional functions (hallucinations, false memories, uncontrolled actions);
  • Addiction is addiction to any drug.

Some doctors abroad use DBS for endogenous depression – a complex emotional disorder, which is accompanied by a change in the amount of neurotransmitters and hormones in the body.

What is Deep Brain Stimulation?

Deep Brain Stimulation: electrodes in the brain

In advanced clinics abroad, deep brain stimulation was approved in the 1990s for the treatment of movement disorders. DBS involves placing electrodes close to deep structures in the brain. The neurosurgeon connects these electrodes to a pulse generator that is implanted subcutaneously into the chest wall. The pulse generator is controlled by a computer, which instructs the electrodes to fire.

Common structures targeted by DBS include the subthalamic nucleus​, the globus pallidus internus, and the ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus. According to research by the US National Institutes of Health, stimulation of the ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus through the DBL leads to a decrease in tremor by more than 80%. At the same time, other unpleasant neurological symptoms also gradually disappear.

 

How is the patient prepared for deep brain stimulation?

Before the DBS operation, the patient will need medical tests. That way, doctors can assess the potential risks, make sure that deep brain stimulation is a safe and appropriate option for the case. Before DBS, doctors usually do brain tests, including an MRI. The research helps to map the areas of the brain where the electrodes will be implanted.

How is deep brain stimulation done?

Deep Brain Stimulation: Brain Surgery

The main two stages of Deep Brain Stimulation:

  1. Operation on the brain. For the intervention, a special frame (stereotactic frame) is fixed on the patient’s head to ensure immobility. Members of the medical team then use neuroimaging (MRI or CT of the brain) to determine the area where they will place the electrodes.

In most cases, the electrode is placed when the person is awake. This is done in order to ensure the desired effect of stimulation and to maintain the activity of important areas of the brain. In this case, a local anesthetic is injected into the person to numb the scalp before the procedure. In the brain itself, anesthesia is not needed, because there are no pain receptors in it. In rare cases, the operation can be performed under general anesthesia.

The neurosurgeon implants a thin wire electrode with a series of contacts at the ends into the desired area of the brain. A wire runs under the skin to a pulse generator (neurostimulator) implanted near the collarbone. During the operation, the neurologist, surgeon and other medical staff carefully monitor the patient’s condition to ensure the correct placement of the electrodes, which will later give a signal.

  1. Chest surgery. During the second part of the operation, the surgeon implants the part of the device containing the battery (pulse generator) under the skin of the chest near the collarbone.

At this stage, doctors introduce the patient into a state of general anesthesia. Wires from the brain electrodes are placed under the skin and guided to a battery-powered pulse generator. The generator is programmed to supply continuous electrical impulses to the brain. Then the patient will control the generator, and you can turn it on or off using a special remote control.

How is rehabilitation after deep brain stimulation?

Rehabilitation lasts 3-4 days. During this short time, the patient’s surgical field heals, which is about 1 cm in diameter. After the DBS procedure, the patient visits the clinic on an outpatient basis for several weeks. The doctor finally adjusts the apparatus for neurostimulation using a programmer. As a rule, this requires up to 5 visits to a neurologist.

For successful rehabilitation after brain stimulation, the patient is forbidden to drink alcohol for at least 2-3 weeks. Operation of a smartphone and other electronic devices will not affect the operation of the machine.

 

When can I see results after deep brain stimulation?

The improvement is noticeable on the first day after the operation: the tremor in the limbs decreases or disappears completely, speech and coordination of movements are restored. After a few days, sleep and general condition normalize.

Deep brain stimulation: what are the clinics and doctors abroad?

result after dbsThe Spanish clinic Teknon is one of the leading centers in the world, where famous neurosurgeons work, who perform deep brain stimulation. The best specialist of a medical institution is Gerardo Conesa Bertrand. The neurosurgeon has over 30 years of experience and is the director of the Teknon Institute of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology. The clinic also employs a world-famous doctor, neurologist and specialist in the field of functional neurosurgery with more than 40 years of experience – Bartolome Oliver.

In the multidisciplinary clinic Medipol in Turkey, the treatment of parksionism, dystonia and other disorders of the central nervous system is carried out by Ali Tsirkh. The main specialization of the doctor is deep brain stimulation. The doctor has over 35 years of experience in the field of neurosurgery.

In Israel, you can get a consultation with a neurosurgeon, neurologist or epileptologist at the country’s leading medical centers – Sourasky and Herzliya. In South Korea, foreign patients with serious neurological pathologies are accepted by the Gil University Hospital.

The cost of deep brain stimulation in clinics in different countries is different. In some medical centers, package offers are available to patients, which will be more advantageous in price. They include diagnostics before surgery, DBS operation, accommodation in a comfortable room and transfer from the airport.

How to go to a deep brain stimulation clinic abroad?

To undergo a DBS procedure in one of the best hospitals in the world, leave a request on the Experts Medical website. A medical coordinator will contact you to help you choose a doctor and arrange a trip abroad.

With the support of Experts Medical, patients can count on:

  • assistance in choosing a hospital and the best DBS specialist;
  • translation of medical documents and sending them for consideration to a foreign neurosurgeon;
  • quick organization of the trip together with an accompanying person (this may be a relative of the patient);
  • booking airline tickets and transfer from the airport to the hospital.

You can learn all the details about deep brain stimulation abroad during a personal consultation with an Experts Medical specialist.

 

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