Deep brain stimulation (or DBS) is a way to inactivate parts of the brain that cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and its associated symptoms, without destroying the brain. The procedure involves implanting electrodes within specific areas of your brain. These electrodes produce electrical impulses that regulate abnormal impulses. The electrodes help with the thalamus (to treat essential tremor) or in the globus pallidus and subthalamic nucleus (for Parkinson’s disease).
Patients have stimulators placed on both sides of the brain. These stimulators detect the inactive areas, and then the electrodes are planted. The electrodes are then connected by wires to a type of pacemaker device placed under the skin of the chest below the collarbone.
For rechargeable batteries, there’s a constant need to charge the batteries for about 30 min to an hour. Deep Brain Stimulation in India with rechargeable electrodes costs around USD 26,599 – USD 33,248. The patient needs to stay in the hospital stay for 3-5 days with rest for a week outside. The success rate for Deep Brain Stimulation is more than 95%.