Deep Brain Stimulation

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Procedure Description:

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure designed to alleviate the debilitating symptoms of several neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It involves the precise placement of electrodes within specific regions of the brain. These electrodes are connected to a device, similar in size and appearance to a pacemaker, which delivers electrical impulses to targeted areas of the brain. This stimulation can help to modulate abnormal brain activity, thereby mitigating symptoms.

DBS is often considered when medications alone cannot sufficiently control a patient's symptoms, or when the side effects of medications become problematic. It's a procedure that doesn't damage the brain but instead modifies its activity, making it a reversible intervention should newer treatments become available in the future.

The decision to undergo DBS requires careful consultation with medical professionals. Patients typically undergo rigorous assessments to determine their suitability for the procedure. This includes evaluations by neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals.

Procedure Duration:

The DBS procedure itself can take between 3 to 6 hours, depending on individual patient factors and the specifics of the procedure. It is typically performed under general anesthesia, though in some cases local anesthesia might be used, allowing the patient to be awake and provide feedback to the surgical team.

After the procedure, patients usually stay in the hospital for a few days for monitoring. The actual recovery time can vary. While many patients report immediate symptom relief, full recovery from the surgery can take several weeks. It's also worth noting that post-operative programming of the DBS device is crucial. This often starts a few weeks after surgery and can require multiple sessions to adjust settings for optimal symptom relief and minimal side effects.

It's essential to be aware that the surgical intervention is just the beginning. Regular follow-up appointments with healthcare professionals are necessary to ensure the device's optimal functioning and to make any necessary adjustments.


  • Cost Savings: Undergoing DBS abroad can be significantly more affordable than in some Western countries, without compromising on quality.
  • Expertise: Many medical tourism destinations have surgeons who specialize in DBS and have performed countless procedures, resulting in a wealth of experience.
  • State-of-the-art Technology: Renowned international hospitals are equipped with cutting-edge technology to ensure precise and successful DBS surgeries.
  • Shorter Wait Times: Traveling abroad can mean quicker access to medical procedures, avoiding prolonged waiting lists.
  • Comprehensive Care: Many international hospitals offer holistic post-operative care, including physiotherapy and rehabilitation services.

Potential Destinations:

  • India: Cities like Bangalore and New Delhi are known for their neurosurgical centers of excellence.
  • Thailand: Bangkok boasts world-class hospitals that cater to international patients.
  • Singapore: A hub for medical innovation with leading neurosurgical facilities.
  • South Korea: Seoul is home to state-of-the-art medical centers known for neurology and neurosurgery.

Risks & Considerations:

  • Travel After Surgery: The physical demands of traveling post-surgery can be challenging and might influence recovery.
  • Follow-up Care: Ensure arrangements for continued care upon returning home, whether for device adjustments or potential complications.
  • Communication: There might be language barriers. Consider hospitals that provide interpreter services or assistance.
  • Cultural Differences: Be prepared to navigate different cultural norms and healthcare practices.

How to choose the right doctor and hospital:

  • Accreditation: Look for hospitals that have international accreditations or certifications.
  • Surgeon's Expertise: Research the surgeon's credentials, experience, and patient testimonials.
  • Facilities: Ensure the hospital is equipped with advanced technology and modern infrastructure.
  • Patient Support: A hospital's support system, including care teams and post-op services, can be indicative of its overall quality.
  • Recommendations: Seek out recommendations from previous medical tourists who underwent the same procedure.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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