Prashanth Hospitals successfully performs Deep Brain Stimulation procedure on a 47-year-old Uzbekistan national

Dr. Vigneshwar Ravisankar, Clinical Lead for the Department of Neurosciences at
Prashanth Hospitals, DBS functions similarly to a pacemaker for such neurological conditions
Chennai, September 21, 2022 : Prashanth Hospitals, one of the leading super specialty
hospitals in Chennai successfully performed a complex Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
procedure on a 47-year-old woman from Uzbekistan. The patient was advised to undergo
Deep Brain Stimulation procedure in her country, as her Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
(OCD) severity was found to be very high. This advanced neurosurgical procedure is made
possible by an expert team of Neurosurgeons, Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Anaesthesiologist,
and nursing at Prashanth Hospitals. The patient is currently stable, healing well, and pleased
with the immediate effects of surgery and noticed an improvement in health condition.
Commenting on the procedure, Dr. Vigneshwar Ravisankar, Clinical Lead for
Neurosciences, Prashanth Hospitals, Kolathur explained “The 47-year-old Uzbekistan
patient had come all the way to our facility in Chennai with a hope to recover from this
disabling condition. She was assessed and found to be a candidate for DBS. This procedure
targets specific neuronal networks to modulate their function to treat a wide range of
complex neurological and psychiatric disorders. We are pleased that the patient has shown
significant improvement and is pleased with the preliminary results. Further programming
will allow for excellent results that are customised to this individual. It’s just the beginning
of a better life for her.”
“She is also happy to go out, shake hands, and mingle with people, which was not
previously observed due to her condition, we have cutting-edge facilities in all major
specialties, and our Department of Neurosciences has always set high standards of
excellence in surgeries and treatments. ” said Dr. Pari Muthukumar, Medical Director of
Prashanth Hospitals.
Dr. Prashanth Krishna, Director, Prashanth Hospitals further added “Aside from providing
high-quality healthcare, Prashanth Hospitals’ procedures are very affordable. Though we
had previously performed a couple of DBS procedures, this unique feat was a very complex
procedure due to the patient’s severe OCD complication. However, our expert team of
doctors, led by Dr. Vigneshwar, was able to achieve this breakthrough. “
Senior Neurosurgeon, Dr. Vigneshwar, from Prashanth Hospitals also believes that DBS to a
patient is equivalent to a pacemaker for an ailing heart. He also strongly believes that DBS
will provide several medical breakthroughs in the coming decades because of the
technologically advancements in the field of brain mapping and the results of the Human
Connectome project

Patients with various neurological and psychiatric conditions undergo this safe procedure
where their condition keeps improving over a period. This rare procedure which involves
precise placement of micro-electrodes, in target areas of the brain, can be done to treat
carefully selected patients, with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, essential tremors and other
neurological and some psychiatric conditions.

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