Dr. Ravi Gopal Varma, Chief of Neurosciences and Lead Consultant Neurosurgery, at Aster CMI Hospital, is a highly qualified Neurosurgeon, with a special interest in Movement Disorders, and brings with him more than 20 years of experience.
Dr. Varma has undergone training in all aspects of Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery which includes specialized surgery for Epilepsy,Movement Disorders,and Chronic Pain. His surgical expertise covers other branches of neurosurgery including Paediatric,Vascular and Endoscopic Neurosurgery. He is one of the few neurosurgeons,in India,with the large experience with DBS surgery for Parkinson’s disease. Before joining Aster CMI,the doctor had been instrumental in setting up and running the highly successful Institute of Neurosciences at M. S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital,where he was Professor and Head of Neurosurgery since 2008.
He is also trained in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, and neuro-oncology And has been a part of several research projects on brain tumours.
Dr Mirza Masoom Abbas has a post graduate degree in General Medicine and completed his Neurology residency at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. He worked as an Assistant Professor at MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore before pursuing Movement disorders at Parkinson’s and ageing research foundation.
He obtained his Clinical fellowship in Parkinson’s and Movement disorders at National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore, which is a center of excellence in Parkinson’s disease. Dr Abbas believes in comprehensive approach to any disease and prioritizes the management according to the patient symptoms. His areas of interest include Parkinson’s disease, Dystonia, Tremor, Dementia, Headache disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery and Botulinum toxin injection therapy. He was an Assistant professor He has obtained his clinical fellowship. He has a passion for clinical research and has published in various peer-reviewed journals.
This therapy started developing in 1987 and is backed by decades of research, innovation, and experience. There is a lot of clinical evidence and it is supported by 5 Level 1 clinical studies—the highest quality of evidence. As of 2017, more than 150,000 people have received Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) worldwide.
The following are 6 major outcomes of the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedure:
A lot of research has gone into finding the a suitable patient for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). Preliminary screening can be done by answering following four questions to see if Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy may be useful for you.
"Yes" to some of the questions above provides you a guidance and you should further ask your doctor if Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy is right for you. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) might be able to help you."Yes" to some of the questions above provides you a guidance and you should further ask your doctor if Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy is right for you. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) might be able to help you.
There is a window of opportunity where Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is helpful for you. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy is no longer an option when:
Think Earlier – A lot of people assume that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy is a last-ditch effort to preserve your way of life. This however is not true, and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) should be considered and evaluated when your medications are becoming less effective at controlling your movements. Speaking with a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) expert can help you find the right answers - it's never too early to talk with your doctor about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), and it's important not to wait too long.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has been in use for nearly 30 years. Any possible risks and complications are well known and can be easily predicted. It is a relatively safer procedure with minimal risk.
Our Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Speciality Clinic at the hospital can provide you with the detailed information on potential complications and risks involved in the procedure.