Are your Parkinson’s symptoms disrupting your life?
We offer unique, personalised, therapy called Deep Brain Stimulation, giving your life back to you.
For people with Parkinson's, ideal candidates are those who:
- Have responded positively to levodopa treatment but are unable to control the motor symptoms of Parkinson's with medicine alone
- Are diagnosed with Parkinson’s for at least 5 years
DBS Window of Opportunity
The window opens when a patient meets the following criteria:
- Diagnosed with Parkinson’s where the cause was unknown
- Responded positively to Levodopa treatment
- Medicine has become less effective in treating symptoms
- Dealing with ON/OFF fluctuations with your treatment, impacting quality of life, such as sleep disturbances
- Increased doses of medicine resulting in increased involuntary movement
The window when a patient is ineligible for DBS surgery may close when:
- Minimal response to Parkinson’s Medicine
- Suffers from memory loss, difficulty concentrating or mood changes
- Has medical conditions that prevent surgery
- Has progressed to late-stage Parkinson’s disease
However, every individual is unique. You should discuss with your movement disorder specialist’s team with whom you work closely whether DBS is a suitable therapy option for you.
If you want to be considered for DBS consult your Neurologist and asked to be referred to a specialist neurologist, geriatrician or to the specialist implanting neurosurgeon, who has an interest or is an expert in the area of movement disorders.
After a patient has been referred, they must undergo a detailed selection process. If approved, you will be put on a DBS surgical waiting list.
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