Yashoda Hospital is one of the unique and advanced centers for functional neurosurgery that offer high-end surgical treatment for various movement disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, epilepsy trigeminal neuralgia, and psychiatric conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and intractable pain.
Our hospital has brought advanced treatment for Parkinson’s disease- Sub Thalamic Nucleus (STN) and Globus Pallidum (GPI) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
Our neurosurgeons meet regularly to review each patient’s case and, provide customised treatment to our patients and recommend the least invasive, most effective surgical treatment.
What Is Functional Neurosurgery?
Functional Neurosurgery broadly deals with procedures that modify the nervous system's functioning and a wide range of chronic neurological symptom disorder associated with movement disorders and neuropathic pain syndromes.
Functional neurosurgeons work with people experiencing such neurological disorders as complex regional pain syndrome, essential tremor, epilepsy, dystonia, nerve injuries, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, trigeminal neuralgia, multiple sclerosis, Tourette syndrome, failed back surgery syndrome, and brain trauma.
What Are The Indicators For Functional Neurosurgery?
Some of the significant indicators where the patient might need functional neurosurgery are:
What Are The Conditions Treated Under Functional Neurosurgery?
At Yashoda, some of the significant conditions we treat under Functional Neurosurgery treatment include:
Are You A Candidate For Functional Neurosurgery?
Our doctors at Yashoda Hospital provide a personalized approach by creating a customized treatment plan depending on the patient's current medical condition. You may have to undergo Functional Neurosurgery if:
However, treatments are beneficial for those with:
What Are The Various Types of Diagnostic Procedures Required Before Functional Neurosurgery?
Your doctor might ask you to take the following diagnostic tests:
What Is The Procedure Of Functional Neurosurgery?
In functional neurosurgery, the procedure used is based on the use of electrical stimulation to correct the function of neural tissue – the nerve tissue. The treatment includes areas of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.
During The Procedure:
The surgeons use an implantable pulse generator with a thin insulated wire with four microelectrodes attached to its tip. The team of highly experienced surgeons implant these microelectrodes in the area of the brain, spinal cord, or an occipital nerve and position it with submillimeter accuracy using state-of-the-art surgical navigation technology.
After the procedure:
After the recovery, the affected area is stimulated with the help of a surgically implanted stimulator resembling a heart pacemaker is implanted under the skin of the chest. It is used to deliver the small pulses of electricity to the target area. The adjustment of the stimulation parameters of the implant across a wide range is done, which helps in relieving symptoms. This implanted system helps change the functioning of the brain (the ultimate neural structure), the spinal cord, cranial nerves, and the peripheral nerves.
Common procedures performed using Functional Neurosurgery are
What Are The Precautions You Should Take After The Functional Neurosurgery?
The crucial precautionary measures one must consider after the surgery are:
What Are The Complications Associated With Functional Neurosurgery?
Some of the risk factors associated with Functional Neurosurgery include:
Short term adverse effects of stimulation:
These risk factors are very mild and usually reversible with adjustments in stimulation or with the help of some medication.
General adverse effects of stimulation:
However, if the patient experiences these symptoms for a longer duration, they must immediately see a doctor.