DBS Deep Brain Stimulation

FUNCTIONAL NEUROSURGERY

Functional Neurosurgery consists of procedures in which external stimulus is given to an organ of the body to improve its function which can be  like External battery to give current to improve function of Brain, Spine, Urinary Bladder and Vagus Nerve or External continous infusion pump of Baclofen by a Baclofen Pump.

DBS or Deep Brain Stimulation is done to improve Movement Disorders like Parkinson’s disease, Dystonia and Tremors.

OTHER NEUROMODULATION TECHNIQUES

Spinal cord Stimuation SCS for spinal cord disorders.

Vagal Nerve Stimulation or VNS for control of Epilepsy.

Stimulation of bladder to control urinary bladder dysfunction like urge incontinence and bladder contraction disorders.

Prof. Shahzad Shams worked as Head and Professor of Neurosurgery Department at Lahore General Hospital, LGH, Lahore, Pakistan and presently works as Chairman Department of Neurosurgery King Edward Medical University and Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.

Lahore General Hospital is known for last 50 years for the treatment of movement disorders. Lahore General Hospital is the first Hospital in Pakistan where movement disorder surgery was performed by Prof Bashir Ahmad in December 1969.  It excels in all kinds of treatments required for diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Essential tremors and Dystonia. Prof Shahzad Shams is the best Neurosurgeon for the treatment of movement disorders and considered the best among the Doctors, Neuro physicians, Medical Specialists and General Physicians.

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

SURGERY FOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS

Prof Shahzad Shams is the best Neurosurgeon for the treatment with most latest and Advanced techniques for Movement Disorders with DBS Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery in Lahore, Pakistan for diseases like:

 1. Parkinson’s Disease

2.  Essential Tremors

3. Dystonia

( i) Cervical Dystonia (ii) Generalized Dystonia

(iii) Meig’s Syndrome Oral and  Facial spasm

4. Epilepsy

5. Coma

6. Obsessive compulsive disorder OCD

7. Writer’s cramp

8. Tourette’s Syndrome

9. Major Depression 

10. Alzheimer’s disease

11. Huntington’s Chorea

Programming after deep brain stimulation is a very specialized process for which Prof Shahzad Shams is the best in Pakistan.

Best Neurosurgeon for treatment and  dbs deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s disease, Tremors and Dystonia in Lahore, Pakistan

Prof Shams MOVEMENT DISORDER CLINIC is the most comprehensive and has robust program for treatment of Parkinson’s disease , Tremors and Dystonia in Pakistan.

DBS SURGERY- DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION PROCEDURE

DBS surgery involves placing a thin metal electrode into one of several possible brain targets and attaching it to a computerizad pulse generator, which is implanted under the skin in the chest below the collar bone. All parts of the stimulator system are internal; there are no wirs coming out through the skin. A programming computer held next to the skin over the pulse generator is used to adjust the settings for optimal symptom contro

PALLIDOTOMY

Their  is a  part of the brain call led the Globus pallidus which becomes overactive in Parkinson’s disease. This overactivity acts like a brake and slows or diminishes bodily movement. Pallidotomy surgery permanently destroys the overactive globus pallidus to lessen the symptoms. This treatment can eliminate rigidity and significantly reduce tremor, bradykinesia, and balance problems. Pallidotomy can also enhance the effect of medication in those patients having advanced form of the disease.

TREATMENT FOR FOLLOWING DISEASES:

1. PARKINSON’S DISEASE

2. DYSTONIA

THALAMOTOMY

The abnormal brain activity that causes tremor is processed through the thalamus. Thalamotomy destroys part of the thalamus to block this abnormal activity from reaching the muscles and causing tremor. Thalamotomy is used only to control tremors.

TREATMENT FOR FOLLOWING DISEASES:

1. TREMORS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE