‘DBS surgery a milestone in healthcare’

DBS operation costs five times less in Pakistan than abroad

Our Correspondent April 11, 2018

LAHORE: Health experts said that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) technique of surgery was nothing less than a blessing for patients of Parkinson’s disease. They said it helps them live a normal life without becoming a liability on society. The DBS operation costs five times less in Pakistan than abroad.

Speaking on the eve of International Parkinson Day, renowned neurosurgeon Dr Khalid Mahmood said the disease was first cured in the 18th century. Dr Athar Javed, a professor of Neurology of King Edward Medical University, also expressed his views on the occasion.

“Recovery chances are 70% in this disease and, fortunately, a latest treatment method (DBS) has successfully started in Punjab at the Lahore General Hospital.” He added it that over the last three years, the operations of 35 patients were conducted successfully.

The doctor continued that nearly 10 million people were suffering globally from Parkinson’s disease.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 11th, 2018.


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