Essential Tremor


Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is utilised in the treatment of Essential Tremor when symptoms are severe and disabling and satisfactory control is not achieved with medications.  DBS can lead to improvements in tremor control of the order of 50-80% resulting in improved quality of life.

Parkinson’s disease


Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is employed in the treatment of people living with Parkinson’s disease in whom optimal medical therapy is not providing satisfactory control of physical symptoms.  In selected patients, DBS may improve and smooth control of physical symptoms reduces dyskinesia and improves quality of life. 

 

Dystonia & Tourette syndrome


Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is well established as an effective treatment in severe medication refractory dystonia from a variety of causes.  There is substantive data to support efficacy of DBS in the management of severe and disabling Tourette’s syndrome where medical therapy is insufficiently effective. 


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Conditions Treated 424 Patients
   
   
Parkinson's disease 401
Tremor 16
Dystonia
4
 
       
  Tourette Syndrome 4   
 Sydney dbs has now operated on   
400+ patients with Parkinson's Disease!
Total dbs surgical procedures now total 
1300+ !
                       
                      August 2016
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 Electrodes  Implanted    : 871
   
   Batteries replaced          :               508  
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN) 801

Pallidum  (GPi) posterior
 24

       
  Pallidum (GPi) anterior 8   
       

Motor Thalamus 

 33
       
  Pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN)      6   
 
                TOTAL DBS PROCEDURES
                             
  
                               1379




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