Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

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Dr. Badih Adada
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Dr. Badih Adada is an accomplished neurosurgeon with more than 14 years of experience. He has specialized skills in the area of deep brain stimulation. Dr. Badih Adada has trained doctors all over the world to perform deep brain stimulation.

Question: What is deep brain stimulation?
Answer: Deep brain stimulation is a special kind of surgical procedure used to treat some neurological symptoms. The procedure involves placing a small, battery-operated implantable pulse generator and one or two electrodes inside the patient. The impulses from the generator travel to the electrodes and help correct irregularities.

Question: What diseases does deep brain stimulation treat?
Answer: Deep brain stimulation is commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease. It is also used in the treatment of essential tremor, dystonia, epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, and very severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Question: What diseases could deep brain stimulation treat in the future?
Answer: Deep brain stimulation is being studied for use in treatment of addiction, dementia, and depression. It is also being considered for use in patients recovering from a stroke.