Successful surgery at Accord Hospital: Parkinson’s Patient from Iraq receives Advanced Treatment

Faridabad, 10 Feb 2024- Accord Hospital, located in Sector-86 of Greater Faridabad, is revolutionizing the treatment of serious illnesses by employing state-of-the-art technologies to provide life-saving interventions. Recently, a highly rare surgery was performed at the hospital. A successful surgery was conducted on Hatim, a Parkinson’s disease patient from Iraq, where a pacemaker was implanted in his brain. Following this groundbreaking procedure, he has regained full health. This successful surgery was conducted by the team led by Dr. Rohit Gupta, Chairman of the Neurology Department, Dr. Vikram Dua, Director of the Neurosurgery Department, and Dr. Ravi Shekhar.

Senior neurosurgeon Dr. Vikram Dua, in a media briefing, disclosed that Hatim, a 59-year-old resident of Iraq, had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for seven years. Initially, he experienced tremors and bradykinesia (difficulty in movement), which later escalated into rigidity. Despite undergoing treatment with medications, his condition deteriorated, and he suffered from side effects. Without medication, he struggled with walking, turning, and even getting out of bed. Despite seeking treatment at various hospitals, his condition continued to worsen. Recently, he sought treatment at Accord Hospital, where he was advised to undergo deep brain stimulation surgery. Dr. Dua explained that this is a novel technique, where surgery is performed without rendering the patient unconscious. Electrodes are implanted in both the right and left sides of the brain in the subthalamic nucleus. This eliminates the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease by releasing dopamine. Following this surgery, the patient no longer requires medication, and the side effects of medication have also ceased. Hatim has been discharged from the hospital and is now in good health.

In a press briefing, senior neurologist Dr. Rohit Gupta highlighted the increasing prevalence of Parkinson’s disease, particularly among young people. He emphasized that in the early stages, the symptoms are often subtle and overlooked by individuals. The four main symptoms include tremors in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face, slow movements or bradykinesia, and impaired balance and coordination. Patients often face difficulty in walking, talking, and performing daily tasks. Dr. Gupta stressed the importance of early intervention in managing the disease and achieving full recovery.

The successful surgery at Accord Hospital signifies a significant advancement in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, offering hope to patients worldwide.

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