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Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital starts clinic on neurosurgery in City


Indore : Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital launched a neurosurgical clinic here claiming that it was the first-of-its-kind in Madhya Pradesh offering consultation for advanced surgical treatment to neurological disorders.

“Patients travel to Mumbai for preoperative consultations and follow ups for advanced surgeries performed to treat neurological disorders. Through Ayuska Clinic, we will offer expert opinion at their doorsteps,” Jalok Hospital Neuro-surgery Director Dr Paresh Doshi told reporters here.

The surgeries will be performed at Mumbai. The clinic will offer consultation to patients suffering with Parkinson’s disease, tremors, epilepsy, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, back pain, depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, he said.

Dr Doshi presented a patient, Mohd Ali of Ratlam, who underwent Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery in Mumbai for Parkinson’s disease in 2007.

Ali had debilitating symptoms of hallucinations, limb stiffness and severe dyskinesis (involuntary muscle movement) preventing him to carry out day-to-day activities.

The DBS surgery helped him regain his normal work Dr Doshi said the clinic will help patients prepare for advanced treatments like DBS and ensure that their post-operative follow-up.

Speaking on Parkinson’s disease (PD), he claimed its prevalence is as high as 10-22 per 10,000 people. It is estimated that there are around 12.5-25 million people suffering from the disease in the country. It usually affects population above 60 years, but 25 percent of the patients, today, suffer from onset PD at a much younger age, even as young as 35 years, Dr Doshi said. “Thought to incurable earlier, advanced treatment like DBS are now available to manage and treat ‘PD’ and other disabling neuro-disorders, offering significant long term relief,” he added.

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