Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery Options Worldwide

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How much does deep brain stimulation (dbs) surgery cost?

Updated: 2022-01-13
The average price of deep brain stimulation (dbs) surgery is $33400, the minimum price is $340, and the maximum price is $79200.
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Sourasky Medical Center

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery

Israel, Tel Aviv
$58300 $50700
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery
Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi

Deep brain stimulation

Turkey, Istanbul
$28000
Medical and other services
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery
Neurosurgeon’s consultation Microelectrode-guided surgery Neurostimulator 1 week full accommodation before surgery 3 weeks full accommodation after the surgery 3 weeks of neurostimulator programing after the surgery Up to 1-year follow-up examination.
Memorial Şişli Hospital

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Turkey, Istanbul
$23000
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery
Hermes Clinics

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Turkey, İzmir
$22000 $23280
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery
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37 Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery Clinics Found

The hospitals ranking is based on 1339 requests, 163 patient reviews, prices, and information from 37 clinics

#1
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

Fastest treatment organization

Fastest treatment organization

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World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

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#2
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

European Foundation for Quality Management

European Foundation for Quality Management

The European Foundation for Quality Management increases the effectiveness of organizations, the promotion of global ideas, and experience exchange.

THE IMTJ MEDICAL TRAVEL AWARD WINNER IN 2019

THE IMTJ MEDICAL TRAVEL AWARD WINNER IN 2019

The IMTJ (International Medical Travel Journal) independent expert group headed by the chief editor assesses the Awards nominees. The Award-winners meet such quality criteria as high-level medical care, innovations availability, positive patient reviews, etc.

#3
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

NanoKnife

NanoKnife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

Patient choice in Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Oncology

Patient choice in Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Oncology

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How can you describe the impact of DBS surgery on patients?

Ali Zirh
34 years of experience
Istanbul , Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital

It would be appropriate to describe this as "turning back the clock of the disease." When we perform Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery for a patient with a 10-years history of Parkinson's, it is possible to bring that patient back to the initial years of the disease.  We have seen patients who cannot live independently, turn in bed or eat without the help of others live independently after the surgery. Many of them can even see returning to their previous professions.

How effective is DBS for Parkinson's and tremors? What are the benefits of DBS for Parkinson's and Tremor?

Since DBS mimics the effect of high-dose medication, DBS surgery effectively stops Parkinson's patients' tremors and partially responds to the medication.

However, in patients whose tremor does not stop from the beginning despite a high dose of medication, with DBS focused on the tremor center in the brain, it is possible to stop both Parkinson's tremor and other tremors with a success rate of 85-90%.

What is the DBS surgery process?

Patients suitable for this surgery will be brought to the hospital and taken through the necessary preoperative evaluations. They will undergo DBS surgery on the second day, where the actual brain surgery part of the intervention is. The patients are awake, able to talk with us and communicate their experiences during the surgery. 

During this approximate 2.5-hour process, the medical team creates the physiological map of the brain using the Microelectrode Recording and Stimulation technique and by establishing cooperation with the patient. The surgeon places DBS electrodes by locating the brain cells responsible for the disease with an error margin of fewer than 80 microns. 

Afterward, within half an hour, when the patient is anesthetized, the surgeon places the neurostimulator in the chest area and connects it to the DSB electrodes with extension cables.  After the operation, the treating doctor provides neurostimulator programming, reduces and adjusts the patient's medications within 2-3 weeks of outpatient clinic control.

What does the success of DBS surgery depend on?

1. Proper patient selection

2. Placing DBS electrodes in the right place in the brain

3. Proper neurostimulator programming.

Items 1 and 3 require a highly educated and experienced movement disorders team. Item 2 depends on the advanced technology used and the experience of the neurosurgeon performing the surgery. Failure to define the precise location of those cells responsible for the disease will inevitably sacrifice the quality of life for the patients after surgery. 

#4
CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Turkish Medical Association

Turkish Medical Association

The Turkish Medical Association (TMA) was established to improve public healthcare in Turkey. The association considers professional doctor competence, education, and training.

The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) by WHO and UNICEF

The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) by WHO and UNICEF

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, which implements breastfeeding protection, encouragement, and support.

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#5
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

European Society for Medical Oncology

European Society for Medical Oncology

The European Society for Medical Oncology is the leading professional organisation for medical oncology.

#6
Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

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Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT

Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT

TÜV NORD DIN EN ISO evaluates quality management system, certifies and performs audits.

#7
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

LEED Platinum Sertificate for ECO Buildings

LEED Platinum Sertificate for ECO Buildings

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) is a ranking certification system regarding energy efficiency and eco-friendliness for green buildings.

#8
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

NanoKnife

NanoKnife

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

#9
International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

#10
Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

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Best Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery Doctors

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Bartolomé Oliver
Neurosurgeon Spine neurosurgeon Neurooncologist Pediatric neurosurgeon
Barcelona , Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
4.7
( 257 reviews )
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Barcelona, Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
36 years of experience
Bartolome Oliver is top rated neurologists from Spain. Heads the Neurosurgical Department at the Teknon Clinic. Dr. Bartolome has been practicing since 1979. Dr. Oliver performs microsurgical operations through small incisions under a microscope. The physician also utilizes apparatuses of non-invasi ...
Ali Zirh
Neurosurgeon Stereotactic and functional neurosurgeon
Istanbul , Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital
4.5
( 278 reviews )
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Istanbul, Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital
29 years of experience
Doctor Ali Zirh is world famous neurosurgeon and world renowned neurologist from Turkey. Dr. Ali Zırh graduated from the Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Turkey in 1983. Afterwards, he attended training courses in Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Israel, Belgium, and the USA. Dr. Ali Zırh’s ...
Gerardo Conesa Bertran
Neurosurgeon Spine neurosurgeon Stereotactic and functional neurosurgeon Vascular neurosurgeon Neurooncologist Pediatric neurosurgeon Pediatric neuro-oncologist
Barcelona , Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
4.7
( 257 reviews )
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Barcelona, Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
30 years of experience
Education: Dr. Conesa holds a medical degree from the University of Barcelona in 1982. Completed his specialization in neurosurgery in 1990, at the University Hospital de Bellvitge. He defended his doctoral dissertation with honors on the topic "Surgical treatment of neoplasms in the highly function ...
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Mohamed Sep 10, 2021
Verified review. The patient was treated of parkinson"s disease in Medipol Mega University Hospital

In cos ara include frees and meals of patient of accompagnateur. We Have paid his feeds.if possible, I prefer stay a hotel in the town near from the central the programmation center of stimulator

Ruslan Dec 5, 2018
Verified review. The patient was treated of parkinson"s disease in Medipol Mega University Hospital

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Karzan Abdulah Jan 4, 2019
Verified review. The patient was treated of parkinson"s disease in Apollo Hospital Indraprastha

Thank you anton volvak you made every things easy for us thank you .

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FAQ about Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery

How to choose the best DBS hospital?

When you consider several options for providing the brain stimulation, have in mind the following factors:

  • The doctor’s experience. The qualification is the key factor of successful brain surgery outcome. It requires special skills and lots of experience. Even if deep brain stimulation has nothing to do with intervention in the brain, its effect depends on the accuracy of pacemaker electrodes placing. If electrical signals don’t reach the targeted area, a patient will not relieve the symptoms. We highly recommend to learn the doctor’s CV and figure out how many people he treated with DBS. Read his patient reviews, contact them if possible to get additional information firsthand, watch videos with doctor’s patients before and after the procedure.
  • Certifications. Best DBS clinics have certificates and awards ensuring a patient receives care according to the international guidelines. Among them are Joint Commission International (JCI), European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), etc.
  • The hospital equipment. The modern equipment gives a neurosurgeon a better picture of the patient’s brain, so an expert puts electrodes faster and more accurate. Some technologies as Neuromate robot allows minimizing traumatic effect for the head.
  • The clinic location. Patients with Parkinson’s disease and dystonia at different stages have different conditions and diverse symptoms — and not all of them can have long-time flights. In this case, it’s better to look upon neighboring countries.

Where can I get the surgery?

The ranking represents medical centers in Turkey, India, Spain, Israel, South Korea, Germany, and the Czech Republic. All of them have international certificates, trained neurosurgeons, and advanced technologies. The prices for DBS in these hospitals differ due to price policy within the country, hospital awareness, and other factors.

Let’s gain insight top 3 countries with DBS clinics.

Turkey

For the last decade, Turkey has become a new healthcare brand. By the end of 2019, the country will have hosted 1M international patients.

I’is a top choice due to quality-price ratio. This correlation is explained by governmental supervision of prices in the hospitals and experienced professionals who have vast experience in DBS for Parkinson’s, essential tremor, dystonia, and Tourette syndrome.

Patients from the Gulf and Western European countries most often come to Turkey for neurosurgery.

India

If you are looking for affordable prices and want to be sure of the procedure quality, India is the choice. Indian hospitals report that they offer the lowest prices, some of which take a tenth part of the US prices for the same neurosurgical procedures, including DBS.

Indian neurosurgeons are trained overseas and thus are skillful enough to provide the most complex surgeries.

Patients from the Middle East (Oman), African countries (Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania), Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan) visit Indian DBS specialists for treatment of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, OCD, depression, dystonia.

Spain

WHO ranks the Spanish healthcare system the 7th in the world. The country spends around 10% of its GDP on medicine development. Thus, hospitals have the newest equipment possible. Many centers provide clinical trials. In Spain, deep brain stimulation is carried out for Parkinson’s, essential tremor, and other movement disorders, dystonia, epilepsy, and Tourette syndrome. Prices are higher than in Turkey and India.

Patients from France, Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands come here for treatments.

How to go for deep brain stimulation surgery abroad?

We understand that brain surgery alone sounds terrifying, and the decision may be not that easy. Submit a request on Bookimed, and our medical coordinator will contact you to answer all your questions on the procedure in different DBS hospitals.

Be ready to provide us with a video of patient’s movements and the list of medications taken. This information will help to evaluate if you are a candidate for a brain pacemaker installment and make treatment program with cost estimate right for you.

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