Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC) Launches An Exclusive Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease Clinic (CPDC)

~ The newly launched center is equipped with the latest technologies to facilitate comprehensive Parkinson’s disease care including Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery

~ Complimentary mental health assessment and health check-up for Parkinson’s caregivers

7th April 2022, Chennai: Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC), a leading multi-speciality centre in Chennai launched an Advanced Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease Clinic to exclusively treat Parkinson’s Disease by providing comprehensive care. The comprehensive Parkinson’s disease Centre will cater to comprehensive care and treatment of Parkinson’s disease along with state-of- the-art facility for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery.

The centre is equipped with high-end technology, Medtronic Stealth – 8 Neuronavigation equipment, that provides excellent targeting of the nucleus in the brain, for precise placement of the DBS electrodes in brain and to ensure an extremely safe procedure for the patient.

With growing prevalence of Parkinson’s disease in Asia -Pacific region including our country, an estimated 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease. In recent times, more than 1,60,000 patients have benefitted from DBS surgery with numbers increasing each year. An estimated 4% of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed before the age of 50. Our centre aims to facilitate seamless treatment options for these patients that would aid in faster recovery from their symptoms. CPDC has more than 50 active Parkinson’s cases under follow up since last two years and 10 patients have undergone DBS surgery in the last 2 years of the pandemic.

Inaugurating the program Dr Dinesh Nayak, Director of Neurology and Advanced Centre for Epilepsy, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai said, “We have a very comprehensive and coherent team treating patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. With new developments in technology, Deep Brain Stimulation surgeries have witnessed various advancements that provides ease in treatment. There was an unmet need for comprehensive care for the patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, CPDC will help to bridge this gap in Chennai and neighbouring region.”

Elaborating about the centre, Dr Nigel Peter Symss, Clinical Lead & Senior Consultant – Neurosurgery, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai said, “Most of the Parkinson’s disease problems do not need surgery but the patients with severe motor fluctuations, not responding to others measures require surgical treatment. There is an undue fear in the minds of most people when faced with the prospect of Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. Advanced technology, minimally invasive techniques, specialized surgical training and years of experience have made DBS surgeries very safe today. Deep brain stimulation surgery is rapidly becoming the gold standard for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease with motor fluctuations and medication related side effects.”

Commenting further, Dr Venkatraman Karthikeayan, Consultant Neurologist, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai said, “Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative condition which causes the lack of dopamine in brain cells. Person suffering from Parkinson’s disease needs proper care and medication adjustment under Movement Disorders Specialist. With advancing disease, the medications become less effective and there are ON-OFF periods, reducing the quality of life of the patients. In such well selected cases, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery can help to a great extent in improving the ON-time and reducing medication related side effects like dyskinesia.”

Speaking at the launch, Dr. Alok Khullar, CEO, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai said, “The launch of an exclusive advanced centre for Parkinson’s disease with cutting-edge technologies, expert doctors and highly-trained technicians, paves way for best-in-class treatment for Parkinson’s disease related issues. A minimally invasive Deep Brain Stimulation surgery that provides relief and very less post-surgical care, comes as a boon to patients who are suffering from Parkinson’s disease.”

About Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai:

Gleneagles Global Health City at Perumbakkam – Sholinganallur, Chennai is one of India’s most renowned multi-organ transplant centre. It’s also one of the top tertiary care multi-speciality hospitals in the city with path-breaking Liver, Neuro, Heart, Lung and Kidney procedures to its credit and legacy. The NABH, NABL and NABB
accredited hospital operates 200+ beds. A modern CathLab, 13 operation theatres, advanced imaging services (Trubeam STX, Slice PET CT and Tesla MRI) offer cutting edge emergency and critical care management following internationally approved clinical protocols.

Over 10 years of clinical excellence has earned the hospital tie-ups with all major cashless health insurance players and is the preferred choice hospital by all major corporates in the city. The hospital is an international medical destination for thousands of patients in India, Middle East, Africa and SAARC nations. The hospital also offers VideoConsult services to its patients in India and abroad.

Gleneagles Global Health City is a part of IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare providers. With its full spectrum of integrated services, dedicated people, reach and scale, and commitment to quality and safety, IHH aspires to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network, united by a single purpose: to touch lives and transform care. More information on Gleneagles Global Health City can be found at hospital website

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