Deep Brain Stimulation (Brain Battery Application)
As Parkinson’s disease progresses, oral medications may be insufficient, they may need to be taken more frequently or in higher doses, which may lead to increased side effects. If, despite all the adjustments, the slow periods of the patient reach more than 4-5 hours a day and involuntary movements reduce the quality of life, our patients are followed up in our Advanced Parkinson Polyclinic. These patients are candidates for device-assisted therapies. In our hospital, deep brain stimulation (brain pacemaker) is applied to patients who are suitable for surgery with neurosurgeons. Levodopa carbidopa intestinal gel (duodopa) can be applied to patients who are not suitable for surgery by opening an apomorphine pump or peg-j. Battery adjustment is made in our advanced Parkinson Polyclinic, and patients who have been applied apomorphine or duodopa pump are regularly followed up.