Deep Brain Stimulation cost in India

The average cost of Deep Brain Stimulation in India is USD $23000, while the minimum cost is USD $18,000. The maximum cost for DBS Surgery can go upto USD $31,000.

Type of Deep Brain StimulationCosting in USD 
DBS with Rechargable Implant USD $ 28,000
DBS with non-rechargable Implant USD $ 18,000

Deep brain stimulation is a specialized treatment used for the treatment of movement disorders such as dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, and essential tremors. Recently, the use of this procedure has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is a neurosurgical procedure that involves the placement of a device called deep brain stimulator, which sends signals to specific areas of the brain to stop the symptoms associated with a movement disorder.

Deep Brain Stimulation in India

Deep brain stimulation is conducted across all major neurosurgery hospitals. This is a highly sensitive and a critical procedure that involves the placement of electrodes within specific areas of the brain that trigger symptoms associated with the motor disorder. This is the reason why this procedure must be conducted by only an experienced and skilled surgeon. India is known for its brigade of highly qualified brain surgeons who are mostly educated from the best medical universities in the world.

Every so often, Deep Brain Stimulation is regarded as the Pacemaker for the brain due to its similar functionalities with the Pacemaker which is used for heart-related problems. Deep Brain Stimulation is mostly operated on patients who find it difficult to control their disease through medication.

Expense Item Cost Starting from ( in USD)
Pre-operative evaluation $ 12,500
DBS Device (Activa-PC) $ 1800 - $ 3000
Operation charges (Hospital) $ 1500 - $ 3000
Doctor’s charges (Neurologist, Neurosurgeon etc) $ 2000 - $ 2500
Hospital stay including medications $ 2000 - $ 3000

People suffering from Parkinson’s disease show symptoms of tremor, stiffness, rigidity, slowed movement, etc. Deep Brain Stimulation helps ease tremor and improves the stiffness and slowness in a remarkable manner. Even the tremor caused due to Essential Tremor simply gets wiped out with DBS. Dystonia patients get relief with the help of DBS as it relaxes muscles and improves irregular posture which is caused by muscle contraction. Taking everything into account, Deep Brain Stimulation helps enrich the quality of life of its patients.

Cost Comparison

Following is the cost comparison of Deep Brain Stimulation in India as compared to some of the western countries and Europe:

Following is the list of cities and the associated costs for Deep Brain Stimulation in India

CityMinimum CostMaximum Cost
ThaneUSD 26030USD 30820
KolkataUSD 27360USD 30660
GhaziabadUSD 27380USD 30460
AhmedabadUSD 27940USD 32920
FaridabadUSD 28300USD 31800
GurugramUSD 26010USD 32980
MohaliUSD 28600USD 30220
ChennaiUSD 26250USD 30640
New DelhiUSD 26310USD 31480
HyderabadUSD 26310USD 30820

Country wise cost comparison for Deep Brain Stimulation:

CountryCost
GreeceUSD 48000
IndiaUSD 26000
IsraelUSD 60000
MalaysiaUSD 45000
Saudi ArabiaUSD 42000
SingaporeUSD 55000
South AfricaUSD 48500
South KoreaUSD 60000
SpainUSD 85000
SwitzerlandUSD 62500
ThailandUSD 70000
TurkeyUSD 25000
United KingdomUSD 65000

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Seven Hills Hospital located in Mumbai, India is accredited by JCI, NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • It is spread over an area of 17 acres.
  • There is also an academic institute with research facilities.
  • SevenHills Hospital has excellent diagnostic services including a laboratory and a provision for various tests.
  • Given that their are specific departments for various kinds of diagnostsic. Tests like PET Scan, MRI, CT scan and biopsies are completed regularly.
  • Biochemistry, Hematology, Microbiology are some of the important diagnostic departments.
  • Endoscopies as well as non-invasive procedures are done through their respective departments.
  • Day care specialty services are available for those kinds of requirements.
  • Health Check up packages are also present as are the collaborations with many insurance organisations.
  • There are professionally managed in-patient and out-patient facilities.
  • There are more than 30 super specialties in Seven Hills Hospital Mumbai.
  • There are also Centres of Excellence in Cardiac Care, Neurosciences, Bone & Joint Care, Cancer Care, Nephrology and Cosmetic Dermatology.
  • International patient care services are also implemented for the best assistance to overseas patients.

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USD 27930 - 32600

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Wockhardt Hospital - A New Age Hospital located in Mumbai, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 20-storeyed building at Mumbai Central (South Mumbai)
  • Capacity of 350-beds
  • Two highly-advanced cath labs with ultra-modern technologies to perform high risk coronary procedures and neurological surgeries
  • 8 Operation Theatres- Cardiac, Joint Replacement, Neurology, Oncology, MAS and Organ Transplantation
  • 100 beds dedicated to Critical Care, which are connected to IntelliSpace Critical Care & Anaesthesia (ICCA) system
  • Largest Paediatric Cardiac Unit
  • It has the largest Intelligent ICCA System
  • Possess Hi-tech GPS-enabled Ambulances and largest state-of-the-art Accident & Emergency unit in South Mumbai
  • As far as accommodation facility is considered, the Hospital makes it easily accessible for the patients in nearby hotels/lodges

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USD 26740 - 32080

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Jaypee Hospital located in Noida, India is accredited by ISO, NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 525 beds in the first phase
  • 150 Critical Care beds
  • 325 ward beds with Suite, Deluxe, Twin Sharing, and Economy options
  • 18 Modular OTs
  • 4 Cardiac Catheterization Lab with unqie Hybrid Operating Room
  • 24 bedded Advanced Neonatal ICUs20 bedded Dialysis Units
  • 2 Linear Accelerator (IMRT, VMAT, I
  • GRT), Wide Bore CT Simulator, one Brachytherapy Suite
  • True Beam STx Linear Accelerator
  • 2 MRI (3.0 Tesla) with High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound
  • 64 Slice PET CT, Gamma Camera, Dual Head 6 Slice SPECT CT
  • 256 Slice CT Scan, CT Simulation
  • Amongst the few GOLD LEED-certified hospital buildings in India
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Flow motion 64 Slice PET CT technology
  • Pick and drop facility from/to the Airport
  • Foreign exchange facility
  • Treatment packages
  • Visa assistance
  • Admission in the hospital
  • Wi-Fi/internet service in the room
  • Travel arrangement for patient & attendant after discharge
  • Tele-consults after discharge
  • Dedicated Guest House for International Patients maintained by Jaypee Hospital
  • In-house translators for patient’s comfort
  • Assistance in getting doctor’s opinion
  • Registration with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office
  • Accommodation arrangements after discharge
  • Accommodation arrangement for the accompanying attendant
  • Customized diet for patient and attendant
  • Laundry services
  • Prayer room
  • Dialysis facility for 60 patients
  • Cadaver organs
  • Blood bank facilities
  • Advanced Laboratory facilities
  • Diagnostic and Radiology facilities
  • High-end Ultrasound facilities

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DOCTORS IN 14 SPECIALITIES

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USD 27880 - 30840

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Fortis Hiranandani Hospital located in Mumbai, India is accredited by ISO, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The hospital has a bed capacity of 138.
  • The healthcare organisation is present on a 1, 20,000 sq. ft. area.
  • A super ICU enables healthcare delivery to critically conditions.
  • Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai possesses world class diagnostic equipment.
  • Attractive healthcare packages are available.
  • Over 5 lakh patients have been treated till date.
  • Over 13 years of experience in healthcare delivery.
  • There are more than 38 health departments.
  • 150 plus beds are available in the hospital.
  • The hospital has many specialty areas, some of the important ones are Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, Gastroenterology & Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery etc.

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 26050 - 31050

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Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh is a super-speciality hospital which occupies a unique place when it comes to providing world class patient care. The hospital is equipped with 262 beds and is expanded over a total area of 7.34 acres. It provides the highest quality of medical care via its team of doctors, technicians, nurses, and management professionals.

Infrastructure & facilities:

  • PET-CT
  • Radiation Oncology: VERSA HD - Elektra (Linac) for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy, Image
  • Guided Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy
  • EUS, 3D Laparoscopic system, Capsule Endoscopy
  • Fibro Scan, Stereotactic Frame for Neurosurgery, ERCP
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab with Hybrid Operating Room
  • Flat Panel Cath Lab
  • Endo Bronchial Ultrasound
  • 100-Watt Holmium Laser, lithotripsy
  • Flexible Ureteroscope
  • NABH Accredited Hospital
  • NABL Accredited Lab
  • High-tech labs
  • Advanced intensive care units
  • Modular operation theaters
  • Luxury rooms for patients
  • Consultation available on Call / Email / Skype
  • Visa and Travel assistance
  • Local transport available as per the requirements of patients
  • Provision of ambulance/car pickup at airports
  • Rehabilitation facilities wherein experts train you for the therapies and exercises
  • Patient dropped to airports in car / ambulance
  • Fully Air-conditioned Deluxe-Suite rooms
  • Hassle-free discharge as per your flight timings
  • One of Asia’s largest Bone Marrow Transplant Centre
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery Systems
  • Liver Transplant | Kidney Transplant | Heart Transplant
  • Cancer Centre | Centre for Chest and Respiratory Diseases
  • Centre for Child Health | Centre for Critical Care
  • Centre for Bone Marrow Transplant

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USD 27820 - 32860

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  • 670 bed facility
  • 24 hours Emergency and Trauma Care

Aster Centres of Excellence

    • Cardiac Sciences
    • Orthopaedics & Rheumatology
    • Neurosciences
    • Nephrology & Urology
    • Oncology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Integrated Liver Care
    • Womens Health
    • Child & Adolescent Health
    • Multi Organ Transplant
  • Diagnostic Technology used for increasing the efficiency of diagnostic procedures.
  • Streamlined Application of Therapeutic Technology
  • Minimal Access Robotic Surgery (MARS) which makes use of the da Vinci Surgical System is applied by the specialists in Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala.
  • ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres which applies Karlstorz OR1 Fusion system.
  • Completely digital Anesthesia facility
  • Pharmacy which possesses completely Automated Drug Dispensing

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USD 26810 - 31730

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Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute located in New Delhi, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Multi-bed hospital with state-of-art infrastructure
  • Advanced medical equipment
  • High-tech labs
  • Modular operation theaters
  • Cath labs with Clarity Platform, 128 channel CARTO 3 version 4 with ICE mapping facility, FD 10 Prucka 2D EP system
  • High-end Intensive Coronary Care Unit
  • Dedicated Pre-Post Cath Unit
  • Multislice CT Scan, 1.5 Tesla MRI
  • 24 *7*365 functional cardiac Cath lab & operation theatre
  • Fifteen bedded Coronary Care Unit
  • 3D, 4D Echo & Trans-oesophageal Echo, Non Invasive cardiology (Holter, TMT, Echo, 24hrs ambulatory BP Monitoring
  • Radio Frequency Ablation like Complex Arrhythmia such as ischemic VT, AF with 3 D Mapping imaging
  • RFA using ICE Intra-cardiac Echo
  • Well-equipped inpatient and intensive care services
  • Ultra-modern Blood Bank Facility
  • Advanced Physiotherapy center, 24/7 Emergency &Trauma services
  • Gastroenterology department equipped with Capsule endoscopy, Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, Single balloon enteroscopy, High resolution esophageal and anorectal manometry, Endoscopic ultrasound, and hydrogen breath test
    Sustained low-efficiency daily dialysis and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Exhaled Nitric oxide (FeNO) and allergy testing for the management of asthma
  • Conventional PAP/ Liquid PAP/ HPV-DNA test for the patients with the High risk of cervical cancer

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USD 28280 - 30090

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Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital located in New Delhi, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 50-bed facility with 12 high-end modular operation theatres
  • High-tech observation unit, 72 critical care beds
  • 18 HDU beds for patients
  • Dedicated endoscopy unit, and advanced dialysis units
  • Tertiary care hospital that is equipped with 256 Slice CT Angio, 3.0 Tesla digital broadband MRI,
  • Cath Lab with electrophysiology navigation, a ?at panel C-Arm detector
  • Da Vinci Xi Robotic System
  • GE Lightspeed 16-slice CT scanners
  • Interventional Radiology Suite, X-rays
  • Novalis Tx-a highly powerful radiosurgery system, which offers a combination of advanced technology for the treatment of tumours and other body parts
  • Allegretto Wave Eye-Q excimer laser, which uses technical innovations to get laser vision correction, with excellent clinical results
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Bi-Plane Digital Cathlab for producing high-resolution 3D images of blood vessels in the brain
  • Offers services in medical disciplines of Cardiac Sciences, Neurology, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Urology, Obstetrics, and Gynaecology
  • Over 300 leading specialists, strong nursing staff, state-of-the-art innovative medical tools
  • A hub for complex procedures such as heart surgeries, orthopaedic surgeries, neurovascular intervention, targeted cancer treatments, liver & kidney transplant, and fertility treatments.
  • Interpreter Facility
  • Stay and Food Arrangement
  • Visa and Travel Arrangement
  • 3D (4D) imaging and Pure wave x Matrix technology
  • Live 3D TEE
  • 20-Inch high resolution articulating flat panel display
  • Automated Stress Echo
  • Premium Image Quality
  • Full Doppler functions

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USD 28160 - 32240

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Apollo Hospitals Bannerghatta located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Bed Capacity is 250
  • Largest and most sophisticated sleep laboratory in the world
  • Technological powerhouse with latest equipments
  • 120 slice CT angiogram
  • 3 Tesla MRI
  • Low energy & High energy Linear Accelerators
  • Navigation System in surgical procedures
  • 4-D Ultrasound for 4 dimensional sonography
  • Digital Fluoroscopy
  • Gamma Camera
  • Stereotactic Robotic Radio- surgery
  • Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Robotic assisted surgeries
  • Thallium Laser-First in India
  • Holmium Laser-First in South India
  • Digital X-Ray-First in Karnataka
  • 100 plus consultants
  • Uses Y shaped stent for tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Four autologous chondrocyte implantations procedure is performed and several more like Spinal angiolipoma excision, Tibial tuberosity shift with MPSL reconstruction
  • Biggest series of airway stents in India
  • The Minimal Access Surgery Centre (MASC) centre of excellence

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 27430 - 31500

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Sarvodaya Hospital and Research Centre located in Faridabad, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Sarvodaya Hospital has a 500 bed capacity which is inclusive of 65 ICU beds.
  • A dedicated dialysis unit for people with kidney conditions.
  • The hospital has a cancer center which makes cancer treatment a seamless process.
  • There is an upcoming oncology center in Sarvodaya Hospital Faridabad.
  • Technologies such as 128 Slice CT scan, 500 MA X-Ray, 1.5 Tesla MRI and Mammography facility.

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USD 28300 - 31800

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Fortis Hospital located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by ISO, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 24x7 emergency services are available.
  • In house pharmacy services are also present.
  • Highly regarded doctors and surgeons work day and night at the hospital.
  • This is in addition to numerous consultants who provide services to patients.
  • There are excellent preoperative and post operative care facilities at the hospital.
  • High success rates and faster turnaround times for patients towards excellent health.
  • An International patient care center enables international patients to avail the best of treatment in a seamless manner with minimal hassle.
  • 5 Centres of Excellence are present in Fortis hospital Bangalore.
  • The bed capacity of this hospital is 250.
  • Latest In Vitro Fertilisation technologies are present.

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USD 28600 - 30220

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Sakra World Hospital located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The hospital has a 350-bed capacity.
  • It has a world class rehabilitation center.
  • The hospital works with a systematic process-driven approach which is representative of its association with the Japanese affiliations.
  • Sakra World Hospital is known for its various services such as Women & Child Care, Renal Care, Orthopaedics and Cardiac Care services.
  • The Rehabilitation Services (spread over 6000 square feet area) provided by this hospital make the post operative care a process driven by excellence.
  • It has been given the recognition for being the best healthcare organisation in Bengaluru for Cosmetology services.
  • There are services such as CCU/ICU/NICU/PICU and SICU available in the hospital.

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USD 26530 - 31260

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Indian Spinal Injuries Centre located in New Delhi, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fully-equipped comfortable in-patient rooms
  • 178 patient beds
  • State-of-the-art Intensive care units (ICU)
  • 6 operation theatres backed by latest diagnostic and treatment facilities
  • 24 hr Emergency and Ambulance services
  • Rehabilitation Department
  • Provides Telemedicine services in collaboration with Tata Communications
  • Separate Rehabilitation unit
  • Indian Spinal Injuries Center (ISIC) is more than just a hospital it is also a research and training center affiliated to one of the popular universities in India. Its on-the-job training provision attracts students and interns from all over the nation
  • ISICs International Patient Department to provide entire assistance to international patient throughout their medical stay
  • The hospital is working with colleagues in Germany to set up a Biomechanical testing Laboratory

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USD 28320 - 31370

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Ruby Hall Clinic located in Pune, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Ruby Hall Clinic brought in Intensive Care and Coronary care units as early as in 1969.
  • It was the pioneer in terms of having achieved the first successful Kidney Transplant and test tube baby in Pune and being the initiator for Cobalt Therapy to ensure Cancer treatment.
  • Imaging advancement is being used in the hospital which is highly advanced known as Positron Emission Tomography.
  • Ruby Hall Clinic is in the possession of two cardiac cath labs and Linear Accelerators.
  • There are as many as 550 in-patient beds which is inclusive of 130 ICU beds.
  • Air Ambulance services are provided by the hospital.
  • There is a multi-organ transplant centre which began operations in the year 1997 and a Neuro Trauma stroke centre.
  • There is also the presence of an independent Stroke Trauma Unit which is fully equipped and enabled with the right units and healthcare personnel.

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Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet located in Hyderabad, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Multi-bed facility
  • High-tech labs, modular operation theaters
  • Advanced medical equipement
  • Dedicated rooms for patients with all facilities
  • State-of-art technology
  • 24/7 blood bank
  • State of the art Cardio-Thoracic Center with the latest CATH LAB Equipment & Modular steel operation theatre
  • Neurosurgery department equipped with an operating microscope, high-speed drill & stereotaxy
  • 24-hour Emergency services to take care of all kinds of trauma and other orthopedic emergencies
  • Pulmonology department equipped with modern gadgets.
  • One of the best PFT labs and bronchoscopy units
  • Nephrology services include Renal Biopsy, AV Fistulas, AV Grafts & Permanent Catheter Insertions, Hemodialysis; Temporary Access For Dialysis; Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Has a comprehensive cancer care unit following a trans-disciplinary & multi-modality approach
  • State-of-the-art services of Digital X rays, Flouroscopy, Ultrasonography, OPG, Mammography, CT 64 Slices, MRI, etc.
  • Airport Transfer Service
  • Scheduling Of All Medical Appointment
  • Processing Of Medical Second Opinion
  • Provide Language Interpreter
  • Special Dietary Needs / Religious Arrangement
  • Coordination Of Admissions Process
  • Cost Estimates For Anticipated Treatments
  • Foreign Exchange service
  • Billing and Finance Related Service
  • Providing Information Of Patient’s Relatives Back Home

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USD 27980 - 30140

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About the Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure that involves implantation of electrodes within the specific targeted areas of the brain. It is used to treat a variety of disabling neurological symptoms. Deep brain stimulation procedure can be opted for treating a number of neurological conditions, including Parkinson's disease, Essential tremor, Dystonia, Epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder and chronic pain. Deep brain stimulation uses a neurostimulator, commonly referred to as deep brain stimulator,  to deliver electrical stimulation to targeted areas in the brain that control movement.

The impulse sent by deep brain stimulator interferes with and blocks the electrical signals that cause tremor and other Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The targeted areas most often include the thalamus, subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus. Deep brain stimulation procedure has a long history of research. It was first introduced in 1987 and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved deep brain stimulation treatment for essential tremor and Parkinson's disease in 1997.

What is deep brain stimulation treatment?

Deep brain stimulation treatment is recommended for people who have had Parkinson’s disease for at least four years, are still getting benefited from medications, but have motor complications, such as significant on-off time periods. Brain stimulation therapy works by inactivating the parts of the brain that cause Parkinson's disease symptoms. However, DBS Parkinson does not damage the healthy brain tissue by destroying nerve cells. It blocks electrical signals from targeted areas of the brain.

Deep brain stimulation treatment has proven effective in most of the cases, but it could potentially result in serious complications and side effects. This is the main reason why deep brain stimulation treatment is used only for patients whose symptoms are not appropriately controlled with medications.

How is Deep Brain Stimulation performed?

During the deep brain stimulation therapy, the neurosurgeon first uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan to identify the exact target within the brain where electrical nerve signals generate the symptoms. Some doctors may use microelectrode recording (a small wire that observes the activity of nerve cells in the target area) to more specifically and precisely identify the target in the brain that will be stimulated during the treatment.

After identifying the targets in the brain, there are several ways in which the permanent electrodes are placed into the target areas. The patient is given a local anaesthetic before the procedure, and then the neurosurgeon implants electrode by making small holes in the skull. The implanted electrodes are connected with extensions (a thin insulated wire) connected with the stimulator. These extensions are passed by some incisions under the skin of the head, neck, and shoulder. Deep brain stimulator is a battery-operated medical device similar to a heart pacemaker. It is implanted under the skin near the collarbone or in the chest.

Recovery from Deep Brain Stimulation

Typically, patients need to stay in the hospital until their incision-related pain is under control, they are able to eat, drink and walk. Mostly, the patients are required to stay for only one night at the hospital after the surgery, but some patient may be advised to stay for at least two nights. The patient will not be able to shower or wet the area around the incision until the wound has completely healed. Deep brain stimulation programming takes place about 3 to 4 weeks after the surgery and this is when the actual benefits of the treatment can be reaped.

After a few weeks of surgery, the neurostimulator (IPG) is activated by a specialist. The specialist can easily program the IPG from outside the patient’s body using a special remote control. The amount of stimulation is customized as per specific needs. Stimulation may be constant or the specialist may advise to turn the IPG off at night and back on in the morning, depending on the condition of the patient. The batteries of stimulator may last for three to five years. The IPG replacement procedure is relatively simple. Inform your doctor immediately in case you experience any problems related to speech, balance, and coordination or in case you experience mood swings, numbness, muscle tightness, or lightheadedness.


There are many  benefits of deep brain stimulation, including the following:

  • It gives patients an average of five more hours of symptom-free time every day.
  • It does not involve the use of medicine and most patients are able to reduce their medication usage after they undergo treatment, which means fewer drug-induced side effects.
  • It does not reduce future therapy options. It is reversible and the stimulator can also be turned off at any time if it is causing some uncommon side effects.
  • Deep brain stimulation systems are designed so that an MRI head scan is possible with proper safeguards.
  • Brain stimulation therapy does not require purposeful destruction of any part of the brain. Therefore, it has fewer complications than other therapies such as pallidotomy and thalamotomy.
  • The electrical stimulation is adjustable and can be changed as per the patient's disease response to medications change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Deep Brain Stimulation cost in India?

The cost of Deep Brain Stimulation in India starts from USD$ 25000. Deep Brain Stimulation in India is available across many hospitals in different states.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Deep Brain Stimulation in India?

The cost of Deep Brain Stimulation in India may differ from one medical facility to the other. The top hospitals for Deep Brain Stimulation in India covers all the expenses related to the pre-surgery investigations of the candidate. The Deep Brain Stimulation cost in India includes the cost of anesthesia, medicines, hospitalization and the surgeon's fee. Extended hospital stay, complications after the surgery or new diagnosis may affect the overall cost of Deep Brain Stimulation in India.

Which are some of the best hospitals in India for Deep Brain Stimulation?

There are many hospitals that perform Deep Brain Stimulation in India. Some of the most renowned hospitals for Deep Brain Stimulation in India include the following:

  1. Fortis Hospital
  2. Artemis Health Institute
  3. Medanta - The Medicity
  4. IBS Hospital
  5. Sterling Wockhardt Hospital
  6. Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute
  7. Fortis Hiranandani Hospital
  8. Global Health City
  9. Fortis Hospital, Mulund
  10. Venkateshwar Hospital
How many days does it take to recover post Deep Brain Stimulation in India?

After discharge from the hospital, the patient has to stay for another 21 days in the country for complete recovery. During this time, the patient undergoes medical tests and consultations. this is to ensure that the treatment was successful and the patient us safe to return.

Which are some of the other popular destinations for Deep Brain Stimulation?

India is considered to be one of the best places for Deep Brain Stimulation in the world. This is because of the availability of some of the best doctors, advanced medical technology and good hospital infrastructure. However, some of the other popular destinations for Deep Brain Stimulation include the following:

  1. the United Kingdom
  2. Poland
  3. Turkey
  4. Singapore
  5. Lebanon
  6. South Korea
  7. South Africa
  8. Israel
  9. Greece
  10. Lithuania
How much are the other expenses in India apart from the cost of Deep Brain Stimulation?

There are certain additional cost that the patient has to pay apart from the Deep Brain Stimulation cost. These include the cost of accommodation and meals outside hospital. The per day cost in this case may range around USD$ 25.

Which are the best cities in India for Deep Brain Stimulation Procedure?

Deep Brain Stimulation in India is offered in almost all metropolitan cities, including the following:

  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Gurugram
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Deep Brain Stimulation in India?

The patient has to spend about 2 days in the hospital after Deep Brain Stimulation for proper recovery and to get clearance for discharge. During the recovery, the patient is carefully monitored and control tests are performed to see that everything is okay. If required, physiotherapy sessions are also planned during recovery in hospital.

What is the average rating of Hospitals in India?

The average rating for Deep Brain Stimulation hospitals in India is 4.2. This rating is calculated based on several parameters such as hygiene, politeness of staff, infrastructure and quality of services.

How many hospitals offer Deep Brain Stimulation in India?

There are about 51 Deep Brain Stimulation hospitals in India that are best known for their services. These hospitals are approved to perform the surgery and have proper infrastructure to handle Deep Brain Stimulation patients.

Why should you opt for Deep Brain Stimulation in India?

Deep Brain Stimulation in India is a top choice for many patients from all over the world because of the cheaper costs of the treatment as compared to those in western countries. On top of that, one can find the best DBS surgeons in India who are internationally trained professionals and have undertaken countless cases of Deep Brain Stimulation.

Patients travel from overseas to India for Deep Brain Stimulation as the western countries charge way too much for the surgery as compared to Indian cost of DBS. Some of the patients have some other reasons as well for choosing India for DBS such as unavailability of good hospitals or lack of advanced technology, etc. These are few of the many notable reasons why patients from outside the country opt for DBS in India.

How much is the cost of Deep Brain Stimulation India?

One can easily take advantage of the Indian Medical Industry which boasts of holistic hospitals, health experts and modern technology at a very low price tag. Such prominent recognition that India has received in its medical field is due to its emergence as the one-stop destination offering cost-effective medical care along with surgical and therapy practices.

The cost of Deep Brain Stimulation surgery is highly economical as opposed to western territory. To be more specific, the approximate cost of DBS in India is 60 to 90 per cent cheaper than the other parts of the world. It is one of the many significant reasons why foreign patients choose India over the other fully developed countries.

Which are the top neurosurgeons in India for Deep Brain Stimulation in India?

Although one can find countless number of highly-qualified neurologists in India for the surgery of Deep Brain Stimulation, some of the topmost and reputed DBS neurologists are as follows –

  • Dr Sumit Goyal

Having his MD in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, Dr Sumit Goyal has more than a decade of experience in the field of neurology.

  • Dr SK Sogani

Dr SK Sogani is an MS in General Surgery and Neurosurgery which he has done from the most renowned hospital of India AIIMS. From AIIMS again, he did his super specialization in neurosurgery and now has more than two decades of expertise in neurology.

  • Dr Alok Gupta

Having done his Masters in Internal Medicine, Dr Alok Gupta completed his DM in Medical Oncology from Mumbai. He also has more than a decade of experience in the neurological field.

What is the success rate of Deep Brain Stimulation in India?

With the help of advanced neurology hospitals along with modern technology and extremely professional neurosurgeons, Deep Brain Stimulation in India exhibits a high success rate. In India, the patients are treated with utmost care and under the supervision of very qualified neurosurgeons holding a rich experience in their area of expertise.

many high-class hospitals in India make use of state of the art technology to treat the patients, such as Biplane, Neuroendovascular Angiography, Endoscopic Neurosurgery Theatre, 256 Slice CT Scan, 3 Tesla MRI, Brain Suite, Synergy S Linac System, PET Scan, S-7 Navigation System, etc

Which are the best cities for Deep Brain Stimulation surgery in India?

There are many cities in India where one can get the best surgery for Deep Brain Stimulation. However, the best cities that you can blindly trust to get exceptional DBS surgery are Gurgaon, Bangalore, Mumbai, Noida, and Delhi.

What are the conditions for which DBS Surgery in India can be treated?

Deep Brain stimulation is surgery or rather a procedure where a medical device called a neurostimulator is placed in the body of the human. The neurostimulator device that is placed in the body is often called a brain pacemaker. Dbs surgery recovery time is also quite less. The brain pacemaker is almost the same as how a heart pacemaker works. The deep brain stimulation cost in India varies with the grade of the device that is used in the surgery. The deep brain stimulation cost in India is justified when you think of the procedure itself. The brain pacemaker is implanted into the patient under the skin of the patient near the upper chest area. The sheer complexity of this type of implantation surgery is enough to justify the deep brain stimulation cost in India. Also, there is a wire that will travel from this device and then connect to the electrodes in the brain of the patient. This treatment is used to treat many neurological conditions such as :

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Chronic pain
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Dystonia
  • Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.
Many doctors and researchers believe that deep brain stimulation can also cure dementia, addiction, stroke recovery, and depression.
Is Deep Brain Stimulation safe in India?

Many people look at the deep brain stimulation cost in India and start wondering if the surgery will be successful if it is performed in India. The main thing that should be considered is that India is a developing country. Because of this, the deep brain stimulation cost in India is affordable, not only to the people who are living in India, but also people who are coming here from abroad countries to have this surgery.

The DBS surgery cost in India has nothing to do when it comes to the amount of care and the number of services that the Indian hospitals and doctors have to offer. People will get the same quality care, and the Dbs surgery recovery will be the same if it was performed in other expensive places also. Indian surgeons have practiced all around the world and have enough experience in the field that is needed to make deep brain stimulation surgery successful. The amount of expertise among the doctors are extremely high and worth mentioning. The post-operation treatment and care rendered to the patients are quite impressive.

Some very highly accredited hospitals in India like the Artemis Hospital situated in Gurgaon, the Columbia Asia hospital in Yeshwanthpur located in the metro city of Bengaluru, the Global health city in Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, are the leading places for the deep brain stimulation surgery as well as the DBS surgery recovery. Considering that these hospitals have completed the deep brain stimulation surgery for a large number of people abroad and from India, the deep brain stimulation cost in India in these hospitals are kept quite affordable to the general public.

What is the recovery process post-surgery for Deep Brain Stimulation in India?
The DBS surgery recovery process is an important part of the deep brain stimulation surgery itself. The main implant, the brain pacemaker, is turned on after a few days of the surgery to take note of the initial effects of the surgery done. DBS surgery recovery process includes finding the correct setting for the patient. Not all patients' bodies are the same; that is why they require a multitude of varied settings of the implanted brain pacemaker. There are a few effects that might be noticed in the patient during the DBS surgery recovery process. Some of the small and sudden side effects like headaches, sharp tingling sensations, temporary pain as well as temporary swelling of the site of the implant are normally observed in the DBS surgery recovery phase. The side effects are usually caused by the setting of the brain pacemaker and will be monitored by the surgeon that performed the surgery and the specialist that the patient is consulting. These setting will be varied in the DBS surgery recovery phase so that the patient does not feel any uneasiness during the normal course of day to day living, later on.
Which are the best hospitals in India for Deep Brain Stimulation and their costs ?

Some of the top hospitals in India for Deep Brain Stimulation and their associated prices:

HospitalMinimum CostMaximum Cost
Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital, New DelhiUSD 28160USD 32240
Manipal Hospitals Goa, Dona Paula, PanjimUSD 26060USD 30770
W Pratiksha Hospital, GurugramUSD 26010USD 32980
Artemis Health Institute, GurugramUSD 27210USD 31320
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, New DelhiUSD 26420USD 30120
Wockhardt Hospital - A New Age Hospital, MumbaiUSD 26740USD 32080
Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre, ChennaiUSD 28080USD 30650
Fortis Hospital, Mulund, MumbaiUSD 27000USD 32620
Apollo Hospital, ChennaiUSD 26720USD 31690
Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, MumbaiUSD 26050USD 31050

FAQ's Related to India

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in India?

India has the best multispecialty hospitals that offer world-class medical treatment at an affordable cost. All kinds of surgeries are offered at these multispecialty hospitals. The hospitals are providing the general medical needs with the specialties. The topmost multispecialty hospitals in India are:

  1. BLK Super Specialty, Delhi
  2. Medanta Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon,
  3. Apollo Hospital, Delhi
  4. Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai
  5. Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
  6. Fortis Hospital, Noida
How is the quality of doctors in India?

Skill and application of that skill with precision ensures that Indian doctors are considered proficient in their work. No matter what new healthcare challenges are present before them, the doctors in India face and overcome them with a lot of confidence. The doctors in India have been educated at premier educational institutions across the world. Indian doctors and surgeons strive to provide you with the best of medical care so that you feel right at home.

What are the popular procedures available in India?

There are so many different popular procedures that are being performed on a regular basis in India such as the ones listed below:

  1. Valvular Heart Surgery
  2. Knee Replacement Surgery
  3. Bone Marrow Transplant
  4. Lung Transplant
  5. Thoracic Surgery
  6. LVAD Implantation
  7. Meniscus Repair Surgery
  8. CT Coronary Angiogram
  9. Hand Surgery
  10. Heart Blockage Treatment
  11. Hip Resurfacing Surgery
  12. Interventional Cardiography,
  13. Angioplasty
  14. Cochlear Implant
  15. Pacemaker Implantation
  16. Robotic Heart Surgery
  17. Coronary Heart Disease Treatment
  18. Coronary Angioplasty
  19. Bariatric Surgery
  20. Chemotherapy
  21. Ankle Replacement
  22. Kidney Transplant

The popular procedures that are being performed in India are being refined over time owing to an upgradation of various techniques and technologies. Heart surgeries, orthopaedic procedures, organ transplants and cancer treatment are on a growth path in India because of the exceptionally good doctors and the lower cost of surgery and treatments. Popular procedures being performed in India are on a growth path because of the increasing number of good hospitals and related healthcare facilities.

What are the other facilities provided by hospitals?

Hospitals in India offer world-class facilities to international patients to ensure safety and comfort throughout their stay in India. The hospitals in India have international patient care centers providing all kinds of assistance and care that the patients require. Your needs and requirements as a medical traveller in India are met by the hospitals by going the extra mile. The facilities like room reservation, visa and embassy assistance, hotel services and apartment bookings, language interpretation services, tele-consults and pre departure evaluation are a boon to any medical traveller.