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If Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed at an early stage and treated immediately, the patient has every chance to get rid of the uncomfortable symptoms and live a normal life. But often the disease is detected in the presence of pronounced tremors of the limbs and impaired motor functions. Advanced disease is more difficult to treat: you need experienced specialists, advanced equipment, and advanced treatment protocols. All this is available only abroad. How much does it cost to treat Parkinson’s and which clinic is the best place to turn to? MediGlobus has prepared answers to these and other important questions about the complex treatment of “tremor palsy” – read it now.

 

 

Where to treat Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurological disease that causes the patient to lose control over his/her movements and emotions. The disease is accompanied by tremors in the hands and feet, impaired speech functions, profuse sweating, and urinary incontinence. Effective treatment of Parkinson’s disease is carried out in Turkey, Germany and Israel. 85-90% of patients recovered motor functions, and the symptoms of the disease had completely disappeared after the treatment. In the clinics of each of the above countries, the patient receives:

 

 

    иконка галочкиaccurate diagnosis taking into account the individual characteristics of the body; 

    иконка галочкиa personalised treatment regimen that complies with international protocols; 

    иконка галочкиa world-class doctor with over 15 years of experience; 

    иконка галочкиeffective treatment in a comfortable hospital; 

    иконка галочкиthe possibility of online counselling after discharge from the hospital. 

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Parkinson’s disease treatment

 

Liv, Medicana and Medistate clinics in Turkey also provide effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Turkish neurologists and neurosurgeons have managed to achieve good long-term results in the treatment of this complex neurological disease. 98% of patients in Turkish clinics have gotten rid of tremors in their hands, feet and head, difficulties in movement, dizziness, speech disorders, the typical devastated look and returned to their normal life.

 

At Liv Hospital’s Neurosurgery Department, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders are treated using modern drug and surgical methods. In addition to neurosurgeons, other specialities such as psychiatry, physiotherapy and rehabilitation are supervised here. This makes it possible to quickly find solutions to improve the patient’s well-being.

 

 

Medicana Ankara Clinic has a Neurosurgery and Neurological Disease Treatment Unit, which is one of the leading Parkinson’s disease therapies in Turkey.

 

Istanbul Medistate Hospital is the first in Turkey to be honoured with the 5th version of JCI standards. It has a modern neurosurgery department where Parkinson’s disease is treated using deep brain stimulation.

 

Neuro-oncological pathologies, functional disorders of the cerebral cortex, essential tremors and other diseases of the human nervous system are also successfully treated here.

 

For accurate and prompt diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, clinics in Turkey use the latest models of medical equipment: 3 Tesla MRI, PET-CT and CT scanners. After diagnosis, doctors of the neurology department develop an individual treatment programme for this pathology.

 

If drug therapy does not improve the patient’s condition, Turkish hospitals use deep brain stimulation, which involves implanting electrodes into the affected areas of the brain. The intensity of the electrical impulses is controlled by the doctor. After treatment, the patient’s tremor and movement disorders disappear or decrease in severity.

 

Deep brain stimulation in Turkish clinics is performed by a world-class neurosurgeon with 30 years of experience – Dr Ali Zirh. The doctor is an honourable member of international communities in the field of neurosurgery and Parkinson’s treatment: Turkish Society of Neurosurgery, Parkinson’s Disease Society, European Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, American Academy for the Advancement of Science, World Federation of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, North American Society of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

 

    Ali Zirh also actively participates in international congresses and symposia where he exchanges experiences with colleagues, improves his knowledge and follows the progress of scientific research in Parkinson’s disease.

Patient Review of DBS in Turkey

 

флаг турции Clinic: Medipol Clinic
Prices and clinis for treatment of Parkinson’s disease Procedure: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Prices and clinis for treatment of Parkinson’s disease Patient’s age: 66 years
Prices and clinis for treatment of Parkinson’s disease Patient from: Turkey

Mehmetkan: “My wife has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more than 16 years. Our daughter suggested we contact Dr Ali Zirh in Turkey for help. He installed a DBS stimulator, similar to a pacemaker. It has been over 6 years since then… My wife feels as if she has been born again. Her condition remains at a good level, just as it was immediately after the surgery. May God bless doctors like Ali Zirh.”

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Parkinson’s disease treatment in Israel

The Rambam Medical Centre in Israel has one of the country’s leading neurology departments, where Parkinson’s disease is successfully treated and patients regain the joy of life. To effectively treat the disease, Israeli neurologists use a special neurostimulator Medtronic Activa. It is safely implanted in the brain and sends electrical impulses that block involuntary movements.

 

In addition to stimulating brain activity, the device also allows you to collect data about the affected areas of the brain and use it to adjust the neurostimulator’s action to be as effective as possible. Medtronic Activa is certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Over 100,000 Parkinson’s patients worldwide have already undergone the brain stimulator implantation procedure. More than 90% of patients have completely recovered from tremors and regained control over movements, facial expressions and speech.

 

The Centre for Movement Disorders is headed by Professor Ilana Schlesinger, a leading neurologist who has been treating Parkinson’s disease for over 22 years. In addition to her, the team includes Dr Alon Sinai, an experienced expert neurophysiologist, and [Professor Judith Aaron-Peretz], a specialist in cognitive neuropsychology; as well as physiotherapists, nurses and social workers. The medical staff make every effort to make the patient’s stay in the hospital as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

Patient testimonial

 

флаг израиля Clinic: Rambam Hospital
Prices and clinis for treatment of Parkinson’s disease Procedure: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Prices and clinis for treatment of Parkinson’s disease Patient’s age: 51 years
Prices and clinis for treatment of Parkinson’s disease Patient from: Palestine

Tariq: “Already an hour after the DBS operation, it was as if I had been reborn. I suffered from severe tremors for many years and now I can walk and move my arms independently. To be honest, I didn’t expect the results to be so fast and so good.”

Parkinson’s disease treatment in Germany

Clinics in Germany take a comprehensive approach to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. First, they prescribe drugs that compensate for the deficiency of dopamine. This hormone is a neurotransmitter and its acute shortage leads to impaired motor functions.

 

If the damage to the neurons that release dopamine is insignificant, drug therapy may be sufficient. In case 70-80% of dopamine neurons die, specialists resort to minimally invasive neurosurgical interventions. In Germany, 2 methods of surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease are used:

    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). This is a safe procedure of inserting electrodes into the affected areas of the brain, which stimulates cell function using an electric current. The electrodes are harmless to healthy brain tissue and are effective in treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Recovery from deep brain stimulation is quick (3-4 days).

    MRI-guided ultrasound ablation. The procedure involves evaporation of tissues of the damaged area of the brain responsible for involuntary movements, lack of emotion and other functional disorders. MRI-guided ultrasound ablation allows the most precise and safe treatment of the pathological area of the brain without cranial trepanation and skin incisions.

In Germany, patients most often come to the University Hospital of Köln for treatment of Parkinson’s disease. It has a specialised outpatient clinic for Parkinson’s disease. It provides all modern methods of early diagnosis of the disease – PET glucose, PET amyloid, Tau-PET, and DaTSCAN. In addition to individual management of drug therapy, invasive treatment of tremor is performed here: pump therapy, and deep brain stimulation. In addition, the department provides modern rehabilitation, including computerised rehabilitation. LSVT Big for motor function restoration and LSVT Loud for work with a speech therapist are used here.

 

Parkinson’s disease patients are treated at the Cologne University Hospital by Prof. Dr Michael Barbe and Dr Haidar Dafsari. Both doctors are highly qualified specialists and experts with an excellent reputation.

 

Patient testimonial for Parkinson’s disease treatment in Germany

 

флаг германии Clinic: University Hospital of Köln
Prices and clinis for treatment of Parkinson’s disease Procedure: Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Prices and clinis for treatment of Parkinson’s disease Patient’s age: 55 years
Prices and clinis for treatment of Parkinson’s disease Patient from: Germany

Ulrich: “From the very first moment of my stay at Uniklinik Cologne, the wonderful team welcomed me and took care of me. The entire staff was very responsive. The very competent specialists successfully performed a remarkable operation on me. I am indebted to them for a second chance at a good life.”

How much does it cost to treat Parkinson’s disease?

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The cost of Parkinson’s disease treatment in Israel, Germany or Turkey depends on the pricing policy of the clinic, the doctor’s qualifications and the number of days of hospitalisation. Approximate prices for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedure are as follows:

 

CountryCost
Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkeyfrom $25,000-34,000
Deep Brain Stimulation in Germanyfrom €55,000
Deep brain stimulation in Israelfrom $35,000-50,000

 

    Summary

    иконка галочкиParkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes tremors in the limbs and impaired mental function. The first symptoms usually appear in people over 60 years of age. 

    иконка галочкиThere is no complete cure for Parkinson’s disease. The doctor helps to slow down the development of symptoms and preserve the quality of life of the patient. Most patients are helped by drug therapy. In cases where medication ceases to work, the option of surgical treatment remains. 

    иконка галочкиThe success rate of surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease abroad is 85-90%. 

    иконка галочкиFor surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease, including deep brain stimulation, patients most often turn to clinics in Turkey (Liv, Medicana, Medistate), Israel (Rambam) and Germany (Uniclinica Cologne). 

    иконка галочкиThe cost of deep brain stimulation abroad starts at $25,000. 

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Sources:

  1. 1. Parkinson’s Disease Patients Experience Significant Reduction in Symptoms With Non-surgical Focused Ultrasound Treatment
  2. 2. University of Maryland
  3. 3. Parkinson’s Disease Drug Development Since 1999: A Story of Repurposing and Relative Success
  4. 4. An update on the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson disease
  5. 5. Medtronic Activa Neurostimulator for Dystonia Treatment
  6. 6. Summary of data from the medtronic post-market registry


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