The coordinates of the target are arranged by combining the brain tomography and MR image. Then the patient is taken to the operating room and the first stage of this 2-stage surgery begins.
Under local anesthesia, long sticks called electrodes are directed to the target according to the determined coordinates without putting the patient to sleep.
At this stage, the patient progresses by talking to them. The accuracy of the target is confirmed by monitoring the sounds of the cells in the brain with microelectrode recording. Two electronic sticks are permanently placed in the area where the patient's findings improve.
The frame on the patient's head is then removed. The patient is completely anesthetized and the second stage of the operation is started. The placed electronic sticks are connected under the skin with the help of an extension cable with a battery placed under the collarbone.
What Are the Risks of Brain Pace Surgery?
Neurosurgery carries fewer risks than many surgeries. Risks such as cerebral hemorrhage, infection, vascular occlusion, weakness in the arms and legs, visual impairment, depression can be seen at a rate of 1-2%.
How Does the Brain Battery Benefit from Parkinson's Disease?
There is improvement in side effects such as involuntary contractions due to drug intake. Due to the reduction of the drug in the body, the severe fluctuations between drug intakes are reduced. Although it varies according to the surgical target, there is a decrease in drug doses.
With the increasing independence of patients, their participation rate in daily life also increases.
In what other diseases is a brain battery used?
- familial tremor disorder
- contractions in certain parts of the body,
- tic disorder (Tourette syndrome),
- Obsession (Obsessive compulsive disorder),
- chronic pain,
- It is used in the field of epilepsy.
- In addition to these, studies on brain battery in the treatment of diseases such as obesity, Alzheimer's, drug addiction and headaches continue around the world.
Is the Brain Battery Rechargeable?
While the average life of the first brain batteries used was 5 years, today's rechargeable batteries have been developed for 25 years thanks to the developing technology. The power source of the brain battery is located in the area under the collarbone, and only this area is opened during battery replacement and is replaced with a new battery in a short time.
Does Brain Battery Affect Daily Life?
There is no change in the daily lives of patients who have undergone brain pacing surgery. With the implantation of the brain battery, patients can easily handle their daily work.