Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation surgery can reduce symptoms of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s, and psychiatric disorders.

Doç. Dr. Mustafa Kılıç

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kılıç

Neurosurgeon

Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Kılıç started his education life in Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his neurosurgery education at İstanbul Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital and acquired his neurosurgeon title in 2013. Later on, he earned the title of Associate Professor in 2020 from the same hospital.

Currently, he practices at his own clinic, focusing primarily on deep brain stimulation surgeries with other neuromodulation treatments, and surgeries for the brain and the spinal cord.

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What is Deep Brain Stimulation?

How does Deep Brain Stimulation work?

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neuromodulation treatment for movement disorders like Parkinson’s, and psychiatric disorders like OCD.

DBS leads are inserted in the brain and are connected to a battery-powered device implanted around the collar bone. The device generates electrical pulses, and the lead sends these pulses to a targeted brain area. When the stimulation is on, unwanted movements such as tremors, jerks, and involuntary movements and psychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety are reduced significantly.

Treatments We Offer

Which diseases can we treat with DBS?

DBS for Parkinson’s

Deep Brain Stimulation can reduce Parkinson-related tremor and medication intake.

DBS for Essential Tremor

Deep Brain Stimulation can significantly reduce debilitating tremors.

DBS for Dystonia

Deep Brain Stimulation can reduce unwanted movements caused by dystonia. 

DBS for Epilepsy

Deep Brain Stimulation can increase your quality of life by reducing the amount of epileptic episodes.

DBS for Depression

Deep Brain Stimulation can alleviate symptoms of treatment-resistant depression.

DBS for OCD

Deep Brain Stimulation can reduce obsessions and compulsion of treatment-resistant OCD.

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Deep brain stimulation surgery risks are much lower than other brain surgeries. DBS surgery has a 1-2% risk of infection and bleeding.

A rechargeable deep brain stimulation battery can last around 15-20 years. 

No, there is no age restriction for deep brain stimulation surgery. However, the efficacy might not be the same for patients who are 75 and older.

The surgery takes about 4-5 hours.

Lead implantation into the brain is performed awake, and battery implantation under the collarbone is performed under anesthesia. If the patient is particularly unwell, or anxious, lead implantation can also be performed under general anesthesia. 

Is Deep Brain Stimulation surgery risky?

Deep brain stimulation surgery risks are much lower than other brain surgeries. DBS surgery has a 1-2% risk of infection and bleeding.

How long does a Deep Brain Stimulation battery last?

A rechargeable deep brain stimulation battery can last around 15-20 years.

Is there an age restriction for Deep Brain Stimulation?

No, there is no age restriction for deep brain stimulation surgery. However, the efficacy might not be the same for patients who are 75 and older.

How long does Deep Brain Stimulation surgery take?

The surgery takes about 4-5 hours.

Will I be awake during Deep Brain Stimulation surgery?

Lead implantation into the brain is performed awake, and battery implantation under the collarbone is performed under anesthesia. If the patient is particularly unwell, or anxious, lead implantation can also be performed under general anesthesia.