Parkinson’s is currently a disease without a cure, but the benefits obtained through surgery are clear: it achieves a regression of the condition, significantly improving the quality of life of patients, improvements in movement are produced, as well as a decrease in stiffness and the tremors of the patients.
It also allows medication reduction, which avoids the psychiatric-type side effects of medications.
The first step is to perform magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. The MRI helps to calculate the area where the stimulating electrodes will be inserted. A small incision is made in the scalp and a 1 cm opening is created in the skull (stereotactic) where a guide is inserted to find the precise area to place the electrical stimulators.