Kolkata, Apr 11 IBNS | 3 months ago

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals on Friday launched a Movement Disorder Clinic on the occasion of World Parkinson's Disease Awareness Day 2014.


This new clinic is a specialized multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of one of the world's most significant and painful diseases.

The Apollo Gleneagles Advanced Movement Disorder Clinic offers Deep Brain Stimulation Surgeries, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy and other similar services to treat a wide spectrum of diseases such as Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Dystonia, Essential Tremor and Intractable Spasticity among others.

The clinic is spearheaded by Internationally Trained surgeon Dr Anirban Deep Banerjee, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata.

Dr Anirban Deep Banerjee said, "Movement Disorders are neurological syndrome where there may be excess of movement of a paucity of movement which affects the speed, fluency or smoothness, quality and ease of movement. We are now able to provide relief and steadiness in movements by implanting pacemakers and Intrathecal systems. We also undertake programming of the pacemakers and such devices which have been implanted elsewhere and patients do not have to travel outside state and the country for such issues."

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease whose primary symptoms are tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and postural instability.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Rupali Basu, CEO, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals said, "The advanced Movement Disorder Clinic will definitely bring a change to many lives whose movements and daily activities are compromised because of Parkinson's and other such disease."

(Posted on 12-04-2014)