Abu Dhabi: Doctors in Abu Dhabi's Cleveland Clinic have performed UAE’s first ‘deep-brain stimulation operations’ on four Emiratis, all suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
The surgery was conducted by blocking rogue signals that cause motor problems such as tremors with the help of electrons that were implanted into precise areas of the brain, Khaleej Times reported.
“Deep brain stimulation is a particularly complex endeavour that relied on detailed planning and submillimetre precision," neurosurgeon Dr Tanmoy Maiti said.
"Using some of the world’s most advanced imaging techniques, our team is able to determine the exact areas of the brain causing a patient’s symptoms.
"Once identified, the challenge is to place the electrode at those precise points through the brain," he added.
Each of the operations lasted between four to eight hours.