Lake Charles Memorial now offers Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
Therapy, an FDA approved treatment option for those with Parkinson’s
disease, tremors and involuntary muscle contractions whose symptoms are
no longer adequately controlled by medication alone.
Murali Bogavalli, MD, MPH, with Memorial Medical Group, offers patients this innovative brain therapy.
He is fellowship-trained and board certified in neurology and specializes
in the diagnosis and treatment of various general and neuromuscular diseases.
“A specially-trained neurosurgeon places a small, pacemaker-like
device under the skin in the chest, and very thin wires connect the device
to the brain. This device sends electronic signals to targeted areas of
the brain that control movement,” Dr. Bogavalli says. “After
it is implanted, I program the device and adjust the settings to meet
the specific patient’s changing needs. While DBS is not a cure,
individuals may achieve greater relief over stiffness, shaking, and difficulty
moving, reduce the amount of medication needed and improve quality of
Talk to your primary care doctor to find out if DBS Therapy is right for
you. Physicians may refer patients to Dr. Bogavalli’s office by