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Fortis Hospital Mulund launches movement disorder and DBS Clinic in Mumbai

The specialised division empowers patients with movement disorders to reclaim their mobility through a comprehensive approach

Fortis Hospital Mulund announced the launch of the ‘Movement Disorder & DBS Clinic’, a pioneering facility dedicated to the treatment of various movement disorders, including Dystonia, Tremors, Hemifacial Spasm, and Ataxia. The unit was inaugurated by Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney, Senior Consultant-Neuro and Spine Surgery and Dr Vishal Beri, Facility Director at Fortis Hospital Mulund, in the presence of patients who have successfully been treated for their movement disorders.

The Movement Disorder Clinic is headed by Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney along with his team comprising Movement Disorder Specialists Dr Anil Venkatachalam and Dr Syed Moeed Zafer. The clinic offers patients complete evaluations and personalised treatment plans. These include consultations with Neurologists, medication therapy, botox injections, and potential surgical interventions such as Stereotactic Lesioning, Radiofrequency Lesioning, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) along with physical & cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy.

Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney, Senior Consultant-Neuro & Spine Surgery, Fortis Hospital Mulund, said, “Movement disorders are chronic conditions that can present significant challenges for patients and their families. While the number of diagnosed cases has been on the rise in the past few years, affecting approximately 60 to 100 individuals per million, it’s crucial to remember that effective treatment options are available to help manage these conditions and improve the quality of life for patients.”

Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney says, “Contrary to common misconception, movement disorders affect individuals of all ages, not just older adults as commonly perceived. While Parkinson’s Disease is often associated with older adults, numerous conditions like Dystonia have a genetic basis and can manifest in younger individuals. This diverse patient population underscores the need for a Movement Disorder & DBS Clinic with comprehensive expertise to cater effectively to unique patient needs.”

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