Vagus Nerve Stimulation

In this procedure, the vagus nerve is stimulated with electrical impulses wherein the vagus nerve stimulating device sends electrical impulses along the vagus nerve to the brain.

Cost of Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Delhi NCR

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Cost from trusted Hospitals in Delhi NCR

C-1 Sushant Lok- 1 , Sector-43 Phase- I, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Renal Tr...
Neurologist in Paras Hospital Gurgaon
Rajnish Kumar
Neurology
Vijay Chandra
Neurology
Block F, Gol Chakkar, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122017, India
NABH 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Neurosurgery, P...
Neurologist in Columbia Asia Gurgaon
Sunil Singla
Neurology
Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Neurologist in BLK Hospital
Rahul Handa
Neurology
Dr Rajiv Anand
Neurology
B-22 , Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Onc...
Neurologist in Fortis Noida
Atampreet Singh
Neurology
Jyoti B Sharma
Neurology
Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi, 110070, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Neurosurgery, Pediatri...
Neurologist in Fortis Vasant Kunj
Madhuri Behari
Neurology
Chandragupt Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi, 110021, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Endocrinology, Neurology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Renal Transplantation, Surgical Oncology, Dental Surgery, Laparoscopic S...
3 - mm II,  Panchkuian Road, New Delhi, Delhi, 110055, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Diabetology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Cardiac Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Ne...
Fortis Escorts, Okhla Road, New Delhi, 110025, India
NABH 
NABL 
JCI 
NABH - BLOOD BANK 
 Capacity : 310 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Neurosurger...
Neurologist in Fortis Escorts Delhi
Pratik Mittal
Neurology
Manvir Bhatia
Neurology
Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplan...
Neurologist in Apollo Delhi
Vinit Suri
Neurology
Rakesh Agarwal
Neurology
Press Enclave, Sheikh Sarai II  , Saket, New Delhi, Delhi, 110017, India
NABH 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Renal Transplantation, Internal Medicine, Laparoscopic Su...

Description

In this procedure, the vagus nerve is stimulated with electrical impulses wherein the vagus nerve stimulating device sends electrical impulses along the vagus nerve to the brain.

Indication

This procedure is used in epileptic patients who are not responding to other methods of treatment. It is also used in treatment of chronic depression where other treatment modalities have not been useful. 
It is believed that this procedure can be useful in treating other conditions like anxiety disorders, migraine and alzheimer’s disease. 
 

Pre-Procedure

Physical examination is done. Blood tests are carried out. Antibiotics are started prior to the surgery to minimize risk of infections. Certain blood thinning medications that the patient might be taking will have to be stopped as and when advised by the treating doctor. 

During-Procedure

Vagus nerve stimulation is done by a surgeon usually as an outpatient procedure. Sometimes an overnight stay may be required for observation.
It takes one to two hours to complete the procedure. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. 
Vagus nerve stimulating device is surgically placed / implanted under the skin of the chest. The device has a battery and lead wires. An incision is made in the upper left chest and the device is implanted under the left clavicle/shoulder bone. Another incision is made in the neck to access the vagus nerve and the lead wires are wrapped around the left branch of the vagus nerve.  
 

Post-Procedure

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Risk and Complication
  • Surgical complications include infection, pain and incision scarring. 
  • Cardiac arrhythmia may be caused. Increase in vagal tone will result in decrease in respiratory flow causing sleep apnea.
  • The laryngeal nerves may be affected resulting in hoarseness of voice, voice alteration, cough, throat pain, etc.
  • Some patients also complain of headache, chest pain, nausea & vomiting and difficulty in swallowing.  
     
More Info

The right branch of the vagus nerve is not stimulated because it can interfere with the cardiac function. 
Vagus nerve stimulation only aims to reduce the length and severity of seizures; it does not completely cure epilepsy. 
 



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