This is the first time in Asia DBS implantation has been done using a surgical robot called ROSA. It was difficult for Zubair hailing from Guruvayur- the sole breadwinner of his family- to complete even a single trip, as his hands would start trembling uncontrollably midway, leaving passengers terrified.
Often, as the symptoms kick in, he would ask his passengers to take another ride
“DBS has provided therapeutic benefits for treatment-resistant disorders like Parkinson’s, epilepsy, movement disorders, chronic pain, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders,” Ashok Pillai said.
“Considering the financial situation of Zubair, the hospital conducted the surgery free of cost,” he said. Zubair was 35 when the symptoms of Parkinson’s first came to light.