It is a herculean task to find a good neurosurgeon in Lahore. There are many physicians in Lahore that claim to be experts in the art of neurosurgery. But it’s very unfortunate that many of them only prove to be quacks.
A neurosurgeon should have a specialization in the surgical endeavors that lead to treat the disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, infections of the brain or spine, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine.
Finally, if you made up your mind to have your neurosurgery in Pakistan, then Professor Shahzad Shams should be your choice. He is a great philanthropist who is serving humanity by treating diseases related to the brain and bringing patients out of their misery.
Parkinson’s disease is the neurodegenerative disorder and the most common movement disorder. A patient who suffers from Parkinson disease usually faces a loss of muscle control, trembling of the limbs and head. When the symptoms get worse, it will become difficult for the patient to walk and talk as well. Professor Shahzad Shams is a specialist at treating Parkinson’s disease. He has the requisite training, experience and successful track record of treating patients of Parkinson’s disease.
He has good hand-eye coordination, excellent vision, and visual-spatial awareness. He is a leader in the field of neurosurgery. Wherever you are coming from, you will find Dr. Shahzad Shams to be one of the best neurosurgeons in Pakistan. He is a dedicated specialist who is skilled in Brain, Spine, Spinal, Backache, Sciatica, Headache and Back Pain.
Prof. Shahzad Shams is the head of the Neurosurgery Department at Mayo Hospital Lahore. He is also currently working as a chairman at the department of neurosurgery King Edward Medical University and Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
Furthermore, Professor Shahzad Shams is a great Neurosurgeon of Pakistan with gifted hands. Brain surgery includes higher risks and complications but he makes this whole process simple. He is the most skillful and dexterous in the art of surgical endeavors.
Dr. Shahzad Shams is the pioneer and first one to introduced Deep Brain Stimulation in Pakistan.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS):
There are certain changes in the electrical activity of the brain and the electrical activity of the brain is disrupted.
In deep brain stimulation, a surgeon rewires the brain and the current is supplied externally to the damaged area. This current regularizes the abnormal brain activity and the patient gets better immediately. The beauty of this procedure is that the patient gets immediate relief and get back control as soon as the battery is turned on.
Benefits of DBS
After the DBS procedure, the medicines are reduced and the patients can return to normal life. They are no more dependent on anyone. Even he/she can participate in sports after Deep Brain Stimulation.
No age restriction:
There is no age restriction for this surgery. This is a minor neurosurgical procedure but this is a sophisticated procedure that requires full attention even to minutest details.
In this surgery, a fine wire which is thin as the hair is left inside the brain. The brain is accessed through a very small opening. While the operation is performed, the patient is fully conscious and pain-free.
There are two complications that can happen with any of the surgical procedures whether it is appendix surgery or any gynecological procedure. These are an infection and Hematoma formation. The wire is so thin that there is very little chance of hematoma.
If a clot forms, it is so small that it doesn’t have any permanent effect. The second complication is infection is negligible because of the best antibiotics we use. Except these two little complications, there is no other complication of DBS Surgery.
The success rate of DBS:
If the patient fulfills our criteria, then the success rate is 100%. All symptoms disappear after a successful DBS. During the surgery, the patient is continuously assessed by the operating team and all his symptoms disappear instantly. So there is a 100% success rate.
Invisible scar after the operation
The scar on the head is hidden by hair the wire is under the skin and is invisible. The battery is implanted beneath the skin. And the incision requires only a couple of stitches which heals and the scar is barely visible. In fact, if any patient has got DBS, no one can know by looking at scars.
Use of Latest battery:
The battery generally used is the latest in the world. Directional leads are used, which mean that current can be given in any direction. The battery can be controlled wirelessly.
So that those patients whose disease is advancing despite regular medication, they should get the latest treatment.
Dr. Shahzad Shams is ready to treat deserving patients free of cost so that he/she can become a productive part of society again. Approximately 4 lac people are suffering from this disease.
Professor Shahzad Shams also deals with:
- Functional Neurosurgery
- Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease
- DBS Surgery for Movement Disorders
- Movement Disorders Brain Surgery
- Endoscopic Brain Surgery
- Endoscopic Spine Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Endoscopic Neurosurgery.
- Micro vascular Decompression of Vth Nerve for Trigeminal Neuralgia.
- Spinal fixation using pedicel screws.