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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 328--332

Robotic Deep Brain Stimulation (R-DBS)-“Awake” Deep Brain Stimulation Using the Neuromate Robot and O-Arm

Girish K Hiremath 
 Staff Neurosurgeon, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, 3555 Olentangy River Road; Suite 2001, Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Dr. Girish K Hiremath
Staff Neurosurgeon, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, 3555 Olentangy River Road; Suite 2001, Columbus, Ohio – 43214
USA

Background: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective surgical technique used to ameliorate the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. One of the key elements that determine successful patient outcomes is the accurate positioning of the DBS electrode during surgery. Objective: To describe a robotic DBS (R-DBS) procedure using “awake” technique. Methods and Materials: This procedure was performed using a frame-based approach with the NeuroMate surgical robot and intraoperative image verification of DBS electrode placement using the O-arm mobile x-ray system. The procedure was performed “Awake” using microelectrode recording (MER), stimulation, and macro-electrode testing. Results: The accurate placement of DBS electrodes was confirmed with intraoperative image verification. This patient had good therapeutic response intraoperatively. No immediate postoperative complications related to DBS electrode placement were identified. Conclusions: R-DBS is a technique that can be used for the highly accurate placement of electrodes necessary for DBS.


How to cite this article:
Hiremath GK. Robotic Deep Brain Stimulation (R-DBS)-“Awake” Deep Brain Stimulation Using the Neuromate Robot and O-Arm.Neurol India 2020;68:328-332


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Hiremath GK. Robotic Deep Brain Stimulation (R-DBS)-“Awake” Deep Brain Stimulation Using the Neuromate Robot and O-Arm. Neurol India [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Oct 24 ];68:328-332
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