ANFN Starts Operation

About ANFN:

ANFN is the first ever private setup in Pakistan that is dedicated center for Functional Neurosurgery. Foundation of ANFN was laid by Prof. Dr. Shahzad Shams & Prof Nasir Awan and their team on 28th November, 2015. Advanced Neuromodulation & Functional Neurosurgery are high tech procedures that require latest devices which are highly expensive & very fine surgical techniques. Even in advanced countries only limited number of centres are performing these procedures. It is pride of ANFN team that they took initiative & made possible what seemed to be impossible in developing countries. The center will provide cure to ailing humanity not only in Pakistan but also to the people in the region Asia at much lower cost than in anyother part of the world. Thus ANFN will serve the patients with highly advanced neurosurgery at affordable price. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is an advanced form of brain surgery that was developed to treat Parkinson’s disease. It has been used for those with dystonia, a disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that force certain parts of the body into abnormal, sometimes painful, movements or postures. DBS has also helps those suffering from essential tremors, tremors associated with multiple sclerosis and those suffering from severe depression. The Movement Disorders and Parkinson’s Program at ANFN Center is the first private center for the surgical treatment of Parkinson’s Disease in Pakistan. Prof. Dr. ShahzadShams , Head of Neurosurgery Department of Lahore General Hospital and Prof Nasir Awan, Head of Neurosurgery, Sharif Medical City, Lahore and their team the pioneered  DBS in private sector of Pakistan. Prof Shahzad, along with Neurosurgeon Dr. Nasir Awan & ANFN team are experts in Functional Neurosurgery. Electrodes implanted in brain generate electrical impulses that modulate the functioning of brain without destryoying the brain tissue. Entire procedure is safe &highy effective for treatment of various debilitating diseases like medically refratory Parkinson disease, essential tremors ,etc. When treating Parkinson’s disease, for example, the inserted DBS device called a neurostimulator, sends electrical impulses through the wire into the brain to control the movement center. The stimulation blocks abnormal activity in the brain and relieves patients of tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement, stiffness and may help with other problems associated with their conditions. It does not, however, cure patients of their disorders. The electrode stimulation can be adjusted as the patient’s condition changes