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Neurological first, Dr. Andrews
Deep brain surgery to control Parkinson`s Disease achieved

By ADM`s Medical correspondent | Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2007

Medical history and a surgical breakthrough occurred in Tema on Monday October 29 2007. For the first time in Ghana and perhaps sub-Saharan Africa, a patient had a “brain pacemaker” placed deep within the sensitive structures of the brain in order to stop disabling abnormal movements.


The patient was suffering from Parkinson’s Disease (PD) - a condition that causes people to shake uncontrollably and walk with difficulty in a shuffling manner.

An international team of brain surgeons led by the Ghanaian neurosurgeon, Dr. Nii Bonney Andrews performed the delicate seven hour operation at the Tema International NeuroCenter (TIN) located within the Narh-Bita Hospital in Tema.

Other brain surgeons who participated included Dr. Rick Schuurman and Dr. Papain Van den Moncken both from the Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam and Dr. Philip Batiade of Frankfurt...


Dr.  Nii Bonney Andrews and the brain team of Dr. Rick Schuurman and Dr. Papain Van den Moncken both from the Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam and Dr. Philip Batiade of Frankfurt.





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Meteors miss Olympic train, hearts of Ghanaians broken

Accra, Nov 16, Ghanadot/GNA - The Black Meteors, Ghana's national under 23 team, were on Friday held to a heart breaking goalless draw game by the Flying Eagles of Nigeria, in the Olympic Games Qualifier at the refurbished Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra....More

New made in China four wheel drive enters Ghanaian market

Accra, Nov. 16, Ghanadot/GNA – The second international motor show opened in Accra on Wednesday with the outdoor of a new 4 x 4 double cabin Wingle Pick Up designed for the rough African terrain by Mr. Opare Addo, Deputy Minister of Transportation...


Youth urged to change perception on Africa

Accra, Nov. 16, Ghanadot/GNA - The British Council on Friday organised a Youth Forum in Accra with a call on the youth to dismiss the perception that living and working in Ghana or Africa was unrewarding and that they would only succeed when they travelled to developed economies.


Driver involved in President’s accident remanded

Accra, Nov. 16, Ghanadot/GNA - A court presided by Mr. Samuel Diwuoh remanded Thomas Osei, the driver who crossed President John Agyekum Kufuor's convoy on the Liberation Link, near Opeibea House, last Wednesday, into Police custody until November 30 when he appeared at the Accra Motor Court today.

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