Advanced medical therapies
Advanced medical therapies are used when standard medicines are not effective. Many are in the form of an infusion connected to a pump device that continuously releases a steady flow of medicine into the body. This allows symptoms to be controlled over a longer period of time than standard medicines.
An example of an advanced medical therapy for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease is an infusion called Duodopa (a levodopa and carbidopa combination).
Parkinson’s disease occurs when the part of the brain that produces a chemical messenger called ‘dopamine’ deteriorates. This can cause symptoms like stiffness, involuntary shaking (tremor) and slow movements.
Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, medicines can improve symptoms by increasing the amount of dopamine in the brain. Initially, the benefits of these medicines will last throughout the day, however over time their effects can start to wear off more quickly.
Duodopa provides a constant flow of medicine through the day. It allows symptoms to remain consistently well controlled and reduces the number of tablets that need to be taken.
Advanced medical therapies are also used in people who develop involuntary movements called dyskinesias. These patients can benefit from having a steady flow of medicine that is spread out over a long period of time.
Why choose The London Clinic
Excellence in one place
We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.
Personal care, every time
Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.
We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
What's included in your package?
Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
Your treatment package will include:
- Enhanced pre-admission assessment
- Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
- Personalised aftercare and follow-up
We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.
How to pay
- You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
- You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
- If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis