Deep brain stimulation (DBS) at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is one of the top programs of its kind in the state of Minnesota. We offer a collaborative approach to serving patients, highly accessible services, and a supportive care coordinator who guides
patients through every step of the DBS journey.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure that is used to treat a variety of symptoms caused by Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and other movement disorders.
In this procedure, a thin wire is placed in a specific part of the brain. Our procedure allows us to place electrodes on both sides of the brain in the same operation. A battery is implanted right beneath the skin of the chest and acts as a pacemaker for the brain. After the DBS device is
implanted, the wire from the brain is connected to a wire that runs under the skin to the battery in the chest.
The DBS system creates electrical stimulation that is sent from the battery pack in the chest up to the electrode in the brain. Each patient’s DBS system is programmed specifically to meet their individual needs.
Deep brain stimulation can treat symptoms of the following movement disorders:
Parkinson’s diseaseTremor, slowness and stiffness
Essential tremorTremor in the hands and arms and can be effective in treating head tremor
DystoniaAbnormal contractions in the body
Our program offers:
Call 651-241-8297 to learn more about our deep brain stimulation program.