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Deep Brain Stimulation surgery

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is an FDA-approved treatment that can effectively suppress many of the debilitating symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease and Essential tremor such as rigidity, stiffness and/or mobility impairments. It is an adjustable device that allows people with movement disorders to have greater control over their movements and improved ease in performing everyday tasks.

    DBS is also FDA-approved in the management of dystonia and for the treatment of chronic, severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

    About the procedure

    DBS involves a precise, gentle surgical technique using insulated wires and a pacemaker-like device. The system delivers controlled and adjustable levels of electrical signals to the brain to reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and tremor.

    DBS therapy has benefited more than 120,000 patients worldwide over the past 20 years who were not responsive to first-line therapies such as medication.