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Do you have a movement disorder, such as Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor? Deep brain stimulation therapy may help.
Receiving Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy
Finding a way to manage the symptoms of your movement disorder can be a major step toward living your best life. If your physician prescribes deep brain stimulation (DBS) for you, you will have surgery to implant a DBS device in your body. Talk to your doctor for more information on what to do before and after your procedure. The information provided here can help make the process easier and more comfortable.
Preparing for surgery
You will undergo surgery to have your DBS system implanted in your body by a specially trained neurosurgeon. Before your procedure, under the direction of your physician, you will go through a number of evaluations and receive pre-surgery instructions.
Learn more about preparing for surgery.
Procedure and recovery
After an implant procedure, it is important to keep all of your doctor appointments, take good care of yourself and connect with others for support. Within a few days or weeks, your movement disorder specialist will turn on the DBS system and show you how to adjust it. Contact your physician right away if you experience any issues.
Learn more about your procedure and recovery.