Parkinson's Disease

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Getting DBS Therapy

Getting DBS Therapy

If you are a candidate for deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy, the DBS system will be implanted during surgery. After your body heals, your clinician will program the stimulation and adjust it to the level that works best for you.

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

DBS is not right for everyone. During the course of the disease, there is a period when DBS therapy may do the most good to help control your symptoms. It is best to speak to a specialist as soon as possible to determine when is the best time to receive this therapy for optimal results.
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Your Healthcare Team

With DBS therapy, a team consisting of a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, and nurses works together to help you manage your therapy for Parkinson's disease.
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Procedure: What to Expect

People who receive a DBS system usually describe the surgical procedure as demanding and exhausting. Your doctor will be able to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
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Factors Your Doctor May Consider

Your Healthcare Team

Surgery: What to Expect


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