About DBS Therapy

DBS Therapy uses a medical device to stimulate the source of the symptoms of essential tremor. More about what DBS Therapy is, how it works, and what treatment is like.

What Is It?

DBS Therapy is a surgical treatment that has been proven to reduce essential tremor.1 

Our DBS Therapy Products

The neurostimulator is typically implanted near the collarbone. It generates electrical pulses and delivers them through the extension and lead to targeted areas of the brain.
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Benefits and Risks

Here you can find out about the benefits of DBS Therapy and safety considerations. Then you will be prepared for a conversation with your doctor about whether DBS Therapy may be right for you.

Questions and Answers

We’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions and concerns about Medtronic DBS Therapy.

Personal Stories

Read about the experiences of people who have received DBS Therapy for essential tremor. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and with treatment.


  1. Medtronic DBS Therapy for Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor Clinical Summary, 2013.


Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 29 Apr 2014

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