About DBS Therapy

Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy is a safe and effective1 treatment option for essential tremor. The therapy uses an implanted device to stimulate the brain with electricity, blocking the signals that cause the symptoms.

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

DBS Therapy uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas within the brain.

Questions and Answers

We’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions and concerns about how Medtronic DBS Therapy can help you minimize the symptoms of essential tremor.

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 after treatment.


  1. Medtronic DBS Therapy for Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor Clinical Summary, 2009.


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: 8 Oct 2012

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