Living With DBS Therapy
After starting Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy, it may take several visits to adjust the device's settings to match your specific needs. But with your active involvement, your healthcare team can work with you to help you get the most from DBS Therapy.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for Parkinson's Control from Medtronic uses an implanted medical device, similar to a pacemaker, to deliver electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas of the brain. Once the implant procedure is over, you and your healthcare team will collaborate to find the right balance of stimulation to control the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Following the implantation of the Medtronic DBS System, your healthcare team will program the system to your specific needs.
The next step in your Parkinson's disease treatment is adjusting to life with the DBS System in place. Your healthcare team will be on hand to answer questions and support your treatment process.
Taking proper care of your Medtronic DBS System is important to successful treatment. Your clinician can also help teach you and your family caregiver what you need to know about the care of your DBS System.
Getting a Replacement
As someone who has received Medtronic DBS Therapy for Parkinson's disease, you know first-hand the difference it can make. We want to ensure that your DBS System continues to function properly.
Getting an MRI Head Scan
Did you know your Medtronic DBS Therapy is the only deep brain stimulation system that’s FDA-approved for MRI head scans conducted under specific guidelines? If you ever need an MRI, here’s what you and your doctor should know.
Read about the experiences of people who have received our products and therapies. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and after treatment.
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