Living With DBS Therapy

Here's what you need to know and do while receiving DBS Therapy for Parkinson's disease. These guidelines and resources will help you get the most from your treatment.

After Surgery

What you need to know about the first weeks of treatment, including recovery and initial programming.

When to Call Your Doctor

Call your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms or changes in therapy.


Learn how to use your patient programmer.


Information and a manual for patients who have an Activa RC rechargeable device.

Product Support

Where to get answers or help while receiving treatment with a DBS system. You will also find the patient manual here.

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.

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: 13 Feb 2014

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