About DBS Therapy
Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy may reduce some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.1 This adjustable, reversible therapy uses an implanted device that electrically stimulates the brain, blocking the signals that cause disabling motor symptoms.
What Is It?
DBS Therapy for Parkinson's disease uses a surgically placed medical device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas within the brain.
Our DBS Therapy Products
Neurostimulators are typically implanted near the collarbone. They generate electrical pulses and deliver them through extensions and leads to targeted areas of the brain.
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Benefits and Risks
DBS has been proven to reduce some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease.1 Medtronic DBS Therapy is currently approved to treat Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia,* and obsessive-compulsive disorder.* Since 1997, more than 80,000 patients worldwide have benefited from Medtronic DBS Therapy.2
Questions and Answers
We've provided answers to some of the most common questions and concerns about DBS Therapy.
Read about the experiences of people who have received DBS Therapy for Parkinson's disease. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and after treatment.
Resources and Tools
*Humanitarian Use Device: The effectiveness of this device for the treatment of dystonia or obsessive-compulsive disorder has not been established.
- Medtronic DBS Therapy for Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor Clinical Summary, 2009.
- Data on file at Medtronic, Inc.
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