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Getting DBS Therapy

Essential Tremor

Your best resource for information about DBS Therapy will be a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease. The specialist can evaluate you to see if you are a candidate. More about seeing a specialist.

Is It Right for You?

DBS is not right for everyone. Only a doctor experienced with DBS can determine if you are a candidate. Generally, the treatment is not for recently diagnosed individuals, or for those who are doing well on medication for essential tremor.

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Your Healthcare Team

With DBS Therapy, a team consisting of a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, and nurses work together to help you manage your treatment for essential tremor.

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Procedure: What to Expect

Here's what to expect during and after the procedure that makes therapy possible.

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Questions and Answers

We’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions about taking the first steps toward obtaining Medtronic DBS Therapy for essential tremor.

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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.

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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.