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Getting DBS Therapy

Dystonia

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

Is It Right for You?

DBS is not right for everyone with dystonia. Only a doctor experienced with DBS can determine if you are a candidate.

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Your Healthcare Team

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

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Insurance Coverage

Coverage for DBS Therapy is likely to be on a case-by-case basis for Medicare and private payers.

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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 dystonia.

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Personal Stories

Read about the experiences of people who have received Medtronic DBS Therapy for dystonia. They share first-hand what life has been like for them before and while receiving treatment.

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Humanitarian Device: Medtronic DBS Therapy has been authorized by Federal Law for the use as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable (drug refractory) primary dystonia. The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated. What does this mean?


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.