Daily Living – DBS Therapy Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Use the information below to help you get the most from your Reclaim™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for OCD.*
After your surgery, your doctor or nurse will give you instructions about care at home. These instructions often include information about medications, the healing process after surgery, and when to return to your daily activities.
Making a full recovery from surgery can take several weeks. During the healing process, you may feel some discomfort at the incision sites on your scalp, and at the implantation site(s) for the neurostimulator(s). If you notice unusual symptoms, contact your doctor.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions for taking medication.
During your recovery, follow your doctor’s instructions about activities that include bending your neck, raising your arms over your shoulders, or strenuous activities like lifting heavy objects.
Be careful when participating in activities that may result in accidents or falls. Sudden jerky movements may cause the lead(s) in your brain to move. Falls may damage parts of the implanted system Reclaim™ DBS system. Surgery may be needed to repair or replace any damaged Reclaim DBS system parts.
Call your doctor if any of the following situations occur:
It's extremely important to attend all of your device check-up appointments.
Your clinician will schedule these regular follow-up visits to:
There may be changes in the level of your symptom suppression control over time.
These changes may include:
In many cases, your clinician can correct these changes by reprogramming your Reclaim DBS System. However, surgery may be required to reposition or replace the lead, replace the system, or remove the system.
Because your condition changes with time, it may improve, may worsen, or may remain unchanged with stimulation.
Your Reclaim DBS system is designed to deliver your stimulation at the levels that best meet your needs. If you have any problems with the Reclaim DBS system, contact your doctor.
Our patient services department is here to answer your questions about your implanted system or treatment. We can provide general educational information about Medtronic devices and answer technical questions about Medtronic devices and therapies.
To reach Patient Services, call 800-510-6735.
Always carry a card that identifies you as having an implanted device.
Your doctor's office will send Medtronic the information necessary for you to receive your patient identification card. This information is also used to track your implanted device, which is an FDA requirement. If your address, phone, or physician changes, you are responsible for updating your information on file.
Update your records and get a new card.
*Humanitarian Device: Authorized by Federal (U.S.A.) law for use as an adjunct to medications and as an alternative to anterior capsulotomy for treatment of chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adult patients who have failed at least three selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated.
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.