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Getting a Replacement – DBS Therapy


We want to ensure that your DBS system continues to function properly. Before your battery runs out, you’ll need to replace the neurostimulator(s) of your Medtronic DBS system through a surgical procedure. The DBS leads and extensions can typically stay in place and be reconnected to the new neurostimulator(s).

Battery life depends on the programming settings.

Your DBS team will closely monitor the performance and battery levels of your neurostimulator at each of your appointments. If you start to show signs of increased symptoms from your dystonia, it could be an indication that your DBS system isn’t working properly and needs to be replaced.

Be sure to tell your clinician right away if you experience any unusual symptoms, side effects, or changes in your condition.

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.