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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.


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.


Procedure: What to Expect

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


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.


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.


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.