These resources will help you avoid problems and get support while receiving treatment with a DBS system.
Avoid activities that could place stress on the implanted components of your DBS system. Activities that include sudden, excessive, or repetitive bending, twisting, or stretching may cause parts of your system to break or move. Talk with your doctor about what activities are safe for you.
It’s extremely important to attend all of your device checkup appointments.
Your clinician will schedule these regular follow-up visits to:
Please direct all medical, medication, and therapy questions to your doctor’s office. Your doctor has access to your medical records and history and can best diagnose any change in symptoms.
Ask your doctor how to reach the on-call doctor for any medical concerns that come up after hours or on weekends.
The Medtronic DBS Helpline 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 the Medtronic DBS Helpline, call +44 (0) 1923 205101.
The patient manual covers your DBS system and treatment. You will receive a copy after your implant procedure.
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.
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.