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Product Care – DBS System

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

These resources will help you avoid problems and get support while receiving treatment with a DBS system.

Important guidelines:

  • Tell your clinician if you don’t feel well or if you are having problems with your neurostimulator(s)
  • Learn the name and model number of your neurostimulator
  • Make sure your family and friends know about your Reclaim DBS system so they can help in an emergency

Device Check-ups

It’s extremely important to attend all of your device check-up appointments.

Your clinician will schedule these regular follow-up visits to:

  • Ensure that your Reclaim DBS system is functioning properly
  • Adjust your stimulation as needed based on your symptom control
  • Check neurostimulator battery status to determine if you will soon need a device replacement


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.

Patient Manual

The patient manual covers your DBS system and treatment. You will receive a copy after your implant procedure.

Read or icon-pdf download the manual.

Calling Your Doctor

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.

Contacting the Medtronic DBS Helpline

Our 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 DBS Helpline please call 01923 205101 between 09.00-16.00.  If possible, please have your patient identification card ready.

Identification Card

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. If your address, phone, or physician changes, you are responsible for updating your information on file.

Indications: The Medtronic Reclaim™ DBS Therapy is indicated for bilateral stimulation of the anterior limb of the internal capsule, AIC, as an adjunct to medications and as an alternative to anterior capsulotomy for treatment of chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) inadult patients who have failed at least three selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Reclaim DBS Therapy for OCD is available in a very limited number of centres.  Only a specialised multidisciplinary group of physicians can determine whether this therapy is right for the patient.

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.