DBS Therapy for Epilepsy Deep Brain Stimulation

DBS therapy may be an option for patients who have been diagnosed with epilepsy characterized by partial onset seizures and have failed at least three anti-epileptic medications.

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PROVEN SEIZURE REDUCTION WITH FEWER LIMITATIONS

It’s a new day for epilepsy treatment. More than 30% of patients with epilepsy have yet to gain sufficient control of their symptoms with medication alone1,2, and they've been waiting for a reason to hope for the future. Now, with Medtronic DBS Therapy, they can. 

Medtronic DBS for Epilepsy gives patients a flexible, accessible therapy option that offers safe and effective seizure control — encouraging a better outlook on life, with less worry about symptoms.

  • 75% median seizure reduction at seven years3
  • 18% of patients seizure free for ≥ 6 months3
  • 84%* patient satisfaction rate after seven years3

 

DBS for Epilepsy: A Physician's Perspective

Healthcare providers discuss how DBS Therapy can improve quality of life for patients with refractory epilepsy— and who may be a good candidate.
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ABOUT DBS THERAPY

Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy targets the anterior nucleus of the thalamus.

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Watch Sara's story about living with DBS Therapy for Epilepsy.

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54 out of 64 patients

1

Laxer KD, Trinka E, Hirsch LJ, et al. The consequences of refractory epilepsy and its treatment. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Aug;37:59-70.

2

French JA. Refractory epilepsy: clinical overview. Epilepsia. 2007

3

Medtronic DBS Therapy for Epilepsy Clinical Summary, 2018.