Indications for Medtronic DBS

Leading the way in deep brain stimulation

For over 25 years, Medtronic has been a global leader in deep brain stimulation (DBS) device design and development. And today, more than 175,000 Medtronic DBS devices have been implanted to treat Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, essential tremor, dystonia*, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).*

Approved indications

View clinical research, understand patient selection, and discover why DBS is an important addition to the treatment continuum for the following indications.


DBS may be a therapeutic option for patients with recent or longer-standing motor complications.

DBS for Parkinson's


Medtronic DBS for epilepsy gives patients a flexible, accessible therapy option that offers safe and effective seizure control.

DBS for Epilepsy


Learn more about out how DBS works and how to identify candidates.

DBS for essential tremor


DBS may be considered when chronic, primary dystonia* symptoms can’t be successfully managed with medication.

DBS for Dystonia
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Obsessive compulsive disorder

For adult patients with chronic, severe OCD* who do not respond well to medication or cognitive-behavior therapy.


Humanitarian Device: Medtronic DBS Therapy has been authorized by Federal Law for the use as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable (drug refractory) primary dystonia and for people with chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder. The effectiveness of this device for these uses has not been demonstrated.