COMPLETE A QUESTIONNAIRE Am I a candidate for Medtronic DBS therapy for epilepsy?

Now there is renewed hope for adults with partial-onset (focal) epilepsy — including those with two or more seizure foci. 

Medtronic deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a clinically-proven, full-body MR conditional* therapy for bilateral anterior thalamic nucleus stimulation, and is indicated as an adjunctive therapy to significantly reduce seizure frequency and severity for medically refractory patients with epilepsy — for better outcomes, and improved quality of life. 

Complete this short questionnaire to help determine whether you are a candidate for Medtronic DBS therapy for epilepsy.

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Are you at least 18 years of age?*

Have you been diagnosed with epilepsy characterized by partial-onset seizures, with or without secondary generalization?*

Are you refractory to three or more antiepileptic medications?*

Have you averaged over 6 seizures per month for the last 3 months (with no more than 30 days between seizures)?*

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Only your doctor can determine if DBS Therapy for Epilepsy is right for you.

This therapy is not for everyone. This therapy should not be used for patients who will be exposed to diathermy (deep heat treatment) or transcranial magnetic stimulation. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) should only be performed as described in the product labeling. The DBS system may interact with other medical devices and electromagnetic interference. Healthcare professionals must review the product technical manual prior to use for detailed disclosure. For information refer to Indications, Safety, and Warnings or call Medtronic at 800-328-0810.

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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.


Medtronic DBS systems are MR Conditional and safe in the MR environment as long as certain conditions are met. If the conditions are not met, a significant risk is tissue lesions from component heating, especially at the lead electrodes, resulting in serious and permanent injury including coma, paralysis, or death. Refer to the MRI Guidelines for Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Systems for a complete list of conditions.