LIVING WITH DBS THERAPY DBS THERAPY FOR EPILEPSY

Sara's Story

Sara's Story

Watch Sara's story about living with DBS Therapy for Epilepsy. "I have a new sense of independence and confidence. Now I’m able to do things that I haven’t done in years."
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HOW TO USE YOUR PATIENT PROGRAMMER

You will use your patient programmer to turn your therapy on or off and check the battery. You may also be able to adjust the stimulation within options programmed by your doctor.

INSTRUCTION AND HELP

  • Your clinician or nurse will show you how to use your programmer. Call the clinic if you need more help or have questions.
  • You will receive a manual with detailed instructions.
  • Medtronic Patient Services is here to answer questions about how to use your programmer. Call us at 800-510-6735, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

GETTING STARTED

  • Start by learning the basic operation of your programmer.
  • Know what to do when you see a warning or alert.
  • Over time, learn more features of your programmer.
  • Always keep the programmer with you.

PATIENT PROGRAMMER GUIDES

Your programmer manual has information about use, maintenance, and troubleshooting. With your Activa™ neurostimulator, you will also have an illustrated quick guide.

Your clinician will give you the printed manual for your programmer. You can get a replacement copy by calling Medtronic Patient Services at 800-510-6735 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time — or view and print a copy below.