LIVING WITH DBS THERAPY DBS THERAPY FOR EPILEPSY

EXPLORE LIFE WITH DBS THERAPY

WATCH PATIENT STORIES

Sara's Story

"I have a new sense of independence and confidence. Now I’m able to do things that I haven’t done in years."

HER HUSBAND'S PERSPECTIVE

Sara's husband describes how epilepsy impacted her quality of life — and how DBS therapy made all the difference.

ERICA'S STORY

"I do have a whole new life — and I'm enjoying every second of it."

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.

ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?

Answer a few short questions to see if DBS might be right for you. 

TAKE THE QUIZ

DBS PATIENT RESOURCES

Find resources and support for wherever you are on your journey with DBS for epilepsy.

FIND RESOURCES

CONTACT MEDTRONIC

Medtronic Patient Services
Monday to Friday 8AM-5PM CT

800-510-6735

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.