Now that you're receiving DBS therapy, it's time to get back to your life! By choosing Medtronic, you've joined the more than 175,000 people benefiting from decades of research, innovation, and experience in DBS therapy.
DBS therapy for Parkinson's is a big step towards living a more independent life.
Medtronic DBS systems use a variety of programmers and/or a wireless recharger depending on the therapy chosen by your clinician. For user guides and videos about your specific system, follow the link below.
Be sure to attend all the scheduled checkups with the doctor who manages your DBS therapy. Tell your doctor if your Parkinson's symptoms have changed. Your doctor will:
Tell your doctor about your symptoms and how the treatment is working. In most cases, your doctor can adjust the settings to improve symptom control.
As Parkinson's progresses and your symptoms change, your doctor will continue to adjust the settings of your DBS system to maximize symptom relief while minimizing side effects.
If a problem should develop with your DBS system, your doctor will evaluate whether it needs to be repositioned, replaced, or removed.
When you have Medtronic DBS Therapy , our world-class support team is always available to ensure you are getting the most out of your therapy. Our representatives are located all over the United States so you’re never far from someone who can help.