Healthcare Team Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia


You'll work with a variety of healthcare professionals as you consider or pursue DBS Therapy for dystonia*.

This team will likely include:

  • A neurologist familiar with movement disorders who will screen you to determine if DBS is right for you
  • A neurosurgeon experienced with DBS who will perform the procedure to implant the Medtronic DBS System
  • A clinician who will program the stimulation levels to give you the best possible symptom control

Part of the healthcare team's job is to make sure you're comfortable and satisfied with your therapy. Always ask for clarification if there's something you don't understand. Also, make sure to communicate any concerns you may have regarding the procedure or follow-up treatment.

Remember: You'll get the best results from your therapy by actively participating in discussions with the members of your healthcare team.

*Humanitarian Device - Authorized by Federal Law as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable (drug refractory) primary dystonia, including generalized and/or segmental dystonia, hemidystonia, and cervical dystonia (torticollis), in patients seven years of age or above. The effectiveness of the devices for treating these conditions has not been demonstrated.

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.