Getting DBS Therapy Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


Medtronic Reclaim™ DBS Therapy for OCD* is approved under a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) for people with chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Is It Right for You?

Reclaim DBS Therapy for OCD is not right for everyone. Your healthcare team can help you determine if you are a candidate. A prescription is required.


Your Healthcare Team

With Reclaim DBS Therapy for OCD, a team consisting of a psychiatrist, a neurosurgeon, and nurses work together to help you manage your treatment for OCD.


Insurance Coverage

Coverage for Reclaim DBS Therapy for OCD is likely to be on a case-by-case basis for Medicare, Medicaid, and private payers.


Procedure: What to Expect

A neurosurgeon will implant your DBS system. You'll be awake for some parts of the surgery. Usually the surgery lasts several hours, and the steps involved can vary depending upon the person. Your doctor will be able to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.


Questions and Answers

We’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions about obtaining Reclaim DBS Therapy for OCD.



Humanitarian Device: Authorized by Federal (U.S.A.) law for use as an adjunct to medications and as an alternative to anterior capsulotomy for treatment of chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adult patients who have failed at least three selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The effectiveness of this device for this use 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.