Getting DBS Therapy

With deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy, the DBS system is surgically implanted. Your hospital stay is generally brief, and after your body has healed, a clinician programs the stimulator. It can be adjusted to achieve the best symptom control for you.

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

DBS is not right for everyone with dystonia. Only a doctor experienced with DBS can determine if you are a candidate.

Your Healthcare Team

With DBS therapy, a team consisting of a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, and nurses works together to help you manage your treatment for dystonia.

Surgery: What to Expect

People who receive the DBS system usually describe the surgical procedure as demanding and exhausting. Your doctor will be able to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

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.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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