Your Healthcare Team

You'll work with a variety of healthcare professionals if you are determined to be a candidate for deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for Parkinson's disease.

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 who has experience with DBS and who will perform the procedure to implant the 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 treatment by actively participating in discussions with the members of your healthcare team.

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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