Getting DBS Therapy

If you are a candidate for deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy, the DBS system will be implanted during surgery. After your body heals, your clinician will program the stimulation and adjust it to the level that works best for you.

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

DBS is not right for everyone. Only a doctor experienced with DBS can determine if you are a candidate. Generally, the therapy is not for recently diagnosed individuals, or for those who are doing well on medication for Parkinson's disease.

Your Healthcare Team

With DBS therapy, a team consisting of a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, and nurses works together to help you manage your therapy for Parkinson's disease.

Surgery: What to Expect

People who receive a 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

Section Navigation

Additional information

Contact Us

Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd
97 Waterloo Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
PO Box 945
North Ryde NSW 1670
work 1800 668 670 (Toll Free)
work +61 (0)2 9857 9000