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.
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.
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.
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.
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