Getting DBS Therapy

With Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy, the DBS System is surgically implanted. Your hospital stay is typically brief, and after your body has healed, a clinician programs the stimulator. It can be adjusted to achieve the best symptom control for you.

Is It Right for You?

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

Surgery: What to Expect

People who receive the Medtronic 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.

Personal Stories

Read about the experiences of people who have received our products and therapies. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and after treatment.

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: 22 Sep 2010

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