About DBS Therapy

Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for Essential Tremor is a safe and effective1 way to treat many of the most disabling aspects of essential tremor. The therapy uses an implanted device to stimulate the brain with electricity, blocking the signals that cause the symptoms.

What Is It?

DBS for Essential Tremor Control is a surgical treatment that has been proven to reduce the severity of the tremor in your arms and hands associated with essential tremor (ET).2

Our DBS Therapy Products

The neurostimulator is typically implanted near the collarbone. It generates electrical pulses and delivers them through the extension and lead to targeted areas of the brain.
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Benefits and Risks

DBS Therapy uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas within the brain.

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.


  1. Zesiewicz TA, Elble R, Louis ED, et al. Practice parameter: therapies for essential tremor: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 2005;64:2008-2020.
  2. Schuurman PR, Bosch DA, Bossuyt PMM, et al. A comparison of continuous thalamic stimulation and thalamotomy for suppression of severe tremor. N Engl J Med. 2000;342:461-468.

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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