About DBS Therapy

Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy reduces many of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.1 This adjustable, reversible therapy uses an implanted device that electrically stimulates the brain, blocking the signals that cause disabling motor symptoms.

What Is It?

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

Our DBS Therapy Products

Neurostimulators are typically implanted near the collarbone. They generate electrical pulses and deliver them through extensions and leads to targeted areas of the brain.
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Benefits and Risks

DBS has been proven to reduce some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease.1 Medtronic DBS Therapy is currently approved to treat Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.* Since 1997, more than 55,000 patients worldwide have benefited from Medtronic DBS Therapy.2

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.

*Humanitarian Device: The effectiveness of this device for the treatment of dystonia has not been established.


  1. Activa Therapy Clinical Summary, 2003.
  2. Data on file at Medtronic, Inc.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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