Deep Brain Stimulation
How can deep brain stimulation help?
Deep brain stimulation can transform the lives of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor. This safe and effective surgical procedure helps manage some of the most disabling motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, enabling people who suffer some of these disorders to live and work longer.
How it works
Deep brain stimulation uses a surgically implanted medical device, called a neurostimulator and similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver carefully controlled electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas in the brain. It works by electrically stimulating specific structures that control movement and muscle function. The stimulation can be programmed and adjusted non-invasively by the clinician to help maximize symptom control and minimize side effects.