Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical technique in which a small electrode is inserted into the area of the brain where movement disorders originate. By sending a small electrical signal into that area, many Parkinson's disease symptoms can be alleviated. There are risks, of course, in any surgery - maybe more risks when surgery is proposed in the brain.
Our movement disorder specialists are trained in the assessment of patients for this surgery. The considerations are wide-ranging and necessarily involve input from a whole team of specialists, including Neuropsychologists, Surgeons, and Neurologists.
The Institute's physicians work very closely with several DBS programs - at Stanford University, UCSF.
If you would like to learn more about DBS, please ask your Clinic physician to discuss it with you in detail.