Movement Disorder Surgeries- Deep Brain Stimulation
What is DBS?
DBS is a surgical intervention used to treat patients with movement disorders such as essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. It can also be used to control symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder and epilepsy.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an elective surgical procedure in which electrodes are implanted into certain brain areas.
These electrodes, or leads, generate electrical impulses that control abnormal brain activity.
The electrical impulses can also adjust for the chemical imbalances within the brain that cause various symptoms patients may suffer.
Stimulation of brain areas is controlled by a programmable generator that is placed under the skin in the upper chest.
Before being considered for surgical interventions such as DBS, doctors may consider treatment using Medications or Physical Therapy.
This type of surgeries can be performed on one or both sides of the brain, depending on symptoms.
The effects are reversible and can be customized individually for each patient’s clinical status.
Stimulation settings can be modified to diminish potential side effects and improve effectiveness over time.
The implanted device can provide continuous symptom control 24 hours a day.
DBS is safe and effective but risks and potential side effects do exist, but they are generally mild and reversible.
Risks may include brain hemorrhage in 1% of the cases, Infection or Device malfunction.
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