Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure to implant 1 or more electrodes in your brain. The electrodes transmit electrical pulses to specific areas of your brain. These block abnormal brain signals that could be causing various neurological disorders.
Deep brain stimulation involves small holes in the skull to implant electrodes. During the surgery, you will be kept awake to provide feedback on the areas being stimulated. A separate surgery implants the device containing the battery under the skin below your clavicle and over your chest wall.
Deep brain stimulation surgery is a treatment for:
Deep brain stimulation surgery benefits patients with Parkinson's disease as it:
Deep brain stimulation is a minimally invasive procedure that is considered safe. However, there are some risks from the surgery: