Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) sends electronic signals to an area in the brain that controls movement and blocks some of the brain’s messages that cause annoying and disabling motor symptoms. It involves placing a pacemaker-like device under the skin in your chest (not in the brain). Very thin wires connect the device to your brain to enable the signals to reach the source of your symptoms.
DBS offers relief to many suffering from motor control difficulties, most commonly seen in patients with Parkinson’s disease. It may calm symptoms almost immediately and offers an increase in the quality of life for many patients. The procedure and treatment may also be used in epilepsy cases where the medication does not control seizures.
Why Choose UHealth?
Highly-trained specialists. The experienced neurosurgeons at UHealth have performed more than 600 of these procedures.
The latest in DBS technology. Our program was the first in the state of Florida to offer DBS systems that have Bluetooth generators and offer more precise stimulation.
Dedicated support groups. Your care doesn’t stop with just your medical procedure. Our team offers a support group for patients and their loved ones who have undergone DBS surgery or are planning to have the surgery.