deep brain stimulation
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) from Medtronic safely and effectively manages tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia/akinesia associated with Parkinson's disease.1
Dopaminergic medications usually treat motor symptoms of Parkinson's effectively at first. Over time, medications alone often do not work as well as they used to, and Parkinson's symptoms may start affecting quality of life. A patient may also not be able to tolerate medication side effects including dyskinesia. At the time medication alone is not working as well, one option that may be right for your patient is deep brain stimulation with Medtronic DBS Therapy.
DBS Therapy uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver carefully controlled electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas in the brain. Medtronic DBS Therapy is approved for bilateral stimulation in patients with Parkinson's disease. The implanted system is programmed to customize therapy for the patient.