While there's risk with every surgery, DBS isn't a new therapy, and for many patients with Parkinson's disease, DBS therapy is a normal part of their treatment journey.
More than a quarter century of clinical trials and patient experiences have tested the safety and effectiveness of treating Parkinson's disease with DBS. Hundreds of thousands of patients like you are already experiencing the benefits.
You should review the risks and benefits of DBS with your physician.
Individual symptoms, situations, circumstances, and results may vary. Please consult your physician or qualified health care provider regarding your condition and appropriate medical treatment. The information provided is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice. For more information on the approved use, risks, and benefits of Boston Scientific's DBS Systems, click here
YOUR NEXT STEP: Answer a few more questions to complete your personalized discussion guide and have a conversation with your movement disorder neurologist about how DBS could help you today.
YOUR NEXT STEP: Answer a few more questions to complete a personalized discussion guide and have a conversation with a movement disorder neurologist about how DBS could help your loved one today.
However, as the needs of your condition change, DBS could become a good treatment option for you. Be sure to have a conversation with a doctor about what treatment options are best for you.
However, as the needs of your loved one's condition change, DBS could become a good treatment option. Be sure to have a conversation with a doctor about what treatment options are best for your loved one.
Research shows that the optimal time to get DBS is when your medications are just starting to become less effective, but before your medications no longer work. You'll notice that your medicine doses don't work until the end of the dose, or you have to start taking medication more often, or your medication begins to cause increased dyskinesia.
The sooner you talk to your doctor about it, you'll be ready to go when the time is right and not miss the opportunity to receive DBS therapy. Once your movements no longer respond to medication, you are no longer a candidate for DBS.
The brain requires incredible sensitivity and adaptability—more so than any other organ in the body. So instead of adapting pacemaker technology to create our DBS system, we spent a decade developing the perfect technology to meet these very specific needs.
Introducing Vercise DBS.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disease, and only Vercise DBS has the advanced technology to maintain the quality of your therapy as changes in your brain occur. Vercise DBS is designed to minimize the side effects sometimes caused by undesirable stimulation, and give more opportunities for DBS to be effective. And if your physician needs to make further changes, it offers your doctor the most options for precise stimulation.
Most devices require a surgery to replace the battery every 3-5 years. Vercise DBS has a rechargeable battery, giving you unparalleled battery longevity, so you may not need to have any more surgeries. Every week or two, place the lightweight, wireless charging collar over your shoulders and relax—you can do it in front of the TV or while reading a book.
This information booklet gives you more information on DBS, including some frequently asked questions.
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