If you're a DBS patient with a Medtronic system and it's time to replace your battery, you may be able to upgrade to one from Boston Scientific. Boston Scientific batteries (also referred to as "stimulators" or "IPGs") are compatible with many Medtronic systems. That means you don't need to replace the leads in your brain. The battery replacement is an outpatient procedure, and all that will change is the battery in your chest.
Your DBS battery is the "brains" of your DBS system. Boston Scientific batteries include technology that gives your doctor unique control over the stimulation that relieves your Parkinson's symptoms. This proprietary technology is designed to maximize therapeutic benefits while minimizing side effects.
Our rechargeable battery will last at least 15 years (and is warrantied for 15 years), helping to minimize the frequency of repeat surgeries. Battery recharging is wireless and can be done just once a month for most patients.*
Boston Scientific offers the thinnest dual-channel, non-rechargeable battery available. The small, contoured shape of this battery is designed to maximize your comfort and reduce visibility after implantation.
When you switch to a Boston Scientific battery from a Medtronic battery, Boston Scientific will warranty your existing leads and extension for one year from the date of implant. Our Limited Warranty also guarantees you a replacement Boston Scientific battery if your device fails to function within normal ranges within 15 years after the date of implant.