Not all DBS systems are created equal.

Wherever your Parkinson's disease goes, Vercise™ DBS will follow

We're with you—all the way

Parkinson's disease advances over time, and no two people experience the exact same progression. That's why, instead of adapting a pacemaker technology to fit our DBS system, we spent a decade adapting the perfect technology to meet the specific needs of the brain and the way it changes. The DBS system you choose will be your partner to manage your Parkinson's disease symptoms, and our goal was to create the most steadfast, reliable partner you could ask for.

Watch this video to learn more about our commitment to patients and our history in DBS

The Boston Scientific difference

Therapy that can adapt as your Parkinson's disease progresses

The Vercise family of DBS systems has current steering technology, which gives your doctor an incredibly sensitive and precise "steering wheel" to manage the challenging terrain as your body's needs change. No matter where your Parkinson's disease goes, Vercise DBS Systems will follow and create more opportunities for therapy to be effective.

A battery option that can go the distance

Most devices require a surgery to replace the battery every 3-5 years. If you select the Vercise Gevia™ DBS or the Vercise DBS—which both feature a rechargeable battery — you’ll get unparalleled battery longevity — at least 15 years* — so you may not need to have any more surgeries or worry about having to go see your provider for a software upgrade.

Unparalleled comfort

All of the Vercise DBS systems have gently contoured edges for comfort, and the Vercise™ PC DBS system is the thinnest non-rechargeable battery available.

"The Vercise DBS System changes the landscape of what physicians can do to help improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson's disease."

—Jerold Vitek, M.D., Ph.D,
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota

Clinical Evidence

See the science behind our systems

Boston Scientific's VANTAGE study1 is a large, multi-center clinical trial that evaluates the Vercise DBS system in treating Parkinson's disease. Here are some of results of the study.

1 year into treatment, Boston Scientific DBS patients experienced a 63% improvement in their motor function

At the end of 1 year, the average Boston Scientific patient achieved 12 hours of good quality "ON time" each day

DBS patients with a Boston Scientific system experienced meaningful improvements in their quality of life

A trial of advanced stimulation capabilities on Boston Scientific stimulators found that

Boston Scientific devices provide an expanded therapeutic window for DBS to be effective2

Choose the Boston Scientific system that's right for you

You want:
To avoid future surgeries

Vercise Gevia

  • The most advanced, steerable system to control Parkinson's disease changes featuring more programming options than original Vercise
  • Rechargeable system with a battery life of up to at least fifteen years*
  • Reduced number of battery re-implantation surgeries you may need
  • Steerable system to control therapy as Parkinson's disease changes
  • Wireless recharging and patient remote control capabilities

Vercise DBS

  • Rechargeable system with a battery life of up to at least fifteen years*
  • Reduced number of battery re-implantation surgeries you may need
  • Steerable system to control therapy as Parkinson's disease changes
  • Wireless recharging and patient remote control capabilities
The convenience of a non-rechargeable system
The thinnest dual-channel device available

Vercise PC DBS System

  • The most advanced, steerable system to control therapy changes featuring more programming options than original Vercise
  • The thinnest dual-channel non-rechargeable battery on the market
  • Wireless patient remote control capabilities

Give your battery a boost

Replacing your battery with a Boston Scientific battery

If you're already a DBS patient, you may be eligible to replace your battery with a Boston Scientific stimulator.** A battery replacement is an outpatient procedure where the leads in your brain will remain intact, and all that will change is the battery in your chest.

As you begin to have conversations with your neurosurgeon about a replacement, here are some things you should know about the advanced stimulation capabilities available in a Boston Scientific replacement, and how we will continue to support you after the surgery.

All Boston Scientific batteries include:
  • Proprietary technology that gives your doctor unparalleled ability to shape and steer your therapy as your Parkinson's disease progresses
  • Wireless remote control
You can choose:
  • The only 15 year* rechargeable batteries on the market with wireless recharging
  • The thinnest, dual-channel non-rechargeable battery designed to maximize your comfort and reduce visibility after implantation
Our commitment to you:

When you switch to a Boston Scientific Stimulator from a Medtronic battery, Boston Scientific will warranty your Medtronic leads and extension for 1 year from the date of implant. Further, all patients who receive a Boston Scientific implant will receive our Limited Warranty, where we guarantee you a replacement Boston Scientific stimulator if your device fails to function within normal ranges within 15 years after the date of implant.

Hear from Prof. François Alesch about how a battery boost could benefit you.

"The ultimate advantage for patients is that they can use the new technology, and that they [can have] their own custom electrical field, which has not been possible so far."

—Prof. François Alesch, Medical University of Vienna