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