Getting DBS Therapy

If your doctor feels Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for essential tremor can help manage your symptoms, the DBS system will be implanted surgically. You can expect to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days. After your body heals, your clinician will programme the stimulator and adjust it to the level that works best for you.

Is It Right for You?

DBS is not right for everyone. Only a doctor experienced with DBS can determine if you are a candidate. Generally, the treatment is not for recently diagnosed individuals, or for those who are doing well on medication for essential tremor.

Surgery: What to Expect

People who receive the Medtronic DBS System usually describe the surgical procedure as demanding and exhausting. Your doctor will be able to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

Personal Stories

Read about the experiences of people who have received our products and therapies. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and after treatment.


Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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