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about the implant procedure for the St. Jude Medical Infinity™ DBS system.
Find answers to your questions about deep brain stimulation.
Begin to Gain New Ground
If you have Parkinson’s disease (PD) or essential tremor (ET), you can begin moving toward better symptom relief by talking with your doctor about DBS therapy for managing your symptoms. If you are considering deep brain stimulation (DBS), discuss your expectations with your doctor. Your doctor can help you form realistic expectations about the surgery and the benefits of a DBS system like the St. Jude Medical Infinity™ DBS system.
Before you meet with your doctor:
Be sure to consult with your doctor about the following:
When you meet with your doctor, ask:
During your discussion, your doctor should give you a clear explanation of your condition and treatment options, as well as the risks and benefits of each option.
Talking with your family, friends and others in your life can also provide welcome support. The decision to undergo DBS therapy is significant for all of you. Consider bringing a friend or family member to your doctor appointments to take notes and help you process the information.