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Find answers to your questions about deep brain stimulation.
Traveling With Your Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System
Generally, traveling with a DBS system like the St. Jude Medical Infinity™ DBS system is easy and safe. With a little planning and communication with your doctor, your loved ones and travel companions, you can enjoy a healthy, happy trip with confidence.
First, consult your doctor
It is important to notify your doctor about your plans. He or she can:
What to bring with you
In addition to following recommendations from your doctor, make sure to bring:
If you will be traveling by plane, keep in mind that certain metal detectors and anti-theft devices may affect your device. When you go through security checkpoints at the airport, show your patient ID card to security personnel and ask how best to proceed. Learn more about passing through airport and other security systems.