Frequently Asked Questions

Deep Brain Stimulation FAQs

If you are considering deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy to manage your movement disorder symptoms, you may have questions. Find answers to common questions below.

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Be sure to discuss these and any additional questions with your doctor.


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