@LouAnnHull. Hi LouAnn, its a serious operation and one that's not performed without a great deal of assessment, consideration, discussions with family, partner.
I attended a seminar today and one of our top neurologists who is part of the DBS team spoke on the subject. So many factors have to come into play and only the medical profession who undertake the procedure could advise you.
Like the above comments can i suggest in the first instance you speak with your treating neurologist, Take care YW
Are you close to a teaching hospital with a PD Center of Excellence? My husband Bill had 3 DBS surgeries as the second one had a bad lead placement causing seizures. The third one was done at a local teaching hospital and we still go there for follow ups. He wouldn't change his decisions for the world.
Dr. Conrad Papas was my neuro surgeon who removed the large meningioma in my right frontal lobe.
He also specializes in deep brain stimulation. I shall consult with him on this matter. Thank you for all your concern. I also will be praying for the Lord's guidance.
Way beyond what I know, that's Neurology dept, glad you are seizure free and your tumor is gone,that is so wonderful. Hang in there, sending you hugs❤️