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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

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… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Would insurance pay or pay most of DBS.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

They payed for mine.

posted over 2 years ago

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Why Has The DBS Affected My Legs And Walking?

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Why Has The DBS Affected My Legs And Walking?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My brother had dbs surgery 8 yrs ago. He had to be in adult care afterwards. Never the same man. Very sad. I, too, have PD but for 22 yrs. Wont have… read more

posted 4 months ago

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

After dbs surgery a period of one month thereafter i experienced depressive symptoms. After switcging off the right-hand side stimulation the depressive symptoms as well as lack of appetite disappeared. But obviously motion stimulator which was working very well, stopped working . Has anybody experienced the same and is there a setting that would work to stop the depressive stimulation as well as not affecting by appetite.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

so would I

posted 2 months ago

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) What Are The Risks?

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) What Are The Risks?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My husband had the DBS implant four years ago. The first implant got an infection and had to be removed, he was on strong antibiotics for 6 months and… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

What requirements does the patient have to meet to receive DBS?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

1/2 sine met 2x daily.

posted over 2 years ago

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Did anybody who has had dbs surgery develop additional symptoms after surgery?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I had DBS about 18 months ago, and am very satisfied with the result of the surgery. I had two unexpected side effects. First, I have gained about 20-… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

How long does the implant last ?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Going to see his neurologist on Friday at U of I in Iowa City. Sure wish my husband's DBS worked as well as yours. Don't know what is going on with him… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

what is the rate of sucess for this surgey

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Don,t think about it anymore, just do it.

posted over 2 years ago