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Deep Brain Stimulation


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1. A Little History on Deep Brain Stimulation, 2. How does DBS work and what can it do for me?, 3. Being Evaluated for Surgery: Do I Qualify?, 4. Choosing the Health Care Team that is Right For You, 5. Health Risks and Possible Complications in Surgery, 6. Telling Family and Friends, 7. How to Prepare for the Big Day, 8. What Should I Expect During the Surgery?, 9. I've Done it Now What?, 10. Taking Care of Your DBS System, 11. My Symptoms Are Not Under Control - Troubleshooting Your System, 12. Annual Maintenance, 13, Long Term Side Effects, 14. Frequently asked Questions, Appendices: A. Definitions/Glossary, B. Patient Support Organizations, C. List of Commonly Prescribed Medications

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is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist with expertise in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. He has been at University of Michigan since 2007, where he is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the STIM (Surgical Therapies Improving Movement) program. He has also been named to the ""Best Doctors in America"" list.||is an advanced practice registered nurse who has been with the University of Michigan Department of Neurosurgery for 19 years. She has undergone specialized training in the care of patients with deep brain stimulation (DBS), and is the coordinator of the STIM (Surgical Therapies Improving Movement) program. She is a resource to those interested in learning about DBS, and to those who have been implanted with a DBS system.|is a neurosurgeon specializing in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, movement disorders and other conditions. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the STIM (Surgical Therapies Improving Movement) Program at UM. His research has been featured in Time magazine and on the cover of Neurosurgery


Everything you need to know about deep brain stimulation. From the first consideration to long-term care, this is an invaluable resource that patients, their families, and their physicians will want at their fingertips. -Matthew B. Stern, MD, Parker Family Professor of Neurology, Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, University of Pennsylvania

""Finally! A comprehensive, no-nonsense, authoritatively written book on deep brain stimulation, specifically for the patient and caregiver. It masterfully navigates the full journey of anyone considering DBS from start to finish, painting a clear, step-by-step, realistic picture of this life-changing breakthrough therapy."" -Hubert H. Fernandez, MD, Online Medical Editor, Movement Disorders Society and Head of Movement Disorders, Center for Neurological Restoration, Cleveland Clinic

""A must-read for patients considering DBS surgery."" -Rajesh Pahwa, MD, Laverne and Joyce Rider Professor of Neurology, Director, Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Center, University of Kansas Medical Center

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