Who is a candidate for deep brain stimulation surgery?
Before being considered a candidate for deep brain stimulation (DBS), patients must undergo an extensive evaluation process. Ideally, a multidisciplinary team of specialists including a neurologist, neurosurgeon, neuropsychologist and psychiatrist will assess the patient.
If patients are well managed on medications, DBS is not considered. Candidates for DBS are generally patients who meet these criteria:
. Symptoms are not well controlled despite receiving the appropriate dose of medications.
. Symptoms are significantly reducing a patient’s quality of life.
. Side effects from current medications cannot be tolerated.
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What kinds of neurologic conditions can be treated with deep brain stimulation?
Deep brain stimulation is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat a variety of movement and neurologic disorders including:
. Parkinson’s disease
. Essential tremor
. Obsessive compulsive disorder
Deep brain stimulation is also being studied for use in the following conditions:
. Multiple sclerosis
. Chronic pain
. Traumatic brain injury
. Tourette syndrome
. Stroke recovery
. Thalamic pain syndrome
. Alzheimer’s disease
. Anorexia nervosa