Hear from real patients

We know you have questions and concerns about DBS beyond what we can answer. That is why we have our Patient Ambassador program: connect with someone who has been in your shoes. We can connect you with a Patient Ambassador who can share their experience leading up to and after receiving DBS.

Speak with a DBS Patient Ambassador​

What Is the Patient Ambassador Program?​

The Patient Ambassador Program lets you and your family connect directly with someone who has Parkinson’s Disease or Essential Tremor, understands the disease firsthand, and is currently living with a Boston Scientific Deep Brain Stimulation system. Patient Ambassadors volunteer their time to share their experiences and answer your questions from a patient perspective. They are not employees of Boston Scientific and do not give medical advice.

Learn about the following topics and more!

  • What DBS feels like and how it helps manage their disease​ 
  • How Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or Essential Tremor (ET) has affected their work and family life before and after DBS​ 
  • What PD or ET symptoms they’ve experienced & treatments they’ve tried

Call 1-833-327-1473 or click below to schedule a call.

Have DBS and want to tell your story?

We want to hear from you!​

Share your story about living with a DBS system to help others considering the procedure

Become a Patient Ambassador​

What is a Patient Ambassador?​

If DBS has changed your life and you are looking to help others do the same, consider becoming a Patient Ambassador. 

What it takes:

  • Being a current Boston Scientific DBS Patient​
  • Willing to share their experience with Parkinson’s or Essential Tremor with others considering DBS
  • Being a Patient Ambassador is completely voluntary. You can opt out of the program at any time.

What does becoming a Patient Ambassador involve?​

Your stories are inspiring! Becoming a Patient Ambassador involves: ​

  • Choosing to volunteer as much or as little as you would like
  • Speaking with patients on the phone, participating in webinars or events
  • Describing your personal experience with DBS therapy in a truthful and clear way. Don’t worry, you are not expected to become an expert on DBS and can not give medical advice. ​

How can I become a patient ambassador?​

Connect with a Boston Scientific Representative to explore becoming a DBS Patient Ambassador.