Find the right option for your PD treatment

At Boston Scientific, we have Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) options to fit your life. Whichever model you choose, our advanced technology and superior customer attention comes standard. Work with your care team to find the DBS System that’s right for you.

Choose the Boston Scientific DBS system that’s right for you

You want:

To avoid future surgeries

You want:

The thinnest dual-channel device available

Vercise Genus™ R16 System

The Vercise Genus R16 features our Cartesia 3D technology - a set of programming capabilities designed to offer focused therapy with less risk of side effects. It also makes it easier for your doctor to adapt and fine-tune your stimulation over time, so you can be confident you'll continue to receive the therapy you need. Because of its rechargeable battery life of at least 15 years,* you may select this model if you want to avoid future surgeries.

Features of the Vercise Genus R16:

  • Smallest DBS stimulator
  • Cartesia 3D Technology
  • Battery life of at least 15 years, warrantied*
  • Wireless battery recharging
  • Bluetooth® wireless remote**
  • Full body MRI access***

Note: Stimulation using multiple independent current control (MICC) with a Directional Lead is referred to as Cartesia 3D

Vercise Genus™ P16 System

The Vercise Genus P16 also features our Cartesia 3D technology. If you would prefer not to charge your battery, and repeat surgeries are not a concern for you, the Genus P16 may be your DBS system of choice. This stimulator is the thinnest dual-chamber, non rechargeable battery on the market. The thin, contoured shape of this battery is designed to maximize your comfort and reduce its visibility after implantation.

Features of the Genus P16:

  • Thinnest primary cell stimulator
  • Cartesia 3D Technology
  • Non-rechargeable battery that lasts at least 3-5 years*
  • Bluetooth® wireless remote**
  • Full body MRI access***

Note: Stimulation using multiple independent current control (MICC) with a Directional Lead is referred to as Cartesia 3D

How to charge your DBS system

We make it easy to recharge your system via a wireless charging system. Every week or two, place the lightweight, wireless charging collar over your shoulders and relax—you can do it in front of the TV or while reading a book. If needed, you may be able to go up to a month without the need to recharge, depending on your therapy settings. Your remote will indicate how much charge is left in your battery.1

Understanding battery replacement

Batteries do not last forever; they need to be replaced when they outlive their expected life cycle. Battery replacement isn't complicated, but it requires an outpatient procedure. The leads in your brain remain intact; only the battery in your chest will be replaced.

Upgrade your DBS battery to Boston Scientific

If you’re a DBS patient with a Medtronic system and it’s time to replace your battery, you may be able to upgrade to a Boston Scientific battery. Boston Scientific batteries (also referred to as “stimulators” or “IPGs”) are compatible with many Medtronic systems. Battery replacement is an outpatient procedure and only the battery in your chest will be replaced—not the leads in your brain. 

See what doctors are saying

Dr. Richard Bucholz, St. Louis University, talks about the importance of choosing the right battery.

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