See what DBS can do for you
View our library of educational videos from top experts in the field of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), real people, and care partners. Find instructional videos to help you understand the procedure and how to easily use and maintain your Boston Scientific DBS System.
New to DBS
How DBS Works
A Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system has 3 parts—a stimulator that delivers mild electrical pulses to specialized wires called leads placed precisely in the motor region of your brain, and an insulated wire that connects the two, known as an extension. Watch this short video and see how your DBS System works in your body.1
Is DBS Safe?
While there’s risk with every surgery, DBS isn’t a new therapy, and for some people living with Parkinson’s disease, DBS therapy is frequently a normal part of their treatment journey. Dr. Jens Volkmann, MD, PhD, Chairman and Professor of Neurology at University Clinic of Wurzburg in Germany discusses the safety of Deep Brain Stimulation.
Living with DBS
Introduction to Charging
We make it easy to recharge your Boston Scientific DBS System. Every week or two, place the lightweight, wireless charging collar over your shoulders and relax. You can recharge your system while watching TV, reading a book, or talking on the phone. Watch this short video for a demonstration on how to recharge your Boston Scientific DBS System.
Switching your system
If you have a Medtronic or Abbott device, you may be able to switch to a Boston Scientific DBS System at your next battery replacement. Hear Dr. Richard Bucholz discuss the benefits of switching to a Boston Scientific DBS System.
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Making the switch
Over 10 years ago, Bill went through the DBS procedure with the only company offering the device at the time. His results were promising at first. When he noticed some of his symptoms returning, he decided to explore his options. He discovered he could switch to a Boston Scientific DBS System through an outpatient procedure. Watch his full story and hear his results.
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Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.
References: 1. Boston Scientific Patient Information Brochure. A Brighter Future is Taking Shape: Treating Parkinson’s Disease with Deep Brain Stimulation. Copyright 2021