David VanSickle, MD, PhD is one of a small but growing number of neurosurgeons in the U.S. who is performing Asleep DBS surgery for Parkinson’s disease. Dr. VanSickle takes viewers into the operating room, where he discusses the history and application of DBS as a surgical therapy and shows some of the technology that assists doctors before, during and after surgery, as well as the components that are implanted in the body. Both asleep and awake DBS techniques are discussed, with emphasis on the potential advantages afforded by the new asleep approach.
Learn more about DBS to determine if it might be right for you.
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Jon Lessin talks about getting his life back after DBS.
One family’s story about what happens when the real Parkinson’s shows up.
In this post, we answer your questions about DBS and Duopa®.
Mike Riley talks about the joy he discovered in an unexpected place.
DBS has increased quality of life for many. Here’s one person’s story.
Dr. Kara Beasley shares her experience as a DBS surgeon.
Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd to get your DBS questions answered.
Dr. Brontë-Stewart shares her expertise of DBS for Parkinson’s.
“Just find a form of exercise you’ll do consistently because you enjoy it. You can’t let yourself give up!”
Our attendees share the innovations that help them live well with Parkinson’s.
Learn how to improve your home safety by eliminating risks like poor lighting, differences in walking surfaces and tripping hazards to maximize your mobility and prevent falls.
Mike Studer discusses how to individualize an activity program that’s reasonable for you to achieve on a daily basis — highlighting strength, tremor, balance, posture and rigidity.
Living with Parkinson’s disease can have wide-reaching effects on your body and impact on your daily life. This panel discussion features diverse perspectives from members of a Parkinson’s care team: movement disorder specialist, physical therapist and neuropsychologist.