Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Resources

Deep brain stimulation is a highly effective and reasonably safe treatment for Parkinson’s; however, it’s also frequently misunderstood. In this collection of resources, you will learn all about the what, why, and how of DBS so that you have the information you need to determine if it is the best treatment path for you.

The What, Why, When, And How of DBS for the Newly Diagnosed

Deep brain stimulation is a highly effective and reasonably safe treatment for Parkinson’s; however, it’s also frequently misunderstood. The success stories about how people are sometimes living symptom and medication free as a result of getting DBS understandably lead many to want to get the treatment as soon as possible. But not everyone is a good candidate for the treatment. In this article, we break down the what, why, how, and more of DBS so that you have the information you need to determine if your path may lead you to this treatment. 

Deep Brain Stimulation Sponsors

Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific is a proud sponsor of the Davis Phinney Foundation. Our FDA-approved therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease is backed by rigorous clinical data and the experiences of our patients around the world. To learn more about DBS from Boston Scientific, and to hear from our patients in their own words, visit DBSandMe.com.

Or contact us here to learn more about Boston Scientific DBS.

To learn more about DBS from Boston Scientific, and to hear from our patients in their own words, visit DBSandMe.com.

Additional Resources:

  1. Learn More about the DBS Procedure
  2. Learn More about the DBS Procedure – Spanish
  3. Learn More About DBS Programming
  4. Doctor–Patient Discussion Guide

Medtronic

Medtronic is committed to improving the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease with their Deep Brain Stimulation system, also known as DBS. As the leaders in DBS therapy, we have been delivering this life-changing therapy for over 25 years with continuous innovations and proven clinical outcomes.

Visit DiscoverDBS.com/Medtronic to learn more or sign up here to receive email updates.

DBS Resources

Thank you to our sponsors

While the generous support of our sponsors makes our educational programs possible, their donations do not influence Davis Phinney Foundation content, perspective, or speaker selection.

Connect with an ambassador

Our Ambassadors connect with individuals and families looking for support and community to help them live well with Parkinson’s. The following Ambassadors are specifically interested in those who have or are considering Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and are available to speak with you through email, phone, video conference, and in person.

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