Submitted by: NWPF
You want a surgeon that has a proven track record in DBS surgery. Not just brain surgery but DBS surgery. More and more neurosurgeons are adding DBS to their list of surgeries but might not have done too many of them. I would say you’d want your surgeon to have done at least 100 DBS surgeries and hopefully more. They call it a doctor’s practice for a reason. The more practice the better. Here’s a couple of questions you might want to ask your prospective brain surgeon: How many DBS surgeries have you performed? How many had either a minor or major stroke? How many of the patients have had a staph infection? Has the surgeon done follow up studies for the previous patients? Learn all you can and look for vast experience.