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What to Consider when Getting DBS

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Have you been thinking about getting Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery? In this interactive, hour-long presentation, Dr. Farrokh Farrokhi will speak about the important things to consider when you…
September 02, 2014

Mid Stage Treatment

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On-Off flucutations Treatment of motor flucutations requires additional medication with the goal of Reducing off time Increasing on time Levodopa  dosing strength can be increased, the number of d…
February 21, 2014

How can I alert medical providers that I have DBS in an emergency? Can mammogram be done?

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It is important that your medical provider be aware that you have DBS since there are some procedures that can not be performed if you have DBS.
April 13, 2013

More Benefits Found In Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s

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While it is well-recognized that deep brain stimulation (DBS) improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD), new research finds that DBS also reduces the number …
June 26, 2014

Deep Brain Stimulation

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DBS is a surgical treatment option for patients that continue to have medication responsive symptoms. Although brain surgery may sound scary and does have some risks, DBS has improved the lives of tho…
March 04, 2014

Does DBS affect speech?

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DBS treats movement symptoms of Parkinson’s specifically tremor, dystonia motor offs and dyskinesia.
May 22, 2012

Stanford Doctors Treat Parkinson's Disease Patients with Life-Changing Technology

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At Stanford University Medical Center a stunning innovation is just beginning. Parkinson's disease patient Martha Gardner, 56, of San Jose strode confidently out the hospital front doors. "(It's…
July 08, 2014

New Children's Book, Poppo's Electric Brain, Helps Take the Fear Factor Out of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Parkinson's Disease

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When Jack McDonald elected to have Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery after more than a decade of watching his tremors and other symptoms get progressively worse, he saw it as a teachable moment for…
April 16, 2014

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