Deep brain stimulation is a surgical treatment option for patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and essential tremors.

Deep brain stimulation involves the implantation of a device that acts like a pacemaker for the brain, sending mild electrical signals to specific parts of the brain. The signals reorganize the brain's electrical impulses, resulting in improved symptoms for many neurological conditions.

Although deep brain stimulation is not a cure for Parkinson's disease and does not slow down its progression, it can dramatically reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease and improve the quality of life for many patients.

Patient Stories

James’ Story: Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor

Watch how the team at Memorial Hermann Mischer Neurosciences treats James’ symptoms of Essential Tremor with deep brain stimulation (DBS) to improve his quality of life.

Debra's Story: Deep Brain Stimulation

Watch how the team at Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience uses deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to help reduce Debra’s symptoms of Parkinson's disease and improve her quality of life.

Latest Advances

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) recently became the first hospital in Texas to implant the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Percept PC Deep Brain Stimulation system by Medtronic in patients with neurologic disorders. The first-of-its-kind neurostimulator uses BrainSense Technology and has the ability to capture and record the user’s brain signals while delivering therapy to patients with neurologic disorders associated with such conditions as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, epilepsy or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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