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Deep brain stimulation (DBS): For patients with Parkinson's disease  
Abstract:  This handout describes how to prepare for and what to expect from deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, during which a pulse generator (neurostimulator) is implanted in the brain. Included are instructions for self-care after surgery, as well as information about the first programming visit, follow-up testing, safety warnings, risks and side effects, and what to avoid, such as exposure to certain electrical equipment and screening devices.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, February 1, 2012
UWMC Availability:  Neurology-Neurosurgery; General Surgery/4NE; 4NE (Neuro-Neurosurg, Otolaryngology, General Surg); 4S (Special Procedure Unit)
General Topics:  Surgery; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Neurological Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Side Effects; Risk Factors; Parkinsons Disease; Neurosurgery; Neurological Disorders; Brain Surgery; Brain Disorders; Brain
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Technical
Cost: Unknown
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