Department of Neurological Surgery

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Treatment at Vanderbilt

For Treatment of Movement Disorders

Vanderbilt DBS – Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease

In Part 1 of this four part video special, Parkinson’s Disease is described along with the changes that occur in the brain and the challenges of living with the disease.

Vanderbilt DBS – Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Part 2 describes how Deep Brain Stimulation works and how Vanderbilt Neurosurgeons have made the procedure easier for patients.

Vanderbilt DBS – Early Stage Parkinson’s Disease Study to Slow the Progression of the Disease

In Part 3, a study at Vanderbilt Medical Center on Early Stage Parkinson’s Disease is testing a method to slow the progression of this degenerative disease.

Vanderbilt DBS – For Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Depression, OCD and Tourette’s Syndrome

Part 4 of the video special describes how DBS is now being used to treat other diseases such as Essential Tremor and Dystonia. Treatments for Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome are also explored.

More information about Deep Brain Stimulation

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