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Is essential tremor an indication for deep brain stimulation (DBS)?

Fahd R. Khan, MD
Neurosurgery
Essential tremor is one indication for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. In this video, neurosurgeon Fahd Khan, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital describes how DBS can help those patients with severe forms of this condition.

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