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Why is deep brain stimulation the treatment of choice for tremor?

Nader Pouratian, MD
Neurosurgery
The reason why deep brain stimulation is our treatment of choice for tremor at this point in neurosurgery is because it’s a reversible procedure. We can put electrodes in. We can turn them off. We can turn them on. We can change how you stimulate the patient. We can even remove the device if for some reason it’s not needed anymore and there’s a reason to remove it.

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