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Are the wires for deep brain stimulation (DBS) permanent?

Fahd R. Khan, MD
Neurosurgery
Once deep brain stimulation (DBS) wires are implanted, they are there for life. In this video, neurosurgeon Fahd Khan, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital, explains the benefits of DBS and how often the battery will need to be replaced.

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