Advertisement

Do the wires from deep brain stimulation (DBS) ever have to be replaced?

Fahd R. Khan, MD
Neurosurgery
Wires from deep brain stimulation (DBS) are left alone as long as the patient's brain remains stable. In this video, neurosurgeon Fahd Khan, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital explains how often DBS batteries need to be replaced or recharged.

Continue Learning about Parkinson's Disease Treatment

What can go wrong with a deep brain stimulation implant?
Arif I. Dalvi, MDArif I. Dalvi, MD
The most common malfunction of an implanted deep brain stimulation (DBS) device is spread of ele...
More Answers
How is deep brain stimulation (DBS) used to treat Parkinson's disease?
NewYork-Presbyterian HospitalNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
In some people, medications do not adequately control the disabling symptoms of Parkinson's disease....
More Answers
What Is Atypical Parkinson's Disease?
What Is Atypical Parkinson's Disease?
Are There Any New Treatments for Parkinson's Disease that Excite You?
Are There Any New Treatments for Parkinson's Disease that Excite You?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.