What Is the Risk Associated with Deep Brain Stimulation?

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It depends on the center, at our center the risk is about 2-3% and those include infection, bleeding, a seizure, a stroke, death because you didn't use anesthesia to put in a generator. That can always occur with any anesthesia and, then there is always the possibility if your candidacy have not been very carefully reviewed that might not be the right device you, in other words a typical Parkinsonism conditions do not respond to that procedure.

So it has to be very solidified, that you actually have a diagnosis of what we call a idiopathic Parkisonism disease.