How does a Parkinson's patient prepare for deep brain stimulation?

Expert neurologists describe the best way to prepare for the deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgical procedure. If you are offered DBS, it’s important to discuss the expected benefits and potential risks of the procedure with your neurologist. After DBS most people are able to decrease (but not completely discontinue) Parkinson's medications.

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