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How are deep brain stimulation devices implanted?
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
In brief: Surgically
Burr hole, advance electrode to appropriate depth, the impulse generator goes to your chest like a cardiac pacemaker.
For details ask google - lots of patient resources with images etc available online. Hope this helps.

In brief: Surgically
Burr hole, advance electrode to appropriate depth, the impulse generator goes to your chest like a cardiac pacemaker.
For details ask google - lots of patient resources with images etc available online. Hope this helps.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Surgically
Dbs requires brain surgery.
Patients are awake during the procedure to provide feedback to the surgeon, but they feel no pain because the head is under a local anesthetic. The patient is then put under general anesthesia to allow electrodes to be attached to wires running inside the body from the head down to the chest, where two battery-operated generators are implanted.

In brief: Surgically
Dbs requires brain surgery.
Patients are awake during the procedure to provide feedback to the surgeon, but they feel no pain because the head is under a local anesthetic. The patient is then put under general anesthesia to allow electrodes to be attached to wires running inside the body from the head down to the chest, where two battery-operated generators are implanted.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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