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What are the surgical options for people with dystonia?
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Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Stimulators
Previously, some types of dystonia were treated by cutting certain nerves or muscles.
Now there are stimulators that can be implanted in the brain or sometimes the spine to reduce the spasms. You would need referral to a major neurosurgical center, with expertise in deep brain stimulation.

In brief: Stimulators
Previously, some types of dystonia were treated by cutting certain nerves or muscles.
Now there are stimulators that can be implanted in the brain or sometimes the spine to reduce the spasms. You would need referral to a major neurosurgical center, with expertise in deep brain stimulation.
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Dr. Steven Giannotta
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Dr. Steven Beer
Neurosurgery
In brief: DBS
Deep brain stimulation (dbs) may be recommended for some individuals with dystonia, especially when medications do not sufficiently alleviate symptoms or the side effects are too severe.
Dbs involves implanting small electrodes that are connected to a pulse generator into specific brain regions that control movement. Controlled amounts of electricity are sent into the exact region to stop movemen.

In brief: DBS
Deep brain stimulation (dbs) may be recommended for some individuals with dystonia, especially when medications do not sufficiently alleviate symptoms or the side effects are too severe.
Dbs involves implanting small electrodes that are connected to a pulse generator into specific brain regions that control movement. Controlled amounts of electricity are sent into the exact region to stop movemen.
Dr. Steven Beer
Dr. Steven Beer
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