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Is there any other minor surgery device besides brain surgery. How risky is brain surgery. I heard there is a device which you put on chest and it control the brain activity. How safe and reliable it is

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Dr. Herbert Krob
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In brief: Devices

Devices that change brain activity and that have a chest implant include deep brain stimulators and vagus nerve stimulators.
These are different devices used for a variety of different reasons, including parkinson disease and epilepsy. Information about the deep brain stimulator made by medtronic can be found at http://www.Medtronicdbs.Com information about the vagus nerve stimulator made by cyberonics can be found at http://us.Cyberonics.Com/en/vns-therapy/.

In brief: Devices

Devices that change brain activity and that have a chest implant include deep brain stimulators and vagus nerve stimulators.
These are different devices used for a variety of different reasons, including parkinson disease and epilepsy. Information about the deep brain stimulator made by medtronic can be found at http://www.Medtronicdbs.Com information about the vagus nerve stimulator made by cyberonics can be found at http://us.Cyberonics.Com/en/vns-therapy/.
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