Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Treatment for Movement Disorders and Epilepsy

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS)  can reduce the severity of tremors, stiffness, and other motion symptoms associated with movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. It can also reduce the severity and frequency of seizures due to epilepsy. As one of a few centers that offer “asleep surgery” for DBS, Duke works with you to personalize your procedure. Although it is not a cure, Duke specialized neurologists -- movement disorders specialists and epileptologists -- and neurosurgeons may recommend DBS to improve your quality of life.