New considerations given about when to refer for Deep Brain Stimulation

February 15, 2013 Sheldon Z. Goldberg, M.D.

Every year in the fall, our Swedish DBS Team has a table in the exhibit area at the Hope Conference for Parkinson's Disease. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet people in the PD community, and spend time chatting with our other neuroscience colleagues from centers in the area.

I am always surprised by the numbers of people who come by and say, “I am not ready, my disease is not bad enough, I am too young, or I haven't had PD long enough”.

As neurologists gain more information about the impact of DBS on the quality of life in patients after surgery, new considerations are being given about when to refer for DBS. (Click here to read more.)

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