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Deep Brain Stimulation Program

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Deep Brain Stimulation Program

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

At the Providence Neuroscience Institute our expert neurosurgeons provide deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia. Our surgeons are recognized for their clinical expertise and contributions in advancing the field of neurosurgery. Our integrated team of movement disorder neurology, neuropsychology and neurosurgery works closely with you and your caregivers to develop the best and safest treatment plan.

Our neurosurgeons are part of a team of specialists and sub-specialists, ensuring you receive the best possible care. Providence Neuroscience Institute in Spokane provides the most comprehensive services than any other in the region.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) provides essential treatment for patients whose medication just isn’t working anymore or may want help to lessen the effects of:

  • Essential tremors
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dystonia

For decades, the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedure has been offered by Providence to help alleviate symptoms and improve your quality of life.

DBS is a procedure that works by placing electrodes in areas of the brain affected by neurological movement disorders. Those electrodes send electrical pulses to help normalize or eliminate irregular brain signals which may minimize involuntary movements affecting you. Using DBS in combination with medication(s) may have a transformative effect on patients.

DBS for Essential Tremor

If you have essential tremor in at least one arm or hand and it keeps you from doing what you want to do, you may be a candidate for DBS surgery. This can include daily tasks like eating, writing or drinking a cup of coffee.

DBS tends to be the most effective for tremor in the arm or hand, but can improve tremor in the head, voice and legs in certain situations.

Have you tried medications and they didn’t work, or you could not tolerate the side effects of the medications? You may want to consider DBS as a treatment option. The best time to maximize benefits from DBS is when your tremor becomes disabling despite optimized medical therapy directed by a neurologist.

DBS for Parkinson’s

This treatment may help control symptoms of Parkinson's disease, including shaking, stiffness and slowed movement. Without medication, DBS may provide additional hours of movement control each day.

Patients may become candidates for DBS when medication alone no longer effectively controls the symptoms. To maximize the benefits of DBS, it is best to explore this treatment option when medications no longer provide enough relief, but still have some effect.

Essential Tremor (ET) is a disorder affecting approximately 10 million people in the U.S. The tremor in the hands, head, voice and legs may become so severe that it can be debilitating and erode quality of life. Many people with ET never seek medical care, though most could benefit from medical or surgical treatment such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).

Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Essential Tremor Virtual Seminar