​​​​​Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

When you receive deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment at Providence, you get the leading-edge care you need to help you maintain your quality of life well into the future. As specialists, our neurosurgeons have the experience needed to provide precision treatment for the best outcomes.

Why Choose Us for Your Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment?

As our patient, you’re getting access to life-changing treatment that can restore physical skills you may have lost due to a neurological condition. Here are three reasons that nearly 400 patients choose us for their DBS surgery each year:

Your neurosurgeon gets to know you personally to create a DBS care plan that addresses your specific needs and lifestyle. Our specially trained nurse navigators help guide you through the DBS process, from pre-surgery evaluations to post-surgery adjustments of the treatment. This patient-centered approach is why patients entrust Providence with their deep brain stimulation.

Neurosurgeons who specialize in DBS perform your surgery, bringing trusted experience to your treatment. They work closely with a care team that may include DBS programmers, neurologists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists and anesthesiologists. Your neurologist monitors the results of the procedure and cares for you well beyond treatment to maintain the benefits.

Providence offers options and hope to patients seeking the most advanced therapies for their neurological condition. We are at the forefront of deep brain stimulation advances and have published more than 20 research papers on DBS in the past five years. Our leadership in innovation helps us provide better neurological care – and a better life – for you and your loved ones.

Patient Stories

“It was amazing – the effect was immediate. I had 95 percent less shaking than I did before the procedure,” says Mike Brodlieb, a Providence patient who underwent DBS for Parkinson’s disease. Read Mike Brodlieb's story

Mike Brodlieb

About Deep Brain Stimulation

DBS is a neurosurgical procedure to help control irregular body movement. It involves placing thin wires, called electrodes, in specific areas of the brain and then delivering a mild electrical current. The current is carefully monitored and adjusted over time so that it continues to provide effective symptom relief.


Our neurosurgeons know that for many patients, DBS can be the difference between declining and thriving. Deep brain stimulation helps ease symptoms of movement disorders, including shaking, slowed movement and stiffness. After DBS, many patients can recover some of the most routine aspects of daily life, such as feeding themselves, and enjoy hobbies and social activities. Some patients have even been able to reduce their medications enough to ease side effects such as nausea. Our specialists have seen again and again how these results can bring joy and relief to their patients.

Conditions Treated with Deep Brain Stimulation

Our team uses DBS to treat patients with conditions including:

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