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December 14, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Deep Brain Stimulation: A Pacemaker for the Brain

Deep brain stimulation has been used for many years for treating essential tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Earlier this year, Epworth Richmond implanted a DBS device on its first patient, who travelled from Western Australia to have the surgery. We look at what deep brain stimulation involves and how the first patient fared from it.