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Deep brain stimulation

Learn more about deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, an innovative procedure to treat movement disorders, epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disorders.

At Methodist Hospital, deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery is performed in a specialized operative room that utilizes intraoperative, MRI-guided technology to deliver electrodes to certain areas of the brain with pinpoint accuracy and precision. These electrodes create electrical signals that help treat neurological conditions by regulating abnormal signals that often cause tremors and other common movement symptoms associated with conditions like Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Methodist Hospital is the only hospital in South Texas that offers this type of asleep, MRI-guided deep brain stimulation surgery.