DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION (DBS)
Professor Silburn, along with Associate Professor Terry Coyne, are world leaders in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders. Together, they have trained over 85% of Australian practitioners and have performed over 1200 cases.
DBS is a non-pharmacological treatment option for a range of conditions, most commonly Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor. It involves implantation of electrodes into the brain which connects to a stimulator placed under the skin (typically in the chest). The stimulator sends electric pulses directly into the brain to help alleviate symptoms.
While DBS is not a cure for movement disorders it can help control symptoms such as tremors, balance problems or involuntary movements.
WIRED FOR PARKINSONS
If you are interested in finding out if DBS is right for you please contact our rooms to arrange a consult with one of our neurologists.