Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep brain stimulation is used to treat a number of neurological conditions, including tremors (movement disorders), Parkinson's disease and dystonia. The surgery involves implanting electrodes within certain areas of the brain. These electrodes produce electrical impulses that regulate abnormal impulses. Or, the electrical impulses can affect certain cells and chemicals within the brain.
The amount of stimulation in deep brain stimulation is controlled by a pacemaker-like device placed under the skin in the patient's upper chest. A wire that travels under your skin connects this device to the electrodes in the brain.
Dr. Jackson Salvant is currently our only Riverside Medical Group physician who is performing DBS. Dr. Salvant specializes in minimally invasive spine and cranial surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery and functional neurosurgery with deep brain stimulation.