Barrow Parkinson’s Patient Calls DBS Surgery ‘Life-Changing’
Barta underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery with neurosurgeon Dr. Francisco Ponce at Barrow Neurological Institute. In DBS surgery, an electrode is implanted in a targeted area of the brain and connected to a pacemaker-like device in the chest. The device, called a neurostimulator, sends electrical currents to the electrode to control symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, like tremors.
“It’s absolutely amazing,” he said. “It’s hard for me really to put into words how life-changing it’s been.”
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