About Our Program
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and epilepsy that involves placing an electrode in a targeted area of the brain. The electrode is connected to a “pacemaker” and an electrical current is sent from the pacemaker to the electrode to help control motor symptoms.
The DBS Program at Barrow Neurological Institute, located at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a leader in the use of DBS to treat movement disorders. Our neurosurgeons and neurologists were involved in early clinical trials of the therapy and thus have deep experience that is hard to find in the emerging field of neuromodulation.
In addition, Barrow has been the recipient of a generous donations that will allow us to innovate by researching other uses for neuromodulation technology like DBS and continuing to conduct clinical trials.