About the Denver DBS Center
The Denver DBS Center is located on the campus of Littleton Adventist Hospital in Littleton, Colorado, and is part of the hospital’s comprehensive neurosciences program, recognized for excellence by Healthgrades and the American Heart and Stroke Association.
Denver DBS Center
During your first appointment at the Denver DBS Center, you’ll meet with medical director Dr. David VanSickle for an initial consultation. He will review your medical history to determine if you’re a candidate for DBS surgery, and discuss a treatment plan with you. Most DBS patients now receive the new two-step Asleep DBS that reduces the number of procedures and surgery time, allows patients to remain asleep during all surgeries, and improves electrode placement. The Denver DBS Center is located at 7780 S. Broadway, Suite 350, Littleton, CO, 80122.
Littleton Adventist Hospital
You will have the first phase of your treatment, surgery to place the electrodes, at Littleton Adventist Hospital, which offers one of the world’s leading deep brain stimulation programs to treat Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. VanSickle is the lead DBS neurosurgeon at Littleton Adventist Hospital, and will perform the surgery. Littleton Hospital is located at 7700 S. Broadway, right next door to the Denver DBS Center.
Denver DBS Surgical Center
The second phase of your treatment, placement of the generator (neurostimulator), will be done by Dr. VanSickle at either Littleton Adventist Hospital or the Functional Neurosurgical Ambulatory Surgery Center (FNASC), a state-of-the-art freestanding surgery center created by the Denver DBS Center and Littleton Adventist Hospital. DBS patients can also have the neurostimulator replaced at FNASC which you will need to do every 3-5 years when the battery runs out. Rechargeable neurostimulators will need to be replaced approximately every 9 years.1 FNASC is located at 11 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 120, Littleton, CO, 80120, and is open on the first and third Friday of each month from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
A Denver DBS Center scheduler will coordinate your treatment, including scheduling the initial consultation with Dr. VanSickle, setting up the first and second phase surgeries, and scheduling follow-up appointments after surgery.
Denver DBS Center Medical Director/Neurosurgeon
David VanSickle, MD, PhD
Dr. David VanSickle is the medical director of the Denver DBS Center and will perform your DBS surgery. Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. VanSickle specializes in functional neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, deep brain stimulation (DBS), and surgery for epilepsy. He has his master’s and doctorate degrees in bioengineering, a medical degree from University of Pittsburgh and completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. VanSickle serves on the board of directors of the Parkinson Association of the Rockies. Click here to read Dr. VanSickle’s complete bio and watch a video about his practice philosophy.
Supporting Our Community
The Denver DBS Center is passionately involved with our community and the quest to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. We support many organizations and encourage your support as well.