Deep brain stimulation is no longer an experimental procedure for people in the most desperate situations. DBS has been used successfully in more than 100,000 patients during the past quarter of a century. A multitude of studies have shown its effectiveness and safety, and deep brain stimulation research and advancements are occurring nearly daily.
Denver DBS Center
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has helped more than 100,000 patients over a quarter of a century take back their lives. DBS helps control tremors by delivering tiny electrical signals into one of three target areas of the brain that control movement.
And now, the Denver DBS Center is pleased to offer patients 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.
Why Choose the Denver DBS Center?
- One of only a few centers in the world to provide both Asleep and Awake DBS procedures
- More than six years of experience performing hundreds of DBS surgeries
- Complication rate well below national average
- Superior electrode placement, the most vital aspect of the surgery
- Customized care and attention, with a patient concierge service, coordinated pre- and post-surgery visits, and inpatient programming
- Partners with your neurologist
A patient with Parkinson's Disease talks about his DBS experience.
Katie Strittmatter underwent Asleep DBS to treat Parkinson's disease at Littleton Adventist Hospital. The surgery was performed by Dr. David VanSickle of the Denver DBS Center. Watch Katie's story in her own words.