Asleep deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an advancement in DBS that allows the procedure to be performed while the patient is asleep. This advancement has been offered for two years by leading neurosurgeons, including the Denver DBS Center, Barrow Neurological Institute and Oregon Health & Science University.
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.