Procedures and Treatments
Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment that can help manage some movement disorder symptoms. DBS can be used to treat people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) whose symptoms are no longer controlled by medication. DBS is a well-established, safe, and effective treatment that helps improve day-to-day experiences and quality of life for these patients. Learn More
Vercise DBS is the first system engineered for precise neural targeting to customize therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease. The rechargeable system offers unique features including the longest battery life available for DBS therapy and the smallest footprint of any multiple source stimulator available.1
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Stimulation, or SCS, may offer hope for many of the estimated 100 million people who suffer from chronic pain. SCS sends electrical impulses that trigger nerve fibers along the spinal cord, masking the pain message traveling to the brain. When this happens, generally the painful sensation is replaced with a soothing, tingling sensation.
SCS may be prescribed for chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with the following: failed back surgery syndrome, intractable low back pain and leg pain. Many people with failed back surgeries have had success with the SCS. It is most commonly used to treat low back and lower extremity pain. Thousands of patients with severe chronic painful conditions have received relief with spinal cord stimulation. Learn More
on Pain Relief™
Designed for more coverage, more flexibility, and advanced control, the Precision Spectra SCS System is engineered to provide more pain relief to a broader spectrum of patients.
Like Precision Spectra, Precision Plus can control the amount of current delivered to each and every contact. With 16 contacts and 16 dedicated power sources, Precision Plus allows you to precisely target pain in increments of 0.04 mm - the width of a human hair.
The new CoverEdge™ Family of Surgical Leads, together with our broad percutaneous lead portfolio, offers you unrivaled flexibility to customize therapy to your patients, both now and in the future.
|1.||https://www.medtronic.com/us-en/healthcare-professionals/products/neurological/deep-brain-stimulation-systems/activa-rc.html | Accessed 08SEP2017Vercise™ Directional DBS|
|*||A System that includes the Vercise PC or Vercise Cartesia Directional Lead(s) form the Vercise Directional System.|