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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) device support

Using your remote

In control of your treatment

Your Deep Brain Stimulation system is easily controlled using your Vercise™ remote.  You can turn your device on, off, and change stimulation if your doctor gives you access. If your stimulation settings are not providing you with the therapy you are expecting, please contact your physician. 

How can I start or stop stimulation?

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To get started, press the “unlock” button on the right-hand side of your remote.

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Now, press the red button in the center of your remote to turn stimulation on. 

To turn stimulation off, simply press the center red button again.


How can I increase or decrease stimulation?

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When adjusting stimulation, first click the right-hand arrow to access the main menu. Then select “stimulation.”

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You can then use the “plus” or “minus” buttons beside the on/off button to adjust your stimulation to the right level for you.


How can I access or change stimulation programs?

Changing stimulation programs can be done in a few easy steps. If your doctor has set up different programs, you can access those in a few clicks.

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Either press the “programs” button on the left side of your remote.

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Or, click the right-hand arrow to see the main menu.

Click the right-hand arrow a second time to enter the programs menu.

Click the right-hand arrow a third time to enter the change programs menu.

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From there you can navigate through your programs with the up/down arrows.

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Select your desired program by clicking on the right-hand arrow one last time.


How do I charge the remote?

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To charge your remote, simply connect it to the USB power supply 

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and plug it into the socket.

Low battery screen

Whenever the remote is low on battery, it will show you a reminder to charge.

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The Vercise Genus™ DBS System, Vercise Genus Mixed System with M8 Adapter, Vercise Gevia™ DBS System, and Vercise™ DBS Lead-only system (before Stimulator is implanted) provide safe access to full-body MRI scans when used with specific components and the patient is exposed to the MRI environment under specific conditions defined in the supplemental manual ImageReady™ MRI Guidelines for Boston Scientific DBS Systems.

US Indication for Use: The Boston Scientific Vercise™ PC, Vercise Gevia™, Vercise Genus™ Deep Brain Stimulation Systems are indicated for use in:

  • Bilateral stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) as an adjunctive therapy in reducing some of the symptoms of moderate to advanced levodopa-responsive Parkinson’s disease (PD) that are not adequately controlled with medication.
  • Bilateral stimulation of the internal globus pallidus (GPi) as an adjunctive therapy in reducing some of the symptoms of advanced levodopa-responsive Parkinson’s disease (PD) that are not adequately controlled with medication.
  • Unilateral thalamic stimulation of the ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM) is indicated for the suppression of tremor in the upper extremity. The system is intended for use in patients who are diagnosed with essential tremor or parkinsonian tremor not adequately controlled by medications and where the tremor constitutes a significant functional disability. 

The Boston Scientific Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System is indicated for use in:

  • Bilateral stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) as an adjunctive therapy in reducing some of the symptoms of moderate to advanced levodopa-responsive Parkinson’s disease (PD) that are not adequately controlled with medication.

Contraindications: The Boston Scientific Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Systems are not recommended for patients who will be exposed to the following procedures: Diathermy as either a treatment for a medical condition or as part of a surgical procedure, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).  The safety of these therapies in patients implanted with the Boston Scientific DBS System has not been established.  Patients implanted with Boston Scientific DBS Systems without ImageReady™ MRI Technology should not be exposed to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Patients implanted with the Vercise Gevia or Vercise Genus or Vercise Genus Mixed System with M8 Adapter or Vercise DBS Lead-Only System (before Stimulator is implanted) with ImageReady MRI Technology are Full Body MR Conditional only when exposed to the MRI environment under the specific conditions defined in ImageReady MRI Guidelines for Boston Scientific DBS Systems.  Boston Scientific DBS Systems are not recommended for patients who are unable to operate the system or are poor surgical candidates or who experience unsuccessful test stimulation. 

Warnings: Unauthorized modification to the medical devices is prohibited.  You should not be exposed to high stimulation levels.  High level of stimulation may damage brain tissue.  Patients implanted with a Boston Scientific DBS System may be at risk for intracranial hemorrhages (bleeding in the brain) during DBS lead placement.   Strong electromagnetic fields, such as power generators, security screeners or theft detection systems, can potentially turn the stimulator off, or cause unpredictable changes in stimulation. The system should not be charged while sleeping.  If you notice new onset or worsening depression, changes in mood or behavior or impulse control, or have thoughts of suicide contact your physician or emergency services immediately.  Chemical burns may result if the Stimulator housing is ruptured or pierced.  The Boston Scientific DBS Systems may interfere with the operation of implanted stimulation devices, such as cardiac pacemakers, implanted cardioverter defibrillators, or medication delivery pumps. Patients should operate motorized vehicles or potentially dangerous machinery with caution.  It is unknown if the device may hurt an unborn baby. Your doctor may be able to provide additional information on the Boston Scientific DBS Systems.  For complete indications for use, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and side effects, see DBSandME.com or call 833-DBS-INFO or 833-327-4636

Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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