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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) at St. Joseph Medical Center

Franciscan Neurosciences offers new hope for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. FDA-approved deep brain stimulation or DBS treats movement symptoms like stiffness, shaking and difficulty moving. St. Joseph Medical Center is the South Sound region’s only source for this innovative technology. Patient outcomes are excellent, often providing long-term symptom management.

Deep Brain Stimulation Team

DBS is performed by a team of experts who have received advanced training in this technique including a neurosurgeon, neurologist and a specially trained advanced registered nurse practitioner and registered nurse.

Patients considering DBS work with a full multidisciplinary team consisting of specialized neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational and speech therapists as needed. Your team will stay in close communication and collaboration with you because we believe each patient is unique; you can trust your treatment plan will be right for you.

Learn more about Deep Brain Stimulation.