Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) refers to a technique whereby electrodes are implanted in specific deep brain structures by a dedicated neurosurgical team. These wires are then routed under the skin to an implanted stimulator device which delivers continuous therapy. DBS is currently utilised for a variety of disorders of human movement where medication response is not satisfactory. These conditions include Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia, Tremor and Tourette’s Syndrome.
All of our neurologists have undertaken additional sub-specialty training in Deep Brain Stimulation management and are active DBS practitioners. Dr Silberstein is one of the most experienced operative DBS Neurologists in Australia having performed operative planning, intra-operative neurophysiology and inpatient DBS management for over 450 patients.
Dr Shin takes an active role in rehabilitation management in the short and long term post DBS. Further information regarding DBS can be obtained on the SydneyDBS website.