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Deep brain stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a treatment where electrical stimulation is given to specific areas in the brain.

An initial surgical procedure to implant leads to specifically targeted areas of the brain is needed. These leads are then used to deliver controlled electrical stimulation via a pulse generator which is programmed specifically for the person.

This treatment may be considered for those who have focal onset seizures and have not gained seizure control with medication.

Whilst this procedure will not cure epilepsy, it is hoped that settings can be adjusted to maximise the reduction of seizures and minimise any side effects.


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Currently only 52% of the population of people with epilepsy are seizure free.

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