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Assessment for Deep Brain Stimulation is performed in the
DBS Clinic at Toronto Western Hospital. This clinic is a part of The Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease and the
Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Clinic. It is located in the McLaughlin Pavilion – 7th Floor.
Patients deemed appropriate to undergo DBS surgery have the implantation of the stimulating system performed in an operating room. Patients are admitted to the Pre-Operative Care Unit (POCU) on the 2nd floor Fell Pavilion on the morning of the procedure.
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DBS is a treatment for many movement disorders (particularly for Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor and other involuntary movements) that can help patients when medication does not work well enough.
The target areas for DBS are small parts of the brain involved in making and controlling movements. DBS cannot cure these conditions or change the progression of the disease, but it can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
After all your screening assessments are done, your neurology team will:
A few months after the referral to your neurosurgeon, you will meet them to:
Once you have met the neurosurgeon, all of the health care practitioners that have assessed you will meet to discuss your case and decide together whether you should have surgery. A member of the neurology team will call you to explain the decision.
If you agree to have DBS surgery, your neurosurgeon's office will schedule:
Neurologists Phone: 416 603 5800 ext. 5729
DBS Nursing Team Phone: 416 603 5800 ext. 2356
DBS Administrative Assistant Phone: 416 603 5800 ext. 6167