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Go to the nearest emergency department or call 911 if you have any of the following:
At home, your medications will remain the same until your DBS is turned on.
In the weeks following surgery, you may feel a temporary improvement in your symptoms, even though your DBS system has not been turned on yet. This is due to swelling caused by the electrodes. As the swelling goes away, your symptoms will likely return.
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to recover from the surgery. Then you may return to your usual activities. Please talk with us if you have any questions or concerns about returning to work.
Hygiene (such as bathing and showering)
Don’t ever do any activity that could overheat your stimulator (such as using tanning beds, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms) until your incisions are completely healed.
Look at your incisions every day and watch for these signs of infection:
Signs of infection
What to do
If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, please tell your neurosurgeon, nurse coordinator or nurse practitioner as soon a possible.
It is important to check mood and behaviour after surgery and after DBS programming sessions.
You or your family members need to report any changes to your health care providers.