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Podcast: Deep Brain Stimulation: Is It Right for Me or My Loved One? (Webinar)

In this audio from our Third Thursdays Webinar, Larry Gifford, Patient Council member at The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), leads a discussion on deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment option for Parkinson’s disease.

Panelists include:

  • Kelvin Chou, MD, who explains what makes a good candidate for DBS, what symptoms it treats and new technology and advancements in DBS.
  • Jim McNasby, JD, and spouse Donny Moss, who offer a real-world perspective on having DBS surgery and tips for navigating life after the procedure.
  • Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD, who talks about potential risks and benefits; differences between available DBS devices and an MJFF-funded DBS Registry she is leading.

There were nearly 1,000 questions from the live audience throughout the webinar. Many of those questions are answered in the Foundation’s new 22-page guide on DBS — download today if you haven’t yet.

Want to see the slides and other resources from the webinar? Watch on demand.

Rather listen on-the-go? Subscribe to our Michael J. Fox Foundation Parkinson's Podcast on iTunes or through any podcast app on your smartphone or tablet.

View a transcript of this podcast.

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