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213 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-723-6469 Getting Here
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213 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-723-6469 Getting Here »

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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, and Epilepsy

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can help reset faulty brain signals that cause symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and epilepsy. In this procedure, also called neuromodulation, doctors implant a device that produces electrical impulses to disrupt irregular brain signals that cause involuntary movements. Stanford Health Care’s sophisticated technology and data-driven approach enable us to program your stimulator settings for optimal results.

A Cartoonist Gains the Ability to Draw Again—In the Operating Room

Tim, a cartoonist, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after he started losing his ability to draw. He came to Stanford Health Care to receive deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment. Watch to hear Tim and his health care team describe the moment when Tim regained his ability to draw in the operating room and learn about treatment options for Parkinson’s disease.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

For your convenience, you may check in for all same-day appointments at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center through a centralized, check-in desk near the front lobby. In addition to all outpatient services, you also can access onsite pre-surgery consultations at the center.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561

For Health Care Professionals