What to expect during a deep brain stimulation procedure
To implant the equipment necessary for deep brain stimulation, skilled neurosurgeons on the Baylor Scott & White Health medical staff use advanced brain mapping imaging technology to determine the best places in the brain to insert electrodes. The electrodes are then inserted into the brain through small holes in the skull. Patients may be awake or under general anesthesia during the procedure.
Wires from the electrodes run underneath the skin and are connected to a battery pack, which is inserted underneath the skin in the chest.