Steve’s Story

Steve suffered from Parkinson’s over the course of 8 years. As the disease progressed, the tremors got worse interfering with many aspects of his day-to-day life. Unable to control the tremors through medication, Steve and his wife researched deep brain stimulation (DBS). DBS implants electrodes in the brain releasing electrical impulses to regulate abnormal impulses. Once Steve was able to get comfortable with having the surgery, he came to University Hospitals to have the device implanted in his brain.