First US Patient Receives New Vercise Genus Deep Brain Stimulation Device

First US Patient Receives New Vercise Genus Deep Brain Stimulation Device

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First US Patient Receives New Vercise Genus Deep Brain Stimulation Device

Surgeons in Detroit have become the first U.S. team to implant the newest deep brain stimulation (DBS) system — Boston Scientific’s Vercise Genus — in a Parkinson’s disease patient. The device, smaller and thinner than previous models, aims to reduce movement symptoms associated with Parkinson’s by stimulating targeted regions of the brain via implanted electrical leads. These are powered by a pulse generator placed under the skin of a patient’s chest. The surgery, using Boston…

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