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Parkinson's Disease

Deep brain stimulation device successfully treats Parkinson's

Courtesy of the University of Miami Health System

A team of neurosurgeons and neurologists at the University of Miami Health System (UHealth,) successfully treated a Central Florida man with Parkinson's disease using a new implantable deep brain stimulation device.

The team was the first in South Florida and among the first in the country to implant the Vercise DBS technology -- developed by Boston Scientific and recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -- adding to UHealth's options for deep brain stimulation treatment.

DBS treats severe hand and body tremors and other...