Deep Brain Stimulation (cont.)
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What Should I Expect After Deep Brain Stimulation?
You may feel tired and sore but will be given medication and kept comfortable after your deep brain stimulation procedure. Also, you may have irritation or soreness around the stitches and pin sites.
As with any surgery, there are some guidelines and limitations that you should follow after DBS. Be sure to discuss these with your doctor and ask questions before surgery. Understanding what you will be experiencing and knowing what to expect afterward can help ease some of the natural anxiety that comes with any medical procedure.
When Will I Be Able to Go Home After the Deep Brain Stimulation Procedure?
The average hospital stay for the first part of the deep brain stimulation surgery is two to three days. For the second part of the surgery one week later, you will be in the hospital for less than 24 hours.
How Should I Care for the Surgical Area Once I Am Home?
Will I Have to Limit Activity Following Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery?
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