Huntington's disease surgical treatment

Huntington's disease surgical treatment

If medications are not effective in managing your Huntington’s disease symptoms, a surgical treatment may be the right approach. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be an effective surgical treatment if you have severe chorea (excessive movements) that affects your day-to-day activities.

With this form of Huntington’s disease surgical treatment, continuous electrical stimulation effectively jams or blocks abnormal circuitry of your brain that causes unwanted movements. In many cases, DBS can greatly improve your quality of life. It’s a safe and effective surgical procedure that can minimize some of the disabling symptoms of your disease.


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