Welcome to DBS Insights

A patient resource for information about Deep Brain Stimulation. This site receives no funding support.


Deep brain stimulation is a surgical procedure that offers a life-time of beneficial therapy. DBS is not experimental for Parkinson’s, Tremor or Dystonia. Once activated, continuous stimulation to specific brain areas is known to improve specific symptoms over many years.

This site is offered to bring awareness, education and advocacy for people living with or interested in DBS world-wide and is managed by Sierra Farris, an expert DBS medical provider that has managed over 1000 people with DBS since the year 2000 accumulating thousands of hours adjusting stimulation, a national DBS trainer and mentor, DBS researcher and member of a DBS surgical team in Colorado.

Disclaimer: The content on this blog is but one source of information about deep brain stimulation and long-term care. This site is for educational use only and does not replace the recommendations from your personal physician or healthcare provider. Contact your medical doctor or licensed medical provider for specific questions about you, your care or treatment recommendations.

Younger or Older – DBS is still a viable treatment option

“Am I too old for DBS?” I get this question a lot and the answer is…it depends. Like any medical or surgical therapy, age is only one characteristic that is considered when analyzing risk. Age does matter but health matters more when it comes to surgical risk. Recent research titled “Effect of Advancing Age on …

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Giving pause to super early DBS – Read why experts don’t rush a good thing!

Early deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease is on the rise. What was once considered a treatment option of last resort is now being performed very early within just a few years of diagnosis and at times without a thorough evaluation. The FDA approved DBS based on the results of an evaluation that meets standard of …

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