Deep Brain Stimulation on ABC World News

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ABC World News Tonight ran a story yesterday about Roger Frisch, a solo violinist and associate concertmaster for the Minnesota Orchestra, and how he came to Mayo Clinic and Dr. Kendall Lee for relief of a career-threatening tremor.

Watch the story.

For background, Dr. Lee discusses how and why surgery is done in these cases while the patient remains awake and even performing crucial activities:

Dr. Lee also describes related research on deep brain stimulation:

Mayo Clinic uses and conducts research into deep brain stimulation on all three campuses: Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

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4 Responses to “Deep Brain Stimulation on ABC World News”

  1. Mike Says:

    Will DBS work to control ephilepsy ?

  2. Yes, you can practice during brain surgery. « www.ViolinVibe.com Says:

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  3. Alex Says:

    I loved this story.

  4. Helen Says:

    will this help with neuropathy?

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