Posts Tagged ‘dbs’

Jesse Jensen’s Deep Brain Stimulation Story

February 16, 2011

When he was just five years old, Jesse Jensen of Missoula, Mont. began having tics, or involuntary movements, and was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. The tics were so violent they caused him intense neck pain and kept him out of regular school for 10 years. Last spring, Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Kendall Lee, M.D., and his team performed deep brain stimulation on Jesse. His tics have stopped and he was able to cut back on the majority of his medications. His family says the surgery “gave Jesse a life free of Tourettes…a life we never thought was possible.” Jesse’s family put together the video below to tell Jesse’s story.

Deep Brain Stimulation on ABC World News

March 19, 2010

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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