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The Deep Brain Stimulation Center

The Johns Hopkins Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Center is focused on helping appropriate patients with movement disorders, including essential tremor, dystonia or dyskinesia, and Parkinson’s disease. DBS is a FDA-approved neurosurgical procedure that involves surgically implanting electrodes into the brain to alleviate the symptoms caused by movement disorders.

The "gold standard" for mapping the location for placement of the deep brain stimulator, microelectrode recording (MER), was pioneered by members of the team at Johns Hopkins. Our team continues to be at the forefront of brain imagery advances, key to the success of DBS treatment.

Who is a candidate for DBS?

DBS Abstract

Are you a candidate for deep brain stimulation? Learn more about patient evaluation and qualification.

Contact Us

Learn more about deep brain stimulation by contacting our nurse coordinator at 410-955-8795.

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Maryland Patients

To request an appointment or refer a patient, please contact the Johns Hopkins Deep Brain Stimulation Center at 410-502-0133.
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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


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Whether you're crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns Hopkins.

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