DBS Therapy at Hospital H+

In Los Cabos, Play by Suzanne Koch

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat a variety of disabling neurological symptoms—most commonly the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement, and walking problems.

The procedure is also used to treat essential tremor, a common neurological movement disorder.

DBS does not damage healthy brain tissue by destroying nerve cells. Instead the procedure blocks electrical signals from targeted areas in the brain.

At present, the procedure is used only for patients whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medications. DBS uses a surgically implanted, battery-operated medical device called a neurostimulator—similar to a heart pacemaker and approximately the size of a stopwatch—to deliver electrical stimulation to targeted areas in the brain that control movement, blocking the abnormal nerve signals that cause tremor and PD symptoms.


DBS Therapy is a reality in Los Cabos. We have a team of specialists Dr. Arturo Quintanilla Javier Saenz, Medical Neurosurgeon, Dr. Gabriela Santos Quintana, Neurologist, Dr. Jose Luis S Musi Emergency Medicine and Neuroscience. Hospital H+ offers unprecedented opportunities to unlock the mysteries of the brain and accelerate the development of research and technologies to treat disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

Learn more about Hospital H+: www.hmas.mx

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