Fighting Parkinson’s with DBS
Parkinson’s Disease patient Elizabeth Larsen gives a deeply honest view of her Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery to control her tremors. We learn what it feels like to have electrodes in the brain and what happens when patients want to change their tremor management software program. Thanks to DBS, Liz triumphantly regains control over her life and returns to her boxing routine. Her surgeon, Dr. Michael Kaplitt, Director of the Movement Disorders Program at Weill Cornell Medicine, also shares exciting new treatments on the horizon.