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ScottSuff    17

I completed DBS last month,and when I went back for programming they found out I have an infection. I went to surgery same day and all hardware was removed. Culturals were grown to create a antibiotic plan for me. I'm currently home with a Picc line executing that 6 week plan. When I'm healed up the plan is to do it again. My question, is my chances of developing another infection higher than anyone else's. Are there any higher risks of anything the 2nd time round? I had CT scan before hardware was removed, and I was told that lead placement can be precisely placed to achieve the same results I had during the first procedure. Is that accurate? My skull can't take another cutting open.



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Dr. Okun    411

In our experience unless you are immunosuppressed or prone to infection when we re-do cases our patients do great (after the antibiotics).  That is our experience. 

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