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Newest DBS system st Jude's

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Hi everyone I just got DBS surgery and was turned on sept 7.. they implanted the latest DBS its developed by St Judes and it works via Bluetooth.. looking to connect l others who have this new system. 

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Not,many people have this type of unit yet I believe. Most people are with medtronic and most programmers around the country are familiar with medtronic and it may take them years to master this new system. Something to think about. You may have limited options to get second options from other programmers in the country if you go with this type of unit

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While waruna makes a good point, I'd still be interested in checking out a new provider.  Most likely they are fairly aggressively getting techs into training programs and trying to spin up support quickly for exactly the reasons waruna mentioned.  At the end of the day if more people use other than Medtronic systems it will put pressure on Medtronic, and all the other current and prospective DBS suppliers to continually increase quality and decrease costs.

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