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    Lithotripsy and DBS

    Thank you, Dr. Okun. After consulting with my urologist and anesthesiologist, we agreed to turn off the DBS neurotransmitter in addition to marking a 6" clearance zone for the focused ultrasound, The lithotripsy procedure was successful and no apparent damage to the DBS.
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    Lithotripsy and DBS

    I have a Medtronic DBS implanted in September 2016, and have no problems with traveling or any medical tests or procedures so far. However, I am scheduled for Shockwave Lithotripsy (focused high intensity ultrasound) this week to eliminate a kidney stone. This non-invasive surgical procedure is listed in the Medtronic manual as having "probable" EMI impact or damage to the implanted DBS neurotransmitter, but not necessarily to the patient. My urologist and I have both contacted Medtronic directly and the only guidance they have provided is to keep the focused ultrasound beam at least 6 inches away from my implanted neurotransmitter, which is just below my collarbone to the top left side of my sternum I'd appreciate hearing of any other precautions to help ensure successful result, and what if any impact to the DBS? Thank you
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    DBS and Lithotripsy

    I have a Medtronic DBS implanted in September 2016, and have no problems with traveling or any medical tests or procedures so far. However, I am scheduled for Shockwave Lithotripsy (focused high intensity ultrasound) this week to eliminate a kidney stone. This non-invasive surgical procedure is listed in the Medtronic manual as having "probable" EMI impact or damage to the implanted DBS neurotransmitter, but not necessarily to the patient. My urologist and I have both contacted Medtronic directly and the only guidance they have provided is to keep the focused ultrasound beam at least 6 inches away from my implanted neurotransmitter, which is just below my collarbone to the top left side of my sternum I'd appreciate hearing from anyone with a DBS who's had this type of procedure, any other precautions to help ensure successful result, and what if any impact to the DBS? Thank you.
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