Internal Globus Pallidus DBS (GPi DBS)

Some patients with dystonia benefit from a surgical treatment called globus pallidus deep brain stimulation, or GPi DBS. However, the treatment is not for everyone. Your symptoms, your age, and your ability to come to the hospital for frequent follow-up visits, are some of the factors that you and your doctor will consider before deciding if you might benefit from this procedure. This sheet answers some of the most common questions about GPi DBS. After reading the information, talk with your doctor. Together, you will decide if this treatment may be right for you.